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Tolu Adelowo Chief Growth Officer of Cousant Connect

Very few Nigerians will leave the United Kingdom where they are comfortably paid for their jobs to and come to Nigeria to start a company in Nigeria. Tolu Adelowo is one of the few Nigerians in this category. Tolu is the Founder & Chief Growth Officer at Cousant Connect. InterviewStories had a session with Tolu Adelowo where he talked about how he started the journey and what he hopes to achieve with Cousant in the future.

Who is Tolu Adelowo?

Hmm… This is a difficult question to answer. I guess at any point in time, I feel both successful and also feel like a failure. I am probably intelligent and also probably very stupid. I am both confident and insecure. Essentially, I am constantly evolving as I learn about the world around me. I believe evolution is key to being successful in life.

One thing that’s constant though, is that there is this internal restlessness within me. This pushes me to keep achieving and keep asking what’s next. It is also a trait that worries me though because it means I am never satisfied or content. There will always be something more I can try to achieve.

Your professional journey.

Soon after graduating from university, I started with Accenture in the UK as a business and technology consultant. This was my first job out of university, and I really hated it. Maybe it was just me or maybe it was the nature of the projects I found myself, on but I never got the sense my work was contributing to a bigger goal or objective.

Tolu Adelowo a software developer
Tolu Adelowo a software developer

After I left consulting, I worked as a software engineer at a financial investment company in the UK which I enjoyed a lot. The nature of software development is that writing code and seeing it work gives you that sense of achievement that I crave in any job. I enjoyed my time as a software developer, and I knew my future would revolve around technology from then on.

After a few years as a software developer, I got restless again but this time around I wanted to try my hands on something bigger. This led me into entrepreneurship and was the trigger to me starting Cousant.

Is Cousant a startup or a company?

Every startup is a company so I guess we are both. But I would say we are still more of a startup than an established firm. If we keep thinking of ourselves as a startup, then it will keep us hungry and never get us to that place where we become complacent.

What is Cousant Connect about?

Cousant Connect is a specialized recruitment and outsourcing platform that connects employers to great technology staff. Cousant Connect is actually a product of evolution. Cousant started off as a software development agency building software for banking and financial institutions. However, finding and retaining technology professionals was always and still remains a challenge.

It always made sense to me that if there was a dedicated platform for finding technology professionals, then the job of finding good technology staff would be easier.

We never came across such a platform and so we decided to do it for ourselves. Given the early success of the recruitment business, we decided to slowly diversify away from our software development agency business and concentrate on technology recruitment.

Why should people join Cousant Academy?

In any game of football, it is safe to assume that the most successful players are those that know how to time their movement to where the ball would be. If we use football as an analogy for the IT Jobs Market, then the most successful IT job seekers would be those that can learn the right technical skills just in time for when employers need those skills.

However, without the right information, how would students/graduates know what skill sets to learn or which skillsets employers need? With Cousant Academy, our promise is that we will only train on those skill sets that are in high demand by employers. We use data from our recruitment business to create relevant and timely courses that helps participants learn those skills that will land them jobs.

What problems do you face in the daily running of Cousant?

A major problem we face as a business is late/non-payment of invoices by clients. It affects cash flow and hinders how fast we can move as a company. Invoice recovery is now, unfortunately, a core activity for our business and it is puzzling to me why this has to be.

Another problem we face is how to properly sense new opportunities in the marketplace. Our clients will always have problems that need to be solved but how do we properly structure the company to ensure we are hearing about these opportunities to solve client problems. Without being able to sense new opportunities, our business is not likely to last very long.

How would you describe the software industry in Nigeria, owing to your experience?

I believe the software industry in Nigeria is still in its infancy and there are still loads of opportunities. However, the opportunities are not in the obvious segments people think. For example, I don’t believe there are many sustainable opportunities for software practitioners to develop software from scratch to meet client needs. There are too many foreign alternatives that already meet these needs and we just don’t have the infrastructure and expertise to compete internationally.

However, there are huge opportunities for customization and localization of foreign software to the local market. Because of the huge infrastructure gap in Nigeria, many companies do not have standardized operations and as such standardized software from western markets will not fully meet their needs. This is a big opportunity for software practitioners.

Aside from running Cousant, do you work anywhere else?

No, I don’t work anywhere else. I believe focus is a fundamental ingredient for success

As an entrepreneur, what criteria do you look out for when selecting your team or staff members?

Attitude and resourcefulness. With those 2 traits, you can take over the world.

Having been on both sides, which would you say is better: Been employed or running your own business?

Statistically, you are more likely to live a more fulfilled and happier life as an employee. Statistically, you are more likely to fail and end up in debt or depression as an entrepreneur. It seems to me that being employed is a sure path to a happier life.

However, because Nigeria is fundamentally a poor country with an extremely high population, there is just not enough money to go around and so employees will always be underpaid until we become a rich country. However, an entrepreneur does stand a better chance of being wildly successful in monetary terms.

So my advice is simple. If you are single, run a side business alongside your job (as long as it does not take focus away from your job). If you are married, one person should be in full employment and the other in entrepreneurship. It is the best way to even the odds.

How did you raise funds to establish the company?

Cousant has been bootstrapped from day one. It is certainly the more difficult path to take but if investors don’t show up, you find a way to keep moving.

Are social connections important to the growth of a business?

Social connections are everything to a business. Every business operates in a particular market. A market can be defined as the network of relationships between buyers, governments, sellers, competitors, regulators, media, institutions, associations etc.

The businesses that are able to build strong connections within such a complex network of relationships are more likely to be successful. In fact, I dare say it is more important than the product itself sometimes.

In your option, how friendly are the Nigerian investment community to startups and small businesses?

It is a known fact that Nigerian investors are extremely wary of startups and small businesses. Small business in Nigeria faces many external threats that are powerful enough to sink any company in its infancy.

Having experienced these threats firsthand, I really do understand why Nigerian investors need to be wary. It is far more normal for small businesses to fail than to succeed. So investors have to do their very best to protect themselves and that may mean passing up on many opportunities to invest in startups.

However Nigerian investors do get it wrong a lot of times and therefore, their approval or rejection should never be seen as an indicator of the viability of your business. Everyone is just trying to make the right choices with limited information and limited resources.

Your advice to upcoming entrepreneurs.

I once took part in a game with a group of people where we were split into teams and each team was given a deck of A4 paper to use to build the tallest standing tower possible. Some teams were also given paper clips while some other teams also got staplers to help with their construction. Some other teams only received the deck of paper.

Interestingly, one of the winning teams that built the tallest standing tower was the team that only received the deck of paper without any accompanying materials.

The moral of the story – It is not about the resources you have but how you use your resources to build a successful business…

Chidi Nwaogu CEO of Publiseer

Chidi Nwaogu is a serial Internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, Westerwelle Fellow 2019, Yunus&Youth Global Fellow 2019, SensX Fellow 2017, recipient of OD Young Person of the Month Honour (for Nov. 2018), winner of Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition 2019, first place winner of OD Impact Challenge 2018, a shortlisted candidate for Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2019, and a finalist for the Halcyon Incubator’s Fall 2019 Fellowship. Chidi Nwaogu was the first person to tell his story at InterviewStories. You can read his Interview by clicking this link. Chidi Nwaogu application for Guinness World Record was recently accepted under the title Longest credit on a book. He talks about how his application, how he is able to achieve this, how his traveling does not affect his business and a lot more.

Can we know you?

I am Chidi Nwaogu, I started my entrepreneurial journey when I was 16 with the creation of 9ja Boi Interactive, a video game development company. Today, I am a Co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital publisher for African Creatives, described by Konbini as “one of the largest digital publishers in Africa” and identified by IFC as one of the startups “that could speed up innovation in Africa.” Publiseer was listed in ModernGhana’s “List Of 10 African Innovations For January 2019”.

Chidi Nwaogu about to set a guinness world record
Chidi Nwaogu To Setting A Guinness World Record

I was selected by World Youth Forum to participate at The Arab and African Youth Platform 2019 in Aswan, and by Mastercard Foundation to participate at Africa Youth Works Summit 2019 in Cape Town. My startups have been featured on several online and print media publications, like Africa Business Review, TechCrunch, IT News Africa, Konbini, PC Tech Magazine, Ventures Africa, and Ventureburn, for their strides in the tech ecosystem.

Since I was 19, I have co-founded, grown and sold two Internet companies, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over 1-million registered users within three years. As a programmer, I started learning how to code since I was 13. Today, I am proficient in 5 programming languages, with JavaScript and PHP taking the lead.

Meet Chidi Nwaogu an author, CEO and co-founder of several startups

Nwaogu began public speaking as a keynote speaker at IT Leaders West Africa Summit 2012, where he gave a 30-min lecture on the role of social media and mobile in developing nations. Today, Nwaogu speaks at several summits, conferences, and seminars around the world.

Why is Chidi Nwaogu trending in Nigeria right now?

Trending? I had no idea the name was trending. Or maybe because I’m outside Nigeria more often these days.

It is said that you broke a fresh Guinness world record. How did you achieve this?

It is a record for the longest credit on a book. It’s a single book with a credit section with at least 10,001 names of real people who have given their consent to be credited. I posted on LinkedIn to get the consent of 10,001 people and ended up with over 21,000 people’s consents.

Chidi Nwaogu driving his point to his audience

It is a record for the longest credit on a book. It’s a single book with a credit section with at least 10,001 names of real people who have given their consent to be credited. I posted on LinkedIn to get the consent of 10,001 people and ended up with over 21,000 people’s consents.

