Fajana Oluwafemi, popularly known as La Krim has just had an encounter with destiny, even after frustration forced him to become a food vendor.
He is now the proud winner of a N5million booty, N2.5million in cash, a renovated work space, an SME toolkit, and scholarship to a Culinary School, after he partook of a street contest.
The street contest was Street Foodz Naija season 2, powered by Devon Kings, a brand of PZ Wilmar Foods Limited, in partnership with Foodbaytv.
Despite joining last, his meal was adjudged the most creative dish of the night, beating delicacies prepared by five other contestants including Chef Chenko, Native Chef, Chef F. Naija, Korede Spaghetti and Mr. Jay .
The street contest held at Alao Aka-Bashorun Park, Gbagada Phase II, Lagos, and there, he was crowned the King of Streewho also got the sum of N500, 000 and N200, 000 respectively.
Sharing his excitement with NollyNow, La Krim revealed how frustration forced him to become a street food vendor.
“I am excited, I am blessed and I am speechless. This is because what is going on right now I can’t imagine it. I didn’t expected to win the competition. But I thank God. I have in this business for about eight years. I got into this business out of frustration.”
“While growing up, things were really tough for me and my family. But as a man, I didn’t relent on my effort to survive in life. I got into the competition through a friend who came to my shop to inform about it.
“At first, I was reluctant to pick the entry form, but he kept encouraging me until I decided to give it a shot. I was not among the first 13 contestants selected for the competition. But as the game progressed, I was invited to join other contestants”, La Krim said