Kaya 959 Reporter
It’s not every day you come across a street vendor that is overflowing with wisdom such as ‘Chairman’ whose life lessons are enjoyed by his customers.
Chairman is a street vendor from Soshanguve, making money selling archaar on the street.
His real name is Irvin Mashele based in Soshanguwe Pretoria.
He is well known for his strikingly sharp style, always well-dressed.
He has been selling archaar since 2016 after realizing the importance of making his own money.
He is now a full-time motivational speaker in his community that uses social media space to spread positivity and hope.
Mashele is joining The Best T In the City with Tbose this week on My Top 10 at 10.
Listen to the full conversation here:
Kaya 959 listeners also got to share some of the most important lessons they learned from the streets.
[3TSpoons] ON #WhatWeLearnFromTheStreets— On the street. On the air. (@KayaOnAir) January 13, 2022
🥄Majita eKhoneni – The General Council
🥄The Street Prophet – An Unrecognised Hero
🥄The Hustler – This individual has a tenacious spirit, an iron fist confidence with a humble spirit to match#TheBestTInTheCity pic.twitter.com/rfRItA3osh
Here are some of his most iconic videos that have been wildly shared on social media.
1. Your success represents infinite possibilty
In this video, he’s stopped by a happy customer and shares how his car is inspiring other people in the community to strive for success.
dankie Chairman♬ original sound – Chili Bite wa Mopedi
2. Your life’s situation is not permanent
In this video, he encourages another customer to never think any situation is permanent.
He tells him whatever he may be going through will change and the situation will be much better.
3. Don’t look for someone to come and change your life
In this video, he gives advice to a young lady to strive to be independent and not to go looking for someone to come and change her life.