- A 20-year-old visually impaired girl, Adebayo Balqis, has narrated why she ventured into hairdressing business
- Balqis said she started the business after surviving the ailment that led to her blindness
- The young entrepreneur also noted that she uses the money she earns to cater for her education
Adebayo Baliqis is a 20-year-old visually impaired young Nigerian who defied all odds to turn her disability to ability through hairdressing skills.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that Balqis, who hails from Isale Abudu, Saki, in Saki West local government area of Oyo state, got many surprised as she makes earnings to cater for her education and well-being through hairdressing, making of sweet and popcorn.
It was gathered that Balqis, who is currently in SSS 1 at Awoyemi commercial high school, Okeho, in Kajola local government area of the state, took on the business of hair platting and other commercial engagements after her parents had spent all what they had on the ailment that eventually resulted to her blindness.
Baliqis' hardwork has made people to celebrate and tag her 'Omolakanda' who despite her predicament, does not take to the street for begging or get involved in illicit dealings.
Speaking with Legit.ng in her hostel on Tuesday, October 8, Balqis said her current blindness had not made her to despair or be discouraged, saying that she became more motivated by her situation.
She noted that her skills of hair platting was discovered as a result of pressure from her father who said she must learn how to plate hair, adding that she ventured into business and other commercial engagements after the sickness took away her sight.
"I have been doing all the businesses so as to raise money for my well-being and acquisition of sound education," she said.
She said having known the financial challenges of her parents, she ventured into all commercial engagements so as to make life easier for herself.
Baliqis, a devout Muslim, called on well-meaning Nigerians to come to her aid and support her with equipment and materials that could raise her up in business of hair platting, making of popcorn.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the LA Basic school for the handicapped, located in Okeho area of Oyo state, showcased pupils with disability with most outstanding and unique qualities and skills.
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