When did you start business?
I started trading when I was in school. I had to sponsor myself through school, so, I was selling ladies wears and undergarment. Later, I moved to selling lace and general clothing material. During my youth service, I was selling jewelry. Even when I travelled abroad, I tried to sell this or that. Once it is a good business, you don’t have to do anything illegal, selling your body and stuff. I am good to go, I also run a catering business too.
What informed the decision to go into business?
I don’t want to be a liability. I want to be able to pay my bills without looking at anybody. The only way not to be vulnerable is to be independent. Depending on people has exposed a lot of ladies to sexual harassment. It is better to do something meaningful for a living. There are opportunities everywhere.
Can you recall your initial capital?
My uncle gave me N2,000 back then. I had so much on me, so I decided to buy undies with part of the money. From then, I continued selling assorted articles.
Will you say business is affecting your career?
It doesn’t affect me a bit. I sell to people I come in contact with. I look out for people’s needs and try to meet those needs.
How are you juggling the two?
Thank God for the people living with me. I have my sister with me, she assists me. I market my things on social media. My sister will go for delivery and collect the money or they pay into my account. Like I told you, I sell to people I meet on my way. So, it is quite easy for me