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Ex-classmate I refused to help during exam now owns tech company while I’m struggling – Nigerian cries out

A Nigerian social media user has lamented about how life is so unfair that it works in favour of some people and against others.

The tweep revealed that a classmate he refused to help when they were in the university is now a successful tech founder. He said that he always saw the guy as an unserious person because he kept dreads and he hardly attended lectures.

The guy who shared the story with Twitter influencer, Wizarab, revealed that during their first year at an undisclosed institution, they were paired in the same seat for an exam and the guy begged him to answer some questions and he refused.

However, fast-forward to present day and that same guy he refused to assist is the owner of a tech company that sponsored a reality show. He lamented that while his ex-classmate is wealthy, he is living paycheck to paycheck.

It is believed that he is referring to Fejiro Hanu, who keeps dreadlocks. He is the founder of Patricia which was the lead sponsor of Big Brother Naija 2021.

The tweep wrote; “Dunno if this counts as the Anonymous message or there is a link. Anyways, I saw your message on the guy that got a job in Bank of America. My story is similar, there’s this guy in my first year that never comes to classes and is always on dreads. Never took him serious. So we were paired during our year 1 exam.

Dude begged me to at least help him with just few questions, I never listened as I felt he was unserious. Long story short. He is currently a tech founder and is wealthy. I’m here living paycheck to paycheck lol. Hint: He sponsored a reality TV show recently with so much money. Honestly mehn, NEVER write anyone off.”

In other news, a Nigerian tech enthusiast, Victory, has shared an inspiring story of advancement in financial status propelled by determination and zeal to learn.

The graduate said that he was struggling in school just few years ago but after he tapped into tech-related opportunities he became a millionaire within a year.

The young man took to Twitter and narrated the ups and downs of his journey in a bid to encourage people to never give up.

Victory wrote; From a broke Nigerian student. To building an Online Business that made over N20 Million in 2022. While bagging a First Class Honours 🏆 Here’s my story… with all the details revealed.

Right from Year One, I knew two things. I wanted to finish with a First Class And I wanted to make money while in School. Clarity right from the onset was a major defining factor for me. Back then, I was so broke I Never entered a fancy restaurant, cinema, or any place that even screamed comfort. All my funds went into survival, And when the funds ran out,

Garri quickly came to the rescue 😅 The Holidays came quickly, And I spent my time on two things; Working a 9-5 Job as a Primary school teacher (earning 7k per month), Studying most of my books for the next semester.

I finished this session with a GPA of 4.74, Started applying for Multiple Scholarships. While I kept studying And also working even during school session in a Network Marketing Company.

Selling Health products to Market women, bus drivers. Literally any adult that I could talk to on the streets. It was the most stressful work I’ve ever done in my life. I still cringe when I remember it, Worst past is that I wasn’t making up to 10k Monthly.

Finally after several attempts I won, The Guinness Nigeria Plc scholarship (100k Yearly) 🥳 Paid tithe 10k and spent the rest Buying my first Laptop. Didn’t even get to enjoy a dime from the money. I still ended this session with a GPA of 4.84

Year 3, GPA 4.87, Joined a Mentorship Community (@TMentees). Started Learning Online Skills on Coursera and Udemy, Got lots of Certificates. That’s where I stumbled upon the Google Digital Skills for Africa.