Hairdresser in Onitsha, Nigeria
His journey begins in 1998 after leaving Nigeria for the Ivory Coast.
Mr M, native of Benin City, Nigeria, must return to Nigeria at the end of 2011 at the age of 31after receiving a negative decision concerning his asylum request (request made in 2010).
His journey begins in 1998 after leaving Nigeria for the Ivory Coast. After training for one year as a barber, he has learned to wash, cut, dry, colour and shave hair. He then works in his own hair salon for 2 and a half years before the business is pillaged as war hits the Ivory Coast. He decides to move to Ghana, then Libya, Italy, and finally Switzerland.
Now back in Nigera, where his best chances of success lie, he would like to carry out his project in the city of Onitsha (one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a population of approx. 500'000) in the state of Edo.
The material needed to start the salon is purchased in Lagos and brought to Onitsha by Mr. M. The shop is rented and renovations undertaken, including repainting and installation of appliances and material. The salon opens for business starting April 2012.