“OGA I DEY ROAD DEY COME” This was what I kept hearing from the workmen I had tried to get to fix some stuff at my new apartment.

You see, I had just moved to a new apartment in Abuja, Nigeria and as usual I needed some few house-fix done, finding a plumber and other handyman service was such a headache. I decided to do what most of us usually do when looking for workmen, called friends, friends of friends, new neighbours, even the security “mai-guard” wasn’t left out. I eventually got about 8-10 referrals and when I called them all, there was something common among the replies I got from them “OGA, I DEY ROAD DEY COME” (I’m on my way coming) but for 4 days long, nobody showed up. I had never been amazed all my life, so I resorted to the most unorthodox way ever, I got a number from a banner hanging from an uncompleted building 3 blocks aways from my house. Surprisingly this was the plumber that later showed up to fix my problem, well, albeit shabbily

This was when the idea of wesabi sprung into my head, creating a platform where households can book request for reliable and trusted workmen in a network created by a culture of holding oneself to accountability didn’t want a directory service, because then, re-creating my awful own experience only in another format.

Myself and my cofounder have come a long way in building and drafting the creme de la creme of workmen and women, some sourced directly from verified vocational schools in various categories ranging from plumbing, carpentry, Airconditioning service, washing machine service, painting and their likes in Lagos and Abuja.

If you are looking to get your home or office maintenance done properly, book your request of our website, or download our mobile app

or you can just reach us via WhatsApp 09076464645



The month of July and August is considered the rainiest time of the year. While it typically rains more frequently in August, many homeowners get the unpleasant surprise of a leaky roof.

A leaky roof can be a serious problem and can cause significant damage to your properties and home. It’s important to act quickly and ensure the issue is properly taken care of. In this blog, we’ll walk you through a few important steps to solving your home’s roof leak and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.


Once you spot a leak, quickly remove any items near the drip. Place a tarp over your home goods for protection. If the water is making your ceiling’s paint bubble, puncture the spot with a small pin. This will help ensure the water is able to escape and can slightly lessen the damage to your paint and ceiling.


Determining exactly where the leak originated from can be difficult, but most times it is always advisable to start from the roof. The exterior damage often doesn’t match the location of the interior leakage. Considering the slope of your roof, the water may run down from the point of leakage from the exterior to where there is an open space in the roofs interior. Get a technician to fix the damaged exterior angle before moving to fix the interior to avoid re-occurrence. www.wesabi.com   has professional and highly skilled technicians that are also tested and trusted.


  •  Start with the attic (space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building).  Be sure to bring a flashlight, this can help you see the water’s reflection.
  • While in the attic, look for light shining through the ceiling.
  • If it’s not raining outside, bring a hose onto the roof. Ask a helper to go in the attic and keep an eye out for drips. Be very careful; wet roofs tend to be very slippery.
  • Search for cracked shingles.
  • When on the roof, pay close attention to any location where two materials meet, such as the siding and flashing.
  • Examine your vent pipes for rust, cracks or broken seals.
  • Ensure your gutters are clear of debris.
    NOTE: It is best to do this when it is not raining because the reflection of the sun allows you to see clearly the open space from the attic.


The longer you wait to get the problem repaired, the more damage the water will cause. Even if the water isn’t consistent, and only happens during heavy rain, the water that are coming in are storing in the roof and they will definitely cause damage that you cannot see, which sometimes might be too late for a small fixing.


Don’t make this decision lightly. We recommend getting a professional’s opinion, such as a home inspector or contractor. Though YouTube videos may make it look very simple, the necessary repairs may be more extensive than you think. Quick patch jobs don’t always take care of the entire problem and result in more money and frustration later.


The contractor that you hire to make the roof repairs should specialize in this service. Many roof leaks are actually caused by faulty work done by a Roof expert who did a lackluster job or didn’t invest in the right materials. There are skilled artisans working with wesabi who are professionals in this field. Contact them at www.wesabi.com.


You should inspect your roof annually for damaged or worn shingles. Even if they haven’t caused a leak yet, proactively taking care of these concerns can save you hassle later. In fact, Home Builders recommend that homeowners get roofs professionally inspected every three years.

