Parents of Success, the little girl who became popular following a viral video of her lamenting after she was sent home from school over her parents’ inability to pay her school fee have narrated how the video has changed their lives, but more interestingly, they recounted that Success was not a child they had planned for and they therefore had thought to get rid of her as a baby.
The family made the revelation when Punchng paid them a visit at their home in Sapele area of Delta state. Success’s father, Godwin Adegor, who is a commercial motorcyclist, commonly called okada rider, and her mum who sells recharge cards and raw eggs, revealed that they also have two other children – Gift and Marvelous – who are in Junior Secondary School.
The proud parents wore happy smiles according to Punchng correspondent who sat with them for an interview. Success’s father, Godwin said it all happened so suddenly and their lives have changed dramatically because of their daughter’s good fortune, but Success nearly never made it beyond fetal stage because she was unplanned for and an abortion had been a major consideration.
The proud dad said he was able to convince his wife who threatened to kill herself and the unborn Success at the time, to have the child and then sell it for half a million Naira rather than kill herself.
Read his account below:
“I knew she would be a great child. That was why I gave her the name Success. We received many favours on the day she was given birth to. Let me tell you a short story about Success. After our second child, my wife said she didn’t want to give birth to another child.
When she was pregnant with Success, she decided to drink ‘Angle 90’ (a poisonous substance). She said she wanted to die. I convinced her that rather than kill yourself, have the baby so that you could sell it for N500,000. But she said she wouldn’t sell her baby.
On the day Success was born, somebody that had owed me N100,000 paid the debt. Money was just coming from different areas. As we were receiving the goodwill, I told my wife that if we had terminated the pregnancy, would these favours have come to us? It was because of the goodwill that has always followed her that made me named name Success.
She has been receiving blessings from every corner since she was born. There was a day a soldier who stopped the vehicle that was taking them (our children) to see their grandmother at Kwale, gave her the bread he had bought for his family. The soldier said he liked the way my daughter was talking. Anywhere she goes, she always receives favour. She has won a scholarship before. The scholarship was given to her by a governor’s aide”.
Although it is hard to tell what could have been, the Adegor family would likely not be enjoying such good fortune if they had gotten rid of their little girl, Success.
All is good that ends well as they say.