World’s first hand-woven Car, Nigeria: Artisan Ojo Obaniyi, who has made this car is a 40 year old man. His workshop is in Ibadan in southwest Nigeria. Don’t think this car doesn’t use fuel. It works like any other car. Nigerians use this fiber to make mats, baskets and other useful products.
Obaniyi’s Volkswagen is more than just a vehicle now; it is a beautiful piece of art, and an innovation that has caught the admiration of many around the world. Just like his name, ‘Obaniyi’, which means ‘a king is honourable or valuable’ in Yoruba, Ojo Obaniyi’s ingenuity has brought him great respect, and his skill, is indeed valuable. “I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society,” Obaniyi said. Point, proven.