Also, it’s important to regularly clean your gutters. Be sure nearby trees are always well maintained and don’t have any dead branches on them. Contact us at @wesabihq_ or www.wesabi.com


Step by step guide on how to create an additional source of income if you are in the blue-collar sector

As part of our objective on this page in helping service professionals in the informal sector to create more income streams. Today we will be taking you through step by step guide on opening your YouTube page and why you should start immediately.

Okay, so why YouTube? One of the most important principles in wealth creation is to create a revenue stream that can keep earning money for you for life even while you are not working at it. This is where having a YouTube channel comes in. So how does this work, YouTube will start paying you per video once you meet certain requirement , and trust me this requirement can be achieved, of course through hardwork. So what are those requirement, first, you must get at least 1k subscribers and you must have had 4000 hours of watch time on your channel. Now, let’s be me truthful, this isn’t a get rich quick scheme, it requires effort and consistency. but then again, that’s why we have created a community (a WhatsApp group) to help anyone interested to achieve this goal. So imagine in a year’s time, you are working as a plumber on a project in in a suburb in Lagos or even in Onitsha Nigeria while at the same time earning from a video you had put out there 6 months ago. That is the power of YouTube. Now before we get in, you might be wondering , what will be posting. I will also be giving you ideas and of what to post.

The first thing you want to do is get yourself a google email account (Gmail), this is because to create a YouTube page, you will need a Gmail account, if you have one already then you can skip this step.

Once your Gmail is ready, you head over to http://www.youtube.com, you can also watch this video we did here for a step by step approach

One you signed up or signed in on YouTube, you will need to get your page prepared and ready to kickstart your journey. To do this, you will need to design banners, and a display image for your YouTube channel. Again, we broke down everything here in this video. We also recommend Canva

Hopefully with this approach, you can start your journey in achieving financial freedom. You can join our WhatsApp community here, where we motivate, and give ideas on content you will be posting on your page.

How to become very successful in blue-collar sector

In our previous video, we discussed how you can get a skill in the blue-collar sector. In this video we will be talking about how you can actually become a successful being a plumber, a carpenter, an ac repair technician and their likes

Its not enough, to just want to be service professional in the blue-collar sector

  • The first thing you want to do is get some experience under your belt. The best way to achieve this is to attach with an experienced personnel in your field. Depending on the agreement with the personnel, this could paid or not paid. I personally suggest at least 6 months attachment. At wesabi, we also help new graduands from technical school by attaching them to our more experienced service professionals. So, what we do is, once we assign jobs to workers on our platform, we also notify trainee in that category, so they can tag along to job site. We pay transport fare to trainee though.
  • You also want to join an association of fellow service professionals. Joining an association especially if you are in a new location helps a great deal in getting to know how things work. Also you can be
  • Get a tool box: This can’t be stressed enough. A tool-box makes you look more professional also allows jobs to be easier to deal with. You can purchase one here
  • Document your jobs and journey (don’t underrate the power of social media): Get an affordable android device with an OK camera. Record yourself whenever you are out there working, in the video, do a short summary of the task you are there to do, how you believe this task will be accomplished. Post these videos on YouTube and other social media media, build a community for yourself. You can take a cue rom the wesabi YouTube page
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness
  • Always continue learning, never stop. The internet is a school on its own
  • Last but not the least, Join Wesabi

How to take professional pictures using your mobile phone

Lets get into it. 7 tips for mobile phone photography. Product photography to be specific.

1. Get a good phone. And no! I am not specifically talking about an IOS device. I use an android phone for shots I take. My candid advice when getting a phone is, get a phone that is more than 20 megapixels camera. For Budget sakes, I will recommend the Samsung A12 . Oh, my phone is above 18 megapixels and my photos are crappy. Well there can be many reasons to that. Just maybe you never clean your lens properly before taking your pictures. Or you have got a lot of scratch on your lens. Or, you don’t set focus before you take a shot, the other reason could be, you are not using enough light. Which brings me to the second tip.

