Super Eagles player, Wilfred Ndidi has recounted how he hawked pepper, groundnut, among other things to just to support his mother while growing up.
The football star revealed these in an interview with Nigerian football journalist, Oluwashina Okeleji via The Frame online publication platform.
According to Wilfred Ndidi, none of the things he hawked gave him fame more than groundnut and that was where he got the nickname ‘groundnut boy’.
During the interview, he said;
“I did different things. Sometimes I hawked pepper, I sold water [sachets], tomatoes and fruits for my mother.
“But I became famous for selling [groundnut] peanuts. They call me the groundnut boy. I did all these things to support my mother.
“As a side hustle, to get my own personal money I was wiping the windscreens for cars held (up) in traffic. If I’m lucky sometimes I make about N2000 (almost R80) in a day but the highest I made was N3000 (around R118).”
Well, Wilfred is now is living out his dream while playing for a Premier League club, Leicester City in the UK.