My name is Mosun Olukoga. I’m a Digital Content Creator and Trainer. I’m also a Storytelling Expert and Trainer.
Those sound like cool titles but I was not always cool.
I got pregnant at the age of 17.
By age 19, I had two kids.
I was not always cool o. I’m not going to lie to you.
This time exactly two years ago, my two kids were sent out of school for owing.
The school was faultless really. I was owing for not just that term but for part of the previous term too.
As a single mom of two with NO HELP, I knew I was empty home and abroad.
I could not tell family members. I could not tell anyone. I was all alone with two kids and no one to turn to.
I told the children to exercise patience for me to try to get them back to school.
For where? 😥😥😥
One week turned into two. Two weeks turned into one month and before I knew it, my children were out of school for TWO TERMS.
This brings tears to my eyes right now but do you know the trick I used so that no one on my crowded street would know my kids were out of school?
As other kids left for school in the morning, I would tell my own kids to be quiet. No errand outside our tiny apartment. No noise. Just shhhhh.
My kids would only come out when other kids were back from school and mix with the crowd.
We persevered but we had a bigger and more dangerous problem; NO MONEY FOR FOOD.
For a greater part of 2018, my kids and I went hungry. Really, really hungry.
I was owing every single food vendor on my street.
I was owing amounts that made me ashamed to walk outside.
My landlord was constantly calling.
I was just a mess.
ONE DAY, I stumbled upon salvation.
I stumbled upon salvation in form of my online business and EVERYTHING CHANGED.
As of today, I have made MILLIONS of naira in income from my online business and I believe everyone can. (As long as you have a smartphone and data as a young adult, you should never be broke.)
As of today, I have trained hundreds of entrepreneurs on different areas of content creation and storytelling for business.
As of today, I can comfortably pay for my children’s education without breaking a sweat.
As of today, I’ve become a Badass generally and I’m beginning to spread everywhere like the air.
I’m not where I want to be but I’m bloody grateful for where I am.
I’m a bright star and I refuse to eat humble pie about that.
It is not over until you give up.
Whatever it is you are going thorough should not be a reason for mediocrity.
You are made for more.
Go for it.
What life lessons did you learn from Mosun’s story?