May 27, 2024


  • A 58-year-old Nigerian woman in Bayelsa state, Rose Nwokocha, is seeking help for a change of situation
  • The woman said that despite the fact that she is very good at tiling, people do not like giving her work because of her old age
  • As an alternative to working labouring jobs, the woman said she could also sell cooking gas if she sees capital for such a business


The story of a 58-year-old woman, Rose Nwokocha, became went viral online when a man with the Twitter handle @KingErefitei shared pictures of her online.


Rose works as a tiler to support her four kids. Despite her skill, the woman has been having great difficulty in getting a job as prospective clients always complain about her old age.


In conversation with us via a phone call, the woman said that she is versed in many kinds of handiwork. Rose stated that she could also lay a building foundation.

The 58-year-old woman said that due to the fact that she started having kids relatively late, her children still financially dependent on her.

According to Rose, she does not shy away from hard work in as much as it would bring in money. Considering her age, she was asked what other thing she would like to do if she received support. She said:

“I will like to have a gas shop where people can buy the content in little KGs. I will love if people can support me in achieving this dream.”

Rose who hails from Yenegoa in Bayelsa state can be reached on 08063740364.

See some of her photos below:


We compiled some of the reactions to her plight from Twitter below:

ObiomasHandbag said:

“Saw the woman yesterday at one of our downed sites and she was sharing the news of her going viral with our supplier who happens to be her Pastor’s wife and friend.”

@gallaries55 said:

“The best part of this is that she’s phsically fit. How many young people can comfortably bend for long working? May God bless her in ways she can’t imagine.”

Ontymgirl said:

“Wow. She’s trying o. 2018/2018 I was into this tiling job until I had to tile a big hall with my boss and colleagues, after carrying 60×60 tiles to the second floor I can’t stand erect or walk properly. I had to quit cos I for use hand kee maself.”

@Baianoanfield said:

“A queen doing wat she has to do to survive n train her kids…Respect.”

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