“Started with one derica of beans” – Igbo man opens up on how he built houses from selling Akara in Lagos

An industrious Igbo man, Chibueze Damian has captured the hearts of many through his enduring dedication to selling bean cakes, locally known as akara.

Fondly referred to as “Baba Akara Mushin,” the hardworking entrepreneur recently went viral on social media.

Chibueze Damian, an indigene of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, has been a mainstay in the akara business since 1998.

In a recent interview, the 53-year-old disclosed that he embarked on his akara-selling venture over two decades ago with just one derica of beans.

“Started with one derica of beans” – Igbo man opens up on how he built many houses from selling Akara in Lagos.
His commitment to quality and consistency has earned him a loyal following, not only in Mushin but also in various parts of Lagos.

To meet the demands of his diverse clientele, Baba Akara Mushin now offers delivery services, ensuring that his delicious akara can be enjoyed far and wide.

The success of his business is palpable, as Chibueze Damian has not only built houses through his endeavors but has also provided for the needs of his children.

He expressed a deep sense of pride in his accomplishments, noting that he does not want his children to follow in his footsteps.

He firmly believes that his hard work and sacrifice are paving the way for his children’s brighter future.

“I am suffering for them so that they will be okay,” the man said.

Netizens Reactions…
Gideon Kenneth said; “I saw one aboki for Obalende wey Dey cook Noodles..he said he has been there since 1984 how people Dey tay for a business like that.”

Realsmoney68 said:; “My Ebonyi brother, God bless your children so that they will take care of you,may ur business be blessed.”

rabiatt123 said; “Our problems as parents, I don’t want them to suffer the way I am, the genesis of most kids problem, no life experience to face life challenge.”

Just_John said; “You know what this man would have achieved with this business for him to do it for 25years. This what we call dignity in labor.”

Warrior_Princess said; “That’s Igbos for you. What you think it’s impossible, you will see them make it possible.”

olorun_toyin said; “Our own baba akara gbogbo ladipo road mushin, more blessings baba akara.”

See below;


CHEAP EATS LAGOS – BABA AKARA, MUSHIN SAVE THIS FOR LATER 😉 I came across a tweet from his daughter appreciating his efforts, so I made sure to stop by. I called him on my way there to confirm the address, and he kept checking in to make sure I didn’t get lost. Baba Akara in Mushin was exceptionally accommodating and enthusiastic when I asked if I could record him. It’s evident that he takes great pride in his work. After bidding him farewell and heading home, he even called to ensure I arrived safely. Not only does he make delicious Akara, but he’s also super friendly and welcoming. If you love Akara, this is one spot worth trying out. Anyone tried this OG spot? Let’s chat in the comments💕 I’ll like to highlight more spots like this. Please feel free to share your favourite OG spots with me 🏡: BABA AKARA, MUSHIN 📍: 1 Iyalla Street, Mushin 🍔: Akara/ Puff puff ₦50/piece 💰: ₦1,300 📞: 0810 300 4791 ⭐️: 9/10 🌶️: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ ⏰: 3am – 6pm Share this and let’s encourage hardworking citizens of 🇳🇬 #Foodieinlagos #BabaAkara #BabaAkaraMushin #cheapeatslagos

♬ original sound – Tai

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