- Nosa Ehimwenman, the son of a taxi driver, was contracted to renovate Chicago airport in the US
- The same airport was the place his father used to pick passengers from so his family could survive
- Nosa's success stories also cover many important building projects, among which was the University of Illinois Medical Centre
Nosa Ehimwenman is one of the few Nigerians representing the country well in the diaspora. He came from a very humble beginning as he was the son of a taxi driver.
Though he was based in Illinois, he was given a big significant contract to renovate an airport in Chicago. Some of the projects he handled were at the University of Illinois Medical Center and the University of Illinois.
The most inspiring thing about his story is that the airport he renovated was the same place his father used to scout for passengers.
He is the head of BOWA Construction, the building company that led more than 25 subcontractors to change a warehouse into a sterling piece of artwork.
Nosa recalled the words of his father which instilled in him the importance of hard work.
“And yes, my dad picked passengers from this same airport to make sure that we ate. My father always told me; be disciplined, work hard and good things will happen,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that not many people know much about Uche Edochie, one of Pete Edochie’s six children.
Apart from the popular Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, both of whom are Nollywood actors, nothing much is said about the others.
Uche is also a creative like most of the family members are, except that he channels his into painting.
He has some meaningful fame as a skilled painter. MutualArt classifies him as “Nigerian postwar and contemporary painter” because he was born in 1975, after the end of the Nigerian civil war.
His works have been showcased at different auctions in so many places with price tags ranging between $900 (N326,250) to $1000 (N362,500).
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Since 2008, however, his record price at auction shot up to $9,334 (N3,383,575) when he sold the art titled When You Get to the Junction You Make a Right Turn. It was bought at Arthouse Contemporary Limited.
Some of his paint works are Life Lessons for our Children, Journey of a lifetime III, State of the Mind, War of the Roses, Mind and Memory, Memory Fades, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Reflections, among many others.
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