In February 2020, Omowuni Blessing Oyewole (Shona) matriculated as an undergraduate at the Polytechnic, Ede Osun State with the support of the Yes, We Are Winning Foundation. Though with a physical disability, Shona who uses a wheel chair never relented on her desire to further her education.

Her determination to succeed motivated the foundation to offer her scholarship to study Nutrition & Dietetics. Today, we are proud to celebrate Shona who has completed her National Diploma (ND1) at the Polytechnic Ede.

Omowunmi Shona on her convocation day at the Polytechnic Ede in 2020

According to her, “Disability is This-ability.” Omowunmi believes that her disability is never a limitation to her success in life. She was certain that she would overcome the challenges of going to school with her inability to walk. Omowunmi wants everyone living with disability to never give up on themselves, but to be determined to succeed as she is. “Suicide is not an  option”, she enthused!

Omowunmi on the day of her final exams at The Polytechnic Ede.

Congratulations to you the Mum, her siblings and her friends who stood by her all the way. Congratulations to Omowunmi! The foundation is with you all the way, and we wish you more wins in your future endeavours!

Also read: Omowunmi a beneficiary of YWAW scholarship

See Video Interview  of Omowunmi
















Friend, these are hard times; these are perilous days. We are all in the gutters. But while some look at the stars, others stare at their wounds. As for you, you have to be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now but it can’t rain forever.

Matin Luther King counsels: “We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose finite hope. ” Indeed, the hardship and distress of life may plunge you into depression and hopelessness, but you must never lose hope because the darkest part of the night is the nearest to the morning.

What should you do? In the words of Lee Lococco, “In times of great stress and adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and energy into something positive.”

“You never know how strong you are until when being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley

As hard it may seem, so many people are succeeding doing the right thing. You too can succeed! Take courage and stay on the right side.

You’re winning!


The feeling that comes from knowing that you come from royalty is ecstatic. The confident assurance of being a king, a prince or princess is rewarding and delightful. A king is powerful; his words are final, and his authority is uncontentious.

A king should live in affluence; his inheritance is the land and its people. He owns the wealth of the land and basks in the euphoria of one who rules and reigns over all things.

An aristocratic dynasty is endearing. It potents authority and power, wealth and affluence, dominion and exaltation. It is an enviable position that commands respect and honor. The word of the king is power, and his influence is over all things.

   You are King, created by The Almighty God, The King of kings. You are God’s representative here on earth and you are positioned to reign over his creation. Furthermore, I will like to quote the words of Donald Lawrence, in his song, “There’s A King In You.”

He wrote, “the goal of the enemy is that you don’t know who you are. I know that life has challenged you but the King in me speaks to the King in you. You were born to rule there is a King in you. You come from royalty.”

He continued, “I know that life has challenged you. But the King in me speaks to the King in you. You were born to rule, there is a King in you. Is there no King in you then why do you speak with such defeat?. Is there no King in you then why do you speak with such low esteem?

Since there’s a king in you, you don’t have to be discouraged when life gets difficult. You don’t have to give up on your dreams, or give in to fear because you’re challenged. Life is so beautiful when we are optimistic. There’s possibilities when we put our trust in God, and do not give up on our efforts to achieve.

The King dies in him who is a pessimist. The power to surmount challenges and achieve success is dormant in a man who doesn’t see the good side of life. A pessimistic attitude isn’t very hopeful; he always expects the worst to happen. Even though there is a king in him, he is bedeviled with hopelessness and self-defeat.

The word of Lucille Ball instructive, he said, “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

Whatever life throws at you, just be certain that there’s always a bright side of life, and it takes optimism to see it. There’s a king in you. Therefore, speak the word of hope, rekindle your passion to succeed. Don’t let the enemy take advantage of you.

You are powerful, you are an overcomer. You’re winning; Yes, we are winning!



Also read, https://backup.yeswearewinning.com/the-incredible-story-of-my-journey-into-despair/

Read more: Donald Lawrence – There’s A King In You Lyrics | MetroLyrics



When someone tells you to “Get up and eat!”, ‘it means the food is prepared and ready to eat. “Get up and eat.” may also imply that the beneficiary may be fast asleep whilst the food was being prepared, or simply unaware that a meal is being prepared for him.

It may also suggest that the benefactor has been busy preparing a meal for someone who is tired and sleeping or just helpless but famished.

Sometimes, life’s challenges can hit us so hard that we become so helpless to lift ourselves up to face it.  It takes a person with inner poise and a strength of character to be self- motivated in the face of severe hardship or depression.

Many people easily give in or give way to depression when confronted with seemingly hopeless situations. Some do impulsively make wrong assumptions and conclusions that it isn’t going to ever get better. Such attitude has led many to engage in despicable acts or at worst commit suicide.

Mr. Elijah was a very powerful and influential man whose words were always divinely ordered. He stood vehemently against the idolatry and injustice in the land, and was well respected for his uncompromising lifestyle.

PossibilityHe soon became a very powerful figure, an oracle of God, and a threat to the government of the day. He was feared, and dreaded by evil perpetrators, who neither acknowledge God or respected human rights.

King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel had a deep hatred for Mr. Elijah, and sought different avenues to get rid of him. But Elijah survived many attacks and assassination attempts, and continued to be a beacon of hope.

One would think that a powerful man who is so much feared and respected would continue to dominate the scene, and spread his positive influence on the citizens. But, for a moment, Mr. Elijah allowed himself to be wearied by moral depression, occasioned by threats from the Government.

He simply took to his heel, wishing just to die, when he got an inkling that he was going to be killed! He was downcast, and lost the strength to fight on. He gave in to the challenge, and was ready to die anyway.

He cried, “Enough is enough! God, take my life—I’m ready to die!” Amazing how a once brave man, by reason of the hardship never saw any justification to stay alive . He didn’t think life was worth living again. He never thought survival was worth the while.

Exhausted, famished and devastated, he got a call from an angel who instructed him to get up and eat because his journey of life was far from being over (1 Kings 19:3‭-‬5).

By divine intervention, Elijah got his strength back, and his motivation was rekindled. His vision was sharpened and his courage was restored. Then he stood up, ready to face life’s battle again, and empowered to face his fears.

When you are down and out, and it seems there’s no more chance to succeed, God gives you a life-line. He never fails to help the helpless who trust in Him.

Perhaps, your failed expectations have become a reoccurring decimal which have drained your mental capacity to believe in your ability to excel, I challenge you to get up and eat!

This is the time to summon up courage, rekindle your zeal and revive your hopeful expectations. Time, age, position is not a barrier. It may look so bad now, but if you can rise up from the ashes, and stretch your optimism, you can still win.

Dear friend, it is far from being over. There’s hope in your tomorrow. Get up and eat! You’ve got a long journey ahead of you. Don’t give up yet. Face your fear. Stretch yourself, push forward. Life’s beautiful!

You are winning! Yes, we are winning!