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New and Improved Taju – The Five Year Old Who Broke the Internet

Taju is all swagged up, people!



A couple of months ago, the boy Taju broke the internet when a family member posted a video of him on Instagram teasing him for not being able to communicate his age in English. The video went viral after Comedian Ayo Makun shared it in his page.

Well it’s been four months since this happened and so many things have since then changed for this child.  In that period, he has received immense support from celebrities and kindhearted Nigerians. The change he has undergone is unmistakable as one cannot help but notice the drastic change an d how good he looks.

Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele has since that time taken young Taju on as a personal project. The Actress has received support from AY and Mrs Ajimobi, the wife of the Governor of Oyo state who posted a before and after picture of Taju on her Instagram page.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele has supported Taju since he came to limelight

In the Post, she thanks everyone who has offered support and expresses how happy she is about how well he is doing.

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A couple of months ago the video of TAJU a little boy from Ibadan, Oyo state went viral on instagram courtesy @aycomedian I reached out and told him that I would like to meet TAJU. @funmiawelewa brought him to me and I fell in love with his intelligence and vibrance. I thought about how TAJU would have better care alongside a secure future and the best thing to do was hand him over to his state government, so I reached out to Her excellency Mrs Florence Ajimobi the First Lady of Oyo state and founder , Access Basic Care Medical Foundation @accessbasiccare through my darling @abi_kd I'm delighted to let you all know that this little boy is doing well under this foundation @accessbasiccare and I present to you the new Taju now called OPEYEMI. Thank you ma. May God bless you more @florenceajimobi Thank you @funmiawelewa for reaching out to the boy firsthand. @aycomedian n for taking interest in him, starting up a fundraiser and putting in effort to make his life better God bless you. PS: In whatever way you can touch a life, please do and do it selflessly. You never can tell whose light you can help shine.

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Way to go, boy!

We love a good redemption story.

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