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How I turned my love of African accessories into a successful business

While a student, Faith Emmanuel Okochua developed an interest in African fashion. Few years after venturing into it, she is turning in sufficient returns. She speaks to Saleemah Ibe about her journey in growing the business.          Can you tell us briefly about your business?  The business name is Shopafrik. We produce …

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Muhammad Salisu: What I learned starting a rice processing mill

Muhammad Bashir Salisu, from Kano State, developed an interest in agriculture at a tender age and now runs rice processing mills across three states, in addition to a textiles business. Despite spite from friends, he is determined to continue, alongside his father. Muhammad shares his story with Saleemah Ibe in this Interview.   Please tell …

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Isimbabi Jamil: Our priority is gaining customer’s trust for interior design projects

Isimbabi Jamil quit his job and started his interior designing company with nothing. He speaks to Saleemah about his experience in running the company since its launch.   Tell us briefly about your business. The name of the company is Treuhand Architecture and Design. The agency specializes in offering standalone and turnkey interior solutions for …

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My experience building a branding startup from scratch

Popoola Temitope is a graduate of mass communication from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State whose interest in marketing made her start up a branding company. She speaks to Saleemah Ibe about her struggles and journey.    Can you tell us briefly about your business?  The name of my business is Meraki Global Services. …

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Mathematics graduate shares lessons building content marketing business

Abdulganiyu Shehu’s passion for writing drove him to build his content marketing agency to help international companies. One year into the business, it is encountering enormous growth in the foreign space.   He speaks to Ibe Saleemah about his experience.    Can you tell us briefly about your business?  I run “Your content mart”. The business …

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Victor Tubotamuno: Why I’m promoting STEM education for kids across Africa

Victor Tubotamuno, a graduate of theatre arts from the University of Port Harcourt, has always wanted to be a positive change-maker in Africa. Now he has successfully built an educational platform that bridges the gap between teachers and students online. He speaks to Ibe Saleemah on his journey and progress so far. Can you tell …

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We want to launch Bufexx to solve money transfer issues

Nelson Okpalachukwu is a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri who studied prosthetics and orthopedics but has grown to love the tech industry. He plans to launch his platform, Bufexx, to promote global money transfer from across countries without hassles. He speaks to Ibe Saleemah about his plans.    What’s your background story? …

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From branding to real estate, Kolade Adepoju shares how he juggles his businesses and plans to diversify into agriculture.

Tell us about your business  The business name is Riel Homes and Residency. We are basically into real estate; in layman’s language, we buy and sell land and properties. Our major focus is that, whatever we are doing must have three or four things in it. It must be smart, green (eco-friendly), be futuristic (meaning …

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My experience as an IT graduate making N5m annual sales from baking

Esther Eza is holding onto her full-time career—and juggling it with her cake making business. “For you to achieve greatness you have to push through all means for your goals to be me,” she says. She speaks with Ibe Saleemah.    Tell us about your business.  The name of my business is Double E Cakes. …

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