Nigeria celebrates her 58th Independence Anniversary on the 1st of October 2018. There have been mixed emotions and divergent views on the believability of Nigerian dream among Nigerians. While some are apparently pessimistic of its viability based on certain experiences, others, particularly the youth, have found reasons to keep hope alive and be resilient in their drive for a better life and a more prosperous nation. This drive has been aptly tagged – "The Naija Spirit".

As a corporate citizen and in a bid to connect the true Naija Spirit, we at Fidson, through our ASTYMIN brand are out to re-ignite the true Naija Spirit of passion, resilience and can-do in the average Nigerian. ASTYMIN is therefore calling on Nigerians to revive their winning mentality by giving their best and going the distance for Naija.

To participate, connect with the true Naija spirit by sharing your Naija story - What have you done to #gothedistance for Naija. The stories with the highest votes will be rewarded the sum of ₦250,000; ₦150,000 and ₦100,000 respectively.

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nigerians who have #gone the distance

Prince Abalu Somtochukwu Daniel

Location: Onitsha. The Nigeria Biography of Prince Abalu Somtochukwu – The Young Nigerian That Built the First Teachers Center In […]

Somefun David Taiwo

Location: Lagos. My name is Somefun Taiwo, a 27years old graduate of The University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State […]

Nwosu Uche Benjamin

Location: Ogun State. As a Nigerian, I have been schooled through to the University level to be able to think […]

Sobalaje Sodiq Akinyemi

Location: Ogbomosho. Nigeria;my home,my country,blessed with milk and honey but the masses are suffering. Most times, we think about what […]

Kalu Chukwuemeka Michael

Location: Anambra State. My name is Chukwuemeka Kalu Michael and I believe I have gone the distance for my fatherland. […]

Nwigwe Chidimma

Location: Lagos State. I’m the fifth of sixth children in my family, born in Enugu state Nigeria; I left them […]

Professor Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Babatunde Soyinka was born on July 13, 1934, in Abeokuta, western Nigeria. He is a poet, playwright […]

Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN

Chief Abdul-Ganiyu “Gani” Oyesola Fawehinmi, GCON, SAN was a well-respected Nigerian author, publisher, philanthropist, social critic, seasoned human and civil […]

Nwankwo Kanu

Born on August 1, 1976 in Owerri, Kanu Nwankwo is a retired professional footballer. Kanu began his career, aged fifteen, at first division club […]

Nasir Yammama

Nasir Yammama is a Creative Technologist and Entrepreneur. He is the founder of Verdant, an Agri-Tech value chain company that offers innovative […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Grace Ifeoma […]

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, born Eleazar Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Anyaoku on 18 January 1933 in Obosi, Anambra, Nigeria. He served as Commonwealth Secretary-General from 1990 to 2000. He attended the […]

Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego, born Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite Darego, 22 December 1982) is a Nigerian model and beauty queen, best known as the first native African […]

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was a great Nigerian physician who sacrificed her life to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria […]