“I Started When I Was 12”: Nigerian Palm Wine Tapper Buys Benz, Builds Mansion & Trains Wife up to University

“I Started When I Was 12”: Nigerian Palm Wine Tapper Buys Benz, Builds Mansion & Trains Wife up to University

  • A Nigerian man who is a palm wine tapper has built a mansion with the business often regarded as meant for the poor
  • Apart from his mansion, the man named Utobo has used the business to buy a brand new Mercedes Benz
  • A video of the man posted on Facebook by popular comedian, Mama Uka, has gone viral and raked in 451k views

A Nigerian man who started tapping palm trees and producing wine at the age of 12 has used it to build a mansion.

The man named Utobo, who has become a professional tapper, is from Amufi, Enugu Ezike, Enugu state.

Photos of a Nigerian palm wine tapper who bought Mercedes Benz and built mansion.
The Enugu palm wine tapper has been described as an inspiration. Photo credit: Facebook/Mama Uka.
Source: Facebook

In a video interaction with popular comedian, Mama Uka, Utobo said he initially stopped the business but nothing else worked for him.

Professional palm wine tapper buys car

He started tapping again when it became clear that palm wine production is his calling.

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Apart from using the business to build a fine house, Utobo has also used it to buy a brand-new Mercedes Benz.

Man who used palm wine tapping to train his wife in university

Utobo's wife also went to school up to the university level and he used the business to train her all through.

When he was asked the number of trees he currently taps, the native wine merchant said he taps 56 at the moment. He said he spends 19 hours daily climbing trees.

Utobo's story has surprised people who have often regarded wine tapping as a business meant for the poor.

Watch the video below:

Reactions from Facebook users

@Raymond Okoro said:

"Consistency is the best secret to success."

Eze Chinonso commented:

"Wow I have see someone like my father. My Father trained us his 8 Children with Palm wine tapping to university level and also built a modern bungalow with it. He reach to an extent that kindred begin to envy him that an ordinary Palm wine tapper in village is beating them that are in town."

Enugu boy builds 'G-Wagon'

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a boy from Enugu state built a 'G-Wagon' car.

In a video that went viral, the boy was sighted cruising around with the car and having fun.

He later met with popular comedian, Mama Uka, who took a ride in the car.

Source: Legit.ng

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