Muyiwa Ademola, a veteran actor, is celebrating his birthday today, January 26th, and he has taken to Instagram to do so in a unique way.
The actor reminisced about growing up in a slum without electricity or a bed to sleep on until he finished secondary school.
They were poor, he said, and he couldn’t continue his education for another twelve years after finishing secondary school.
Despite being unable to attend university immediately after secondary school, he wrote four films as an SSCE holder, including Akinkaju, Iyonu Olorun, Ogo Osupa, and Ori.
He is thus grateful to God because, despite his humble beginnings, he has fared well in life.
“It’s my birthday, and I’m overjoyed,” she says.
I grew up in Ibadan’s Ojaba neighborhood! A true slum! There was no electricity in my house until my senior year of high school. I never slept on a mattress in high school because we only had one for my parents! We always play 1-0-1 (I’m used to it). Every other day, we would trek from Ojaba to Labo/Oranyan to get drinking water. We didn’t have a television until after I finished high school. I never celebrated my birthday until I was 25 years old. We only eat chicken once a year at Christmas (unless a hen dies, in which case we….komalo ku ni “gifa” PAUSE!
I wrote the following films with only a high school diploma: Akinkaju, Iyonu Olorun, Ogo Osupa, and Ori! I returned to university 12 years after finishing secondary school. PAUsE! (A film will be made about it later). Can you see why you only need to thank God for me? Never thought I could!
It’s my birthday again, and all I want to say is THANK YOU, GOD, for bringing me this far. The journey is still lengthy. Oluwamuyiwa Adeyinka Stephen Ademola, Happy Birthday”.