I Wanted to Be Soldier: Female Barber Finishes Apprenticeship in Style, Opens Shop, Her Skills Excite Men

I Wanted to Be Soldier: Female Barber Finishes Apprenticeship in Style, Opens Shop, Her Skills Excite Men

  • A young female barber has shared some of her exciting and wonderful work on Twitter and many people cannot get enough of it
  • The pretty young lady identified as Precious Joseph said she wanted to be a soldier but that her family kicked against it after she passed the screening
  • Precious, an SSCE holder, decided to learn the craft of barbing and now owns her own shop in the Ajah area of Lagos

A hardworking Nigerian lady identified as Precious Joseph has opened a barbershop after her family stopped her from becoming a soldier.

In an interview, precious told Legit.ng that she passed the screening to go for military training but her family kicked against it since she is the only girl in the house.

Precious Joseph, Nigerian female barber.
Precious said her family stopped her from becoming a soldier. Photo credit: Precious Joseph.
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How I started barbing

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According to precious, she went into barbing because she wanted to stand out at all costs. She said:

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"My journey started 2014. Then I was still contemplating on joining the military or learning a skill. Being the only girl. My family was against me joining the military even after I passed the screening.
"So I’m like if I can’t be a soldier I should be able to learn a skill I can be dedicated to. I have worked with a few barbershops before starting mine. I opened my own salon last year in December."

Precious wants to go back to school

Precious who is from Orlu, Imo state said though she started off rough, she is making progress and succeeding.

She also said she plans to go back to school next year as she is an SSCE holder. Her words:

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"I’m an SSCE holder. I wasn’t privileged enough to further my education. I'm planning on going back next year.
"I started off on a rough roll. But gradually is paying off so yes I have my little success story too."

Legit.ng sought to know if Precious has male admirers, she said:

"I must say I do have admirers. But have never experienced harassment from any of them."

See her tweet below:

Lady who sells noodles displays her hustle proudly

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian lady named Queen Mowung displayed her hustle on Twitter and immediately went viral.

Queen sells fried noodles in Lagos and many Nigerians are asking to locate her to have a taste of her delicacy.

She was also praised for choosing to work hard instead of going into crime.

Source: Legit.ng

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Israel Usulor (Human-Interest editor) Israel Usulor is a journalist who has 9 years of experience. He worked at The Prime Newspaper and has published articles in TheCable Newspaper. Israel graduated with distinction from Fidei Polytechnic (Mass Commun, 2016). Israel has interviewed Zannah Mustapha, the man who helped negotiate the release of Chibok Girls, and Kunle Adeyanju, who rode a bike from London to Lagos. He covered exclusive stories on Chef Dami during her Guinness World Records cookathon. Email: israel.usulor@corp.legit.ng.