What was the previous Guinness World Record or is it a fresh Guinness World Record?

It’s a fresh record. The Guinness World Record has a list of fresh records and already broken records. The longest credit on a book is one of the fresh records Guinness World Record has that hasn’t been broken before, so I took on the challenge.

How did you get to know about the record?

I checked out the Guinness World Record official website and went through the list of records unbroken and broken. And the longest credit on a book took my interest since I’m a writer and a publisher as well.

Are you not supposed to be interested in entrepreneurship as an entrepreneur instead of breaking world records?

I like challenges and that’s why I got into entrepreneurship. The Guinness World Record was another challenge and I took it on.

How did you know you could break the record? Many people have tried to break Guinness World Record but failed.

A lot of people have tried breaking Guinness World Records and failed. I wasn’t 100 percent certain that I was going to break the record. I had my reservations but if we all held back when trying to accomplish something great because we are unsure of the result, then nothing great will be done. According to Nelson Mandela, you never know it’s possible until it’s done. If I fail trying to accomplish something great, at least I try to make sure I learn a thing or to from it and try again. You are never a failure if you don’t quit. Failure is success when you learn from it and try again this time, more intelligently

Chidi Nwaogu

How did you apply for the Guinness World Record?

The Guinness World Record website has an application form to apply for any record. You just have to apply to break any record, and the Guinness World Record will get back to you if your application request was granted or not. It usually takes about 8 weeks for them to revert if a request to break a record was accepted or not

What criteria do you need to apply for any record?

The reason why you want to break the record, how you will positively impact your community while doing it, and most importantly the steps you’ll take to break the record. If they believe these, then your application will probably be accepted

Do you need to pay to apply?

No, you don’t. It’s solely based on merit. However, if you want the review process to take a week and not eight weeks, then you can pay a small processing fee

How did you go about breaking the record?

I made a post on LinkedIn asking for the consent of at least 10,001 people to include their name as credits on my book. I asked them to comment “count me” to indicate their interest and got 21,000+ comments asking to be part of the credits

How long do you think your record can last considering people can get more on other social media like Instagram in a week?

I don’t know how long I will keep the record. What’s most important to me is that I wanted to break it and I did. Someone surpassing my record is normal. It shows that the world is getting better. Henry Ford manufactured the first commercial car. However, people manufactured better cars afterwards. It didn’t make Ford think his invention was surpassed. It only shows that the world is advancing and that’s good for me. It’s not all about me. It’s all about us.

Is the book that will win the longest credit on a book already out?

Not yet. But it will be out this quarter. Publiseer is the publisher of the book. That’s my publishing venture. The title of the book is “10 Laws of Finding the Right Co-founder”. It’s a book that outlines the qualities of a good co-founder and the strategies you need to adopt in order to find and keep the right co-founder.

Chidi Nwaogu Author of 10 Laws of Finding the Right Co-founder

Are you the only one trying to break this Guinness World Record?

Yeah, so far, that I’m aware of.

Have you reached out to Guinness World Record after getting the credits on the book from LinkedIn?

Yes. They are looking forward to the book.

Tell us some records that you have previously set already?

This is my first place breaking the Guinness World Record.

What of other records?

We have records broken by Wizkid, Pinkie Debbie, DJ Obi and Kaffy. But I don’t know the title of the records they broke. But I’m sure if googled, you could know more about the individual records

Do you know you will be paid yearly for holding a Guinness World Record?

That’s untrue. The Guinness World Record doesn’t pay any record holder. I confirmed this from the committee. I think this is just a false perception of the Guinness World Record that has existed over the years.

What other false perception do people have about Guinness World Record that you know?

That they receive 2million dollars on breaking the record. Which is completely untrue.

What do record owners get apart from breaking the record?

They get a certificate from the Guinness World Record to show that they are officially recognized as the record holder. This can be added to your resume to indicate that you are an achiever that gets the impossible done when you put your mind to it. The Guinness World Record is more of an ego booster. It’s not a get rich scheme.

Do you enjoy travelling?

Yeah, I do, and that’s why I travel a lot.

Does your company Publisher pay your travelling expenses or the programmes you attend?

No, all of them are fully funded by inviting organizations.Travelling for me puts things into perspective. It allows me to realize that there are far bigger things that my problems. Travelling allows you to see that the world is not always about you. It allows me to see how other people live and what they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Chidi Nwaogu, a Westerwelle Fellow 2019.

Travelling has humbled me and has broadened my perspective in so many ways. Travelling has given me a sense of gratefulness for the modern day comforts that I am able to enjoy, which billions of people out there cannot.

How do you get these invitations?

I apply for some opportunities, while some reach out to me. Like I will be in Kenya next month and Cape Town by October, thanks to the invitations of IPA and Mastercard respectively.

How can people get access to these opportunities as most of these opportunities are quite hard to come by?

I don’t know how often people get these opportunities. People write to me asking how I got in and how I can help them too. I often share my application answers with them to aid them in their next application. I know it’s hard to get in, but I guess that I’ve been blessed to get into so many.

Chidi Nwaogu CEO of Publiseer

Does your travelling not affect the management of your company?

Not at all. I’ve got a good team putting everything in place even when my phone is on airplane mode

How can a leader have a good team?

Pick them wisely. People whose strengths compliment your weaknesses and vice versa. People you can coexist in the same place and thrive

For the first time, not completely, but you will have a clue if you two will be able to work together.

What should people expect of Chidi Nwaogu in the next five years?

I don’t know. I’m just working hard to be better than the man I was yesterday. However, there is one thing I know for sure, that in five years time, I will be 500% percent better than the man who granted this interview. And I will read this interview and smile and remember my humble beginnings.

Do you have any other thing to say?

When the journey gets tough, remember why you started the journey.

RealtorBaruwa

Numerous individuals are frightened of wandering into Real Estate business in Nigeria. This might be a result of the way that it is capital serious, the learning and data required to wander into it is a very much guided mystery to those in the Real Estate business. Loss of lives and properties while participating in the business is something that is areal hazard in the business in Nigeria. Likewise, numerous individuals are terrified of being cheated or as it is known being misled by the Omo Onile’s. We met a Realtor who happens to profit in this industry authentically. Baruwa Ibrahim happens to be somebody who knows a considerable amount about the business and he educates us concerning how he came to be known as Realtor Baruwa. His adoration for land caused him to procure this name. The Interview we at InterviewStories had with him goes beneath.

Who is Baruwa Ibrahim?

Baruwa Ibrahim is a goal driven person who is passionate about success and also impacting into the world. I am a property investment consultant, I help millennials, the working class and also high net worth individuals acquire genuine properties with high capital appreciation in appreciable locations.

Baruwa \ibrahimam also the CEO of Right Properties Nigeria. I consult for Novarick Homes and Properties, the developers of the first Solar powered estate in Lagos(Earls Court), Landwey, Veritasi Homes and Properties, Christal Homes e.t.c I also do digital and content marketing for startups and established entrepreneurs.

How and when did you start your venture as a real estate consultant?

A neighbour (Mrs Chioma) introduced me to a real estate marketing group (Billionaire Realtors Group) in 2015, they partner with several reputable real estate companies in Nigeria to help them sell their properties to potential investors. I made my research on the industry and later fell in love with it not because of the commission but because I will be involved in the process of making people’s dreams come true and also using my expertise to make the property acquisition process hassle-free.

When did you start being Realtor Baruwa?

The name realtor Baruwa came when I found my love and passion for real estate. During the course of my research, I discovered that a realtor is a person who simplifies the process of buying properties for the buyer which is my value proposition. And also since been popularly known as Baruwa, I decided to coin the name for myself Realtor Baruwa.

How does one get involved in the real estate business in Nigeria?

There are various ways one can venture into the real estate business.
You can be a developer i.e companies/individuals that develop real estate or a real estate consultant like me, helping interested buyers acquire genuine properties.

Another way is being an investor, whereby you purchase a property either for passive income or capital growth. Advanced ways like REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) also exists. I have a lot of articles addressing this topic on my website realtorbaruwa.com.ng.

Is it not expensive to venture into real estate consultancy?

I won’t say it is expensive, basically, as a real estate consultant, you need to invest time and money in gaining knowledge about the industry and also basic marketing skills.

A lot of seminars are being organized to train people to be a good real estate consultant. Some paid, some free. You can start small with less capital intensive marketing campaigns and attending free seminars. Then as your revenue increases, you can opt in for both paid seminars and adopt large reach campaigns.

Which do your customers do more, either own the property you sell to them or resell it as a means of passive income?

Due to the large housing deficit in Nigeria, customers are subscribing to own a home than buying rental properties for passive income. People now prefer to own their home than to rent even if it is within a rural community.

How do we know that your business is not fake?

Realtor Baruwa partners with reputable companies in Nigeria which are registered with the government. Eliminating the fears of buying properties with bad titles, litigations and other encumbrances. Right Properties is a consulting agency that connects the potential investors with these companies and financial transactions are between these two parties.

Ibrahim Baruwa is a Nigerian Realtor
Meet Realtor Baruwa

What tips do you have to first-time property buyers?

They should be on the lookout for two vital things. Which are location and the genuineness of the property they intend to purchase? Proper property search should be done to ascertain whether the property is owned by the seller and also if the title documents are not fake. In the case of investment property, they should investigate if the property has the potentials of value appreciation in a short time.

How much is the least one can have to buy a property?

