Taiwo Abiri, an Economics graduate, is living his dream and making millions by getting his hands dirty.
In a country where most graduates sit at home waiting for who to employ them
Abiri's parents had high hopes that their son would end up in an exquisite office, advised him to put in for Master's in Business Administration (MBA).
Two of his friends travelled abroad for their masters but the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun state graduate decided to stay back in Nigeria and learn how to repair cars.
For years he watched Youtube videos on car repairs after which he tried what he had learnt a couple of times
He wanted to start up his own car repair business but had financial constraints.
To raise money, he decided to work as assistant portfolio manager at a real estate firm. He resigned after 13 months and enrolled for apprenticeship at an auto garage owned by Lebanese businessmen in Lekki where he worked for 20 months without being paid.
He proceeded to set up Motomi, his own auto repair firm, in Lekki.
Abiri enrolled for apprenticeship at a garage owned by some Lebanese men on the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos where he worked for 20 months without pay
In 2015 alone, he made N25million in revenue at his makeshift shop and later moved to a bigger place.
When he started his car repair business, his clients were friends and families. Today, he can boast of several corporate clients such as Century Energy, Four Points by Sheraton, Falcon Gas, AA Rescue, Structon Construction Company, Computer Warehouse Group, among others.