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A Young Woman Soaring With Wings! Meet Nigerian Commercial Pilot, Imoleayo Adebule – Flying the Skies at 23

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At 23, Imoleayo Adebule is one of Nigeria’s youngest female pilots. Intelligent, daring, and confident are three words that best describe the tenacity with which she passed through one of the most complex schools in the world – Flying School, to obtain her license as a Commercial Pilot. Imoleayo has excelled in a profession that is not only averse to people of her gender, but quite difficult even to people of the opposite sex. Having graduated at the top of her class at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Kaduna, she now works with Aero Contractors where she is making giant strides. She shares her inspiring story with Adeola Adeyemo in this exclusive interview.

Starting Off

Imoleayo has always been a brilliant girl. Born on 25th September, 1988 in Kaduna, she sailed through Primary and Secondary Schools faster than most of her peers. At 15, she was already through with her Secondary education at Royal College, Kaduna. Then came her search for an admission into the University where she wanted to study Mechanical Engineering. This was a very frustrating period for her as it lasted three years. “I finished in 2003 and I couldn’t get admission into the University,” she recalled. “I wanted to go to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, but between 2003 and 2006, I didn’t get admission.”

It was during her search for admission that she heard about an Engineering course being offered at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Kaduna. “A family friend that works in Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Kaduna, came over and told me about an Engineering course going on in the school, so I decided to apply for it. The name of the course is Air Frame and Power Plant,” she said.

To Imoleayo, becoming a pilot was “fate”. When she got to the College, she was disappointed to find out that they were no longer admitting students for the course. She was faced with the option of waiting for one more year or applying for the other available course which was Standard Piloting. Reluctantly, and with urging from her Mum and some Instructors at the College, she applied for the course.

Crossing the Hurdles

Getting admitted for the course was no mean feat, she recalls. “140 people did the interview that year. Only nine made it to the class and one person joined later on, so we were just 10 in the class. A lot of people might go in for it but it is not meant for everybody. There is a particular level a pilot’s IQ has to be at. If you can’t meet that level, then you can’t become a pilot. It was a two weeks interview. The first week, they gave us brief lectures on how everything works around the plane. The next week, we went in for the test. We used a Simulator in the school, which is the model of an aircraft, but on ground. You really won’t fly but basically what you see in an airplane is in it. And the view and everything is just the same. We had a class of about an hour and they just told us all that is in it to give us an introduction. I have a younger brother and we love to play video games together. When I went in, I just thought it was a video game. They ended up dropping a lot of people. If you want to crash, you hear a warning sound. A lot of people crashed that day. Then we did a complex coordination test. They wanted to know how we could handle multiple tasks at once. I did my best and at the end, my instructors were surprised. They were asking me if I’ve ever flown before. One of them said, “oh, you did everything like you’ve flown before. Then I asked myself what did I do that was so special?”

After crossing the hurdle of getting admitted for the course, Imoleayo was faced with another challenge, raising money to pay for the course. At that time, it cost a whooping N7,250,000 to attend the Flying School and till date, she is still awed at the way God provided the funds for her. “I was lucky and it was just fate for me to become a pilot,” she said. “During that time, my mum was going through a very challenging time in her business. I finally got an admission but I couldn’t raise the money to get myself into school. We did the interview in November and were to begin school in April, so I had about five months to raise the money. I wrote hundreds of letters to various airlines, various companies. The letters were flying everywhere, I was just writing to any place that comes to my mind. I wrote to my state government (Ogun) and they told my dad that the money was too much and the government couldn’t raise that money, that they could use that money to train about 10 doctors instead of training one pilot. I was so sad. Then I tried with Kaduna state government because I was born and brought up there. A woman there, then the personal assistant to the state governor’s wife told me that if I had claimed Kaduna state right from birth, she would have been able to get it for me in one day. Luckily for me, one of my instructors at the College gave me the names of three airlines that I should write to- Pan African Airlines, Aero Contractors and Bristow Helicopters. I wrote to the three of them and fortunately, it was Aero that called back. I went in for an oral interview. They sponsored three girls in the class. Amazingly, we got our fees paid the day our admission was to be nullified if we didn’t get our fees paid. If we didn’t get our fees paid on the 24th of April, we wouldn’t have been able to get in to the class but amazingly, the fees were paid on the 24th of April.”