It depends on the location. My farm area are all metropolitan areas ie areas with projected growth. Lands sell for as low as four hundred and fifty thousand naira(₦450, 000) in Sterling Courts located in Agboowa, Ikorodu, Lagos. In Ogun, Silverton Gardens Simawa sells for seven hundred thousand naira (₦700, 000).

Do you sell land in different states of Nigeria or you have some selected states?

My farm areas are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ibadan, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Calabar. I also sell for some real estate companies in Dubai. The likes of Azizi, Damac and Vincintoire. A farm area is where/ the location a realtor operates.

What do you stand to gain from being a real estate dealer?

Real estate is a very lucrative business in Nigeria. Everybody in the chain of distribution gets their own share of this wonderful investment vehicle. From the developers to the investors and also we the middlemen are not left out.

Apart from the area of revenues, incentives and emoluments, you also get to build your confidence. Honesty and Integrity are two important traits you must have as a real estate consultant, it will really make you thrive in the industry.

What are the risks that you take as a real estate dealer?

The risk associated with being a real estate dealer includes selling a property with encumbrance to an investor and this can be avoided by doing due diligence on that property which means ascertaining that the seller has the right to sell ie a rightful owner and also that the property has good title documents.

Realtor Baruwa at an event
Ibrahim Baruwa at an event

How do more than one person collaborate to buy a property?

This alternative way of asset financing is also referred to as joint venture or Syndication. A real estate joint venture(JV) is a deal between multiple parties to work together and compile resources to develop a real estate project. The key aspects that must be addressed before a JV agreement includes; the distribution of profits among the parties, capital contribution, management and control and also exit mechanism.

Why should people patronize Realtor Baruwa?

Realtor Baruwa delivers a world-class service in securing legitimate properties to potential investors and other interested individuals. I prioritize customer satisfaction and value delivery in all transactions.

Do you buy the land from Omo Onile?

Most of the properties I do market are owned by reputable real estate companies in Nigeria and not Omo Onile.

What problems have you encountered as a real estate dealer/consultant?

The major problem is potential investors, not having trust in you as a realtor. I won’t say it is their fault, probably they have been swindled before or heard stories of how people have been defrauded by unscrupulous real estate agents.

Thanks to the Nigerian government for promulgating laws that deals with any fraudulent land transactions and they are now stringent penalties for defaulters. That’s the main reason I market properties owned by real estate companies and if I want to sell for individuals, I would have done my due diligence.

Real estate education also is very low among potential investors as they disregard the investment opportunities in developing areas with the notions that these areas are not developed yet, waterlogged and have no prospects of development. I wrote an article on Land banking which has been an investment strategy most real estate billionaires around the world have been using.

How can students be involved in Real Estate?

Everybody wants something good, everybody wants real estate.
The main limiting factor is finance and it is more prominent among student as they don’t have a stable source of income that can finance a real estate investment.

Although, there are alternative options to finance the investment. The first one is syndication and it is an effective way for investors to pool their financial and intellectual resources to invest in properties than they could afford or manage on their own.

Real estate Wholesaling is another alternative option of financing. This is done by helping real estate companies market their properties to thier networks in exchange for a commission. The proceeds gotten from this will then be channelled into buying an investment property. A sales commission can either enable you the means to pay in instalments or outrightly depending on the volume of sales and property type.

What are the services you provide for prospective buyers that other realtors do not provide?

What sets me aside from other real estate consultants is that I take my time to align my client’s interest to an investment property. For example, a client might be interested in passive income over capital growth. I will advise this client to purchase a rental residential or commercial property rather than buying landed properties. I also provide and recommend educational materials to my clients to see them through a successful investment sojourn.

Do you accept cash or bank transfer for your transactions?

The financial transaction is done between the real estate company and the investor. And these companies have their banks accounts interested buyers pay into after filling the subscription form.

Have you committed any error that was hard to rectify since you started being a real estate dealer?

I will say no because as a professional you have to make smart decisions.
Not that I haven’t committed any error before, but not the ones that are hard to rectify.

What advice do you have to people with trust issues about real estate in Nigeria?

It is good to have trust issues with a venture you do not know much about.
That’s why I always advocate for real estate education. I do that a lot on my social media handles and website. It is hard to fall victim to fraudsters and other bad outcomes of real estate investment if one is well informed. Working with tested and trusted professionals can also mitigate the risk of loss of investment.

What should all prospective buyers consider before thinking of buying a property?

The first factor they should consider is the location. Location is very essential to every real estate investment because it is the factor that will determine whether your intended investment strategy will thrive or not. Let’s say you are planning to reside in a property with your family, you have to consider if the location has a good school district, recreational places, supermarkets and also of it is accessible.


Another factor to consider is the budget. Can they afford the investment property, if not do they have access to mortgage or other alternative financing options?

Have you ever had to deal with legal issues before?

No, I haven’t. Once you are doing your due diligence as a real estate consultant, there won’t be any legal issues. Even if it erupts, the verdict will be in your favour.

What advice do you have for finalist in tertiary institutions?

As final year students, they should all be thinking of their future and working towards being a 21st-century graduate. They should take an interest in developing vital soft skills, time management and interpersonal skills and also network with industry leaders.

What advice do you have for other students?

I started real estate consulting when I was in 300 level and I can say the skills and networks I have acquired have been helpful. They can also start very early so that by the time they graduate, they are valuable to the labour market. They can invest in Real Estate. If they don’t have access to personal financing, they can access the alternative financing option I talked about earlier. Syndication and real estate wholesaling.

What skills do you have that made it easy for you to manage your business effectively?

Content Marketing and Digital Marketing skills. These are vital skills every entrepreneur of the modern age most have. The world is online, your target market is online. How do you intend to reach them if you aren’t? Other skills I have include sales and prospecting skills.

What skills are you thinking of acquiring to improve your skills?

Basic financial skills like bookkeeping and also managerial skills.

Do you think every successful person needs to participate in politics?

No, we have people that are not in politics that are impacting the world with their philanthropic and innovative activities. So many foundations, academy and NGOs are coming up every day.

How can people acquire funds for their startup?

There are different methods to fund startups. If you can’t bootstrap, approach venture capitalist and angel investors. There are also many grants and funding opportunities online. Prepare your pitch deck and business plan and access those channels

What do you think is the greatest problem that entrepreneurs have?

I will say enabling environment. The business environment in Nigeria is not conducive for entrepreneurs. I will advise the government to pass bills that will create an enabling and conducive environment for entrepreneurs to thrive in.

Do you think every business must have a strong online presence?

Yes. The world is online and almost everybody has a smartphone.
You can reach your target market online either via organic reach or promoted campaigns.

What do you think the government needs to do to encourage more entrepreneurs in society?

Helping entrepreneurs start and thrive is a win-win situation for the government. Local businesses help support the tax base through businesses taxes and through the wages provided to employees. The possibility of workforce expansion and economic growth increases with more entrepreneurs in the country.

How can we contact you?

People can contact via phone /WhatsApp +2347087389600 and also via email – info@realtobaruwa.com.ng, rightpropertiesng@gmail.com

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Woleth Enterprise CEO

Ihieri Michael Uchenna, the CEO and founder of Woleth Enterprise is on a mission to motivate startups in Nigeria. He believes that budding entrepreneurs need to observe the successful entrepreneurs in other to survive and thrive. His startup Woleth Magazine which is said to debut in June 2019, is a magazine meant for inspiring and motivating youths to indulge in entreprenuership by revealing the pros and cons of it. InterviewStories was able to get across to this change maker and he talks about his entrepreneurship journey, how he started and what made him to stand out to create Woleth Consulting.

Can we know you?

I am Ihieri Michael Uchenna. CEO and founder of Woleth Enterprise. I am from Imo state. I am from a family of five.

Were you an entrepreneur during your school days?

Yes… Its always been something I love doing. I started a campus magazine in my second year at school and in my final year at the University of Lagos, I started a campus cinema.

Can you tell us more about those ventures?

The campus magazine was known as Stoosh magazine, it didn’t really get much acceptance and crashed really early due to the cost of printing a magazine that was given off freely. Spade cinemas, however, created much buzz, I had partnered up with a marketing brand in school and we really put a lot of work into it. But I received a call from the school dean of student affairs prompting that the movie shows should stop. That was how those ventures died.

Ihieri Michael Uchenna, a graduate of Psychology
Ihieri Michael Uchenna started Spade Cinema in his Final Years At University of Lagos

Were those ventures profitable?

No, I made huge losses on every venture. But I was doing what i loved and that was enough to keep me going.

Does that not mean that you should stop venturing into business?

Being an entrepreneur means you are tasked with both taking risks and running a business. One can always learn how to run a business from experience or from others. I believe I’ve learned a lot from experience.

What mistakes did you make that made those ventures to be unprofitable?

I paid for things I should have gotten for free. Experience teaches you a lot. There are so many things I paid money for which I would have gotten freely. Although making profits wasn’t the apex of why I ventured into the business in the first place, losing money was no way to sustain the business.

Did you start Woleth Enterprise after school?

Yes, I did. A few months after graduating, I decided to start working on Woleth. It was difficult but interesting all the way.

Ihieri Michael
Michael started Woleth Enterprise after his graduation from Univversity of Lagos

What do you do at Woleth Enterprise?

Woleth is an investment company. We engage in various startup projects and invest in other startup establishments. It is presently 1 year old. We have developed Woleth consulting and are working towards our next engagement which is Woleth magazine. However we have not made any significant investment in another start-up, we would begin doing that soon

What type of investment does Woleth Enterprise do?

