Waris Olayinka Akinwande, prominently known as Ola of Lagos was born and brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria. Growing up was all a challenge for Ola of Lagos, as a result of this, he needed to figure out how to hustle from an extremely youthful age. He became an internet sensation after Tunde Ednut brought him to the spotlight through an Instagram post.
Ola of Lagos Biography
Olayinka Waris Akinwande
Ola of Lagos
Online Influencer, Car Reviewer
Early Life and Education
Ola of Lagos is said to be born on June 19 in the late 90s to Mr. and Mrs. Akinwande, his year of birth is not a piece of public knowledge. He grew up in a lower-class family because his parents were not well-to-do. He had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Ola of Lagos started out as a cleaner in Lekki, Lagos State. He took up the job due to financial and family situations. Ola’s love for exotic cars was one of the things that changed his life entirely. As someone opportunity to work in Lekki, where big men and women stay, he often wows at exotic cars, which made him start taking pictures of these cars and posting them on his Instagram account.
Luck smiled on him when former hip hop artist and blogger Tunde Ednut, started reposting him and some of his pictures on Instagram. His breakthrough career started when Tunde Ednut decided to do a raffle draw after reaching 2 million followers on Instagram, the draw came in his favour and he was chosen by the blogger and gifted 2 million naira.
As luck would shine on Ola that particular night, one of Nigeria’s top musicians, Davido aka OBO saw this and decided to sponsor Ola on a paid trip to Dubai to witness the Dubai Car Week.
- Giftback Africa
- Suji Motors
- Pramajeed Securities
- mecho Auto Tech
Due to his numerous deals with various brands, he is estimated to be worth $500,000
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It is evident that Ola of Lagos career is still on the rise and there are more up his sleeves. Do you think he should go back to school according to some of his fans?