Local Lagos Tailor Who Wrote JAMB 4 Times Bags Master’s Degree From UK University[photos]

Local Lagos Tailor Who Wrote JAMB 4 Times Bags Master's Degree From UK University
Local Lagos Tailor Who Wrote JAMB 4 Times Bags Master’s Degree From UK University

The inspiring story of a young man who went from being a local day to day Tailor in Lagos Island has caused a lot stirs on the internet.

Gbenga Adesanya who once earned a living working as a Tailor, was said to have written JAMB up to four times. According to a LinkedIn post made by his brother, their family went through rough times but Gbenga’s was the roughest.

His dreams were to become a professional fashion designer, there were obstacles along the way. He had to take JAMB 4 Times before he got admission into university. As a way of sustaining himself, he resulted into becoming a local Tailor.

Fast forward to today, Gbenga’s dreams has finally manifested into reality, he has achieved what success means to him by bagging a masters degree in in international fashion management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

While sharing this story his LinkedIn page, his brother’s post read;

“From master of local fashion hustle in Lagos Island to Masters in International Fashion Management from Nottingham Trent University” “When my brother’s name was announced yesterday at his graduation, I could neither clap nor shout like others did. I was soaked in deep emotions and memories. Our road has been rough, Gbenga’s has been rougher. But he’s been super focused and patient with his big dreams. “ “Gbenga, thank you for surviving as a still born, thank you writing JAMB 4 times, thank you for being a dedicated local tailor for 7 years. Thank you for showing the world that roadblocks can be stepping stones. Baba Wale must be ”buga-ing” in his grave for taking his name a notch higher in the fashion world. We are proud of you bro!.” “With God, nothing shall be impossible!”

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Gbenga Adesanya
Gbenga Adesanya
Gbenga Adesanya and his brother

Some Social Media Reactions;


So inspiring! Congrats Gbenga, the bible says “do not despise the days of little beginning….” I commend you for not allowing your little beginning as a local tailor from limiting your vision to make it big in your chosen calling… Wishing the best of success as you continue in your quest to stardom.

Henry Otaigbe

Congratulations Michael and Gbenga! A big one to your bugaring Dad. Thanks for showing that challenges are actually stepping stones to go higher in life as long as we have the right attitude, positive disposition and resilient in doing the hard work…

Ifesinachi KAWEDO said

Congratulations, this is just the beginning of success for you. Many more wins



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