Waris Olayinka Akinwande, widely known as “Ola of Lagos,” has opened up about his remarkable journey from working as a cleaner to becoming a sought-after influencer.
In an exclusive interview with Cool FM, the social media sensation shared the struggles and triumphs that shaped his path to stardom.
When Ola first arrived in Lagos, he found himself immersed in the bustling city with dreams of making a name for himself.
His initial job was a far cry from the glitz and glamour he is now associated with – he worked as a cleaner, meticulously washing houses and clothes, even taking on the task of cleaning ladies’ pants. He reminisced about his persistence in approaching people, pitching his cleaning services to them.
The transformation from a cleaner to an influencer specializing in automotive content was a journey marked by passion and determination.
Ola of Lagos expressed that his foray into creating skits and videos centered around cars was driven by his innate love for capturing moments and sharing them online.
"I used to wash ladies' pants"
– Ola of Lagos pic.twitter.com/m9lKTf9SJ5
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