This morning my Editor-in-Chief forwarded a mail to me, a mail containing the compelling story of a young Nigerian woman who, against all odds, made the best of her circumstances to push on and conquer the world.
Meet the 24-yr-old Nigerian who finished med school whilst running 4 businesses
Dr. Oluwo Adedunmola completed Medical School at the University of Debrecen, Hungary while handling four businesses as a one-man team.
This woman is Dr. Oluwo Adedunmola, a recent graduate of the Medical School at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Throughout her 7-year sojourn learning the healer's trade, Dedun (as she referred to herself in the mail) maintained four businesses all by herself and still managed to avoid academic failure.
Now we all know Medicine is not an easy course of study - by any stretch of the imagination. But to combine that with running four businesses in a foreign country and still managing to succeed at both is just something of dreams.
Dedun runs Dedun's Cakes, a four-year-old cake and pastry company; Hair by Dedun, a six-year-old hair styling business that caters to every hair texture; DedunCooks, a six-year-old Nigerian food catering business, and Belle Artistry by Dedun, a new beauty-focused business she started earlier in 2016.
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Apart from all of this, she also runs an inspirational blog and a YouTube channel - talk of being versatile. Through her businesses, Dedun was able to live non-dependent on her retired single mother and she was still able to make and save enough to pay for her Masters which she would be starting next month at the Rome Business School in Italy.
"I was miraculously able to combine all these without repeating a year in the 7 years of Medical school while achieving utmost financial independence from my retired single mum. I was able to make and save enough to pay for my Masters which I'm starting next month at Rome Business School, Italy. I'm sharing my story to inspire others that it doesn't matter what your situation is, you can always challenge yourself to achieve great things whether you are a 17-yr-old (like I was when I started) or older,» says Dedun.
I am already inspired and if you are reading this, you should be too. These days we don't hear of young people like this accomplishing such remarkable feats anymore. This woman should serve as an inspiration for everyone still sitting on their asses instead of going out and making their own path in the world.
Dedun's message is simple: No matter what you are facing or your current circumstances in life, you can always push yourself to achieve great things regardless of your age - and I agree with her.
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