Journalism, Ghetto Tigers, and a call to service by Mustapha Azeez Adewale

Journalism, Ghetto Tigers, and a call to service by Mustapha Azeez Adewale

Continuation from 2022…

Shortly after passing out, I returned home to work as a warehouse supervisor at Alhaji Rasaki Hassan and Sons in Palm Avenue before leaving to join my Mum’s company Aznof Perfect Stores as Manager.
While at Rasaki Hassan and Sons, I took advantage of the information gotten from the Olabisi Onabanjo Consult, whose office was in the same building to bag a professional Post graduate in Public Administration from the institution in 2015.

After working for my mum for a while, I decided to return to the classroom, this time on a full-time basis. I was adjudged to be a good writer but there was no certification for it. So with the help of my parents, I enrolled at the Nigerian Institute of Mass Communication where I bagged my Post Graduate Diploma in Print Journalism.
All the aforementioned happened in the tale of 2016 which coincide with the period when I was served the mother of all breakfasts. “That one na tori for another day”.

In 2017, during my stay at NIJ, I applied to the Buhari-led N-power scheme and I was deployed to teach Government at Eko Boys High School, Idi Oro, Mushin. Aside from teaching government, I got involved with the school team which got me in contact with the likes of Enogun Solomon, Dairo Isiak, Ishola Basit, Ishola Bashir, Chukwu Chibuzor, Quadri Taiwo, Owoseni dare, Fayemi John, Babatunde John just to mention a few.
This aforementioned list of players will constitute the first generation of Ghetto Tigers FC players.

Shortly after I came onto the scene due to a power tussle in the sports committee, Mr. Adebowale Adeoye, who was then the principal of the school and now a Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of the Education District made me the school team coach.
A bid to ensure that all the football lessons were not truncated when they leave school led to the idea the media now refer to as Ghetto Tigers FC.

It was first founded as Ghetto Light being a change agent in the community.
After NIJ and running concurrently with teaching and coaching at Eko Boys, I had a brief spell on the sports desk of TVC where I worked closely with seasoned broadcasters in the face of Juliet Mafua, Solomon Ajuziogu, Promise Efoghem Mr. Mayowa, Mr. Tolu, Mr. Joshua, and others.

In January 2018, I would join the service of the Lagos State Government as an Administrative and Human Resource Officer who had passed the screening exercise into the system. However, I would remain the head coach of Eko boys. A position I still maintain to date.

To be continued …


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