Soaring With Wings

Eventually, Aero Contractors’ investment in her paid off as she was the best graduating student in her class. She was the second person to fly solo in her class, which means, flying the plane without an instructor. “When the instructor thinks you are fit enough to fly an airplane on your own, he would release you to take the airplane up and bring it back. In this case, an instructor needs to have enough confidence in you because you are actually flying on his license. If anything happens, he will be held responsible not you. I flew 10km away from the airfield and came back safely.”

This was a far cry from her first flying experience with an instructor in 2008 in which she felt so nervous, she said she would never fly again. “I felt so nervous during my first time in an airplane, and a small one for that matter. We were up in the clouds and it was a little bumpy bumpy. I was thinking in my mind, Lord just put me down and I won’t come back again. The instructor gave me the controls, and said hold it this way, you remember what you did in the interview, and I held it. Then he said, do you want to turn left, and I turned left. Later on he said I should leave the control that the airplane would keep flying. I looked at him thinking he must be crazy, I was not going to leave the controls and my grip tightened on it. Then he said Ayo, leave the controls. I was reluctant, but I gave the controls back to him. Then he said, Ayo I am going to release it and we are not going to fall from the sky. Immediately he left it, I jumped at it, and he was laughing at me. But I left it and he said now you see, we will not fall from the sky, the airplane is built to fly, it will not fall like a stone.”

Since then, Imoleayo has flown hundreds of times to various parts of the country and beyond its shores. She holds a Commercial Pilot’s License and was recently promoted to the rank of First Officer. She has been well exposed as she goes to different parts of the world every six months for training and occasionally, when she wants to learn the grips of a new aircraft. For her, the job of a Pilot is very lucrative, “I don’t earn an armed robber’s salary,” she is quick to add. “But I don’t think I could ask for more. I basically have everything I could ask for and I am very grateful to God. Even though I wanted to become an Engineer, I don’t think I would have been happier than I am right now. With God, nothing is impossible.”

Imoleayo Adebule (middle)

Imoleayo Adebule (first from bottom left)

Facing Challenges and Excelling

On her time spent at Flying School, Imoleayo says it was “interesting and challenging at the same time”. Even though the basic academic requirement to gain admission into the Flying School is similar to most Higher Institutions – 5 credits in Science subjects at O’levels, Imoleayo says that the level of competition there is more than the norm. “It was so competitive. 75% is the pass mark to a course; else you have to take it again. But that 75% was just like scratching the surface. Everyone was aiming for 90%.”

While comparing this to what she might have gotten if she attended another institution, probably a University, she says this level of competition might have affected her social life in a way. “To some extent, I miss that life. If I’m seated with my friends, the way they socialize is quite different from the way I socialize. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a different world. But I try so hard to mix up with people of different professions.”

However, she has no regrets. For someone who learnt how to fly a plane before learning how to drive a car, Imoleayo is “100% sure that it is still the safest way to travel.” She loves flying and can’t think of anything else she would rather do than flying. A key ingredient to succeed, she says, is doing what you are good at. “Know your strengths. I am poor with writing, I wouldn’t deal with English but I love Mathematics.” Secondly, aiming for the best. “Anything I find myself doing, I put in my best. It is a man’s world but we are women and we are doing it. It’s not like it is impossible. If you have the determination, there is nothing you can’t do.”

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

129 Comments

  1. Sexxie

    January 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I’m in awe of u Captain! God bless u!

  2. Enwongo Cleopas

    January 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’M MORE THAN INSPIRED HONESTLY. her dreams of becoming an engineer was frustrated and led her to this. God be with HER.

  3. oro

    January 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Impressive!

  4. haddy

    January 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    one word: Brave!

  5. I Am Legend

    January 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    WOW. I’m inspired. AWESOME!!! May God continue to guide and protect you.

  6. diamond

    January 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    wow! anything is possible to them that believe. break those boundaries. jump those limitations!

  7. sade

    January 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    wow now thats impressive

  8. Laolu

    January 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Congrats girl ,so proud of you..actually been hearing about you before seeing how cute rue..keep it up and GOd be with you.

  9. maisolomon

    January 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    inspiring story

  10. cathy

    January 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Bravo babe! impressed with such

  11. chinny O

    January 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    am so inspired!!

  12. kiki

    January 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    aye aye captain…..i salute. well done

  13. Damsel

    January 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    What can i say….am really touched.Keep doing what you love doing best.God bless you.

  14. partyrider

    January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    A breath of fresh air in the news lately..
    Impressive..and brave.

