"Men Call Me Ashawo, But I'm Building House": Female Bus Driver Who Drives Danfo in Lagos Lists Achievements

"Men Call Me Ashawo, But I'm Building House": Female Bus Driver Who Drives Danfo in Lagos Lists Achievements

  • A female bus driver identified as Yetunde Mohammed has narrated how she started driving in 2016 in Lagos
  • According to Yetunde, she decided to go into bus driving so as to be able to support her husband at home
  • But now, it has become a full-time business as she said she is an upcoming landlady, meaning she is building a house from the bus business

Yetunde Mohammed, a female driver who plies her trade at Ikeja, Lagos state, has said she has a passion for the business she does even though some men see her as 'ashewo.'

According to Yetunde, she started driving in 2016 so she can have something to do in a bid to support her husband at home.

Nigerian female bus driver, Yetunde Mohammed who is based in Ikeja, Lagos.
Yetunde says she loves the job. Photo credit: @bbcpidgin.
Source: Instagram

Male drivers discriminate against me

In a video shared on Instagram by @bbcpidgin, she said she has used the bus to commence the building of her house project, saying she will soon become a landlady.

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Yetunde, who is from Ogun state, said she started with a tricycle popularly called Keke Marwa, but has graduated to a bus also known as Danfo.

In the video, the woman disclosed that some men discriminate against her at the park. Her words:

"A lot of male drivers, once dem see me for morning dey work (load bus), na so dem go dey call me ashawo bicos I dey do di work wey dem dey do."

Watch the video below:

Instagram users react

@k8henshaw said:

"No mind them... give them back to back to back... Woman wey sabi."

@hon_sirmie commented:

"Lovely... Take pride in what gives you money.... legitimately."

@itz_prettyz said:

"Awwww so lively and inspiring."

@checkersfabrics commented:

"No work is insignificant. All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity. Well done Mama."

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@kobokomaster_comedian said:

"The most satisfying video I have seen today."

@joe.nji commented:

"Inspiring. What’s beautiful is that despite the nature of her job, she hasn’t lost her femininity."

59-year-old woman works as inter-state bus driver

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian woman who is 59 years old was seen working as a commercial driver.

The woman named Beauty Agbaduta said she started driving a bus when she lost her husband, and she has no one to support her and her children.

Many Nigerians praised her for her uncommon courage as she was called a great woman.

Source: Legit.ng

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