Oladele Ogbeyemi, a young graduate and serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has succeeded in redesigning a Mazda 323 car using scrap metals and other such wastes.
Ogbeyemi, whose profile shows that he graduated from the Yaba College of Technology, a tertiary institution based in Lagos, Nigeria, said he achieved this design during the recent lockdown imposed by the country’s government.
He expressed excitement at being able to complete recreating the car, he said the project cost him six months of his allowances as a youth corps member.
He wrote on his Facebook page
” Finally it’s out!!!
Here is my rebranded Mazda 323. As a present NYSC member, (LA/19C/11514), this project kept me busy during the lockdown. My inspiration in creating this art piece is as a result of my passion for converting discarded materials into art. These materials cause environmental pollution in several ways yet I have found a way to recycle and convert them into sculpted arts. Accoiling these materials which consist of scrap metal, plastics, spoilt generator parts, retired tools etc and refashioning this Mazda 323 brings some sense of fulfilment to my heart. Yet, this is just a glimpse of what I have inside of me. Although it was a difficult task for me due to the cognitive and economic challenges that encompass the project, one of it which was saving up my 6 months ‘allowee’ in funding this project, the car almost set ablaze several times in the processes of sculpting and welding. I’m glad that this project was completed successfully.