Nigerian Man Sees His Former Schoolmate Hustling As Keke Driver in Lagos, Gives Him Money And Makes Him Smile

Nigerian Man Sees His Former Schoolmate Hustling As Keke Driver in Lagos, Gives Him Money And Makes Him Smile

  • A Nigerian man, Akerele Oluwasogo, has taught many the true meaning of kindness as he made his old schoolmate feel loved
  • After Akerele's chance meeting with the old friend in Lagos traffic, he never looked down on him that he is a keke driver
  • The young Nigerian man took him to lunch and established contact with him so they could always catch up with each other

A Nigerian man, Akerele Oluwasogo, has taken to LinkedIn to narrate how he met his old schoolmate in Lagos.

Akerele said that an old classmate happened to be the driver of the keke (tricycle) that hit his car. Just as he angrily came down to check how bad it was, the driver turned out to be a known face.

Akerele Oluwasogo meets old classmate
The man said the schoolmate bashed his car in Lagos. Photo source: Akerele Oluwasogo
Source: UGC

They exchanged numbers

The two reunited and got talking. During their conversation, the driver said he is ashamed that he is driving keke to make ends meet and his friend is looking so fresh in his car.

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Akerele said he encouraged the man by saying he looks good. Afterwards, he took him out to a restaurant for lunch and they exchanged numbers.

Put smiles on people's faces

After everything, he gave the man some cash. Akerele said that though he may never see him again in a long time, they will speak on the phone.

He, therefore, advised people to put smiles on people’s faces whenever they can as life could be easy. He also cautioned against using one’s wealth to oppress others. compiled some of the reactions to his story below:

Chidimma Faith said:

"Key point to note: Be proud of your hustle. Especially if it's legit. No matter how crude it might be."

Akamu Samuel said:

"Nice writeup Akerele Oluwasogo, it's inspiring and I hope to learn Micro excel from you but don't know how we'll meet."

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Tope Alake said:

"Nice read the world needs more of you. God bless you."


"I love that, with this our Mentality of 'Pepper them'; you did something great. You showed him and all that there is dignity in Labour. Thank you."

Female graduate now a keke driver

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian graduate, Amarachi Ihezie, whose story went viral days ago for being a keke driver despite having a university degree spoke about her life.

Amarachi said that when she first informed her friends that she wanted to be a driver, they laughed and said that she is going into a male-dominated profession.

They advised her against it as they said she should stick to being a teacher. The graduate said her decision became an interesting topic among people.


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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via:

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