Nigerian Man Who Used to Drink Garri, Live in One Room Becomes Rich, Gets Car & Marries Oyinbo

Nigerian Man Who Used to Drink Garri, Live in One Room Becomes Rich, Gets Car & Marries Oyinbo

  • A Nigerian man’s throwback video of drinking garri in a one-room has warmed hearts on TikTok
  • The clip showed his humble beginning as a young man as well as his faith and hope that things would improve
  • Years later, he achieved his dreams of owning a car and marrying a beautiful white woman, demonstrating how life has changed for the better for him

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A heartwarming video of a Nigerian man’s journey from poverty to prosperity has captivated many users.

The video featured a throwback of him drinking garri, a staple food made from cassava, in a cramped one-room.

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Man turns his life around becomes rich. Photo credit: TikTok/@austinoihezue11
Source: TikTok

The clip revealed his challenges as a young man and his unwavering confidence that he would achieve his goals regardless of the odds.

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The video then showed his current condition. In the clip, he proudly showed off his car and introduced his lovely white wife, who smiled happily.

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The video is a testament to how life has transformed for the better for him, thanks to his hard work and perseverance. is yet to independently confirm the claims in the video.

Watch the video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Ikefrosh reacted:

"Aje, u de motivate me. I be just Dey drink garri now, as I see the video, I just add am small water so e go rise."

Diamondwrldo1 said:

"Person wey drink Garri today fit still drink K am t tomorrow oo na why u gat use ur akonuche... table no dey turn again na who sharp dey change seat."

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Emmy wrote:

"Keep this your guy close bro."

AniMan commented:

"Person Wei drink gari today fit drink gari tomorrow this is not about gari."

Day walker also commented:

"E get as how poverty go make you look so dangerous and a notorioUs criminal at the same time."


"Hope yoU're still with that guy sha when Una de drink an together."


"God can lift anyone believe."

Fatimah Adekemi:

"You fit drink gaari now make yoU still dey drink am go forever & don't be motivated werey."

Young man shares transformation video of grass to grace earlier reported a similar story of a young man whose life changed for better after spending so many years on the street selling fan milk yogurt.

The Nigerian man recounted his struggling moments and also revealed his current state after he experienced a turnaround.


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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via

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