2.  Photography is all about capturing light. There are two ways to it, if you choose to take product pictures outdoors, find an open space with shade. Do not try to takes pictures using the light coming through the window. Let me tell you why and you decide if it applies to you. 
Windows in Homes in a lot of countries have been blocked by burglary proof and window Net, Some even double their window nets. And over time dirt is being trapped in these nets, that enough light cant get through the window. What i advice is to literally go outside. In the open space and not necessarily under the sun. Depending on the time of the day you come out and you choose to snap under the sun, your images may just come out harsh. 
Find an open space in the shade set up your scene and begin tp take pictures. 
The second one is when you choose to take photos indoors. I recommend you get at least two light sources. One on the front and one on the right or you place both sideways.  Left and right. I recommend these ones and also Ring light can be used for a start

3. Master an editing App. Editing makes the difference. But you should be careful though.  I have seen cases where the final edits of a product looks very much different from the real look. When you edit, try not to change the looks like “color”.Editing Apps I recommend are snapseed and the adobe lightroom.  Snapseed is easier to learn but adobe lightroom is more powerful and complicated. Not to worry. you will be able to watch extensive tutorial of both apps on my YouTube channel here

4. Follow brands in your niche. Do you know why? That’s the best ways to develop your creative sense and open your minds to so many possibilities of product styling. These brands you follow can be locally or internationally. It doesn’t matter. Find them, follow them, if they come up in suggestions,  follow them. The more amazing product pictures you feed your eyes with, the higher chances of you creating such. You can find them mostly on Instagram and Pinterest. Search by hashtags for better results.

5. Props and backdropsBackdrops are also called backgrounds.  Props are items you see stylishly used in a photo to decorate the space so as to beautify the product in that space that they are advertising. In short, anything you see placed in a pictures that isn’t the product being advertised,  is a prop. 

Where to get them and how to use them.There are lots of Backdrops and Props on amazon. I particularly like the beiyang upgrated backdrop, it’s mobile and durable but you can select any check for an array of them right here. You can also check here for varieties of propsTo learn more about props and the use, make sure to subscribe to our You Tube channel and also follow us on here. We will be talking about different types of props and how they can be used for different purposes
Remember I mentioned to follow other brands in your niche. Whenever you come across their shots, you will always notice the kind of props they use for specific products, that gives you idea on props and backdrops you can use too. Need I mentions,  that personal items like jewelries,  shoes, hair clips, car keys, sunglasses, magazines can also be use as props in your photos.  Even natural objects like real flowers, leaves and wood barks. And branches. 

6. Default App: I recommend that you use the default app of your phone to take pictures. There is enough settings and control in there to work with, than the use of an App that most likely don’t have much authority over your camera settings. 
7. Flash light: Never ever use the phone flash light to take pictures and never zoom in with fingers before you take a shot. Flash lights are for you to see in the dark and when used to take product pictures,  creates a dark surrounding and leaves the product with a harsh light sign. When you zoom in, you loose photo quality and that’s not good for edits. It is better to move closer to the subject in question and if you can’t,  take the shot like that and then, you crop close when you edit.

These are the 7 tips for mobile phone product photography I have for you. Heed to them and you will do just fine. Got any questions? Please leave them in the comments.

How to become a proper skilled person in the blue-collar sector

You just finished from the university and you quickly realize years of school didn’t really prepare you for the reality you have come to face.

Or you finished your secondary school and do not have enough funding to proceed to a tertiary institution immediately or just maybe you just have an affinity for handy-work


I know lot of time when educated people ask about learning a skill, most times, the initial suggestion is go learn web development, or design or IT stuff and all, don’t get me wrong, these are great paths. I mean I’m a tech person myself but there are other viable paths that is always being less talked about; The blue-collar sector. Since we founded wesabi, my whole orientation about the blue-collar sector has completely been transformed, I learnt how to paint too.

Now, Available statistics in Nigeria also shows that the informal sector contributes about 60 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Like many other developing countries, the sector is considered crucial to job creation as it accounts for about 90 percent of jobs in the country. In South Africa, the sector generates 60 percent of employment and contributes about 28 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Federal Office of Statistic. 2012

Please note that any suggestion being made in this article are not sponsored. They are personal opinions and mostly from data generated from running wesabi for 4 years plus.

