Man Who Once Hawked Pure Water Under Hot Sun Becomes Owner of a Restaurant, His Story Finally Changes

Man Who Once Hawked Pure Water Under Hot Sun Becomes Owner of a Restaurant, His Story Finally Changes

  • Nii Akramah Tagoe is the manager and chief chef at Accra Sports Stadium
  • He runs a catering service under the label Tagoe's Kitchen
  • The 48-year-old's inspirational grass to glory story has been highlighted on social media

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Nii Akramah Tagoe is the definition of a fighter and resilience. From hawking to running a local kitchen, his grass to glory story is one that inspires.

He hawked toffees, biscuits, and bagged water at an early age through the stands of the Accra Sports Stadium to earn a living in the 1980s.

Tagoe triumphed through the challenges and turned the lemons life offered him into lemonade.

From hawking toffees to Tagoe's Kitchen: Meet the chief chef at Accra Sports Stadium
From hawking toffees to Tagoe's Kitchen: Meet the chief chef at Accra Sports Stadium. Image: crabbimedia
Source: UGC

He suffered as a teenager

According to a post by John Vigar, Nii Akramah Tagoe now runs his catering service under the label Tagoe's Kitchen at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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The post read:

''It was a difficult journey for the then-teenager who normally came to the stadium as early as 11:am on match days, sometimes much earlier when the occasion involves sworn rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, and leaves after"

Tagoe's underprivileged background meant that he had to learn to become an entrepreneur at a young age.

He recalled:

"The situation at home was quite tough and uncompromising and had to do this to support my parents with regard to my education."

Despite the insults football fans rained on him occasionally for blocking their views during matches, he braved the situation at the time because he understood it was part of the game.

His dedication paid off

After years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to his routine, he was able to raise enough capital to open up a catering service at the Accra Stadium in 2008, serving both local and continental dishes.

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Before then, Nii Tagoe gained admission to Accra Polytechnic (ATU), present-day Accra Technical University to pursue a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) and completed in 2006.

His major breakthrough was in 2008 when Ghana hosted the African Cup of Nations.

Having established a comely level of camaraderie with a lengthy stream of footballers and other sportsmen and women since his hawking days in the 80s and 90s, Tagoe's Kitchen became the place of 'redemption' when his catering business gathered steam.

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With N5,000, he made his empire

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young barber, Kufre Nnah, who came to Lagos and started his business with N5000 has made it in life. With over 70 people working for him, the man now has his salon in four different locations.

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The young man who now serves a big pool of VIP clients said that he has flown in private jets many times to give stars like 2Face, Wizkid, Timaya, and Davido haircuts.

The owner of Kayzplace Barbershop said he came to Lagos with the dream to become the number one luxury barber in Africa.


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