#BounceExclusive: This 'Mobile Music Shop' Pays His Bills
Sometimes life could be so tough and unfair.
Nigerians are born hustlers. They see challenges as hurdles they must jump and pass.
Sunny used to sit and complain about the inefficiencies of government until he decided to shut up and find a way to make life meaningful for himself.
He is a 'Lagos Boy' and has taken hold of one of the opportunities the Centre of Excellence offers its residents; the ability to dream and work hard till it becomes reality.
Bounce News found him on the streets somewhere around Abule Egba area of Lagos State and what he does is unique.
He has built himself a truck he pushes around with his equipment and source of revenue all loaded on it strategically.
Sunny's innovation has beat persons who stay in one location, playing songs and waiting for persons to come and buy.
His 'shop' is everywhere and no where in particular, but the strategy works for him.
Inside the push-truck are; speaker, power generating set, (‘I better pass my neighbour’), a video and audio compact disk player and an amplifier to enable him control the volume of the music that passers-by hear.
From circular music to gospel songs and then foreign music, all come together to serenade the air as his mobile music shop moves around the area.
Bounce News followed him for some time and at intervals, customers stop him to buy CDs.
He throws the cash into a bag in the truck which, without doubt, he would give his last drop of blood to protect.
The least a CD goes for is 100 Naira and he could sell at least 70 CDs per, according to him.
A little calculation shows he could make up to 7,000 Naira per day and if he works for 5 days in a week, that translates into 35,000 Naira per week and at least 140,000 Naira per month.
Are you still asking yourself why you wear that shirt and tie everyday to get the 18,000 Naira minimum wage?
From his little truck, his bills are paid and he is growing a business, earning what some persons in a white collar job cannot earn in a month.
"I get the CDs from marketers and I have to sell them and this is my small strategy of taking the music to customers.
"When they hear any song they like, as I move around, they will buy and no matter how little, I still make sales," he told Bounce News.
Bearing in mind the impact of noise pollution, Sunny always keeps the volume at moderate levels and only increases it when he sees children and women dancing to popular tunes.
Who says hustles do not pay? All you need is to find out the right and genuine way to make some impact.
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