  15. Aibee

    January 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Salute! She is a strong woman. I get palpitations everytime I fly and this is a fellow woman ‘driving’ the plane. She is a strong woman.

  16. Greatness

    January 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Awesome, am inspired. Girl you are Brave…… Ride on for the lord is your strenght.

  17. pynk

    January 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    nice one. She made commercial in a very short period of time sha. And i disagree with her comment about pilots having to have high IQs, i went to an aviation college, and many of them were average, my bf mediocre, but he knew his craft, but he still cant spell. So no.

    • Mary007

      January 6, 2012 at 3:25 am

      You iq I am sure she is referring to is not only book related but iq in the physicals. Spelling has got nothing to do with intelligence, it does help. There are loads of intelligent people whose writing or speaking are nothing to write home about

  18. ifyoma

    January 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    AWWWWWW………………..MUST I CRY SHA……………. ONE WORD *INSPIRED

  19. onyx

    January 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Very impressive! I’m still amazed at how her search for one path in life led her down another… God truly places in us abilities to succeed even in ways we would not ordinarily imagine. I particularly love what she says about having determination and doing all things well. Will be borrowing that as one of my incentives for this year! 🙂

  20. ibk

    January 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I’m highly impressed, young lady. It’s amazing what a determined and focused mind can do. Imoleayo, kudos to you. Keep soaring higher and higher.

  21. Id Noble

    January 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    This will be the least of you that men would see in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen
    I wish you Long life and more landmark achievements in life. Amen

  22. Makioba

    January 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    d girls sitting next to her, are they twins or am seeing double?… so proud of u all…..

  23. aj

    January 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Very wonderful story. It now remain to have a smart group of people that can build the plane. That would be very great.

  24. chinny

    January 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    good for her! what a smart girl.
    Hardwork and drive does pay off- she is a role-model.

  25. peetan

    January 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    ..Rili Inspirin!!

  26. flygirl

    January 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Inspiring!! soar

  27. Jobs in Nigeria

    January 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    About time,You go gal!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. spicy

    January 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    How inspiring..more success to her

  29. herroyalsexiness!

    January 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Very inspiring!!! Anything is possible, just believe!

  30. Lagos Boy

    January 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Proud of these ladies, being in the aviation field myself, I see a lot of these ladies coming to Daytona Beach in the U.S to get their training and return home to get jobs.. I love it!!

  31. majo

    January 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    wow. that is so inspiring. and kudos to aero for investing in her. but i’m a bit frightened to fly with a 23 yr old o.

    • ah

      January 10, 2012 at 4:16 am

      same here. with all these late night aero flights

    • ATL's finest

      January 14, 2016 at 5:36 am

      @ Majo exactly my thoughts. Although I’m so PROUD of her, then again, we have to respect her despite her age. I got into my Med field @ a very young age & oh lordy, #HELLOJJC#. It was SSO obvious that I was a Freshmen Rookie but, I have to spread my wings & found my voice with the Veterans. Congrats to her & keeping on Flying ?????✈✈✈✈✈

  32. mercy

    January 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    waoh,am really inspired. At her age she has attained a great height. Wish u all d best Imoleayo, ur name is working for u

  33. ify

    January 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Go girl!

  34. jennietobbie

    January 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    oh my goodness….I don’t even know how I feel right now. this is exceptionally brilliant, powerful and every atom, inspiring 🙂

  35. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    so touched…what an inspiring story
    http://liveloveandbefabulous.blogspot.com/

  36. Yougogurl!

    January 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    God bless the works of your hand! what a way to go..She sounds like she’s got a strong foundation also! I hope you’ll help other kids that aspire to be as succesful as you!

  37. nollywood

    January 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    SALUTE YOU CAPTAIN!!! *TAKES OFF CAP. GREAT JOB KEEP IT UP

  38. Myne Whitman

    January 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    This is so inspiring. Keep soaring girl!

  39. kelly

    January 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    u go girl !!!

  40. Kiki

    January 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I’m really touched by this story… by the way she got into flying school, got her fees paid… WOW! This is really a breath of fresh air. Thank you BN for this story.

  41. chiberry

    January 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    wow,i’m so proud of you girl, being a pilot at your age…very inspiring…

  42. Turayo

    January 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Well done miss, well done. You are seriously inspiring.

  43. adeyinka lawal

    January 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I am really proud of you,keep the flag flying !we are strongly behind you and God will surely be with you always.

