Dr. Sheg and the Duffle Bag

Dr. Sheg and the Duffle Bag

How could a young man travel from a West African country to America with only a duffle bag to help people?

He was 24 years and one of the 10 contestants in Oprah's Big Give in 2008 when he mentioned the duffle bag in public for the first time. This is the inseparable story of  Dr. Sheg Aranmolate, The Leovard and the duffle bag.

Even if it’s your first time hearing about it, a mention about the duffel bag by Dr. Sheg himself helps you form mental images about this great gift from Nigeria to the people of America in Nashville Tennessee. He was a simple, young scientist and a researcher.

According to Macmillan dictionary, a duffel bag is “a large bag made from strong cloth that has a circular bottom and is pulled together at the top with a string.” For the pronunciation of this word, you need to listen to Dr. Sheg himself who believes in simplicity. This is the man, who a decade later, would found one of the most down-to-earth companies, Leovard. 


The duffle bag occupies a special place in his journey of resilience.

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