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Starting A New Career Is Not Easy: Esijimi Obadiah

   By Julie Ibok Esijimi Obadiah  Esijimi Obadiah is a graduate of computer science from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Delta State, Nigeria. She is an entrepreneur and photographer. She began her career in photography in 2012. In April, 2014, she started her own photo studio -OMJ Company Limited. OMJ is a business partnership with her husband . In this interview, she talks about her career in photography and gives an advice for women who want to start a new career. Why did you choose to pursue a career in photography? I chose a career in photography because it helps me in expressing who I am. Also, through photography, I can help others create memorable experiences.  What is the most difficult part of being a photographer? The most difficult part is being creative. To create good photographs, a photographer must think deeply to get inspiration.  How do you connect with difficult clients? First of all, nothing good comes easily. Communicating with difficult clients is not easy at all,

ONWARD LEAH: CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY

Onward Leah By Julie Ibok Onward-Anwuri Leah is a legal practitioner. She is also a food processing and packaging entrepreneur. She's the CEO of INGIBO FOODS and she's happily married with children. INGIBO FOODS is a business enterprise that sells sea foods, destoned Acha grains and processes grains to flour. She started her business in the year 2020, when she noticed the need to begin healthy eating. In this interview, she tells us about her experience as a food processing entrepreneur as well an advice for women contemplating going the path of entrepreneurship.  Why did you choose the food processing industry? In 2015, it was discovered that I had pregnancy-induced diabetes and it cost me a 7-month old pregnancy. So, the journey to eating healthily started as I became tired of insulin injections, daily drugs, and regular hospital visits. In one of my google searches for what to eat, I  came across Acha which is also known as fonio and read reviews that piqued my interest in h

Esther Amadi: Do Not Give Up Just Yet Because It's Possible

Esther Amadi By Julie Ibok Esther Amadi Valentine is a graduate of            Computer Science from the University of Wollongong, Australia. She's an entrepreneur and business advisory consultant.  In this interview, she talks about her career story as a business consultant and what you need to do when you want to start a new business.  Why did  you make the career change from  Computer Science to Business Consulting? The women in my family have always excelled in business, and I was taught to see business ownership as a path to financial freedom. So, I knew I would engage in business. It was only a matter of when? I chose representing manufacturers and the consulting business because it enabled me to combine the various aspects of businesses I enjoy doing. What difficulty did you encounter starting your consulting business? Our business includes representing international manufacturers in regions where they'd like to create an awareness about their brand for eventual market do

A CAREER STORY FROM A SOCIOLOGIST TO A PRINTER ENTREPRENEUR: AN INTERVIEW WITH ONYINYE UCHENDU

Onyinye Uchendu  By Julie Ibok  Onyinye Uchendu is a graduate of sociology from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. She's a creative graphics designer, and also a certified HSE officer. Currently, she's a printer entrepreneur. She's also the CEO of Focus Prints Services which she started in the year, 2010. In this interview, she'll be discussing her career story as an artistry printer, and what women can take from her journey. Tell me about how you went from being a sociologist to a printer entrepreneur? Sincerely, I didn't plan to be a printer entrepreneur, but after my NYSC, I got a menial job with a printing company as their front desk officer. My take home was very little, so I decided to resign after six-months on the job to search for a better one. I stayed at home for two months; moving around and looking for a good job but there was no luck. I had to ask myself some keen questions. I thought about the past experience I had from the printing outlet I worked for,