  44. Babe

    January 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Wow! I’m so inspired…I get inspired when I see women/ladies excelling in “men’s world”! Well done dear…

    P.S: I am not a sexist!

  45. Babe

    January 6, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Its sad that the government cannot assist in helping people purue their dreams tho…Imagine if Aero did not also respond…This talent would have probably gotten frustrated and entered for some engineering education course and probably ended up as a teller in UBA!

    • trudee

      January 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Teller at UBA! LOL! Wetin Uba do you?
      An inspiring story though!

  46. Purpleicious Babe

    January 6, 2012 at 12:28 am

    U will soar beyond the eagle…

    NICE story, beautiful lady, determined attitude. God bless you and may your parents and those that have assisted be bless….

    Thanks for sharing….

  47. mybi

    January 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

    you go girl!!!! flying a plane not trying to blow one up.
    Hallelujah!! good news.

    I love the bit where she says she not earning an “armed robbers “salary but she has all that she needs.

  48. TeeTee

    January 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Awesome!! Congrats girl…keep aiming for the sky (literally!) God bless you , keep you and continue to order your footsteps!

  49. wendu

    January 6, 2012 at 2:26 am

    congrats … MAY God KEEP WATCHING OVER YOU , your end shall not be like the previous female pilot we had…….

  50. Mary007

    January 6, 2012 at 3:22 am

    For those who are lasts looking for a grass to grace story BN has given you one that has only God and self determination, imagine all those letter writing. I am proud of you not just as a pilot but one who against the odds made it, all the best in all that you do.

  51. happyhilly

    January 6, 2012 at 3:56 am

    bravo

  52. Babe

    January 6, 2012 at 5:36 am

    very encouraging, congrats gal

  53. beegirl

    January 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

    so inspired by achievment,,,go girl

  54. esther olufunke adewole

    January 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    wow,amazingly true.so so inspiring soar high brave girl

  55. bimbo

    January 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

    this really inspired me,go girl and be your self

  56. Truth Teller

    January 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Damn! this is my kindda thing, love posts like this. Congrats girl!!! @Bella Naija, the Nigerian college of aviation technology is in Zaria, Kaduna state. If you write Kaduna, the assumption’ll be that it’s in Kaduna, the Kaduna state capital, please take note.

  57. Redcarpetgoat

    January 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    God keep and preserve you. best wishes Imoleayo

  58. Eniolorunda Tokunbo

    January 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m impressed. Keep it up.

  59. Vicky

    January 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’m highly impressed, keep soaring, girl!

  60. pendo

    January 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    very much impressesd and even more impressed to see other young ladies taking up aviation good for you girls well done !!!!!

  61. Ella

    January 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Girls sitting beside her are twins and their dad is also a pilot. All the best gurls.

  62. Blackknight

    January 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Am male and I respect YOU period.!This is the kind of story I’d like to hear.Not all those rubbish Blackberry /Brazillian hair ladies that we find all over Lagos and Abuja running after Politicians and dreaming of driving SUVs. You dreamt it baby, believed it and achieved it.And to all my beautiful hardworking naija ladies out there, una well done.Keep breaking barriers….You can make it if you believe and work towards it.No need to open legs for anybody…..If you have the intellect,desire and dedication, favour will locate you.Chai, am so so happy for you dear.All you smart naija ladies, keep soaring – your mates will envy you…..Keep touching lives and don’t forget to give back to your communities. I love you my Smart,Intelligent,hardworking naija women.

  63. Blackknight

    January 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Am Inspired! Ladies!Ladies!! Ladies!!! You can do it. You have the power to do it.Leave the vain things…..emancipate your mind…..whatever it is that makes you happy, go for it and be the best at it.Don’t be under the shackles of men. Feed your brain,liberate and distinguish yourself…..Burn the candles no matter how painful the flames are – Get to the top and all the money you need in this world will come to you effortlessly…..
    If you are good and you know yourself, FAVOUR will locate you.

  64. Tosin

    January 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    She can fly me anyday 🙂

  65. Mel

    January 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wow…what can i say, i have a similar story, and i am of the opinion that we need more technical schools than universities…i went to one after my university and wish i didnt go to a university. never regret it girl…d skies(which u already touch) is your starting point..

  66. NNENNE

    January 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    U go, gurl!

