We ran a Mothers day challenge in partnership with Mothercare Nigeria and asked women to nominate people who they felt were deserving of the gift hamper from Mothercare . Mrs. Osho-Abdulgafar Nimah Folake from Lagos nominated herself for the challenge and was choosen as winner for her writeup .

Here is her story and why she deserves to win.

It all started in my final year first semester, when labour gripped me in the Examination hall. I had a mixture of feelings,I would write the exam for some minutes then groan in pain for the next few minutes, although no one noticed.
I hastened to finish my exam, even though I wasn’t satisfied with the answers I wrote.Surprisingly however, I got a grade of 4 points out of 5 on that course. This happened on Friday from 8-10am, and I went to bed 2.20am on Saturday. I travelled back to school on Monday to complete my exam.It was a six hour journey; just imagine with a 3 day old baby in public transport, jumping from one bus to another. I feel like crying when I remember that moment.

The remaining 3 exams were just nasty but glory to God I didn’t have any carryover. By 2nd semester of my final year, I put myself together. My baby was literally my classmate.
The most fascinating thing I will continue to thank God and for my baby is that, with all the stress, I needed no extra year.I still came out the BEST GRADUATING STUDENT IN MY DEPARTMENT with a CGPA of 4.17 out of 5.0.

To this day my mates call me “MOTHER OF TRIPLE DEGREE’’ because I have and am the following: Married , a Mother and a Graduate.

I would like all mothers to know that being a mother brings out the best in us. No matter which challenges or obstacles we face, we’ll soar HIGHER! Having 3 in 1 degree is a source of pride to me. Moreover, my baby who endured so much throughout the process is enough to make me proud.

BECAUSE OF HER TENACITY TO STILL PURSUE HER ACADEMICS EVEN WHILE PREGNANT AND AFTER HAVING A BABY,WE SALUTE YOU FOR SHOWING THE WORLD THAT MOTHERS INDEED ARE SPECIAL.