At first, Ignatius Asabor’s journey from Nigeria to Finland could sound like feel-good fiction. “You can’t imagine how happy I am,” he tells you with his trademark toothy grin. But dig deeper, and you realize it’s a story of ambition, hard work, and tenacity. It also serves as a case in point that social media can be a very powerful tool in landing your dream job.
Ignatius was born in 1999 in the Nigerian village of Utagba-Ogbe (Kwale). Last week, the 22-year-old engineer shifted base to Oulu, Finland. Filling the gap between the two coordinates are a curious mind, scrapyard robotics, and a ton of TikTok videos.
The story of Ignatius Asabor
“My interest in robotics started when I was 9 years old,” Ignatius tells DroneDJ. “First, I was building small cars from cardboard and other materials which I got from scrap yards and other similar places around me. But after a while, that started to seem like child’s play; it didn’t satisfy me…