They Said No Man Will Marry Me: Lady Who Works as Welder Speaks in Video, People Praise Her

They Said No Man Will Marry Me: Lady Who Works as Welder Speaks in Video, People Praise Her

  • A 23-year-old Nigerian lady, Blessing Asoko, has said that being a female welder made many people conclude that she will not get a husband
  • Blessing revealed that though she had seen an opportunity to seek an easy way out in making it in life, she chose to rely on her handwork
  • Many Nigerians who watched her video interview were full of praises for the lady as some prayed that her big breakthrough will come soon

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A Nigerian lady, Blessing Asoko from Benin, has spoken about her life and the struggles she has been facing as a female welder.

In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, Blessing said that she has had to deal with people’s insults, even from friends, who said that she can never see a man marrying her because of her job.

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She advised other ladies to be productive.
The lady said that she loves her job as a welder. Photo source: BBC News Pidgin
Source: Facebook

I believe in handwork

The lady stated that though she had the opportunity to go abroad and work as a prostitute, she declined because she believes so much in handwork.

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The 23-year-old lady added that her eyes drip water at night because of the sparks she faces every day. She sometimes deals with electric shocks.

God will make a way

Blessing revealed that despite every hardship she faces, she believes God will make a way for her one day. She advised young girls who cannot go to school to busy themselves in productive endeavours.

Watch the video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Ven Joe Eziaghighala said:

"Congratulations my dear daughter. There is dignity in labour. You are listed for greatness. Be focused. You are surely going to excel."

Victoria Edward said:

"God bless you beautiful daughter of Zion God bless the works of your hands in Jesus name Amen."

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Olly Cynth said:

"God bless your hustle my dear.... There's no age limit in education. U can still further even in your husband's house so keep it up I'm super duper proud of you."

Ifeoma Okeke said:

"Great job sweetie, I pray you travel overseas where you will earn more earn more respect as well. Greater height my dear."

Philomena Ejehionkin Agbonifo said:

"Watching you with so much tears of Joy, ur passion for ur job is what I love. Favor will find you soon dear. I pray for more strength and connection."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Ghanaian women are thriving in fields that were once considered a preserve of men. Joyce Korkor has carved a niche for herself in the male-dominated automobile sector.

The venturesome woman is living proof that when the realisation of a dream fails, the strength to move on must be sustained.

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Affectionately called Obaa Yaa, Korkor, who is in her mid-30s, originally wanted a career in the military but could not pursue her passion for conjugal reasons. She got married at the age of 21 years old.

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