The Vice Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Faraday Orumwense has promised automatic employment to UNIBEN graduating student, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, popularly known as Mr Voiceover, from department of Mass Communication, for his numerous outstanding achievements around the globe, our correspondent gathered.
Kogi-born Ahmadu has won so many national award competitions, including his recent international award as ‘Student Brand of The Year In West Africa’ and gained several international recognitions, and has also been making the university proud.
He is the brain behind the student NGO named, Mr Voiceover Mentorship Initiative, which has been the voice of hope to the physically challenged, orphans and the internally displaced persons (IDP) and to other less privileged members of the society and was recently nominated for an international award as ‘Organization Making A Difference In West Africa’, on West Africa Citizens Awards 2018 due to it numerous impacts on mankind.
Recently, the media was awash with the inspiring story of how Mr Voiceover succeeded against all odds despite his ordeals and struggle towards the path of success, as he revealed that he wrote O’level examinations 17 times, attended 16 primary schools, took the University Matriculation Examination (UME) 5 times, became an orphan along the line and enrolled into 14 secondary schools before gaining admission into the university, which were due to family crisis.
He also shared with the media on how he managed suicidal thoughts and survived suicide attempt, a story which got the attention of several international news outlets/media houses.
His inspiring success story recently got him interviewed on the international television network, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and it was also revealed that “Great Big Story”, a programme on CNN, is currently working to have him share his inspiring story to light up the hope of the depressed and those contemplating suicide across the globe.
In addition to the job promised Mr Voiceover, the UNIBEN Vice Chancellor has also instructed the University Librarian to create an archive in the University main Library where all news about the youngstar would be pasted for all to see and be inspired.