- Adeola Adejumo is one of the ladies that have braved the odds to take on the male-dominated profession of riding a tricycle
- The Nigerian woman said she dropped out of school in her JSS3 when she was put in the family way
- Now, her sights are only set on taking care of her parents and fending for her kids
Adeola Adejumo is a Nigerian lady that has had her fair share of life's challenges.
Adeola, a single mum of three, goes about her business in the city of Ibadan as a tricycle driver.
She joins a growing list of ladies driving tricycle - something that was once thought to be a man's work.
The tricycle rider, in an interview with vlogger Ayo Adams, said she dropped out of school in JSS3 after she got pregnant. Her first marriage produced two kids while her third kid was a product of her second marriage which didn't last.
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She regrets being put in a family way at that young age as, according to her, it deprived her of her education. Adeola says the consequence of that mistake is her inability to communicate in English with her passengers.
Her focus now is catering to her kids and parents.
Another woman in the tricycle business in Ibadan is Ezenye Patricia.
In her own account to vlogger Ayo Adams, Patricia was forced to engage in the business after her school business collapsed.
The former school proprietor said she owned two private schools 18 years ago which occupied a rented land.
She lost the land as the original owner had a surprise emergency need for it.
These two women despite their challenges didn't give up but instead put up a good attitude to life.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a courageous mother-of-three caters for her family as a tricycle driver.
Ayo Abdul-Waasi, a 35-year-old who lives at 7, Adeyinka Osho street in Dopemu area of Lagos state, was contemplating on a new trade she would learn when destiny caused her to meet a female tricycle driver, popularly called ‘Keke-Marwa’ at College bus stop around Pen Cinema, Lagos.
Recalling how she found herself in the driving business, Ayo said she felt that driving tricycle would afford her the opportunity to raise some money to keep her home and educate her children.