  67. Sunkanmi Afolabi

    January 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

    What Imoleayo is telling us here is pretty straightforward: the world does not own any of us a living but it sures owns us an opportunity. She could have given up with discouraging besmirch replies she was getting from different rulers of the nation but she hanged on even on the brink of the anxious moment. Imoleayo, your poignant autobiography is a lesson for us all to remember. The presence of mercy God shall not depart from you. Do accept my congratulations! I love you dearly. Sunkanmi

    • uhuh

      January 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      owe* gawd how can u make the same spelling mistake over and over? smh

  68. Boma Otobo

    January 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    This babe makes so much sense and should be a model to young women out there.I pray for every young lady out there, that your great dreams become reality,your passion will be a blessing and we’l l affect our Nation Nigeria despite all that stares us ….we’ll be singled out!

  69. jazmyne

    January 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

    thank u so much for sharing your story… I Am Inspired…kudos to bella for bringing this to us.

  70. priscilla

    January 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I’m speechless! I got goosebumps just reading this story… Now this is an inspiring story! God bless you dear, and may HE continue to be the wind beneath your wings!

  71. gbolade ibrahim abdul-hafeez

    January 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Wow. Ayo was my class mate in primary school, Command children school. NMS zaria kaduna state. She was always topping D class then. Kudos proud of u.

  72. gbolade ibrahim Abdulhafeez

    January 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Wow. Ayo was my class mate in primary school, Command children school. NMS zaria kaduna state. She was always topping D class then. Kudos . Am proud of u.

  73. Ify

    January 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Well done! What you don’t see is the hardwork, sacrifice and stoic determination behind stories like this…
    Seriously ladies hustle honestly and God will reward your efforts…No need to keep looking for mugus and alhajis to finance you. You can do so much for yourself and earn everyone’s respect if you set your mind to it!

  74. Innocent Daniel

    January 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Am really thrilled by this story.More thrilled at how hard working and smart She is.. Most thrilled at how young she is!

  75. ES EE WHY I

    January 10, 2012 at 2:13 am

    THIS GAVE ME GOOSE BUMPS…..WOW!

  76. oge

    January 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

    its good to know that at least some young women out there are pursuing big dreams………this is a breath of fresh air tired of all these tailors stories calling themselves designers. We are more interested in concrete things like breaking medical and technogical grounds and things like that. Aero Contractors i salute you for sponsoring this dream, other companies should emulate that….Go girl…I love u gal! I wish you all the best.

  77. Pinky

    January 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Very well done!

  78. Folake

    January 11, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Oh Darling! my prayers are with you..may God the almighty guide you and your fellow colleagues..May the sky be always safe for all of YOU…GOD BLESS YOUR HEART..BRAVE WOMAN..

  79. Flowerpower

    January 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

    This is simply amazing!! Well done Imoleayo…

  80. bellebabe

    January 12, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Made me cry 🙂 Amazing story!

  81. Dolly p.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This is an inspiration to many young women out there. You are truly blessed and I believe we have not seen the last of you. Keep soaring higher. http://www.naijaimpressions.com

  82. 'nimim

    January 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Imoleayo.So proud of you and your colleagues.

    God Bless you all.

  83. Helen

    January 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I’m really inspired…….. Kudos!

  84. Sunshine

    January 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    A very inspiring story and young woman. I hope you can fly to the Caribbean one day….Best wishes and God bless…

  85. Salako olukayode moses

    January 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Ayo girl,omo ogun ise ya,God as endowed it dt u wl bcm a pilot,only dt u did not discovered intime,ur primary aim to bcm mech engr can stil b achieved,i myself am a mechanical engr,i wc to knw u more 08054820834([email protected])god bless u

  86. gbenga

    January 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    am so inspired…i also want to be like you so i have so many questions for you..please i need to talk to you..please reply thank you

  87. eMVeePee!...

    January 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Great!…#kudos!…

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  89. mildred

    January 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    am so so impress.

  90. anurigo chidi akunyili

    January 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

    u shall excel more nd more my beloved sister

  91. belinda

    January 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

    very impressive. i am overwhelmed and challenged. there is nothing u can achieve when u are set out to do it. bravo my dear!

