Oladele Ogbeyemi a youth from the deep part of the slums in Orile-Iganmu Lagos state Nigeria has shown and proven that hard work, and commitment are the bedrock of turning your dreams, imagination and aspiration into reality. Which is why we at Naijahotstars is proud to celebrate him to the world.
The Nigerian Youth Corp member who has inspired millions of youth across Nigeria is famous for his magnificent works of art, by transforming abandoned-wastes mostly from metals into a fine piece of art.
These finished work of art is known as a sculpture. and they all come in different forms, shapes and sizes.
It’s no doubt that this young aspiring star has indeed created open doors to attract opportunities from different industrial sectors, investors, businessmen and much more.
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The recent project that brought him out into spotlight was the rebuilding of an old Mazda car and rebranding it into a new vehicle that is breath-taking.
Ogbeyemi says he spent his allowance which he saved for six months to successfully redesign the car.
– After showcasing videos and photos of his work, the young graduate received commendations from people across the world
Oladele Ogbeyemi, a young graduate and serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has succeeded in redesigning a Mazda 323 car using scrap metals and other such wastes.
Ogbeyemi, whose profile reads that he graduated from the Yaba College of Technology, a tertiary institution based in Lagos, Nigeria, said he achieved this design during the recent lockdown imposed by the country’s government.
Expressing excitement at being able to complete recreating the car, he said the project cost him six months of his allowances as a youth corps member.
“As a present NYSC member, (LA/19C/11514), this project kept me busy during the lockdown.
“My inspiration in creating this art piece is as a result of my passion in converting discarded materials into art,” he said.
Ogbeyemi noted that ordinarily, these discarded materials cause environmental pollution in several ways yet, “I have found a way to recycle and convert them into sculpted arts.
“Accoiling these materials which consist of scrap metal, plastics, spoilt generator parts, retired tools etc and refashioning this Mazda 323 brings some sense of fulfillment to my heart.
“Yet, this is just a glimpse of what I have inside of me.” Noting how difficult it was to achieve this feat as a result of the economic challenges at the period, he revealed that the car almost went on fire several times during the processes of sculpting and welding.
As a present NYSC member, (LA/19C/11514), this project kept me busy during the lockdown.
My inspiration in creating this art piece is as a result of my passion in converting discarded materials into art. @BBCAfrica @CNN @ARISEtv @TVCconnect @MazdaUSA @tundeednuut @lindaikeji pic.twitter.com/23cfVy8bX7
— Oladele Ogbeyemi Sculpture (@OladeleOgbeyemi) September 14, 2020
In her reaction, Monarch Ofure Emmanuel said: “Congratulations on the success. More grace and more success. Greater heights in Jesus name!”
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