So first thing first; you need to determine which trade you will like to learn; is it metal fabricating, plumbing, cooling systems, automobile mechanic. You could make research on this.

Again, this isn’t any kind of endorsement of some sort, but the top three trades on the wesabi platform are

1) Cooling system or HVACS – this involve AC repairs and installation both commercial and small scale, Refrigerators etc

2) Plumbing 

3) Carpentry, joining and furniture making

This doesn’t make automobile mechanic any less favourable (wesabi do not offer this service, so we do not even have much data on it), neither does it make metal fabrication (they have much comfortable lifestyle as those we have mentioned above).

Once you decide on which trade/skill you’d like to learn, now check which vocational school teaches them in you area. Why we suggest vocational schools or training centers is because you will not just be learning the basics of the skill, you will be also be taught the engineering and theory behind it. If you are in Lagos, Etiwa vocational school is a great place to start. The environment is quite conducive. They specialize in Electrical, HVAC and plastering. I totally recommend them. In addition, the there is a vocational school in Ikorodu being owned by the Lagos state government. I really like this one for young people who are just going into secondary school. They combine secondary school education with vocational skill learning. 

If you are not in Lagos, you can check John bosco institute in Ondo. I particularly like this one because it’s quite affordable yet standard aren’t compromised.

Barring the path that combines secondary school education with vocational training, most training in vocational school take between 6-24 months depending on the skill being learned.

Once training at vocational or technical schools are completed, it’s always good to get real life experience by becoming an apprentice either with an experienced artisan on wesabi or join an organization that accepts new trainee  

While I acknowledged that this isn’t the only route to learning a skill in the blue-collar sector, I will like to believe it is the best route. Some alternative pathway that have been explored by generally less privileged folks is the attachment of young kids to workshops, I personally do not encourage this path as it doesn’t encourage proper education for the kids involved.

We always want to see more educated folks in the blue-collar sector. I can assure you that being an AC technician is as viable as being a software developer.

In the next article I will writing about; How to become a very successful service professional in the informal sector.

You can watch the video version here

How to Mount Your TV to the Wall

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Mounting your TV to the wall is not only a great way to save space, but it also looks nice and clean. However, there’s a little more to it than just buying a wall mount and screwing in your TV. Here is a handful of things you should know when it comes to mounting your TV to the wall.

Decide Where to Mount Your TV

First off, you need to figure out exactly where you want your TV to go. This is something that is ultimately up to you, but there are a couple of rules of thumb to be aware of.

The most important rule is to mount your TV at eye level from where you’ll be watching it, if at all possible. This usually means the bottom of the TV will be somewhere around 2-3 feet off the ground, give or take a few inches.

Many people mount their TV up high above a TV stand or bookshelf, but that’s usually a bad idea since you crane your neck up to see your TV, which can be very uncomfortable when done for an extended period of time. The only exception is in the bedroom, where you might want to lie down and watch TV at the same time—having the TV mounted up higher toward the ceiling is great for this, as you would have to tilt your head forward as severely.

Get the Right Mount Type and Size

There are generally two types of wall mounts that you’ll come across. The first one is an articulating mount, which is meant for smaller televisions and usually has one arm with a couple of articulating joints that allow you to pull the TV out from the wall and turn it in nearly any direction.

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Again, these mounts are usually meant for smaller, lighter televisions since they can usually only mount to the wall at a single point, although you can sometimes find articulating mounts meant for larger televisions as well, which can mount to the wall at multiple points.

The second type of TV wall mount is also the most common, called a tilting mount. These allow you to mount your TV to the wall at multiple points—sometimes up to six—so they’re great for larger, heavier televisions.

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The only downside is that you can’t swivel the TV side-to-side—you can only tilt it up or down, and even then you can only tilt it a few degrees. But if you’re going to be mounting it at eye level right in front of the couch, you really don’t need any major articulation features anyway.

Once you decide on the type of mount you want, you also need to make sure that it will fit your television’s mounting holes. All modern televisions are VESA mount-compatible, which simply means that they comply with the Video Electronics Standards Association’s mounting standard used by pretty much every TV mount on the market.

