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

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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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Great intro
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