Gbenga grew up knowing that life is not a bed of roses. Presently the Chairman of Titan Group, a group of companies with interest in Food, Agriculture and Real Estate. He started off as a herbal hawker in the streets of Ile Ife where he helped his mum (a single mother of 3 boys) with sales by hawking herbal products across the city. Of course, at such a young age, he had another motivation, money. He added his own profit to each sale he made and was quite good at it. This, he did during weekend and holidays till he left secondary school in 2004. The stint as a street hawker earned him the name baba-leku (the herbal man) across all region in the town.
This is not a grass to Grace story. It is the story of a man who failed consistently and saw failure as a stepping stone and a part of the learning curve. While he failed consistently, he was also consistent with rising again and learning from each mistake.
Nothing was a miracle.
From a boy who walked the streets of Ile Ife for hours every week with a tray on his head to a young man who stands before first class Kings, Ministers and Governors, it is definitely a story to watch out for. These came with a lot of personal sacrifice and resilience.