Photos of Nigerian man who was once a barber charging N25 go viral, he now has PhD from UK university

Photos of Nigerian man who was once a barber charging N25 go viral, he now has PhD from UK university

- The transformation photos of Nasir Daniya have generated massive reactions online after saying he once worked as a barber

- In decades, the man triumphed, obtained his doctorate degree abroad, returned home and headed Sokoto's ICT directorate

- Nigerians who were inspired by his journey wished him greater heights as they hoped to someday make it as he did

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The director-general of Sokoto Information and Communication Technology Directorate, Nasir Daniya, has shared his life's transformation pictures.

Sharing four photos on the platform, Nasir said that things could change with a strong belief in self, hard work, and prayer.

According to the man, the first frame showed when he was making a service charge of N25 as a barber with little resources

He added that the second picture was him as a driver trying to make ends meet. The third snap showed the man during his wedding ceremony.

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Many years after, the man graduated with his PhD from the London Metropolitan University.

See his post below:

Many Nigerians took to his comment section to wish him well. As at the time of writing this report, his tweet has over 1,000 likes with hundreds of comments.

Below are some of the reactions:

@Belshagy said:

"You’re an inspiration to many, and the above pictorial story demonstrates your humility, hard-work, courage and ability to grow as a human; to learn, aspire and achieve. May you be greater than you are."

@mohd_jauro said:

"May Allah continue to bless you and your family and May he also bless us and our hustle."
Photos of Nigerian man who was once a barber charging N25 go viral, he now has PhD from UK university
People said that his story is indeed an inspirational one. Photo source: @nasirdaniya
Source: Twitter

@Abusadiqksp said:

"Masha Allah! Thats life. May Allah continue to make it easy for all of us. Ameen. Congratulations doc."

@_CatheSam said:

"Congratulations on your anniversary, sir. And, thank you for the inspiration."

@EmmaneulOgwu said:

"Wow..very inspiring. Congratulations Nasir."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Ehigie Osebor, took to the bird app to announce that after spending six years in medical school, he has now passed his final exams.

The man's tweet on Monday, February 8, was in response to a post he made in 2013 where he excitedly tweeted that he just got an admission.

Posing in his medical overall with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, the man said he is excited that he is going to become a doctor.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books.


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