Man who sold costly iPhone to start business becomes successful

Man who sold costly iPhone to start business becomes successful

- A gentleman with the handle @ElvisOkhifo has succeeded greatly after selling his phone to get his business started

- @ElvisOkhifo said he could buy the same device with ease and without having to break the bank two years after he took that brave step

- Tweeps commended the way he reasoned, saying he took a great step to achieve his dream

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A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @ElvisOkhifo has demonstrated great thoughtfulness and the result of it changed his life for good.

In a tweet on Wednesday, December 23, the man said he sold the iPhone X he won in a competition in 2018 so as to get capital for his photography business.

He said he knew very early that he could not afford the device or be able to fix it if it goes faulty.

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@ElvisOkhifo added that after using the money to get pieces of equipment for his business, he made a promise to succeed to the level that he would be able to get the same device twice over whenever he wants it.

The hardworking young man said he succeeded at it and achieved his aim, adding that the delayed gratification was well worth it.

See his post below:

Many Nigerians reacted massively to his tweets as people praised his action. Below are some of the reactions:

@Dehkunle said:

"Dreylo won this same iPhone X from sterling bank in 2018, didn’t sell it, pressed it aggressively and upped his digital skills and music talent now he can afford it twice too. Summary: All grind Na grind!"

@Aunty_Barbie said:

"This is what I love to see... People that reason. Bless you dear."
Nigerian man sells expensive iPhone, converts it to capital for his business
The man sold the iPhone and got richer in business two years after. Photo source: @ElvisOkhifo
Source: UGC

@joshua91608089 said:

"Boss abeg gimmie that your iwatch and airpod make me seff start this forex whey dey my mind."

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@_iam_no1 said:

"Please why do you look so familiar? Have we met before?"

@OssiePoly said:

"I was a photographer without equipment though...kinda had a fallout on it but the passion needs spark to ignite again...hope 2021 will usher that in."

@kay_hardcore said:

"Moral lesson: invest in yourself, invest in what will bring you interest, don't invest in what will drain the little you have. I wish all my notifications will be stories like this."

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Asim Balarabe Yazid inspired people on social media after narrating how he invested the money he wanted to use in buying an iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Asim said instead of using the money to get the gadget, he used it to open a suya joint, adding that he has been able to employ three people.

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