Permit me to keep details of that to myself for now. We would start the external investments next year. There are still a lot of work to be done internally, we want to strengthen those areas first

Tell us about Woleth Consulting?

Woleth consulting provides customer feedback on the client’s marketing content and strategy. We also advise clients on the best strategy to fix lapses in their campaign. Woleth enterprise is a registered company operating two startups. Woleth consulting and Woleth magazine.

Is Woleth Consulting is profitable?

So far, we are doing well.

How are you able to get customer’s feedback on the client’s marketing content and strategy?

We conduct detailed research getting our respondents from the potential customer population

What makes Woleth consulting standout?

To us, it is all about our client. Their success is what we value the most and we show this to them each time. We also, support the smaller brands that join our community for free

Do you have partnerships with other big companies?

No. Our brand’s mission is to support startups with the marketing support they need to grow and that is what we are doing.

Do you plan to partner with these big companies in the future?

Woleth consulting has no plans for that.

What future plans does Woleth Consulting have?

There are great plans to broaden the reach of Woleth consulting. I can however not reveal the details for now. We plan on doing an event to expose the future plans of the venture

Tell us about the other startup at Woleth Enterprise?

The latest is Woleth magazine set to launch this June. The aim of Woleth magazine is to inspire and motivate youths to indulge in entrepreneurship by revealing the fun, luxury, challenges, successes and recognition associated with entrepreneurship.

Does that mean Woleth magazine is a means of promoting your clients in Woleth consulting?

No. It’s not just about showcasing startups for Woleth magazine. It is about motivating startups, And for that budding entrepreneurs need to observe the successful entrepreneurs

What made you start Woleth magazine?

There’s so much publicity for entertainment. Very little for entrepreneurship. As I work towards being an agent for positive change in Nigeria, it is clear that an avenue to publicize startups is needed. So I had to embark on the project.

Ihieri Michael
Innovative Michael

What should we be expecting from Woleth magazine?

Expect interesting stories, interviews from successful entrepreneurs, several analysis and so much more. It will be available in print and Pdf. The print version will be available for order on our website and newsstands Nationwide while the Pdf will be available for free downloads on our website.

Any major distributors to get the magazine from?

We are still working on those areas. The print magazine will be available in all states of Nigeria for now. You can also order a copy on our website. We are also making arrangements with a popular supermarket to have our magazine on their newsstand nationwide. I would refrain from mentioning names until we have come to an agreement. We plan to cover everywhere

What makes Michael unique as an entrepreneur?

I like to think I am innovative. Creating new ventures is a hobby.

Where should we expect to see Woleth Enterprise in the next two years?

We aim to be the foremost startup support company in Nigeria by then.

Chika Nwaogu

Not many people can be serial entrepreneurs in Nigeria. While many music artists are only good at music, very few do things that are also hot like programming. We met Chika Nwaogu twin brother of Chidi Nwaogu, a gospel artist who is also Guinness World Record holder for “the longest officially released song” and also a change maker. InterviewStories had an interview with Chika Nwaogu and he talked about Playfre, Africa’s first real answer to Spotify that can bring over 45 million songs to Africans at no charge.

Can we meet you?

I am Chika Nwaogu and I am an internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, gospel singer, record producer, Guinness World Record holder for “the longest officially released song”, Keynote speaker at the IT leaders West African summit, Wazobia gospel artiste of the week, and a Top Naija music awards nominee.

You are well known as a programmer, what else do you do?

Actually I will say that isn’t entirely true. A good number of people don’t even know I am a geek, they only know me as that gospel singer that broke the Guinness world record last year. To answer your question, apart from being a computer programmer, I am a singer, a songwriter and a record producer.

Playfre CEO Chika Nwaogu
Chika Nwaogu A Gospel Singer

How long have you been an entrepreneur?

Since the age of 16, so I will say 13 years ago. I began building internet companies at 16 with the creation of my now-defunct video game company; 9ja Boi Interactive, which I co-founded with my twin brother.

Can you tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey.

It first began with developing video games. The first video game I developed was with my twin, and it was titled “Save the Admiral”. It was a 2D space shooter adventure game. After that we develop a couple of more game under the outfit 9ja Boi interactive; this was before our days at the University of Lagos.

Chika Nwaogu
Meet Chika Nwaogu CEO of Playfre

Getting to Unilag, our interest changed; it was here we created. LAGbook — a social network initially created for students of the University of Lagos. It grew faster than we expected and in no time, we expanded to include the youth demographics in Africa. LAGbook gre to a million registered users in 3 years and we subsequently sold it to a Canadian tech company in 2013. Since then, my twin and I have successfully created, grown and sold two successful internet companies.

You just launched a new project, “Playfre”, what was the motivation behind the project?

Spotify and many other big music streaming platforms have not yet opened their doors to most African countries because of the weak intellectual property laws in these parts of the world, thus making these awesome apps unavailable to the African demographic. Those who have opened their doors to us, still charge monthly to stream unlimited music. Because of this, I embarked on developing what will become Africa’s first real answer to Spotify, that will bring the over 45 million songs on Spotify to Africans at no charge, with the same Spotify experience.

Chika Nwaogu
Chika Nwaogu a graduate of University of Lagos

Is this your first public project?

No this isn’t. But it will be my first public project alone.

Tell us a little about your previous projects.

Like I have already mentioned before, it all started with game development (9ja Boi Interactive), then to social networking (LAGbook), music and book publishing (Publiseer), and now music streaming (Playfre).

What are some challenges that you faced while working on your previous projects?

Electricity was a major setback in our first project, because we were 16 and had no money to get power on whenever we wanted. So we basically waited for electricity to work on our games. It was a really difficult time, but then it also taught so time management. While running LAGbook we knew little or nothing about business, so it was difficult turning our traffic into real money; this at some point forced us to sell. Eventually we had to learn the business side of a tech company, because at first all we knew was the technical know-how and nothing about the business aspect. So it taught us a lot of what we know about running a successful tech business today.

This project seems to be done by only you. Was there no input from your twin-brother unlike the previous ones?

Yeah this is my sole project, though Chidi have been very supportive in my journey so far with Playfre. In 2017, I took time off Publiseer in its early stages to work on my music. I am a music person and it was only naturally I created Playfre for music lovers such as myself. That same year I got the idea to create Playfre and I nurtured that idea ever since. When my music felt like it was beginning to pay off, I felt it was time to launch Playfre.

What challenges did you face working on Playfre?

They weren’t much challenges as I have already been involved with a lot of internet companies and already know my stuff very well. So unlike other internet companies in the past, Playfre was more like a walk in the park. It was fun all the way.

What are your projections for Playfre in a year?

We are already the Largest music streaming service in Africa in terms of music catalogue. Though I project it having over 100,000 registered users, and at least 10,000,000 streams; that is 100 streams per user. I project it being the one stop destination for any music lover in Africa.

Chika Nwaogu of Playfre
CEO of Playfre Chika Nwaogu

You broke a world record for the longest released track. Tell us about it.

That was in 2018, around May. My gospel music career was less than a year old then and I wanted to do something extraordinary that will distinguish me from the other gospel artist who were up and coming. I wanted to attempt the impossible and I eventually did. It was one of the most exciting things I have ever done in my life. I had to write over 60 verses and record a song that was 4hr plus long; a feat that seemed impossible at first. All my hard work paid off and I was the talk of the media; both print and television. That was how I got my little break in the gospel music scene.

Having been involved in a number of successful projects, what are the peculiar problems facing businesses (especially tech businesses) in Nigeria?

The biggest problem tech entrepreneurs face today is the lack of passion for what they are doing. Many of them venture into a certain niche because it is the niche that currently receives a bulk of the investments. For example I remember back then when ecommerce was the thing, everyone was doing it until it no longer became the thing—and then fintech and agro-tech became the new ecommerce and everyone wanted to be part of this booming niche.

Many of them weren’t passionate about their startup, they were only interested in the money they can get from investors. Eventually when this money isn’t coming as fast as they wanted, they make their exit. This is one of the major causes of failed internet startups in Nigeria today. The idea was right, but the passion was wrong.

In your own opinion which is more important to a young entrepreneur: Mentorship or Funding?

I will say mentorship. A good mentorship can bring about funding, I mean a person can be mentored on how to create a great business that attracts investors. Funding is just money and anyone can give you money, but not anyone can mentor you. You need the right kind of mentorship for the right kind of business. Someone who is a well established banker cannot mentor a budding internet entrepreneur. Not anyone can mentor you, but anyone with money can fund you. So mentorship over funding.

So what should we expect next from Chika Nwaogu?

For now it is Playfre. How to make Playfre better and a leader in the music streaming industry in Africa. I want to change the way Africans listen and consume music and I am going to do it!

Any advice for young entrepreneurs?

Stay focused, energetic, and motivated. Energy rightly applied can accomplish anything!

Adeshina Benjamin CEO of Jaminluxury

Many of us do not know the importance of wrist watches. We believe since we have our gadgets, we can always use our device clock to check the time which is not supposed to be. Adeshina Benjamin talks with us at InterviewStories about watches and how his love for jewelries made him to start Jaminluxury.

Can we know you?

My name is Adeshina Benjamin, a student of the University of Ibadan. Linguistic and African Language Department.

What do you do?

I deal with classy and luxury wristwatches, bracelets and rings for both male and female. I am basically a business person.

Jaminluxury Wrist Watch
Jaminluxury Wrist Watch

Why do you deal with accessories?

