Meet Stainless Desire “Chinenye” a gas explosion survival whose dream is to become an international top model

“Unforgettable 17th Of June!!! I woke up today remembering how my whole life flashed before my eyes, a thousand things I would and wouldn’t have done swept through my mind in milliseconds while my body roasted on, the fire was everywhere. I looked at the cylinder and the burning waste bin beside it, I was horrified, I thought it was going to explode, I defenitely thought that moment was my last, … In my shock and fear I managed to unlock and run out from one of the jammed doors, still terrified, I couldn’t understand what just happened, it felt like I looked death in the eye and it looked away. I was numb.

Today marks ONE YEAR of the tragic GAS EXPLOSION that almost claimed my life.

I am most grateful to God Almighty that I am not just Living but a Testimony. My everyday life is a testimony, my ability to breathe, talk, walk, see, hear, and do every other thing I can is a testimony.

I watched people die, but God still kept me, Grace kept me, I cannot begin to talk about my experience at the hospital, fear of not making it to the next day was all that filled the ward, fear of waking up to the realization that the person just beside you has passed away and you thinking you might be next was so intense, on many occasions I was goin to give up, pain and fear was an everyday torment, but Mercy said NO. Instead, my experience made the Grace of an invincible God visible.

Recovery after the incident isn’t easy I must say. Being a liability and always dependent, feels just like my life is on hold. All sorts of uncontrollable emotions run through me, sometimes I’d feel depressed, lonely, abandoned, stranded, the list goes on and on, but the Bravest thing I ever did in this first tough 1 year is continuing my life even when i wanted to give up.

I thereby use this medium to appreciate God Almighty, my family, my friends {who haven’t left}, and every other person that has tolerated me, thank y’all for the encouragement, kindness and love they sure keep me going. Life is Tough but I’ve got a God that’s Tougher, I’ll do my very best to remain Strong and Unbreakable.


Speaking with Mofe Bamuyiwa she disclosed how she had dreams of  becoming a super model before the gas explosion that changed her life forerver. Read below


This is Desire’s story : Desire’ they say is the key to motivation. Before the whole fire a year ago, I used to have this big dreams i want to make real. I had plans and ways to accomplish them all laid out, but then the life changing experience happened. It was so unexpected. I passed through every stage of trauma, fear, pain, depression, at some point it felt like it was the end of me, like my future was burned too, like my dreams were in ashes, life became sour. But then, despite all the bitter taste of life, despite the challenges, the discouragement, and the fears, there was one person i ddnt want to dissapoint and that person is Me!. I love myself too much to dissapoint me?, I promised myself to make real my big dreams and i sure wasn’t willing to let fire or scars break this promise cos in the end I am responsible for how i turn out no excuses!
Overcoming my challenge is one thing I started working on almost immediately because i know its a step to making my life meaningful. I get lots of critics when I try to be myself, forget my scars, and go out without scarfs, but with time i developed a tough skin and all i started seeing was my unique skin?, my pretty face, and my wonderful body; they say that ‘Positive anything is better than Negative nothing’ all i saw was the many plus in me?, my scars became my best attire. Finally, If nothing else will; my determination will bring about my desired result. – @stainlessdesire .
Make up by @faaribysisiope
Credit: @mofebamuyiwa .

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