Luck Smiles on Young Nigerian Boy Who Hawks Bananas on Street, He Gets Private School Scholarship

Luck Smiles on Young Nigerian Boy Who Hawks Bananas on Street, He Gets Private School Scholarship

  • A young boy, Miracle Ehikhebolo, got massive help after a Nigerian journalist, Amaka Okoye, did a report on him
  • The 15-year-old boy is shackled with the huge responsibility of hawking bananas for his family so that they will not go hungry
  • After the report, Miracle got a full scholarship to continue his education in a private school from the next term

A young Nigerian kid, Miracle Ehikhebolo, who hawks bananas on the street as a way to help his parents has found grace.

A Nigerian journalist, Amaka Okoye, filmed and did a report about him. Amaka revealed that since his story aired on DW News, the boy’s life has changed.

He will begin school by next term.
The boy who hawks was given a full scholarship. Photo source: DW News
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Despite being 15 years old, the kid bears the responsibility of selling off the banana so that his family can survive He is also his mother’s oldest son.

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I want to become an engineer

After hawking for the day, the boy always goes to the library by 4 pm and leaves there at 7 pm. The kid said he wants to one day become an engineer and be in a better place in life.

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Speaking with the media, Grace Chinenye Nkwocha said that the library he always comes to was set up in Ajegunle slum to help children like Miracle to stay away from a life of crime.

More blessings for hawker

A screenshot shared by Amaka revealed that Miracle among the many favours he got was offered a scholarship to start his education in a private school and would begin next term.

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Below are some of the reactions Amaka's post got:

Busari Kemi said:

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"I watched the doc. Great work you're doing there Amaka. Well done ma."

Obe Tolulope Olufemi said:

"Really impressed for once, that journalism isn't all about sharing bad news that is trending, but impacting and changing life, kudos Amaka. May God bless and reward you greatly."

Oladapo Oladeji said:

"Amaka Okoye God bless you for help a soul."

Fidelis Ezenwoke Onyenweaku said:

"That's a good job. More grace for greater exploits."

Another kid hawker

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Hon Ogwu Austine shared a video of a hawking boy with

The man hopes the boy will get the help he deserves. In the clip, the boy placed his tray of plantain in front of a deserted building as he set down to work on his school's assignment.

When the man asked him what he was doing, the boy in a low-fearful tone with his book in his hand said that he was working on his homework.


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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: