Success is even more celebrated when it comes from special people who have been tagged by society as being disabled but have been able to overcome the challenges that comes with their perceived disabilities to achieve enviable feats.
Below is a quick run down of three famous Nigerians who despite their disabilities have been able to accomplish greatness.
1. Cobhams Asuquo :
Cobhams Asuquo is a Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter who branched into music from his professional training as a lawyer.
Although blind, the talented music producer has been able to win awards in his career and is known for producing some of Nigeria’s finest artistes like internationally acclaimed Asa.
Cobhams has won multiple local and international awards for his creative and entrepreneurial contributions to the Nigerian music industry. He was featured on CNN’s African Voices for his contribution and impact on the African music industry.
2. Tony Tetuila:
Born into an impoverished polygamous family with an enormous lump on his chest, a bad health condition, and having to cope as a crippled child, Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, is proof that a man’s beginning does not necessarily determine his future.
This Oro, Kwara State born recording artiste and song writer is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s living Hip-Hop legends and in his own words, owes his success and life to God and his mother’s love, bravery, selflessness and prayers. He started walking but he’s legs are not perfectly balanced.
3. Yinka Ayefele:
17 years after a major accident that affected his two legs, gospel artist Yinka Ayefele continues to thank God for saving his life. He was involved in a fatal accident on the 12th of December 1997 and since then the Gospel musician has been on a wheelchair.
Despite this, Yinka Ayefele has continued to thrive in the genre of gospel music and he has made a fortune from shows and his album sales.