- Bamisaye Tosin Tope, a graduate of civil engineering who took to photography after bagging his first degree has made it
- The man did not allow the N100 cash prize he got from his school to dampen him, he rather charted a new path
- On Sunday, March 21, Bamisaye got himself a new car, something he was able to afford with the help of the photography business
A Nigerian man, Bamisaye Tosin Tope, has shown that sometimes a person’s success is not tied to what they read in school.
The man first went viral in 2018 after he graduated from Ekiti State University as the best student in civil engineering and was given a cash prize of N100.
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According to Elufowora Eluyemi Lateef, the university then said that the prize is not in the money but in what it represented. They went ahead to say that since the institution of the award decades ago, the sponsor has not renewed the money.
Seeing that there are other ways to better his life, the graduate fell in love with taking photos as he started his company called Bamstech Photography.
On Sunday, March 21, the man got himself a clean white Toyota car to reward his hard work as he dedicated the vehicle to God.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reaction to his victory below:
Ogunmoroti Damilare Victor said:
"Bamstech Bamisaye Tosin Tope has been a focused guy from the beginning and he never allowed complacency to affect him. Once again, congratulations to you my colleague in both field."
Adejumo Taofeek Ayobami AyanfeOlorun said:
"Congratulations to my brother, bro let me teach you how to ride a car that's my area of specialization."
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Abimbola Shittu said:
"A hearty congratulations to him. But his decision to make a career out of photography means we are short of a good Civil Engineer in the construction industry."
Ayeere Sunday Henry said:
"If this man can become the president of Nigeria... It is obvious that he will lead well.. congratulations brother."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @banney___ made a case for why having a low CGPA in school does not determine how far a person will go in life.
Using his life as an example, the young man said that despite his expulsion from school because of his bad CGPA, he made it in business.
@banney___ revealed that his business has now grown to the level that he makes his lecturer's salary in a week.