A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step. No one said it would be easy, no one said you would not stumble and fall but with determination, patience and deep conviction, then you will get there.
Allow me to re-introduce you to Adigo Digo, a Kenyan man who blew up the Internet a few weeks ago after breaking the bank to wed his model of a lover, aboard a flying plane.
But what many don’t know is that Adigo was once a hawker at Mathare slums where he was born in a family of 8 and where his dream to fly on a plane to Germany was born.
Adigo tells his story
Speaking to a local publication, Adigo, 28 years old, narrated;
“I longed to fly abroad, specifically Germany in 2018, but that did not happen. It is what inspired my decision partly to wed on a plane.”
According to him, he wanted to do something out of the ordinary for his wife and that is when the idea of a plane came in.
Disclosing that the two exchanged vows aboard a passenger plane at Wilson Airport and the reception held in Ukunda, Mombasa.
“I had been planning and saving for the event to also inspire my fellow youth that a long journey begins with one step,” stated the fashion stylist.
“I focused on hawking mitumba because while growing up, I didn’t have enough clothes. I wore the same clothes for weeks and had none for special occasions like Christmas,” Adigo explains.
He slowly built clientele while selling clothes to especially footballers around the slum area, while also a part-time footballer.
In 2015, a client employed Adigo at a shop in the city center which helped him build his trade in the base.
To supplement his proceeds from mitumba, Adigo learnt German not just so he can fly to the first world country but to also guide tourists around the slum area.
Unfortunately, his dreams to fly to Germany in 2018 could not bear fruit following the passing on of his dad.
As we speak, the fashion designer has a shop at Jamia Mall named ‘Berlin’ just to keep his dream to fly to Germany, alive.
For Adigo, it is all about patience, focus, networking and growing slowly.
January 18, 2021