INTERVIEW: MEET DOLAPO SHARWAMA ON HIS WAY TO STARDOM

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Dolapo Sharwama

Interesting story of an hustler

Recently a young secondary school certificate holder popularly known as Dolapo Sharwama Real Name: ( Lajiga Emmanuel Oluwadolapo) who is on a staircase to stardom was brought to limelight by one Eguavoen Mathew Imuetiyan whose Twitter handle is @badt_boi_ .

Eguavoen is also a portrait artist whose rise to fame has increased the no of his followers and business engagements. He thought it wise to help a fellow brother. He therefore showcased the hustle of Dolapo Sharwama @dolaposS . 

It is the usual habits of Nigerians on social media to help, promote, boost, expand and market as the case maybe of businesses of reknowned and confirmed hustlers like Dolapo Sharwama. This they did and the story never remained thesame.

Dolapo Sharwama is trending, its therefore our responsibility to look for this to- be – star to engage him and ask some questions that you will love to be familiar with. Join us in this interesting interview as we bring you the life story and the gradual rise to fame gists of Dolapo.

Consumer News: Can you please tell us your name?

Dolapo: My name is Lajiga Emmanuel Oluwadolapo. I am from Obafemi Owode Local Government in Ogun state, I was born in Lagos. I am one among three children. My highest school education is O’level.

CN: Why did you choose to be selling Sharwama?

Dolapo: I didn’t really choose Sharwama, I have been doing some menial jobs here and there, nothing stable. The only place I have been a paid employee was a factory. The first place I learnt how to make Sharwama was in Oke Aro, in Lagos, very close to Ogun state.

CN: Are you the owner of this stand?

Dolapo: Right now I am a contract staff under my current boss in Ojuelegba, she calls me to come work when her permanent staff don’t show up. She pays me N1000 a day if I am able to sell 20 Sharwama, and the highest I have sold a day was 35 pieces and I got paid N2000 that day. I have an assistant there that I met on the street, he doesn’t have anywhere to sleep, he just sleeps anywhere he finds on the street. I asked him to come assist me and I pay him N1000 at the end of every day. Though my boss says the N1000 is too much that I should pay him N500 instead, but I still pay him N1000. I later got him a place to stay around Ojuelegba at a friend’s place.

CN: You have a heart of Gold. I’m sure that is why God is remembering you now! So, now, has anything changed?

Dolapo: Now I am selling as much as 120 Sharwama a day after a picture of me was posted on twitter, I still honestly can’t believe my eyes. People come to my stand in Ojuelegba wanting to take pictures of me; showing me pictures and tweets of me on twitter. That was my turning point I never thought of days like the kind I am having now. I am just grateful to God, and thank you to Eguavoen Matthew Imuetiyan( @Badt_boi_) for making all of this happen, I don’t even know how to thank him. That day he requested to take a picture with me. I didn’t even know what he needed to use the picture for when he took it that day. I just posed. I never knew my story would change. hustle,

CN: Can you tell us what makes your Sharwama unique?

Dolapo: I think it is God. I never thought about the taste being different from any other Sharwama. Because most day I actually just lay my head down sleeping until a customer or two shows up.These days I don’t even get to sit down anymore because people are waiting on the queue to get their Sharwama.

CN: What’s your next plan?

Dolapo: I have always wanted a real job, because all I have been getting are contract jobs, where they pay commissions and it is not like every day. I would like to start my own Sharwama business if there is capital and grow it into making other consumables like chicken and chips, grills etc because I am not only good at making Sharwama.

CN: What do you have to tell your fans?

Dolapo: I want to say thank you to everyone that has supported me thus far, I am really grateful.

To our consumers who are in love with Sharwama, you could visit Dolapo’s stand at Ojuelegba. You can reach him via @dolaposS on Twitter. He is also seeing your comments, drop your comment, advice and encourage him. You can also

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