I love jewelries. I really admire it on people. Your dressing is not complete without any accessories. It helps to spice it up. For the love of jewelries that why I deal with classy wristwatch.

Why classy wristwatches and not the regular ones?

Though my first wristwatches were regular watches that you could get from all these Aboki’s. I needed something different and unique. Wristwatches that are not that common. That is why I moved to classy wristwatch. I wanted to be different.

Wrist watch sold In Nigeria
Wrist watch sold by Jaminluxury.

Does everyone need to have these accessories?

Yes, mostly wristwatches. You can’t be in a business event and you bring out your phone to check the time, it is wrong. Not only business events, but also, you can’t be in a cinema and bring out your phone to check the time, that is also very wrong . You need a wristwatch in all event, you might not go for the expensive ones, but it is necessary you have a watch on your wrist.

Does everyone need to check time using wristwatch?

Time is essential… You need to check the time. Some situation will warrant you to not use your phone. For example, a student in an exam hall, he really needs a watch to time himself.

Wrist watch sold in Nigeria
Wrist watch sold at Jaminluxury in Nigeria

Are wristwatches not always expensive?

No, wristwatches are not expensive. It all depends on the type of wristwatch you can afford.

What qualities make a wristwatch good?

Four signs or qualities are used to recognize a good wristwatch.

1. Weight. 2. Swiss branding 3. The movement. 4. Accuracy

What sign or quality is the most important?

The Movement & swiss branding.

What is swiss branding?

A registered company that produces quality wristwatch. It has a label that is used to indicate that a watch was made in Switzerland. It’s a registered company that accept people who are horologist and sell their swiss branding too. To show the originality of the watch …

Must my wristwatch be from Switzerland before it shows originality?

No. We have some Nigerians who are horologist but am not sure if they get their swiss brand … I really can’t say more about this.

How do you then have access to these Swiss Wristwatches?

Travel to Swiss to get their product registered. I import them… And I also get from people who travel to get in bulk.

Do you encourage people to get those made by Nigerian horologists?

Yes, let us promote our people.

Do you have a brand for this business?

Yes… Still in the process… I have my business registered. The brand name is Jaminluxury.

Jaminluxury logo
Jaminluxury Store

Why Jaminluxury?

I wanted something different and unique, Also, I wanted a name that will be easily pronounced in various languages.

Tell us about Jaminluxury?

Jaminluxury is a brand that deals with luxury wristwatches, bracelets and rings. This brand was established on the 21st of November 2017. The brand had been registered under Cooperate affairs commission (CAC). With the RC: 2837147.

Did you start selling these accessories before November 2017?

No… I started selling these accessories in November.

Did anyone put you through the business?

No sir.

How did you now venture into the business without any support?

I do tell people when God ride with you, everything becomes easy… It really amazes me when I see how far Jaminluxury has gone… And the brand it just a year. This was how the idea came into being, my roommate does get wristwatches from Aliexpress, so I start importing from Aliexpress with very small capital.

How much did you start with?

I started my watch business with ₦15, 000… And I literally starved for the rest of the month.

Product sold at Jaminluxury.
One of the accessories sold at Jaminluxury.

What are the risks involved in your business?

The risk here is that you don’t know or see people that you’re dealing with. People that will help you ship in your package to Nigeria… You have to be sure if the watch won’t fade, so your customers won’t be angry with you. You also need to build trust in this business.

How profitable would you say this business is?

Very profitable if you’re smart.

Tell us your first experience when you started Jaminluxury?

My first experience was awesome…I made a lot of mistakes, losses, and also I did not publicize the brand, I just came out like that… So it was really hard looking for customers and most people were not turning up because the wristwatches were very common. My roommates especially Saw insulted me by saying “if you can’t get enough goods then stop”.The interesting part was that I learnt a lot from my mistakes and am improving. I will also be launching the brand very soon.

Adeshina Benjamin CEO of Jaminluxury
Adeshina Benjamin of Jaminluxury.

Tell us about your upcoming luncheon?

I am still working toward the launching. The first thing is to publicize the brand very well… I will need to get like 2 influencer person to help me with that. I need a photographer and a model. I want to show people how to wear their wristwatch. Watch etiquette .. I have so much to do during this luncheon because I want this to come out big … So wait for the bomb.

Have people criticised you before?

Yes … Very well… But I pay no attention to that. In building a solid business, you need to build a good reputation… That is the key to a successful business.

Why don’t pay attention? It may be a positive criticism?

If it is positive I give attention, and if it demands an apology, I apologize immediately and I learn from it.

Do you have a mentor or a brand you look up to?

Yes… I have a mentor and a brand that I look up too from afar …

What qualities make you look up to them?

These people are fathers in this business … They’re not newbies. Though the newfound brand am looking up to, he established his business 2017, but he’s a horologist…

Where do you sell your products majorly?

I don’t have a specific place, for now, I sell them in banks, campus. During holidays I make sales at Lagos.

Do you sell using social media?

Yes, I do. Lack of publicity. Low followers on Instagram which in-turn yields low sales are problems I face at Jaminluxury. I really need to build Jaminluxury Instagram account.

What keeps you going at Jaminluxury?

The passion keeps me going at Jaminluxury.

Any advice for people who wants to go into the kind of business?

My advice for people is that, you can start the business of your choice with low capital, you don’t have to wait to have huge capital before you can venture into business. Be consistency .. Have a motive. Don’t go into business because everybody is into it, study yourself very well. Pray well. When God rides with you, your business becomes a passion. Everything comes with ease…

Do you think it is important to have a mentor as an entrepreneur?

Yes… It is very essential… For a good business, you need a mentor. That the key to a successful business.

Adeshina Benjamin of Jaminluxury Store
Adeshina Benjamin of Jaminluxury

What’s your advice to upcoming entrepreneurs?

Be consistent. Believe in yourself. Have a solid motive, don’t do it because people are doing it, Do it because you found pleasure in it. Consistency build up a solid business.

What else do you want to say?

I want to thank Mr Oseni so much. I can be reached on Instagram: , facebook: and email at jaminlunxury@gmail.com

Otaiku CEO

InterviewStories was able to get across to Otaiku Yetunde Oluwabukola a natural beauty expert who happens to be the CEO of otaiku_naturals. She is a friend of Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji of Namzafoods whose interview we have conducted at InterviewStories. She talks about taking good care of the skin and her journey into the beauty industry.

Can we know you?

I am Otaiku Yetunde Oluwabukola, CEO of otaiku_naturals. A student in the Department of Botany, University of Ibadan.

Which industry do you work in?

Skin and hair care industry or better still the beauty industry.

Tell us your journey into the beauty industry?

Well, my journey to organic products wasn’t predicted, I didn’t plan it, it just happened. It started when my friends begin to compliment my skin and hair and started asking what I was using.

What were you using?

Organics that I formulated myself, then it was just Facial cleanser then Black-soap.

Why did you formulate these organics yourself instead of using the regular ones?

I’m the type that loves looking good, I love been natural, I didn’t what to use any synthetic product that has adverse effects on skin, I wanted to make use of what was around me, and with the help of my parents and internet, of course, I came up with something that really works and with no side effects which were organic in nature.

Were you not scared of damaging your skin?

I wasn’t because I know my ingredients, they are natural and skin friendly.

How were you able to get those ingredients you used for the first time?

My mother and my boyfriend helped.

Why did you not keep using the product for yourself only?

Firstly it was because others wanted it too, they started requesting. Also, roughen face and skin is a common issue among most youths I could vividly recall how uncomfortable I felt whenever my face is rough, how in-confident I felt, others have these feelings too, so I decided to share my little discovery and make people feel comfortable and confident in their natural skin without bleaching or use what so ever harsh products.

How did you now venture into being CEO of otaiku_naturals?

Thank you, I noticed people were lazy about doing a homemade cleanser and soap not everyone could go through the stress so I decided to start making it for others and I will be paid in exchange.

Otaiku CEO
Bukola Otaiku, CEO of otaiku_naturals

So I picked up an existing brand name of my family (my parents are CEO of Otaiku Herbal Medicine for alternative therapy) which happens to be my surname. That was how I started.

Tell us your first experience selling the product?

Wow, it was accepted despite no label and proper packaging. I even got paid before I made the products. I used my first earned money to invest properly in it.

O.T.K 4 product of otaiku_naturals
Product Made By Bukola Otaiku

It was encouraging and as well as condemning. But then I decided to focus more on the encouraging path, just like the common saying ‘life is a phrase’ everything has stages.

What is the difference between selling as an individual and selling as a brand?

Selling as a brand is more official and formal, it will expand your business in a short while and give it respect. It also earns your business more recognition and trust from your customers. While selling as an individual will not earn much respect, sales are always fewer and mostly from family and friends.

Otaiku_Naturals Black Soap
Otaiku_Naturals Black Soap

In addition to this, selling your own brand is the best, it your future investment and sure it has more gain. It is a long-lasting sale. It could also be inherited.

How did you establish your brand otaiku_naturals?

Just as have said earlier, I came from a herbal home, not traditionalist, my parents are into herbal medicine, and I have been much exposed to naturals right from time, if just like a stepping stone for me. So I decided to grow on the family business and widen its course. That how otaiku_naturals was established.

How much did you start with?

I actually started with ₦300.

Was that not too small?

Yh u will think it is, I started with ingredients common around me, ingredients common and very effective but inferior to us all. My first package was in a perfume bottle. That was it; I actually didn’t have much capital when I started.

