- Nigerian billionaire Tony Elemelu recently shared a video of himself stopping by the roadside to buy roasted corn
- The 56-year-old who is the chairman of UBA bank bought the corn just after his meeting with Senegalese president
- Although he had eaten Jollof rice with the Senegalese president, he said 'sampling' roasted corn was way better
- The action of the serial entrepreneur melted the hearts of many Nigerians and caused them to react
One of Nigeria's wealthiest men Tony Elemelu recently stirred the hearts of many Nigerians with an unexpected action of his. The Nigerian billionaire was spotted buying roasted corn by the roadside along Lagos expressway.
In a video shared on his Instagram page, Tony Elemelu who is the chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) casually stepped out of his car alongside his bodyguards and walked up to a woman selling roasted corn by the roadside.
The serial entrepreneur priced the corn and nipped at it the local way even while she was selling for him. Interestingly, the 56-year-old Tony Elemelu had met with the Senegalese president earlier in the day.
At the posh gathering where he met the president Macky Sall, Tony Elemelu had eaten Senegalese Jollof rice and dined quite luxuriously. See the post of him holding a plate of jollof rice while standing side by side with Senegal's president:
Despite the lovely feast he had been treated to, Tony Elemelu still stopped by the roadside to satisfy his craving. See the video below:
Many Nigerians could not but express surprise and amazement at what Tony Elemelu did. The wealthy businessman is especially known among Nigerians as a philanthropist who has been empowering young Africans through his Tony Elumelu Foundation, and for this reason, this down-to-earth act of his inspired many.
See some reactions below:
co.aigbe: "I am not surprised. Oga always had a love for corn, roasted plantain and yam. Some of us always look forward to these delicacies when we travel with you. It’s good the world is seeing these sides of you."
jonalexzu: "They didn't know who you are sir. If it were me I won't let you go until you bless me."
sophie_couture_boutique: "Chai wish she knew who was buying her roasted corn"
nik_licious: "Can our president ever....... God bless nigeria"
iam_osn.strongqueen: "Local man, can’t love you less. Your serious look is out of this world"
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Meanwhile, popular Nigerian writer and orator Chimamanda Adichie was also recently spotted by the roadside buying roasted corn. The lady who is an award-winning author was seen making her purchase on a street in Abba, Anambra state.
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