Terry Waya Tells His Rag To Riches Story, Claims He Discovered Banana Island

Terry Waya Tells His Rag To Riches Story, Claims He Discovered Banana Island




Terry Waya, father of evicted Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate, Kiddwaya, has claimed he discovered the luxurious Banana Island in Lagos as he talks about his rag to riches story.

Born in a village in Benue State, Waya moved to Kaduna at an early age and grew up there. He attended Kaduna Polytechnic before he relocated to Abuja, a then-developing city. It was in the capital city where he got his first break when he consulted for the company that built the Transcorp Hilton in the early 90s.

It wasn’t long after Kiddwaya got into the BBNaija house that people realised that he was a rich kid. Talks of his expensive private plane ride to Lagos for the reality show and tittle-tattle of his trips all over the world gave him up real quick.

It wasn’t hard to connect the dots. He is the son of Terry Waya, the once- flamboyant playboy who was the toast of society tales back in the mid-90s to early 2000s.

Speaking in a recent interview with BBC Pidgin, Terry Waya opened up on how he made his wealth as a young man in Kaduna through his relationship with some soldiers at the time.

He further revealed that he got the contract to develop the luxury Banana Island in Lagos, Nigeria commercial capital. He claimed to be the first person to develop Banana Island before he handed over to Lebanese-Nigerian Chagoury Group to complete the job.

According to Terry Waya nobody knew about Banana Island and that one day he went to visit his friend, General Adisa, and that was when he saw a big poster where they wrote “Banana Island.”

Terry Waya then asked the minister about the poster and he told him they were looking for a partner to collaborate with to develop the man-made Banana Island and then sell it, therein the partner will have his share and the government also will have its share.

Because of his friendship with Adisa, he asked the general to give him the project, which he did get, Terry Waya then called on Chagoury to do the project and this was how the luxurious island was found.

Watch him speak below;