How old is otaiku_naturals?

It will be a year in May 2019.

Do you work alone?

Yes I do.

Why do you work alone?

I am still a student and still learning.

How many people regularly purchase your products?

I can’t count, God has been so good An estimate of 5 people in a week.

Tell us products at otaiku_naturals have?

We have

  1. Facial cleanser
  2. Natural black soap
  3. Glow body lotion
  4. Organic body butter
  5. Glow oil
  6. Face cream
  7. Sunscreen
  8. Moisturizing hair cream
  9. Black soap shampoo
  10. Natural leave-in conditioner
  11. Hair growth serum
  12. And Natural oil e.g carrot oil, lemon oil, orange peel oil, papaya oil, olive oil etc

Tell us about your products and who can use them?

Our products are 100% organic plant-based formula. They can be used by all; newborn babies, toddlers, youths and adults. Since they are made with natural ingredients bestowed to us by God for our use.

How can one take care of the human body?

Firstly, you need to cleanse yourself from microbes present in our environment. It is always advisable to bath twice a day in the morning and at night. At night, always ensure to use a mild facial cleanser before bed. And in the morning, ensure to use a sunscreen on your body before heading out, this is to prevent your skin from damage from the exposure to the sun. Ensure to eat healthy and balanced food and get at least 8hours sleep each day. Drink a lot of water to detoxify your skin.

Otaiku_Naturals Lightening Black Soap
Otaiku_Naturals Lightening Black Soap

Any beauty tip or advice for us?

Never pop a pimple, never go to made bed without cleansing your body and face, never be careless about yourself and also never leave your pillowcase unwashed.

Otaiku_Naturals Body Lotion
Otaiku_Naturals Body Lotion

Always use the right products, ensure good personal hygiene, be consistent with your beauty routine and allow your skin to breathe once a while( i.e not always apply heavy make up).

What problem do you face at otaiku_naturals?

Customers are not patient enough. Some people are always in haste to have their face all smoother in seconds which do not work that way. Everything takes time, Rome wasn’t built in a day. I face challenges in explaining this to some of my customers. They tend to forget that this is organics and not magic. Some clients find issues inconsistency, which I always pinpoint. Also, some organic materials are rare and not found here in Ibadan. Getting original essential oils and not diluted ones is another problem, that why I extract some of the essential oils myself so that the quality would be maintained.

Otaiku_Naturals Facial Cleanser Picture
Otaiku_Naturals Facial Cleanser

We are also faced with the problem of Implements and tools used in making production easier, faster and more productive. Most implements are expensive and not common for example the stick blender which is mostly shipped in.

How can these problems be solved?

Supports, sponsorship, investors and partnerships. Yes, if we are financially buoyant, we could maintain quality raw Materials, ship in implements, improve our customers’ service and educating them more effectively.

How do you plan to get all these solutions to workout?

These are part of the means I plan to do. I plan to write proposals to some certain influential people and join a cooperative society. I also plan to save more and of course, I will surely Pray to God for helpers.

What advice do you have for new startups?

Never give up, keep trying new things, keep the standard no matter what, keep learning more, always read more about your ingredients, life is a phase don’t get beat down, you will get there and pass there, keep growing. Thank you.

Do you have any role model in this business?

Oh yeah 3 of them. They are: Anike_naturals, organicsbymide and Afropelo Haircare.

Why do you see them as a role model?

Have seen some couples of naturalists in Instagram have them different and unique among others

CEO of Anike_natural is just 23years old yet her products are so classy and well packaged, I like the way their adverts and brands when you see her products you sure think they are imported, she’s formal, young and a graduate.

Organics by mide: Her products are captivating, she’s so creative with are things and she’s very jovial even in relating with her customers

And lastly, Afropelo haircare: She’s a fresh graduate of the University of Ibadan, she has been very helpful to me, her products to are of high extreme, she’s smart and very creative

Does every entrepreneur need a mentor and why?

Of course, we need mentors. So that we can be better, and have whom to look up to, having a mentor makes you want to improve fast so u can meet them and probably pass them.

What is most important for you as an entrepreneur?

Putting a smile on my client’s face, for them to look at me and say thank God I met otaiku_naturals. Customer’s satisfaction.

One of otaiku_naturals products
One of otaiku_naturals products

Do you plan to continue with otaiku_naturals in the future?

Of course yes.

How can people get otaiku_natural products?

You can order online via any of my social network media handles.
Reach on IG
Reach on Facebook
WhatsApp or Call Otaiku on

Do you have other anything to say?

otaiku_naturals is just starting, just stay with us. thanks to everyone that contributed to this growing brand. I would also like to specially appreciate my host, the person of Ifeoluwa Oseni (InterviewStories) thank you for having me.

Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji, CEO of Nazmafoods

Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji is a student of the University of Ibadan, Oyo state. She is an entrepreneur whose entrepreneurship is in the food industry. Nazmafoods is the brand she has built in the food industry. She had an interview with us at InterviewStories. We present the interview we had with the foodpreneur Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji.

Can we know you?

My name is Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji. I am a home cook, content creator and entrepreneur. I am from Ogun state raised in Lagos and a student of University of Ibadan in Oyo state.

What type of content do you create?

Food content, I take food pictures , write recipes and make food videos.

What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is about passion and taking risks on that passion, entrepreneurship requires creativity, innovation. An entrepreneur has to be creative and open minded.

What do you do as an entrepreneur?

I cook, I cook to bring happiness to people, to make money and also teach other people how to cook.

Does that make you a caterer?

No, I’m not a caterer. A caterer provides food and drinks to a gathering or event. I’m a home cook/amateur chef which means I have passion for cooking, but I’m less skilled than a professional chef. Sometimes I do the work of a caterer,but I’m not a caterer.

Do you see yourself as a chef?

An amateur chef, because I haven’t acquired the skills and certificate to be a professional chef. But I’m working on becoming a professional after I graduate. I have to go to a culinary school to become a professional.

What skills do you need to be a chef?

To be a chef requires a lot of skills which includes knife skills, plating skills, methods of cooking different foods, knowledge of ingredients, learning taste of ingredients, mastering how to manipulate the ingredients, mastering recipes .

Do you work with a chef?

No, I work on my own

How did you acquire your skills?

I learnt most of what I know on social media, especially YouTube. I learnt a lot of continental and local dishes by watching YouTube videos, I learnt how to plate food on Facebook food groups.

Then, during the student union strike in my school in 2017, I did an amateur diploma course on continental dishes which improved my skills.

What then makes you unique?

I’m very creative and make unique foods that always stands out. I provide quality and healthy home cooked food to people and it makes them happy.

Recently I developed a pizza recipe that makes pizza affordable to everyone. It is pizza in a very mini size and still taste like pizza!

Nazmafoods Pizza
Nazmafoods Pizza

Where do you get your customers/clients from?

For now I only sell to students of university of Ibadan and few outsiders. I post adverts on social media especially WhatsApp, advertise in classes to reach out to them.

Do you have a brand name?

Yes I do. My brand name is Nazmafoods.

What other products do you make apart from pizza?

I make beef burger, chicken sandwich and fish sandwich.

Can anybody eat these foods and what nutritional value do they offer to the body?

Yes, these foods are comfort foods that most people consider unhealthy, but Nazmafoods makes sure the foods are balanced by adding vegetables, and using the best ingredients .

Burger, sandwich, and pizza are good sources of Iron, Carbohydrates, and Protein.

Nazmafoods Beef Burger
Nazmafoods Beef Burger

Some people can’t eat cheese which is part of the recipe for burger and pizza. They can’t eat it because they are milk intolerant, so I modify the recipe for them.

Is this business profitable for you?

Of course it is, there’s no business without profit, and loss! Though it was challenging to make profit because I had to balance the quality of food with the price and make it affordable for students.

How long does it take you to make these products?

It doesn’t take me less than 12 hours. Because I’m still in school, I don’t have lots of tools, so I have to make preparations ahead. I use about 7 hours to prepare, about 5 hours to assemble the foods.

Nazmafoods Chicken Sandwich
Nazmafoods Chicken Sandwich

Why does it take that long to prepare?

Like I said before, I have limited access to space and tools, because I’m still a student staying in a hostel. And the ingredients I use for my foods are scarce here in Ibadan, so I have to prepare ahead. But I’m working on getting more tools and space.

What challenges do you face as an entrepreneur?

My major challenge is balancing price and quality. Also, making my products affordable to students. Other challenges include not having access to ingredients like cheese; I only find it in two stores, and also balancing my education with my business. But I’m handling them pretty well.

Is funding not a problem?

It is, in fact it is another major challenge

How have you been able to make sure these problems do not limit your business?

I prepare ahead, that solves a lot of future potential problems. And to balance business with education, I only sell on weekends.

Tell us your first experience?

My first experience was making chicken and fish club-sandwich for sale within my department, and it was well received, and that was how it started. I made just fifteen sandwiches that day. I sold all before the mid of that day.

Did you make loss that day?

No, but I didn’t make profit either, I made exactly the amount I invested

What lesson did you learn from that experience?

It was my first ever actual business experience, and it was really exciting. I learnt that one just need to start something, if you have an idea, passion, starting something even without enough resources will open you to more opportunities. I also learnt people really love good food and that food is the key to every creatures heart. It makes them happy and makes me happy too.

Namzafoods Products
Namzafoods Products

Tell us your most disappointing event you had since you started Nazmafoods?

My most disappointing event in the food production was a department excursion which I invested a lot of energy, time into and then I was able to sell just four out of fifteen sandwiches.

