I first learnt of Eric Obuh from the BBC documentary, "Welcome to Lagos".
Eric is from Lagos, Nigeria. He was an enterprising "scavenger", which is the professional title of someone who worked in the rubbish dump, searching through fresh loads of garbage brought in by the dumpster trucks, for scraps that can be resold for money. Clothes, metal, radios that can be fixed. I like the title, "scavenger".
He was doing it not just to make a living, but to save up to finance his dream: of becoming a rap artist. In the documentary, he was depicted to spend his savings on studio time, cutting a demo, and getting his picture professional professionally taken to promote his musical talents
I was impressed and inspired by his dedication to his dreams.
Riding on the exposure that the BBC documentary provided, he made it to London. And he is still trying to make it bigger and bigger.
short intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPfviZaY5ow