7 times Omowunmi Akinnifesi proved her critics wrong

Omowunmi Akinnifesi is no stranger to critics and people who doubt her abilities. At different stages of her life, some people have told her not to go after something because she wasn’t the best person to achieve that feat.

But for every time she was told she couldn’t do something, Omowunmi Akinnifesi went ahead to prove her critics wrong by putting in her best and laughing last.

One thing these people don’t know about Omowunmi Akinnifesi is her undying resolve to always win despite their negative comments and advice.

Omowunmi Akinnifesi shared her story to encourage other people who are in the same boat. She wrote:

“Someone very very close to me once told me that it was impossible for me to win MBGN. “The other girls are way prettier than you. Are u blind?” Yet I won.

7 times Omowunmi Akinnifesi proved critics wrong

How can you win Miss Tourism International? “Look at Miss Russia’s body?”…. Yet I won.
“You cannot win Miss Bikini International with your dark skin”. Yet I won. In total 3 crowns. Yet I won.
Next was, you can never finish Unilag with an Upper Class Division. You are too busy as MBGN. Then I finished with a 3.9 GPA. Yet I won

Kings College London can never admit you Omowunmi. Forget applying because they only take certain kind of students. Then Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and Kings College sent me admission Letters. Oxford put me on their waiting list. Because i was told KCL was way out of my league I chose KCL. Plus I liked the fact that my High School was Queens College and my Uni was Kings College. Yet I won.

Back track High school at Queens College Lagos, I was told I wasn’t good enough to be a school Prefect. Yet I became a Class Supervisor and a School prefect and won a Dancing Machine Award at our school’s awards night. Yet I Won.

Fast track when I decided to start a business and someone very close to me said “you know you are just not good at Business”. Now they come to me for business advice. And I have 4 companies I run. Yet I won.

I never go the way people tell me to go. When I do, I fail. I go the way my spirit directs. If you follow the words of people you will fall and remain stagnant. Follow your own heart and fail forward knowing you followed you. At the end of the day you face your death alone so what the heck. Let’s run this race called life and run it unapologetically.

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  1. Ebube says:

    This is awesome

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