In a world where creativity is quite scarce but germane, it becomes a point of celebration, this is the case of Mr Ojo Obaniyi who is reported to have brought creativity to the fore with his creation of the first hand woven car made with raffia fiber. The 40-year-old, based in the ancient city of Ibadan like any other weaver that makes use of the raffia fiber, has made baskets, chairs, huge flower vases, and other household essentials. But in a light-bulb moment, he looked at his Volkswagen pick-up truck and thought to customize it in his own.
He has set a record for himself as the man behind the first hand-woven car.
The beautiful piece of art is not just a vehicle any longer but a spectacle to be beheld; an innovation that has caught the admiration of many around the world.
When asked about the motivation behind this, he said, “I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society,”
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