Why I worked as shoemaker with hope of making it in life – Fayose’s ex-aide, Lere Olayinka


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Lere Olayinka has revealed that he once worked as a shoemaker with hope of making it in life.

Olayinka explained that he ventured into shoemaking after a certain prophet told him he must be a cobbler before succeeding in life.

The former media aide to former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, said the prophecy by the cleric failed to come to pass.

He then argued that most of the prophecies people hear are “guess work”, adding that there was another prophet that told him he would be naval officer, but never happened.

The PDP House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti Central Federal Constit­uency 2 in the last general elections wrote on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday that, “I was a shoemaker for seven years because a certain prophet in my hometown, Okemesi said God told him I MUST be a shoemaker to make it in life.

“Six years in Lagos, another one told me she saw me in white uniform, directing people in a ship.”

“Today, I am neither a shoemaker nor a naval officer,” he stated.

In another post, the Internet personality said, “In the 90s, myself and a childhood friend, Late Sunday Ariyibi (Oletente), wanted to travel through a ship (Stowaway). We didn’t even know it was an illegal and dangerous journey we wanted to embark on.

“We went to one church in Agege, Lagos to pray (SỌ́ Ọ̀NÀ).

“It was in June when students just finished writing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“After the prophetess prayed for us, she said God told her that our WASSCE will be good. Despite that she goofed, we still went ahead to tell her that we didn’t do any WASSCE, that we wanted to travel abroad Bla Bla Bla.

Lere Olayinka
Lere Olayinka

“The rest as they say, na history…

“Why am I saying all these, learn from others experiences…

“Most of the prophecies you hear are mere GUESS WORK.”


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