He didn't have life easy while he was growing up. He was once quoted as saying, "I Slept Under Lagos Bridge; We Had Neither Cup Nor Stove".
Play to your strength, feed what you are good at. Put in everything you have got till it starts to pay off.
This has become part of our history, a truth so strong it can motivate us to heights untold. Let your friends, family and colleagues learn that even when man fails them, it is not yet fate but a test of faith which can still be overcome.