A Lecturer Told Her She Wouldn’t Make It Because Of Her Disability, But Look at Her Now!


Click Here If You Want Us To Shine The Spotlight On Your Personal Brand, Small Business, Side Hustle, Ministry Or Passion Projects

“On the first day I went to UJ, a lecturer told my parents and I that I wouldn’t make it because of my disability. But look at God, I made it. Never Give up on your goals!!!. #UJGraduate,Mpho Kutu had tweeted.

Mpho was celebrating her graduation from the University of Johannesburg with a qualification in Fashion Production when she shared her story online.

With over 20 thousand retweets and 75 thousand likes, people congratulated her, sharing in the joy of her achievement.

Raised by clergy parents, Mpho suffered from cancer as a child. Thankfully, her faith in God is the reason she has kept going despite life’s challenges. She’s so confident of herself that not even her disability can deter her from achieving her dreams.

Asides from becoming a fashion buyer and having her own boutique, Mpho loves to sing and hopes to sing with a well-known gospel group in South Africa.

In this interview with Sola Abe for Woman.NG, 22-year old Mpho shares her story as she encourages people living with cancer to keep fighting.


When I was 12 months old, I was diagnosed with cancer. It was a small pimple on the right side of my nose. My parents could see that this pimple was unusual so they took me to a specialist who confirmed that it was cancer. The cancer was removed but in the process of the removal, I had lost my eye. The process also caused a piece of my nose to be removed. It also caused a scar on my face which looks like a burn. I didn’t have much of a reaction because I was young. But on behalf of my parents, I’m sure it was shocking. They must have been extremely scared, but they had placed my life in God’s hand and here am I, a proud cancer survivor.


PRAYER, PRAYER AND MORE PRAYER. Prayer has been the ultimate key to everything in my family. Prayer is what kept us going. My late grandmother would pray for me until I was well. Since I was young I don’t remember much. But out of the bits and pieces, I remember my parents always coming to see me. They were there for me in every way possible way. I really thank God for them.

Living Her Life

Cancer just came out of the blue really so nothing caused it, but I’m living my life through preaching the love of God I mean at the end of the day he saved my life and all the glory belongs to him. You see I believe that God allowed me to go through everything because he needed me to be a testimony he needed me to go and preach his undying love. He needed me to inspire young people to let them know that you can also make it.

What she would tell a person with a cancer diagnosis

I would tell them not to give up. I would him or her to fight, fight until the very end it may be tough it may seem like it’s over but God knows the plan and purpose of your life. He knows your beginning from your end. God raised a fighter in you and right now you need to fight.


I went through so much. You know people like to stare, they like to look. So it wasn’t easy. Sometimes, I would lock myself in my room because I didn’t feel like being looked at. Some instances at my residence when the first-year students would have to mingle with other guys, honestly it was hard because no one would want to talk to me, judging me for how I looked. Sometimes I would cry myself to sleep and blame myself for being the way I am. I would be judged for being me. Imagine someone judging you without even giving you the chance or opportunity to get to know your personality. It really hurt but I made it.

I overcame these challenges by finding God. I was in a bad state, I hated life and I hated myself but I found God and he showed me life and love. I’m so confident today because of the love God has shown me. I’ve developed this deep relationship with God that has just made me love more. So, in my second year of university, I accepted the Lord as my personal saviour and I don’t regret that decision it was the best thing that had ever happened to me. So, God and his love helped me overcome.





  1. Fejiro Ighelogbo Eloviano

    Fejiro Ighelogbo Eloviano

    May 30, 2018 at 7:45 am

    God’s plan for your life was not unfolded to any 👨

  2. Wabi Kanyiri

    Wabi Kanyiri

    May 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm


  3. Chioma Light Appiah

    Chioma Light Appiah

    May 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm


  4. Aya Magidigidi

    Aya Magidigidi

    May 31, 2018 at 7:09 am


  5. Ruvimbo Nyamaka

    Ruvimbo Nyamaka

    May 31, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Dont judge book by its cover¡¡

  6. Zakiyatu Suleiman

    Zakiyatu Suleiman

    June 1, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Allah knw the best my dai

  7. Mfon Mojekwu

    Mfon Mojekwu

    June 1, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    What a mighty God we serve.

  8. Aigbogun Matilda

    Aigbogun Matilda

    June 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm


  9. Faith Idiakheua

    Faith Idiakheua

    June 2, 2018 at 4:11 pm


  10. Ese Happy Okpogbodu Beneju

    Ese Happy Okpogbodu Beneju

    June 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats dear

  11. Taiwo Odumbo-Abiodun

    Taiwo Odumbo-Abiodun

    June 4, 2018 at 5:27 am

    congratulations to you darling

  12. Esther Thomas

    Esther Thomas

    June 4, 2018 at 7:43 am


  13. Oboh Clara

    Oboh Clara

    June 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations dear

  14. Olusa Aderemi Ajayi Aderemi

    Olusa Aderemi Ajayi Aderemi

    June 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm


  15. Paula Enyindah

    Paula Enyindah

    May 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats dear

  16. Larin Bello Lawal

    Larin Bello Lawal

    May 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Congratulations dear

  17. Blessing David

    Blessing David

    May 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm


  18. Debby Tofunmi

    Debby Tofunmi

    May 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations dear

  19. Chinelo Jane Ominyi

    Chinelo Jane Ominyi

    May 20, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Congratulations dear

  20. Kemi Okpoiso

    Kemi Okpoiso

    May 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm


  21. Carolyn Ikuesan

    Carolyn Ikuesan

    May 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm


  22. Ebruphiyo Emareyo

    Ebruphiyo Emareyo

    May 20, 2020 at 5:56 pm


  23. Priestly Alvin Sese

    Priestly Alvin Sese

    May 20, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations dear

  24. Doris Mbachilin

    Doris Mbachilin

    May 20, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats dear

  25. Lilian Chiegwu

    Lilian Chiegwu

    May 20, 2020 at 6:43 pm


  26. Uche Ezike Mbah

    Uche Ezike Mbah

    May 20, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulations to you

  27. Emmanuela Uche

    Emmanuela Uche

    May 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    JESUS Christ has d final say, congrats dear.

  28. Princess Gy Okon

    Princess Gy Okon

    May 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm


  29. Betty Nneka James

    Betty Nneka James

    May 20, 2020 at 9:26 pm


  30. Okpata Grace

    Okpata Grace

    May 20, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Thank God say man no be God o

  31. Cynthia Ifeoma

    Cynthia Ifeoma

    May 20, 2020 at 10:54 pm


  32. Arinze Wisdom

    Arinze Wisdom

    May 21, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Only God holds our future despite what men say to us we will still be what God said we will be

  33. Edeboh Bestman

    Edeboh Bestman

    May 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you Jesus. Congratulations

  34. Yahaya Saliu

    Yahaya Saliu

    May 25, 2020 at 4:32 am


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Woman.NG creates, aggregates and curates inspiring, informative, and entertaining content for women, across multiple platforms. We are the first and the most robust online media with a focus on Nigerian women. We have published thousands of articles and posts on our website and a lot more across other platforms and reached millions of people.

For Adverts & Enquiries:


Copyright © 2015 Woman.NG. Designed by Soft Runner

To Top