- A Nigerian man has got more than he bargained when he purchased farmland in Ogun state
- Adeniyi Philip Ayoola had taken a decision not to do away with the agbalumo trees on the land he purchased and it paid off as he recently reaped a bountiful harvest
- The entrepreneur is now a distributor and trader of the cherry and makes cool money from it
The saying that whatever one sows, that he will reap may be under dispute here as a Nigerian man's recent success has changed that narrative.
Adeniyi Philip Ayoola took to Linkedln to share the massive produce of African star apple, popularly known as agbalumo, he harvested from his farmland.
Ayoola revealed that he had purchased the farmland and had consequently moved to bring down several unrewarding trees. For some reasons he didn't mention, he had refused to cut down trees bearing African star apple cherries and it has paid off.
He stated that he is into the business of selling the cherries. Visible from the picture he shared, there were about five baskets of harvests.
"See this Agbalumo, I did not plant it, but today, I'm reaping the fruit of these economic trees that were planted over 50 years ago. I bought these trees with the farmland and I have refused to cut them off. There are several of them on my farm. Some are Extremely sweet like honey, some are sweet, while some are just okay.
"Out of the several trees on the farm, I dropped some trees to allow for some fast rewarding crops, and I left the extremely sweet ones because I sell them at premium prices yearly. I send them to as far as South-South Nigeria and some Abroadians even try to smuggle them in their luggage when returning to their base abroad."
His stories got the attention of Nigerians who couldn't help but request for some of the produce while others commended his entrepreneurship spirit.
Salamatu Akor requested saying:
"How will the very sweet ones reach me in the northwest?"
Oludiminie Olawunmi (Babalola) said:
“Dat kin thing” LOL! I can’t stop calling you that .... you have proven yourself over and over again ! Your passion for excellence is phenomenal!"
Adegboyega Palmer pleaded:
"I want agbalumo ooo."
Rebecca Adedire reacted:
"I love this post. This is real life lesson just using a tree."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported how a Nigerian man got massive yam harvest after he planted out of boredom at his backyard.
Erhahon had taken the decision to plant the yams in his compound during the lockdown caused by COVID-19 as he had no serious concentration on farming. In a post on Facebook, the excited man explained that the yams grew naturally without fertiliser or any other additive.