Photos: Meet Simeon Djagbo, Nigerian Guitarist, Musician Born Without Fingers & Palms

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Dec 7, 2014 – Pictures: Meet Simeon Djagbo, Nigerian Guitarist, Musician Born Without Fingers And Palms From Delta State

Simeon Graduated From DELSU, Delta State University In Abraka

Meet a very thankful Nigerian guitarist, Simeon Djagbo who was born with no fingers and palms.

Simeon is a University graduate of DELSU who is now running  his Master’s programme.

With determination and great courage, Djagbo has risen above his deformity and is enriching his life, buoyed by a strong belief that God has a reason for letting him be born without palms and fingers. By the time Simeon was almost five years old, his musical talent had become noticeable. As he now says, his musical talent is “a gift to showcase God’s wonders and be a blessing to others who feel hopeless.”

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How He Became A Guitarist – Simeon Djagbo

 “My church brought a man to teach the guitar to others. I was in the drum section just watching as he was teaching a lady to play a progression on a particular song. I watched the way the lady’s fingers were moving on the strings and I was capturing it in my head. When she dropped it, I picked the guitar up and played it exactly the way she was taught and everybody was shocked, because I was not taught how to play it. Although, I was always sneaking to play the guitar because some concerned people felt I would injure myself. I kept at it and became better. I feel God divinely directed me to the guitar.”

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My Parents Are My Pillars

“My parents never gave up on me and treated me like a king; they supported me financially and prayerfully. I wanted to enroll in a primary school, but the school administrators rejected me because they felt I could not write. They also felt that my physical defect would scare off children from the school. My parents got information about a school owned by a white woman, St. Lukes Nursery and Primary School in Warri, Delta State. From there I moved to Sure Success College, Warri for my secondary education. I later gained admission into Delta State Univer­sity, Abraka where I read Library and Information Science. For the mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, I served in Okrika Local Government Area, Rivers State and I am presently running my Masters programme in the same University,”

 “I want to say the greatest challenge that a man can have is a handicapped mind and not physical challenges. I believe that God who created me like this has a reason and a bigger and better plan that will take me to an expected end. Any challenge I face is a process to fire me up to become a better per­son in this world. No one is physi­cally disabled except your mindset is. And I believe that it does not limit you from being who you are destined to be in life. Everyone is born with at least a talent. It is your duty to discover and make use of it. Like the Bible says in Proverbs 18:16 ‘A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men.’ Trust me, no one has any excuse.”

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“The fact that Jesus lives means I can face tomorrow. I wake up praising Him because He owns my future, and I know I am a great child of destiny. I am inspired knowing that I am a friend of God and that even the angels are envious of me. God is alive and I see that the future is so bright for me.

 “I hope to become one of the most sought after gospel bass guitarists both in Nigeria and abroad. I also want to be a blessing to people and put smiles on their faces,”.

What a courageous guy!!

12 thoughts on “Photos: Meet Simeon Djagbo, Nigerian Guitarist, Musician Born Without Fingers & Palms

  1. Was he involved in accident or is this the way he was born
    Can I have any of his video or mp3 that highlighted his performance

    • He was born that way. I have seen him play, worked with him and we’re classmates together. He is indeed good with the guitar.

  2. @Olaitan u no go school? Read it again n answer d question urself. God is Wonderful, dis is great. Oluwa o se oooo fun Ore ofe ti mo ri gba.

  3. There is no motivational speach as powerfl & as challanging as dat frm a physically defected man.
    Thank u, Djagbo! I am encouraged by ur life.

  4. Olaitan, is like something is wrong with ur brain oooo. Did’t u read it, be4 commenting. Asking silly questions…… Wat a courageous guy. I love u. Keep it up. The lion in d tribe of judah(the man dat create nd was not created will see u true.

    • Yung Jadon and Fola, it is be like say the two both of you is no be beta pesin. Sombodi is ask wetin is confusement upon him and you are curse him. Fola, why was you ask him was he go school? Must evribodi going to sckool when others wenting?

  5. Diz iz incredibly unbelievable. Hw does he pulls d strings??? Na waoo.
    Well, if diz story iz 2ru den diz man iz notin bt an INSPIRATION 2 many, & Me inclusive.

  6. Is only god know where our african mentality will lead us to if white people also rejected him also this guy talent would have wasted and our country is so bad to the estent elevation is not exisiting if not this guy realy need asistant.

  7. Wao… I tink dis is a great testimony… Dis shows dat d lord GOD…. Is mighty… And dis is a great challenge 2 we people outhere…. 2 always Pave ways try and work 4 GOD wif all our MIGHT…

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