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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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Efua Umolu: How I juggle medical studies with entrepreneurship

Efua Umolu speaks to Ibe Saleemah on her entrepreneurship journey and how she juggles it with her medical studies. Can you tell us briefly about your business?  The name of my business is Gold Rose Event Management (GREM) and it started in June 2019. It is an event management company that provides services such as …

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“How I developed an e-commerce platform that is now changing the narrative of online marketing in Nigeria.” – Rabi’u Aliyu

Rabi’u Aliyu is an entrepreneur who developed a marketing app to reverse the weaknesses of other e-commerce platforms. He generated his business idea after surveying problems e-commerce platforms face in Africa. Aliyu, in this interview with Rilwan Muhammad, shares how he conceived and implemented his business idea.   Can you tell us about yourself? My …

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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 financed my human anatomy education through my tailoring business – Maijama’a

When a tailor disappointed Maijama’a, he went into the business himself. He established himself and used earnings from the business to fund his university education. He talks about how he started and grew it in this interview with  Rilwan Muhammad Tell us about you? My name is Mustapha Maijama’a Ladan. I was born in Anguwan …

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Meet a graduate who is earning from a thrift business

Tell us about your business? My name is Idris Rabiat Blessing, the name of my business is glittersbyrabs—adorn to sparkle your beauty. I am into a thrift business.  I sell thrift abayas, handbags, and I make beads. Bead making is categorized in different aspects of design and I focus majorly on waist beads, anklets, bracelets …

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Meet Kano engineer who runs a scaffolding business

Engr. Abdullahi Musa Auyo is a registered Engineer who saved his Npower stipend for two years and ventured into scaffolding business. Within three years, he grew the business, employed three staff, procured a logistics vehicle and financed his postgraduate studies. In this interview with Rilwan Muhammad, he tells us more. What’s your background story? My …

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“Why I quit teaching job for cosmetics business.” – Fa’iza Bashir Bello

Fa’iza Bashir Bello is an educationist and entrepreneur. She started her career as a classroom teacher but later ditched the job to open a cosmetics business. In this interview with Rilwan Muhammad, she shares her story.   What’s your background story? My name is Fa’iza Bashir Bello. I was born and raised in Kaduna. I’m …

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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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