However, televisions have different mounting holes, so it’s important to get the right size mount that will fit your specific TV. Luckily, thanks to the VESA standard, it’s really easy to figure out what mount size you need.


If you look on the back of your television, there will be four screw holes that form a square. Simply measure the distance between two of those screw holes (not diagonally) in millimeters. So if the distance is 400 millimeters, you would need a VESA 400 mount (or sometimes called VESA 400×400). Luckily, most tilting mounts are compatible with pretty much any VESA mount size, but it’s always a good idea to check before you buy one.

Mount It the Right Way

Now that you have the TV wall mount, you can get to work mounting—but you just can’t pick a random spot and start screwing it in. Televisions and the mounts themselves are heavy, so you need to make sure that you mount your TV correctly so that it doesn’t come crumbling down right after you install it.

You’ll need to screw the TV mount into wall studs for maximum holding power—if you just mount it to the drywall, you’re sure to cause a lot of damage since drywall isn’t actually that strong.

Get a stud finder and use it to locate the studs behind the drywall. Studs are placed every 16 inches on center, so you should be able to mount your TV on two studs if you’re using a tilting mount, sometimes three studs if you have a larger television and mount.

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From there, place the TV mount where you want it (have a second person there to help) and mark with a pencil where you need to screw it into the wall, making sure that there are studs at these locations.


Before you screw in the TV mount, though, you’ll need to drill pilot holes, which will prevent the studs from splitting when you drive in the screws. Plus, if the mount uses thicker screws or bolts, it’ll be pretty much impossible to drive them in without drilling pilot holes anyway. Remember that the drill bit for the pilot hole will need to be just slightly smaller than the width of the screw.

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Once you have your pilot holes drilled, you can now position the TV mount on the wall and drive in the screws or bolts using a power drill or socket wrench (depending on the type of screws or bolts used). There will likely be instructions included with your TV mount, so be sure to take a close look at those if you’re unsure of anything.

After you’ve placed the mount on the wall, it’s just a matter of attaching the brackets to your TV using the four screw holes on the back of the television, and then hooking that up to the wall mount.

Hide the Cables

Once you have your TV mounted, you can either call it a day or take the time to hide all of those cords that are now hanging down your wall. You have a few options for doing so.

The best option is to install a specialty kit that more or less creates an extension cord behind the wall using code-compliant electrical wire, as well as a dedicated tube to feed other cables through. This will allow you to plug the TV in right where the mount is, and the rest of the cables get routed down near the baseboard where you can then plug the cables into their respective devices. (You could just drill two holes in the wall and run the cables through them, but that’s against code.)

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However, installing something like this requires cutting a hole in your wall and a bit of electrical know-how, so if you’re not quite sure what to do, please request for a  professional here.

If you’d rather not make giant holes in your wall either way, then the easiest method is to get some cord-hiding material that you simply screw to the wall and route all of the cables through that.

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It won’t make the cables completely hidden, but it will look a lot cleaner than just leaving the cables dangling.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to a professional right here if things get a little bit too complicated

In the end, mounting a TV to the wall isn’t too difficult but if this feels overwhelming; let a wesabi-pro help you. Post a task here or visit https://www.wesabi.net or call 09076464645

Tools every household should have!!

It’s not all the minor fixes in our homes and offices that we need to call an expert to come repair. I mean, let’s be frank, if a single screw falls off the door handle. We should be able to pick it up and just screw it back. We always make DIYs (do-it-yourself videos on our YouTube channel from time to time. If you subscribe to us, you can learn how to do so many stuff by yourself at home or even in the offices.

Some things within the walls of your home, floor, and ceiling are your responsibilities.
If you’re having a problem, say a leak under the kitchen sink, the handyman or plumber may come take a look and fix it for you for a small fee.

Claw hammer: Indispensable.  You can knock things in (like nails) or pull them out (like nails). You should keep a couple of boxes of nails in the toolbox as well.


Screwdrivers: Also indispensable.  They come in different lengths and heads. You need both a Philips head and a flat head screwdriver.  Multi-head sets with interchangeable lengths that can be slid in and out of a single handle are available at most hardware stores.