My most disappointing event for my content creation was losing an SD card containing lots of food pictures and videos. This events were painful and I felt like quitting then, but I didn’t because I’ve learnt that failure is part of growth, it makes me better.

After those events, I worked more on my food prices, and I invested more in storage and backup for my contents.

What keeps you going on?

My passion for cooking! and the smile I see on people’s faces after eating my food. I feel cooking is my way of communicating and sharing love and happiness to the world. Also, my determination to have a long-lasting brand that will leave an impact.

Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji, CEO of Nazmafoods
Olaleye Nafisat Morenikeji of Nazmafoods

Do you work alone?

Yes, but recently I’ve been making large quantities of food , about hundred, which was really challenging. So I’ve just employed someone who would work with me next semester. And I’m also working on employing a delivery man.

Will you be paying them?

Yes, of course.

What future plans do you have for Nazmafoods?

Nazmafoods is already on its path to the future. It is going to be based on what it is already, it is only going to expand more.

Do you have investors?

No, I don’t…… I’m already in alliance with some individuals, but it is not official yet.

How long have your business existed?

It’s been a year and a month now.

Describe your experience and journey?

It was very exciting and I learnt a lot.

How did you raise funds to start your business?

I used personal savings. I then invested the capital with the profit to produce more .

How much did you start with?

I started with five thousand naira.

Do you think you could have raised more to start the business?

I am a student and I was not working, it was just enough to start! Though I had to borrow machines for the production.

What did you use the five thousand naira to purchase?

I used it to buy ingredients to make fifteen sandwiches

Which industry do you work in and what advise do you have for entrepreneurs that want to join the industry?

Food industry. My advice for entrepreneurs that wants to join the food industry, whether food production, food content production on social media is to START! Its really challenging to start because you might feel you do not have enough capital, resources…. but in the real sense, you might not need much to start something. And practice, consistency is also really important in the food industry.

Does every entrepreneur needs mentor or mentorship?

If mentor here means someone you look up to and learn from, then yes, there’s always someone we look up to.

Do you have a mentor?

I have four mentors.

How can young entrepreneurs raise funds?

I raised my funds from personal savings, so I’ll advice them to save from their allowance from their parents, or from their salary, if they are working. And they can also get sponsors and investors.

How can one know the kind of entrepreneurship industry one can venture into?

Your passion determines the industry you can venture into.

What are the risks associated with entrepreneurship that you have experienced?

Losing money, not making profit, running out of ideas.

How can people contact you?

Olla Boluwatife, CEO of Ownasite.com.ng

Olla Boluwatife owns a creative agency that provides web solutions for businesses. He talks about services they render at Ownasite, how he got his first job as a web developer and a lot more. We have his interview at InterviewStories. Olla says Ownasite will be a leading web design agency in Nigeria in the next five years and he is working towards it.

Can we know you?

My name is Olla Boluwatife Joseph. I’m an entrepreneur, a web developer, a software developer, a Search Engine Optimization(SEO) expert and internet marketer. I currently run a creative agency (@ownasite) where we provide web solutions for businesses.

Tell us about your agency?

Ownasite is an internet company. We bridge the gap between businesses and technology. Our website address is ownasite.com.ng.

What web solutions for business do you provide in your company?

Businesses have evolved from the brick and mortar structures into the world wide web (internet). We believe that at this century if your business is not online then you’d soon be out of business. Our services are not but limited to the following:

  • Web design & development
  • Internet marketing
  • Software development
  • Branding
  • E-commerce

How did you start Ownasite?

I just graduated high school when I delved fully into web development. I launched in the year 2015 under a different name (Jose webs) but later re-branded and started operations fully in 2016.

Olla Boluwatife, CEO of Ownasite web agency
CEO of Ownasite

What were the challenges you faced when you started?

The major challenge I faced was trying to set up the business structure. Also was struggling to enhance my skills as well as convince prospective clients that I was capable of providing the services I said I would. The truth of the matter was that I was learning on the job. We all know that no-one is an island but there are certain skills required to start up a business. I didn’t know that then. I didn’t have enough skills but I had the passion and that kept me through.

Is your business registered?

Yes.

How easy was registering your business?

Quite easy. I have someone who does it and the process was quite smooth.

How did you get your first job?

It was through my brother. He referred to one of his friends who needed my service at that time. Although I was inexperienced. I believed I could pull it off and it ended up really nice.

What were the challenges you had when you took your first job?

I was in school then (The Polytechnic, Ibadan). Firstly, trying to balance work with lectures. Secondly, power supply & the internet. It was of short supply.

Are you proud of the service you rendered then?

Yes, I am. I always strive to give my best to my clients.

What makes your customers like the service you render?

I put my customers’ interest at heart, I also communicate and relate well with my customers, and try to provide the best quality service I can.

How much do you charge per service?

I have pricing plans based on the kind of services I offer. My basic-est plan for web design service starts from N80k.

What about other services?

They aren’t fixed. The price depends on the customers’ needs. Let’s take for example software development. We have different kinds of software. It could be an inventory software, accounting software or hotel software. Each software has different features. Those features determine how much I’d charge. A customer might want something simple and basic, another might want advanced features.

Olla Boluwatife an entrepreneur

What problems do you face regarding your business?

As of now. It’s power. The amount of money I spend on power supply every month is really high compared to the number of customers I get. I also do not have a huge customer base as of now.

What motivates you to do more?

I’m passionate about creating solutions for people. Even if I don’t get paid for it. I feel very happy doing these things. I believe sooner or later. I’d breakthrough!

Has anyone invested in your business?

No

Does your business need investors?

I don’t think so

Does every business need to be online?

Yes

How can one establish an online presence?

The first step which is easy and free to do is to be on social media. Then if you need to add a bit of professionalism then you opt in for a website. But it’s not just about having a website. It’s about communication.

What is the difference between a blog and a website?

Blogs are dynamic. The contents are updated frequently. Websites are static in nature, the contents are organized in pages. A website is where you’d get every needed information about a particular business. A blog is a medium of communication between existing business and it’s customers. Or prospects. However, blogs sometimes are parts of a website.

What makes a business successful?

Customer relations, having agood product or quality service with a strong marketing strategy. You can’t afford not to have those qualities.

Where do you see Ownasite in the next five years?

A leading web design agency in Nigeria.

Do you have a mentor?

I have mentors. I watch their videos. I’ve taken some of their courses, I’ve interacted with some of them and they’ve been really helpful. With a mentor, you can never totally go wrong.

How can startups get funds?

Angel investors, crowdfunding, venture capitalist, loans.

Can you talk about each of them?

A venture capitalist invests in the early stages of your company in exchange for an equity share. You can also visit your bank or reach out friends & family to get loans for your business. Angel investors differ from Venture Capitalists although people confuse the two together.

While angel investors can take an equity share of your startup in exchange for their investment, their funding can also be exchanged for convertible debt. These investors are usually entrepreneurs. Although money is their motivation, they are more likely to be genuinely interested in your business. If you find the right angel investor, you may benefit from their expert advice and management skills. You can also take advantage of the resources available to you online by using crowdfunding websites to raise capital.

Olla Boluwatife, CEO of Ownasite.com.ng
Olla Boluwatife, CEO of Ownasite.com.ng

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs?

Keep doing what you do. Be persistent, be consistent. Forget about the money, it’ll come eventually. Get the needed skills and I’d see you at the top🔝. You can contact me on

CEO of Da Elementalz Business Enterprise.

Adegoke Umar-Al-Faruq Idowu is a student of University of Ibadan. He is a tutor and the founder of DA ELEMENTALZ BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, a company that is into importation and exportation. Adegoke loves what he does and advises young entrepreneurs to look before leaping into the harsh business environment of Nigeria. We at InterviewStories recently talked about some of the things he does and he gave his responses. Below is the interview with Adegoke Umar-Al-Faruq Idowu popularly known as Umerium.

Can we know you?

I am ADEGOKE UMAR-AL-FARUQ IDOWU by appellation, a medical undergraduate student of University of Ibadan, from the department of Environmental Health Sciences, faculty of Public Health, college of medicine, UI.

What do you do?

I’ve been a tutor, who tutors in different tutorials for both A-level (Cambridge, JUPEB and IJMB) and O’level (JAMB and WAEC) for the past 5 years and still ongoing. Also, I’m a computer operator and engineer who deals with software.

Recently, I became a legitimate importer and exporter to Nigeria and different countries. I am also the founder of my organization: DA ELEMENTALZ BUSINESS ENTERPRISE which deals with the importation and exportation of goods across the globe.

Tell us a little about your tutoring days

I started tutoring at a very tender age. I was in SS2 when I started teaching a JAMB class. It was as if it were my gift or talent because I’m naturally endowed on how to teach. At first, it was very challenging because of my stature, but the tutorials of nowadays no longer consider all those. What they need is how knowledgeable you are and if you can deliver, which I have pretty much did. The students were also challenging, posting konk questions to me; but I always maneuvered my ways, and they always respect me. By the time I finished secondary school, I had already gained the experience, so O’level classes were no longer challenging. I was introduced to A-level but was scared at first.

I had to reject it first, then went to buy all the A-level textbooks: Biology and Chemistry, read them thoroughly, internalized them, and practised with my junior ones and friends before I later contacted them.

I started with an A-level center named Classic Advance Level Centre. I performed very well there so I was invited to Krystal Edge Perversity to take advance classes also. So from there, I moved to other centers like EAC, WINNERS Advance Centre, DISTINCTION PERVERSITY etc.

