Meet the Pepper Seller Who Emerged As Best Graduating Student At Redeemer’s University


There is definitely no limit to what someone can achieve as long as the drive, determination, and dedication is there.

While some complained about their background, amongst other factors why they couldn’t soar high in life, a certain lady from the Redeemer’s University has refused to be pulled back by her stricken background to achieve the unbelievable amidst her peers.

Ifeoluwa and her mum

Bejide Ifeoluwa, the girl who hawks to fend, she sells pepper and tomatoes, potato chips, fish and sweep classrooms as well is now a graduate of the Redeemer’s University, Ede Osun State.

Ifeoluwa did not just graduate but emerged as the best student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.93.

“I, Bejide Ifeoluwa, the girl who sold plantain chips, who sold pepper and tomatoes, who sold fish, who swept the classrooms is now a graduate!”

With those words, she received a resounding ovation from prominent Nigerians including former minister of defence – Theophilus Danjuma and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Church Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

According to Ifeoluwa, her story started at the first convocation of the same institution which she attended as a JSS 2 student in company of Professor L.B. kolawole who later challenged her saying, “it was a female like you who collected all those prizes, you too can do it.”

“In other to pay back a mother like this who has always been struggling for her children, I decided to not only be a first class student, but to be the best”, she said.

Speaking on the perceived limitation faced by most people from less privileged backgrounds, Ifeoluwa says God blesses those who dream and add hardwork to it.

“I always said to myself, I am not the first person to come from a less privileged home. If Daddy G.O (pastor E.A. Adeboye) could make it, why can’t I? If so many of the professors here who had poor backgrounds could make it, why should I not?”


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