Electric drill with full bit set: Even with traditional screwdrivers in your toolbox, an electric drill with a full set of bits, including screwdriver heads, is a necessity.  You need it to set an anchor in plaster or drywall. With the right bit attachments, they also double as a power screwdriver.

Tape measure. : It’s what you see workmen hook onto their belts.  It pulls out of a plastic or metal casing and usually goes up to six or even eight feet in length.  Bring it with you when you buy furniture to make sure that new couch fits on the wall and will get through the front door.

Pliers: Great for pulling things out of other things, or holding something small in place while you screw something else into it.  They’re also really useful for removing bones from fish before cooking.

Wrench: A necessary secondary tool that comes in really handy when doing any kind of plumbing repair.

Level. This will save you much heartache when hanging shelves and framed artwork and photos.  

Utility knife. It has unlimited uses, such as opening boxes or cutting linoleum among other things.  It will also prevent you from ruining your kitchen knives doing exactly those things.

Putty or spackle knife (and putty or spackle). At some point, we all need to make some minor repairs to a wall, especially a plaster wall.  If you’re painting, you need to ‘prep up’ first.  Don’t paint over cracks because they’ll come back and all too soon.  Apply spackle or putty first.

Flashlight: No explanation needed for this one.

If you are in Nigeria you can get a total tool box HERE. It was so much convenient for me as it contained all the tools that has been listed above for a really affordable fee


“The top three things everyone should have are a good wrench, both kinds of screwdrivers, and a hammer.  An electric drill is a really good investment too.   Fill your toolbox and learn how to do basic repairs yourself!

How to paste your wallpaper at home by yourself

Wallpapers are great ways to Beautify our homes and walls. We’ve had lots of customers request for an expert to paste their newly bought wallpapers for them. I mean we always want you calling us but at the same time, we’d like to help customers save some money.

Today, we will be guiding you through a DIY (do-it-yourself) approach in pasting your wallpapers at home by yourself

First let’s go through what you will be needing to get this done

– Roller – used to roll gum on the wall

– Brush

– Top bond

– measuring tape

– Wallpaper

Next we talk about the steps

– First, you want to measure the space where the wallpaper is to be pasted. This will help to know the quantity of wallpaper that needs to be purchased.

– To start pasting the wallpaper, you divide the wall into sections based on the breadth of the wallpaper, then measure the length, so as to know what size to cut the wallpaper

– next is to cut the wallpaper according the measurement. Once this is done, make sure you double-check the length by placing the cut wallpaper on the wall

– mix some top bond with water, apply it on the wall using the roller, then apply concentrated top bond on the edges of the wall using the brush

– Next is start putting the wallpaper on the wall, make sure you ensure straightness by using a brush to straighten the wallpaper as you put it on the wall

– Apply more top bond at the opposite end, and more at the edges, this is to ensure the wallpaper sticks properly

– paste

– once wallpaper has been pasted, brush properly to make sure there are no ruffles

– repeat same process for subsequent rolls

Our YouTube channel is Live

It’s been over 4 years running Wesabi with my colleagues. Some bumpy rides along the road but quitting was never an option for us. Things are looking up now, but we are still not even hal a yard close to where we’d like to be. Anyway, so one of the things I had personally thought out is sharing some of our journey hence-forth. Especially from the lens of our service professional. A lot of time, i think they have been misunderstood and misconstrued in the society we live in, and because they really do not that much of social media presence, a lot of times, they can’t even defend themselves. 

This channel will focus on bringing to light the everyday artisans; plumbers, electricians, Ac technicians, tailors, metal fabricators, carpenters and their likes. Their story, challenges, struggles and most importantly how they continue to thrive despite all the odds being stacked against them. We want people to peek some of their lifestyles, how they have fun sometimes. 

We will also be showing viewers some simple Do-it-yourself chores. We believe it’s not every time you need to call the experts on some simple households repair. You will be surprised at how simple it can be to fix some things that have been left hanging in our homes and offices. You’d be surprised, you could actually service your AC by yourself. .

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