  92. Maureen Opara

    January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I love your confidence, may the good Lord keep and sustain you IJN

  93. Miss C

    January 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I’m speechless. I’m so inspired. Thanx 4 giving me strength Imoleayo and bella naija to pursue my dreams. Aero contractor, thanx 4 nt making this intelligent brain a waste even tho u delay flight and cancel at will sha….. ‎​ℓ☺ℓ

  94. aloli

    January 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Wow,u are really what ur name means a light shinning and bringing nothing but joy.am 22,1 year younger but ur story fuels more passion in me to achieve my dreams and do things pple say can’t be done.I want to say that bella outdid herself on this one by posting dis story.I don’t usually read abt stories like dis and I hope she continues cos so many pple have dreams bt are giving up on dem.great piece.

  95. Oyin

    January 17, 2012 at 6:32 am

    This is absolutely AWESOME!!!! Keep up the great work and blaze ahead of your peers. Aspire to run your own private airline someday and train future aviators- there’s no limit to what God can use you to do….. dream BIG, work hard and don’t quit!

  96. Okechukwu Ofili

    January 17, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Ofili is clapping! naija get talent jare!

  97. Olutaller

    January 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Awesome!!!

  98. Nora

    January 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    U’re such a heroine: very challengin I mus say

  99. Jummierun

    January 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I’m so inspired.

  100. Bisiesweets

    January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    You go girl!!! so proud of you!..im so inspired by this:)

  101. sofy

    January 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    omg am so inspired!!!

  102. blueberry

    January 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    so determined….wish u d very best.

  103. Titilola

    January 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    An inspiring story….may God continue to show you favour and keep you safe Imole

  104. Mosope

    January 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I am extremely inspired and i wish women all the best in life.Welldone IMOLEAYO,u go gurl!

  105. lade

    January 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    GOD BLESS AERO MANY FOLDS,GIRL GOD IS PROUND OF YOU SO ARE WE.

  106. Yomiit

    January 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Inspired… God ‘ll continually strengthen you.

  107. Asake

    January 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

    WOW…Shes my birth mate..born on the same day

  108. ebere

    January 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    wht a brave child she is

  109. ena

    January 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    very brave and determined. your story got me thinking girl… everything is possible. if u can dream it, u can be it!

  110. Cece Eko

    February 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    If only we believe. Fly on girl. God bless and protect you.

  111. Isseh

    June 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    May you retire fulfilled and alive:)

  112. Tenth Maruhe

    September 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I salute you girl !!!!!

  113. Anyebe Enenche

    January 22, 2013 at 10:02 am

    ur lyf is an inspiration for me. Wit God al tins ar in deed posible. C u der.

  114. Kayode Adebule

    December 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Proud of you Sister (The Adebules)

  115. Vincent

    May 16, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Gosh, am so thrilled at what she did , n it’s actually 7.6M now in Zaria ….am praying that I get answered to like she did …..

  116. kayode

    August 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

    i love this pilot pilot imoleayo,but i just want to ask you some questions on how i could become a pilot beacuse i am just a ss1 boy and i have two more years to enroll in ncat but above all you are still the best i cant wait to meet you ,see you be expecting a boy called pilot kayode.kudoos kudoos!! for you pilot imoleayo please keep it up!

  117. @segunsd

    February 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Simply inspiring!

  118. Uche

    March 13, 2015 at 12:04 am

    God is really by ur side,i wish 2 b lyk u one day,i knw dat God will do it

  119. oluwaaseun

    June 21, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Each time I go through imoleayo’s profile,tears keep flowing right inside.
    I look up to God to have such a glamorous testimony like this young charming lady has.
    Imoleayo,the space in the sky is beyond your limit.keep it real.
    Wish and hope to shake hands with you some day.
    Aspiring [email protected]

  120. Adenike

    January 14, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I read this everyday.i’v bn trying to lose d hope of becoming pilot but this gives me inspirition.kudoos to u sis Imoleayo.

  121. bilqis

    March 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, so inspiring. You’re so lucky.I also wish to become a pilot ‘big time’ but my parents never supports me due to the fact that I am a girl.

    • Nuga

      July 15, 2016 at 1:36 am

      Don’t give up on your dreams…

  122. Nuga

    July 15, 2016 at 1:36 am

    So inspiring….all my life I’ve always wanted to be a pilot. ..working hard towards my dreams…. Bilqis Don’t give up on your dreams… Keep persuading them.. ..they’ll eventually agree

  123. Joseph U.

    October 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Thumbs up! She flew me on Saturday 07/10/2017 and on Monday 09/10/2017. Against my expectations, she did quite well in the face of the unfriendly weather on Saturday even as my mind kept going through the two things I bother the most about air travel – the condition of the plane and the weather.

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