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Chartered Accountant who provides virtual classes for African kids shares lessons running a tech startup

Adanma Ugwu is an Abuja-based business owner, mother, and wife whose interest in helping children meet their educational needs pushed her to start her business. She quit her job and started her educational platform full-time. In this interview with Saleemah Ibe, she shares the full story.    Can you tell us briefly about your business?  …

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Why I am promoting Insurance Technology in Nigeria – Oluwaseun Ayegbusi

Oluwaseun Ayegbusi, a graduate of applied zoology at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, has always pushed for financial inclusion. Now he has successfully built an insurance tech company which helps to digitize the processes in insurance companies all over the world.   He speaks to Ibe Saleemah on his journey and progress so far.   Can …

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Meet Lagos Jeweler who started with N30,000 but now recording sales of N6,000,000 yearly

Ijeoma Ukonu is a mother of two children who veered into buying and selling jewelry to support her family financially. She started out with only N30,000 in 2020 to found a business and is now earning up to 6 Million annually. She shares her story with Saleemah Ibe   1. Can you tell us briefly …

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How ASUU’s 8-month-long strike forced me into perfume and incense business

Safiyya Dahiru is a third-year student of microbiology at Bayero University, Kano who is into perfume, incense and clothing businesses. She started the business idea after spending months at home due to the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Bored at home, she decided she had best explored some business, and …

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My experience starting wristwatch business as a dropshipper – Sadiq Ali

Sadiq Ali Sadiq is a Kano born and raised entrepreneur who started a wristwatch business as a drop shipper, advertising products in exchange for some commissions. His love for wristwatches drove him into the business. With a degree in journalism, Sadiq didn’t wait to secure a government job; he ventured into wristwatch business and is …

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My experience doing three businesses with over 1,000 clients

He entered university and failed, but Mohammed Auwal didn’t give up. Instead, he found his interest in tailoring – now turning in over N1 million in yearly income, and is venturing into two more businesses. He speaks to Saleemah Ibe about his journey.   Can you tell us briefly about your business? The name of …

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How I started my catering business with little capital

A geography graduate from the National Open University of Nigeria, Blessing Nma is the entrepreneur behind the food business, Hot Pots and Oven. In this interview with Ibe Saleemah, she shares how she started the business with nothing but determination and hard work. Can you tell us briefly about your business? The name of my …

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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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