What lessons did you learn from tutoring?

Hmmm… What can I say??? There are many lessons I learnt. But in summary, teaching in general makes you know more and make you do many researches. It gets you accolades and connects you to many places. I’ve travelled to two (2) different states due to tutoring.

Adegoke Umar-Al-Faruq
Adegoke Umar-Al-Faruq Tutoring Days

Then I learnt you should hold and be confident enough in the things you know. Don’t let people know your weaknesses. I was introduced to winners advance centre two years ago. My friend told me that I should be prepared that the students are very good. He was trying to instill the fear in me but I was like, “Is it not to teach? Since it is not teaching lions, I won’t be scared …” I got there and met the coordinator … so we discussed and everything. It got to the point where he asked me what aspect of chemistry and biology I took.

Actually we had four aspects for both, and I could only take two very well. But my guy had hyped me a lot in front of the man. I didn’t want to fuck up. So I told him, “Any aspect, I’m OK with it.” Knowing fully well that if he’d picked the aspect I didn’t know, I’d have flopped. But I was so full of myself, and showing the boldness and confidence. The man was surprised. He said that all the teachers he had there always chose the aspect they could teach. Very fortunately for me, he chose the aspect I knew most. I was hyper-actively happy. I went to the class and delivered an outstanding lecture. The man and the students still respect me today.

Were you paid when you were tutoring?

Sure … I collect my money per hour.

Tell us your experience about importation and exportation business

We had a strike in school. When it was getting to two weeks and I noticed that it was really going to take longer, I decided to learn something new to my handiwork. So a friend introduced me to the importation business. I was really amazed and interested. Because to market and broadcast was something I could do very well. But what discouraged me first was the bill to learn the business. I ran. Like, I asked him where I was to get 60k to learn just the basics. I went home to make research on it and found out that the training is even 100k+. I had to go back to him. But I told him that I will be paying in installments.

So that was how I started the business … I borrowed money, was in debts … seriously, during my training days. The training went so smoothly, because I had a sharp memory and knew how to adapt to things easily. So I easily grappled with it and passed all the tests.

I finished the basics of the training and started with advertisements. I started the business with zero capital. Yes … because I couldn’t afford to owe again. So … it was really hard for me, because people and customers wanted to see the goods before buying. And I didn’t have the capital to bring down the goods. Plus, I was in the school environment; I couldn’t really sell expensive stuffs, because all products I got were directly from the manufacturing companies.

I transacted with the CEOs. So getting just one of their products was even more expensive … because they sold in wholesales. But I kinda had a convincing power. So I was always able to get one. But there are some companies that can’t sell just one. They have their respective MOQs (Minimum order quantity). So I continued with my adverts, paid for some. Alas! Some of my friends decided to try me out. And they paid before I made their orders. At the end of the day, the profit on my first order was able to cover all my debts which was close to 100k.

They also referred me to some people who had boutiques. That was actually what made me blow. The two boutiques ordered for bulky goods that were really profitable. The profit I had I used to learn the premium stage of the importation training. Because I really wanted to have a verse knowledge about it. That sapped out another huge money.

What made your first attempt to be such a huge success in the business?

Actually, I was just following the instructions I learnt from the training and improving on it.

Are you saying people need to be guided before they venture into a business?

Smiles. We all know business is a risk. Knowing that fully well, you now want to venture into it without having a full knowledge about it? Then you are working towards spoiling it and will be in huge debts. Only if you are just lucky and God just decides to help you out. To cut the long story short, I furthered my training. I became an agent of many logistics companies, got my own store in China. I now deal with other countries like the USA and Russia for some wears like suits, then Malaysia for some materials, and UAE (Dubai) for jewelries.

What is the most important thing when starting a business?

Hmmm … the first thing is to have a full knowledge about it; the right source to learn it; people that know about it, that can guide you and correct you … and then your own personal interest in the business.

Do the people that used to patronise you when you started still do?

Very well, sir. You know people like quality things, no matter how expensive they are. Yours is just to give them the quality material so that you will not destroy the trust and your reputation.

Is importation and exportation what you do at DA ELEMENTALZ BUSINESS ENTERPRISE?

Yes … of different categories of goods, speaking of fashion as a whole … telecommunications as a whole … then gadgets and appliances and a whole.

Which categories of goods do you deal with?

Speaking of fashion, we have wears, shoes, jewelries, cosmetics and others. For telecommunications we have phones, tablets, desktops, latops and other related telecommunication devices … speakers, home theatres, bluetooth devices, electrical appliances, string appliances like guitars, musical instruments in general and many other things.

How do you deal with bad stocks that were shipped to you?

Smiles… well, I give thanks to God Almighty. None of my products has been fake. That’s why I said earlier, that you should know the right source to do your business. For me to use that huge amount of money to learn a business, it’s not something small.

What if the products got damaged?

Well, you asked “what if”. None of them has been damaged before. So I can’t really answer that question. I’ve not experienced any hazard so far in this business.

Who are your major customers?

The entire populace. We deal with wholesales and retails, globally. Presently, we are working on some goods which have to be exported to Ghana.

Do you have a physical shop?

Well, we are still working on that. But presently we have a destination where customers can meet me.

Where I keep the goods, that I see as my office, is at 26, Oke Oriowo, Off Alhaji Taiwo Street, Kajola Agbowo, Ibadan. The second destination is not permanent, because I can leave there anytime. And that is Sultan Bello Hall, University of Ibadan. Ibadan.

Did you leave your tutoring job?

Nope. I’m still doing it. I do not think I can leave it. I love affecting people’s lives positively. I do it for the pleasure I derive from it, not because of the money. The money is nothing. That’s why I decided to learn something and add to it.

Do you have people who work with you at Da Elementalz Business?

Yes. Presently I have three. But all my friends are my marketers; they receive discounts on every customer they bring.

Are they family members or paid staff?

Paid staff.

How are you able to manage all these together with your academics?

Smiles… Well, it’s a very good question. Firstly, tutoring is never a challenge, because it’s academics. So it is even helping me the more. But in the case of the business, I exploit the fact that we are on strike to create grounds and a base to make friends and meet customers. But in general, it has not been easy. I was able to cope. That is what makes a man. I was able to manage the two efficiently.

Can you lend people money from your business?

Presently, NO. Coz all the profits I realize in the business I invest. In fact I want to move to the higher level, but the capital is not enough yet. And as a result, I’m running an investment forum to bring in people to invest in my business. That’s where I’m currently at.

How many people are into this business apart from your staff as a result of you?

Sure.. We offer a monthly mini importation training online or physical, depending on the persons interest. And we have done three training successfully of which each is like 20 students and above. So I can say I’ve built over 50 legit importers.

Were they paid event?

Sure.. Definitely.

Do you see someone starting an importation and exportation business as a threat?

Well, it is of two sides. If I see that he/she follows the right source, I will see him/her as a partner and try moving close so that we can reason along. But if the route is the wrong one, then I see them as a threat. Because they always break my market. Although they sell the same product, but of different quality. Like, when I get a product worth ₦12,000 from the company and I decided to sell for ₦15,000. When a customer sees that that same product goes for about ₦8,000 somewhere else. People won’t know the quality stuff until they try them. So the risk is too high.

How can people invest in your investment forum?

The minimum is #100,000. And they will receive a discount of 30% in a duration of 4months max. It will be a team of ten men. Because the budget is #1M on each category of goods. But if I don’t have close to 30 entries.. Then I know how to split the money on different categories of goods.

Jewelries at Da Elementalz Business Enterprise

How do your investors benefit from the investment?

30% of 100k is 30k.. Meaning they are receiving back ₦130,000 in that duration. And that is the minimum.. It can be more if the profit made on the goods are up to 100%. But in business, one just needs to play safe. So that one won’t be in trouble and debts.. And this thing is a lawyer agreement.. So I have to be extra careful.. Considering the hazards in business.. I might think I’m gonna make up to 100% profit and turning out not to be so. Then I’m in debt

What mistakes have you made in this business that you regretted ever making?

Hmm… Let me see. Yes.. There was one.. I got a product for a customer who hasn’t paid. The product was for a Nigerian but the customer is yet to pay, till now. Since then, I stopped payment before delivery. That’s the only thing I can say I consider as a regret.

Do you have an online presence for your company?

Sure… We transact online. IG page: da_ebsenterprise, FB page: DA ELEMENTALZ BUSINESS ENTERPRISE and presently, we are working on our website where customers can place orders and pay online directly which is 55% complete.

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs?

Well… Business is a game of risk. So stop thinking of the possibility, just do it. You won’t know until you do. While you are still busy thinking people already do what you keep thinking about and they are making it. And before anything, put God first and be religious about it. I’m a Muslim. I pray very well and do my things Islamically. I believe if we put religion in everything we do, we will surely succeed. Then they should know what they want to venture into very well before doing so.

CEO of Da Elementalz Business Enterprise.
CEO of Da Elementalz Business Enterprise.

Do you think Nigeria is good for business?

Wow wow!. That is an understatement sir. Nigeria’s economy can never be consumed by businessmen or businesswomen. Just get your marketing strategy right and you are good to go.

What do you want people to remember you for?

My uniqueness.

Do you think people need to hear about stories like yours to be motivated to do stuffs?

Well… I’ve always being a motivational speaker and an orator. So why not ? Like I said – I love impacting lives.

How can people contact you?

If my story can change lives, I will be super happy. My active line is +23470-6822-4976