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The Dapper Windscreen Washer! All You Need to Know About Abdulahi Olatoyan’s Success Story



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Abdulahi Olatoyan has been described by Yahoo! News As “Social Media’s Latest Success Story” and CNN as a “Dapper Wind Screen Washer” since a photo of him cleaning windscreens in a suit went viral a few days ago.

When asked why he made that choice, Abdulahi said “I didn’t want to be wandering the streets doing nothing”, adding he wanted to make sure people knew he was serious about his work.

“He is the first suited windscreen cleaner I have ever seen”, says photographer Daniel Sync, who took the photos that went viral. “We need more innovative citizens like Abdulahi in Nigeria”, he added.

According to Daniel, he spotted Abdulahi on his way to work in Abeokuta, Ogun State and rushed to the office to pick up his camera.

Now the first of many opportunities have opened up for Abdulahi and he has been offered a job at Nigerian clothing line OUCH. When the label’s designer Uche Nnaji saw the photos, he posted on Instagram that Olatoyan could come work at his company, and even went as far as listing seven reasons why Abdulahi deserves the job. He then asked his followers to help track down the elegant squeegee man and track him they did.

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Olatoyan has now been offered a position as ‘style doctor’ at the menswear brand. “I have a team of young people that I call style doctors,” says Nnaji, “when I saw him I thought this person is someone that likes looking good and can style others. I saw attitude in him and thought if this man is doing this just to go and wash cars, he is someone that will work with a different mindset even if he’s doing the least popular job in the company” he added.

IMG_9707 Uche Nnaji Welcomes Abdulahi Olatoyan to OUCH 18 May 2016 - Sync

To be a part of Abdulahi’s success story send a mail to [email protected] | Instagram: abudulahiOlatoyan | Twitter: iamrealabdulahi | Facebook: Abdulahi Olatoyan

Photo Credit:Daniel Sync –Sync Media House | Instagram/Uche Nnaji Twitter/CNN


  1. DatEnuguChic

    May 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Another Jumoke in the making!. Its a good ending. Anything you do for someone who would probably not be able to repay you is like saving for the rainy day in BANK OF KARMA

  2. Tunde

    May 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Uche I see you,with great Nigerian like you there’s hope for our country,not minding the name .
    The great provider will enlarge your coast the more.The God of abundance will continue to enrich your purse,thank you.

    • ATL's finest

      May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Amen & God bless the photographer as well. Like someone said, another Olajumoke in the making. God bless y’all ?

    • Daniel Sync (The Photographer)

      May 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you ATL. God did not let me rest until i published the photos of Abudulahi that went viral. We should always listen to our inner spirit.

    • Wanderlust _Trekeffect

      May 21, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Good work, but I think it would have been better to send him back to university since he said he dropped out after the death of his father, the fact that he dresses well doesn’t mean fashion is a passion for him considering that he was a science student.

    • Daniel SYnc (The Photograpger)

      May 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      You are right! Abudulahi must to back to school. That is the plan. Nothing will change that!

  3. Tobigirl

    May 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Wow! Amazing story.

  4. Honeycrown

    May 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Very happy for him! His diligence is paying off.

  5. Bee

    May 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    i just love success stories when people are actually working not those waiting for 1m dollars to appear in their room as they wait for that “big hit”….. Lord of Grace please let my helper locate me

  6. Joshua

    May 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Different ways to get to your destiny – the bread seller now the windscreen cleaner

  7. Desua

    May 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    this is just to reiterate the fact that you shoudnt remain idle because u cant get a white collar job.And whatever you decide to do, do it with all your heart and all that you ve got and leave the rest to GOD.#dressforsuccess

  8. Obi

    May 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Seest thou a man diligent in his job, for he shall stand before Kings and not mean men. Indeed there is dignity in labour. Sorrow and hard tales may come in the night but surely with Gods grace, joy would come in the morning. I hope this is the start of good things for this man.

  9. Sheun

    May 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    This made me teary-eyed! May God continue to bless his hustle!

  10. Rose

    May 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    one word “Grace”

  11. Mz Titilitious

    May 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    wow so Inspiring! i had goose bumps reading this.

  12. Spunky

    May 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Many of us may not have the guts to do what he did. He did and his story will definitely change. He just inspired a lot a people and I wish him well…

  13. Max

    May 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Just like Jumoke, God has picked his call at HIS PLACE OF pays to be diligent and focused. This is something that he never thought was possible but now, his story has changed. Who says God can’t lift a man from dust.?

  14. Kalon

    May 20, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Awesome. Ouch God bless u for giving that extra touch to the story.

  15. dapper's

    May 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    God bless ouch!

  16. mopelola

    May 20, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    wow…… I am so happy for him….. finally. God has a way of rewarding one’s effort. God bless ouch

  17. Prince

    May 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Inspiring. This is what people should emulate. you dont have to work in a bank or oil company to be successful. Whatever you do, do with confidence and pride it above anything.
    Welldone bro. this is just the beginning.

  18. kola

    May 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This guy’s being cleaning windscreens in Ilorin for years with his trademark bears and stylish clothes , no break through, moved to ogun state under months his a success story…It’s hard to find someone in ilorin with a car that hasn’t encountered him…To mi this na miracle…God don bless im hassle…… baba God do am finish

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