Luck smiles on Nigerian man who drew shoe and painted it in danfo colour, Adidas wants to meet him

Luck smiles on Nigerian man who drew shoe and painted it in danfo colour, Adidas wants to meet him

– A young man now has the chance to pitch his sketch to Adidas days after his drawing went viral

– The man, however, noted that while he is happy about the opportunity, the pitch may not eventually turn into a produced shoe

– Many tweeps told the man that he would always win with his brilliant idea even if the company does not eventually work with him

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Luck has finally smiled on a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @Shutabug after he drew a canvas and painted it in popular Lagos danfo colour.

When he did the sketch on Monday, February 14, he never knew his life will take a quick turn for good.

In a recent tweet on Friday, February 19, the man said that the last few days have been very busy for him as he finally got a chance to make a pitch to Addidas.

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He thanked many people on Twitter for coming through for him, saying what was to be joke turned out to be a life-changing event for him.

Below is the sketch:

This is was his recent tweet:

As at the time of this report, his latest tweet has close to 3,000 retweets with over 12,000 likes. compiled some of the reactions below:

@demigod_PHD said:

“Congrats sha guy , but try monetize the sketch you’re sending them, big brands always have a problem with payments, once again big ups.”

@UnenAmeji said:

“Even more crazy and bold would be to have a pre-order sheet started! Demand even before design is firmed up! P.S your design is BRILLIANT… and even without Adidas, it will sell!”

Luck smiles on Nigerian man who drew shoe and painted it in danfo colour, Adidas wants to meet him

Many tweeps congratulated the man for the rare opportunity he got.
Photo source: @Shutabug, Pavlo Gonchar
Source: Getty Images

@Olubanky2006 said:

“When I saw the sketch I just knew something had to come out of it. Big Congratulations in advance of Big Deals falling through for you. More inspiration and Greater success shall follow this.”

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@ChinazonN said:

“If Adidas no give you the deal, some guys for onitsha main market can partner with you and flood west Africa with this brilliant design courtesy of china shoe factories. This a goal any which way.”

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Ore Akinde, has succeeded greatly years after her roommates at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) laughed at her clothes making business.

The crotchet maker in a post on Friday, November 27, said her school friends then called her masquerade and danced around in her pieces.

Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

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