Woman who washed toilet for money was successful, now owns large 5-star hotel, she speaks on video Nigeria news
- A woman, Souadou Niag, who used to work as a housekeeper in America has succeeded in life with 60 people now working for her
- The successful woman who cleaned the toilets for many years was able to build a luxury hotel in her country
- Many Nigerians took to the comments section on Facebook to congratulate her for working hard
One lady, Souadou Niang, who started out in life as a toilet cleaner, now owns a five-star hotel that employs 60 people.
In a BBC News interview, the woman said she was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal. At the age of 18, she moved to America where she worked and studied.
She moved to America with big dreams
While in Washington, the lady walked past a mall she couldn’t resist. She walked into the beautiful building and asked if there was a vacancy.
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The lady who started in a business as a housekeeper said her ambition was to be part of the management.
Souadou worked with the company for 10 years. After graduation, she returned to the same place and became a member of the leadership she dreamed of joining years ago.
“So I rose through the ranks and that’s where I got the passion. I said that one day I will return to my country and show that luxury and quality of service can be achieved there.
It’s worth noting that her hotel, The Palms, which opened in her home country in 2017, is 80 percent female and 20 percent male.
She triumphed despite the discouragement
The CEO said she wanted to put in place a structure that could help African women. The woman said when she started, people said she wasn’t going to get far.
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After several attempts to obtain a loan from the banks, a manager one day believed in her and invested in her project.
Watch the full video below:
At the time of writing, his video has been viewed over a million times with multiple comments on Facebook.
Here are some of the reactions:
Aniekan Douglas said:
“I know where to wash the toilet in Africa and earn so much money to build a hotel.”
Easytrade Ann said:
“I am also a qualified housekeeper and hope to have this type of hotel someday too. Congratulations.”
Aubrey Juma said:
“Very inspiring, hard work always pays off, kudos to her.”
Ericoh A. Empex said:
“Toilet cleaning in New York is different from toilet cleaning in Africa, but your story is still inspiring. Keep it up.”
An honest Nigerian man
During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man, Obiefoh Sunday, who is a housekeeper at the Lagos Continental hotel, has shown genuine honesty in his work.
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His boss, Muhammad Ashraf, wrote on his LinkedIn page about how the young man found wads of US dollars in one of the rooms he went to clean after the guest left.
As soon as he saw the money, the cleaner alerted hotel management to the situation and the money was quickly deposited into the organization’s lost and found account.