“I Dress Like a Lady Because It Favours Me”: Hawker Who Scammed Brain Jotter of N400k Speaks Up

“I Dress Like a Lady Because It Favours Me”: Hawker Who Scammed Brain Jotter of N400k Speaks Up

  • The street hawker who has been called out on social media as a scammer has finally spoken up
  • In a video sighted online, Eniola revealed that he is a boy and he had to take the route of disguise because nobody helped him while he suffered
  • Nigerians have shared different opinions about Eniola's statement, as people called him out regardless
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Rene Ahmed, a philanthropist who also runs a foundation, Visitahospital said contrary to opinions online, women do not get more help

Following the news that the viral hawker Brain Jotter helped with N400k was a boy and a scammer, he has spoken up.

In the short clip online, Eniola, who caught the attention of singer Davido, finally revealed he had to disguise himself as a girl because it favoured him.

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Hawker Eniola
Netizens react as Eniola finally speaks up Photo credit: @glamby_eniola
Source: Instagram

According to him, nobody helped him while he suffered, and since being a girl brought him more help, he chose to do it.

Eniola, on the Instagram live, reiterated that he was a boy.

Recall that Brain Jotter had lamented on social media after reports revealed the hawker was a boy, not a girl, as many had thought.

Watch the video below:

Netizens react to Eniola's video

The boy's reactions sparked mixed reactions online. Read some comments gathered below:


"So na only women Una Dey help for this social medium."


"Se eleyin gbadun bayi ? Me wey I be girl I see person help me, if no be my work wey Dey put food to my table. Is not about being a girl or a boy, anybody can help you regardless of your gender. So you need to change this ur notion."

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"Gibberish, he needs to be arrested."


"U need to be arrested."


"Yoruba people will not like this."


"People no dey help man .. even if man Dey cry blood."



I've never favoured helping a woman over a man - Rene Ahmed

The founder of Visitahospital Foundation, Rene Ahmed shared her opinion about the young hawker disguising as a girl to get help.

Even though she understands what might have pushed him into it, she affirmed that women do not get more help as widely publicised.

Rene said:

"I can understand why he thought dressing as a young girl would help, I get it but againnnnn we have to be sure that his intentions are pure. Finally, I don’t agree that young women get more help. In my line of work, we encounter both and we’ve never favoured one over the other."

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the singer appeared to have dropped interest in assisting a viral street hawker who made headlines.

The reason for Davido's action is not far from reports claiming the hawker who poses as a girl is a boy named Sultan.

In a tweet via his X account, Davido, who had called on his uncle, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state, to assist the hawker, now told him to abort the mission.

Source: Legit.ng

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Maymunah Ajetunmobi (Entertainment Deputy HOD) Maymunah Ajetunmobi is a journalist and the deputy HOD of the entertainment desk with over two years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from the University of Ilorin in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and has moved on to pursue courses and a degree in communication. Maymunah joined Legit.ng in 2020, and emerged Editor with Top Entertainment Article in 2021. She has written exclusive articles, unique pieces, and interviews. Email: ajetunmobi.maymunah@corp.legit.ng

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