How WAVE Alumnus Gabriel Ejoni Grew From Being A Waiter To An International Model

Monday, March 4, 2024
Gabriel as a Waiter

Q- Please introduce yourself

A- Gabriel Ejoni “The kid from Ofagbe” I am a professional High Fashion Model. I joined Batch 5 of the WAVE training in 2014.

Q- What job opportunities did you secure after the WAVE program?

A- My first official job right after the WAVE program was as a Waiter at NOK by Alara.

Q- In what ways has the WAVE training helped you on the job or in your career?

A- Smile 😊. In every way you can possibly think of and in everything I do as a person I apply the skills that WAVE taught me.

Q- How did the training prepare you for the challenges you faced on the job and how did you overcome it?

A- Using my communication and negotiation skills has helped me in working with people. I think it is important to be able to connect with people and have a friendly conversation which could be more effective in managing people.

Q- Looking back on your experience, what was the most valuable skill or knowledge that you acquired and why?

A- My problem-solving skills help me every day of my life. When I am working with different designers during fashion weeks, I always ensure to give my best even though it can be challenging working with different personalities.

Q- Can you describe a time when you had to apply the skills you learned during your training to solve a work-related problem?

A- WAVE gave me everything I needed to overcome whatever could be the Challenge before time

Q- Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently to further your career?

A- Looking back I honestly should have believed more in myself because nobody does it better than Ejoni.

Q- What advice would you give to a job seeker?

A- My advice is simple. Start from where you are. No position is small, start with a step of faith and give it your all because everyone is watching.

Q- What is one word or experience that comes to mind when you hear WAVE?

A- Life changing

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Hon.Tunde Adeolu Adebayo
My Grand D, I'm proud of you, just keep it up Jesus is there for you, I've been praying on it that one of you will incorporate my family into JUDICIARY family, Glory be to GOD.
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
You rock girl!
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
Mrs. Adebayo
Well done my baby Lawyer 🥰
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
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Always proud of you girl ❤️❤️❤️
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
Oyedeji Joel
I am very proud of you, my daughter ❣️❣️
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
Wow. This is amazing.
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Ifeoluwa's admirer❤️
Her story is inspiring. I feel motivated. She is a young girl who at a tender age knows what she wants and she is working towards becoming her dreams.
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
Salami Omotolani
I'm interested
March 4, 2024 9:01 AM
Mary Essien
I really love the transformation that Wave is causing in the lives of the young people. Mary's experience just stands out. She is more equipped to live. This and more is what young girls especially need to compete favorably in Nigeria. Apart from the people that are in Lagos state, how can youths from other states participate in this training? How much does the training cost? Before I go, I really appreciate the leadership of West African Vocational Education. God richly bless you. Thank.
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