“I was once a Bus conductor and a Plantain seller before God miraculously connected me with Odunlade Adekola in Mushin” – Actor Tunde Owokoniran shares his grass to grace story
Babatunde Owokoniran is a Yoruba Nollywood actor. If you aren’t familiar with Yoruba films, you may not know him.
Since he was mentored by Odunlade Adekola, he comes up frequently in Odunlade Adekola’s films.
His journey from conductor to plantain seller to actor is an interesting one.
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Tunde dropped out of school and began looking for a way to make a living. After a long search, he decided to join the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ojuelegba.
Tunde started out as a bus driver, which was not his first choice. Tunde, like most conductors, could only manage to eat and dress himself.He slept under a bridge or on the bus because he couldn’t pay for rent of an apartment.
A violent confrontation with his driver caused him to leave after just a few months on the job.
Tunde eventually decided to go into market trading, specifically plantain selling. He would buy plantain at Mushin’s Ojuwoye market and then resell it at another market.
The company was enormously helpful to him financially, and it was much superior to his previous position. He encountered Odunlade Adekola, luckily, while he was anchoring a local meeting in Mushin.
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