My Business & I: Osun State offers opportunities to people who choose to see the glass half full instead of half empty – Arinola Adeleke

I am an entrepreneur by circumstances. (laughs) I used to believe business is not my thing, this orientation has led to the collapse of my previous businesses because I give them up easily. So, Creativity and innovation led me to create RubybyRukky, a perfumery company, where we mix different natural notes to make scents, we produced different oil perfume, Eau De cologne, and a host of others, low patronage led to the shutdown. I switched to fashion, and the birth of Ariny_Couture was a good start, i’d thought It would fly because we sow creatively, I would travel to lagos to source fabrics even when there are shirt material here. After sowing, I would take the shirts to the Laundromat for laundry and good packaging, this processes cost me a lot. Innovation pushed me to give my clients TM Lewin, Dolce Gabbana standard in exchange with cut/sow price.

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My Business & I: There are thousands of opportunities in Nigeria for anyone who can think and explore – Zainab Winjobi-Arikewuyo

In reality, business has been in my blood since childhood; perhaps I inherited it from my mother. I recall assisting my mother in some of the businesses she started while also working as a teacher. Sometimes, I deliberately begged her to let me hawk with some girls that were selling stuff for us. I also loved to stay in her mini provision shop and make sure I keep records of daily sales. I was around 10 years old at the time. Fast forward to my adulthood, I realized that I love to multitask and troubleshoot a lot of things. I want to be a lecturer and an entrepreneur. I’m glad that I am pursuing the two paths simultaneously and to the glory of God it has been working for me even though it hasn’t been that easy 

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My Business & I: I Ventured into the Garri processing business to escape hunger – Raji Hammed Agbenuobe

Without mincing words, I ventured into the Garri processing business to escape hunger which I had earlier identified as the source of every calamities befalling any progressive society. I volunteered my resources to battle this avoidable situation by providing a succor through my brand which accommodates further engagement of  a number of the people roaming the streets aimlessly. Food is, of course, a complete solution to hunger! Through Gaari Odẹomu, I’m combating one of the major challenges facing our contemporary society and I look forward to winning the battle soon with the support of everybody. Moreover, I discovered that we, the Odeomu people of Osun State, produce the best variety of Garri as evidently verified from my tours across the major Garri producing communities in the country. Now come to think of our refined, clinically tested and certified Gaari Odẹomu!

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