Muyiwa Ademola, a Nollywood actor, has taken his fans down memory lane as he celebrates his birthday today, January 26th, 2023.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the actor reflected on his humble beginnings and recalled his childhood.
Muyiwa described growing up in a slum without electricity and having to sleep on a mattress throughout high school. He stated that he never celebrated his birthdays until the age of 25, and that he only ate chicken at Christmas, among other things.
However, he is grateful for his journey as his birthday is a reminder of how far he has come.
“It is my Birthday and I am super happy.
I grew up in Ojaba, Ibadan! A real slum! No electricity in my house till my final year in secondary school. I never slept on a mattress throughout my high school because we had just one for my parents! We always do 1-0-1 (I’m used to it all now). We would trek from Ojaba to Labo/Oranyan every other day go fetch drinking water. We never had a TV until after my secondary education. Never celebrated my birthday until I clocked 25. We eat chicken only once during Christmas time (Except an hen drop dead than we….komalo ku ni “gifa” PAUSE!
I wrote these following films with just school cert; Akinkaju, Iyonu Olorun, Ogo Osupa and Ori! Went back to the Uni, 12 years after my secondary education. PAUsE! (A films is coming on it later). Can you see why you just need to say Thank God on my behalf? Never believe I could!
It is my birthday again, I just want to say THANK GOD for bringing me this far. The journey is still far Happy Birthday To Me, Oluwamuyiwa Adeyinka Stephen Ademola”.
Muyiwa Ademola celebrates his birthday in style
Las year, Muyiwa Ademola had revealed why he needed more money as he celebrated his birthday.
Photos shared on his Instagram page captured Ademola Muyiwa in Yoruba traditional Aso-oke, with beads to compliment his outfit and holding a staff.
Muyiwa Ademola expressed appreciation to God and excitement about his birthday, saying that he’s a product of grace.
According to Muyiwa Ademola, he dare not ask for too much as God has done things beyond his aspirations adding that he prays for more wisdom and money to shoot more beautiful films.