About Young And Independent(YAI)
The Story behind the Channel
Do you feel like the world is closing up on you, with bills to pay, struggling through school, looking for work, .
Are you below 35 and wondering when you are ever going to become financially independent.
This channel was inspired by my personal experiences as a young girl growing up in a big and dynamic family in Africa. Our setting was a polygamous one, where both of my dad’s wives lived in the same home together with all the kids(this may sound very unconventional for westerners, i know).
Our dad was a great provider and his hard work was evident in the quality of schools we went to, the clothes and shoes we wore, the home in which we lived.
Unfortunately, our worse nightmare became a reality when daddy died in a car crash. I was i was only 16 and my mum was pregnant with my last sibling who is now 15(you can only imagine how devastating that was). All of a sudden we had no shield and all the luxury and comfort became farfetched, fights for property began and we were left without any guidance.
Thrown into the deep end of the sea, i had to swim or sink. I did not only excel academically, but i managed to secure work as soon as i completed my diploma, left the family home at 18 and never went back, overcame the challenges of single-motherhood, bought my first car at 22, created my first company at 23 and maintained financial independence until age 32 that i write this.
If you want to find out how to deal with such a grief, navigate life , excel academically, breakout from poverty, start your own business , build generational wealth, and become independent whilst young, do stick around.
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