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‘I grew up in the slum’ – Muyiwa Ademola recounts his humble beginnings as he celebrates 52nd birthday

'I grew up in the slum' - Muyiwa Ademola recounts his humble beginnings as he celebrates 52nd birthday 1

Nigerian actor, film producer, and director, Muyiwa Ademola, also known as Muyiwa Authentic, is celebrating his 52nd birthday today, January 26, 2023 and he has taken to his social media page to recount his humble beginnings.

According to the actor, he grew up in a slum with no electricity, and he didn’t sleep on a mattress throughout secondary school.

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Muyiwa Ademola stated that he never celebrated his birthdays until he turned 25 and only ate chicken during Christmas.

Muyiwa Ademola
Muyiwa Ademola

Recounting his humble beginnings, the actor wrote, “I grew up in Oja’ba, Ibadan! A real slum!

“No electricity in my house till my final year in secondary school. I never slept on a mattress throughout high school because we had just one for my parents! We always do 1-0-1 (I’m used to it till now).

“We would to trek from Ojaba to Labo/Oranyan every other day to 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 then we….komalo ku ni gifa.”

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The actor wished himself a happy birthday and thanked God for bringing him thus far.

“It is my Birthday again, I just want to say THANK GOD for bringing me thus far. The journey is still far. Happy Birthday To Me, Oluwamuyiwa Adeyinka Stephen Ademola.”

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