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Zulaihat Sufyan Idris: This woman makes a killing selling veils and customized articles

Can you introduce yourself? My name is Zulaihat Sufyan Idris and my business name is World of Veils. I sell all kinds of veils of variable sizes and textures. I also customize veils to meet the needs and satisfaction of my customers. I have a wide range of customers, from family and friends to social …

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Hauwa Abimbola: Becoming an entrepreneur as a teenager

Can you tell us briefly about your business? My name is Hauwa Abimbola Ismail and I am the owner of Bimboshooting. My business consists of buying and selling goods and services online. I sell Nigerian, Chinese, and Turkish-made female clothes—gowns, trousers, shirts, undies, and so on. I also sell thrift bags, shoes, abayas, and male …

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Nazeer Yahaya: How to start a fashion outfit and succeed

Can you tell us about your business? My name is Muhammed Nazeer Yahaya and the name of my business is Y.M. Fashion.I’m a fashion designer and I design for both male and female—Ankara and English outfits. These are designer traditional wear, corporate, palazzo, caps, and so on.   What’s your backstory and how did you …

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How 19-year-old student Wilson makes N5m a year from his clothing brand

Meet 19-year-old student behind a clothing brand raking in millions. He speaks to Ibe Saleemah on his journey.  Can you tell us briefly about your business?   My business name is “Griizyclothingg”. It is a clothing brand that started in 2019 as a result of trying to make people look smart, buoyant, and feel good when …

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Eneze Suberu: How I make jewelries from coconut shells

Eneze AJ Suberu speaks to Ibe Saleemah about her craft business.   Can you tell us briefly about your business? The name of my business is AJ Suberu Art. AJ Suberu Art is a business that promotes empowerment by making functional crafts and authentic jewelry from coconut shells to form Cocopieces. These Cocopieces were first launched …

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The entrepreneur carving a niche in artwork and customization

 Born in Jos, and raised in Zaria, Faydah Yahaya generated a business idea through random talks during her university days. Now it has grown from an idea to a business—and thriving. Faydah shares how it happened with Rilwan Muhammad What’s your background story? My name is Faydah Yahya. I was born in Jos, Plateau State. …

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How I started and grew my shoemaking business to annual profit of N18 million

Abdulsalam Baba Kassim shares his journey running a shoe business that has made him a millionaire. What business are you into? My name is Abdulsalam Baba Kassim. I am currently the creative director for 8twenty8. I am a TEDx speaker, and also a business consultant. My company is a contemporary leather brand that produces shoes, …

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How I started my interior design business: Funding, marketing and growth—Banke Ajagunna, founder Decor Nigeria

Banke Ajagunna is the founder of Decor Nigeria (decor. ng). She has designed and transformed many commercial spaces for clients. She speaks to Ibe Saleemah on her entrepreneurship journey.   How would you describe your business? Decor Nigeria is an interior design company based in Lagos. We started in November 2016. At the time, it was …

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How I started and grew my travel business as a teenager— Fahad Chikaji

Fahad Ahmed Chikaji is a 31-year-old entrepreneur who started his consultancy company as a student. These days, he’s travelled around the world, built his own home, rides his dream car and is impacting students countrywide. He talks about the path his career has taken. What’s your business about?  My business name is Optsol Nigeria Limited. …

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A fortune in fried grasshoppers started with N3,000

It sounds incredible how a woman is making a killing in selling fried grasshoppers—yes, you heard right—until you meet Aisha Adamu. What is this business about? The name of my business is Ayeesh Fries and we have been frying and selling grasshoppers known as “fara” in Hausa since 2019. My business is registered under CAC …

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