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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

Benitha Samuel: Start From Where You Are...Do Not Wait Until You Are Perfect

Benitha Samuel Benitha Samuel is an indegene of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria and a graduate of Communication Arts from the University of Uyo.  She is a public speaker, baker, photographer, teacher, a positive self-thought coach, virtual show host and a presenter with INSIDEKANOTV. She is presently building her public speaking program on her virtual show "THE BENNY EXPRESSION SHOW" where she shares with people from all walks of life, the reason to look inward for the love they seek, find their uniqueness, build who they are or want to be, and step out boldly to share their message. She has hosted many guests from different parts of the country on the show, to share their stories and educate people on how to stay focused on the journey of being who they truly are. In this interview, Benitha gives us a glimpse of her passion project and advice to women seeking to live fulfilling lives. How did you start the Benny Expression Show? I started the  " Benny Expression Show  &quo

A PROFESSIONAL'S STORY FROM A MARINE GEOLOGIST TO A FASHION DESIGNER: AN INTERVIEW WITH EMEM INYANG

  Emem Inyang By Julie Ibok  Emem Inyang is a creative fashion designer. She studied Marine Geology, in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She's the CEO of Emines stitches. She started her entrepreneurship journey as a fashion designer in 2016.  "I am very passionate about sewing and wearing elegant clothes. This has led to lots of people asking me to sew for them"   said Emen Iyang. In this interview, she speaks of her career story as a creative fashion designer and what women can learn from her journey. What is it like moving from a career in Marine Geology to becoming a fashion designer? Moving from  Marine Geology to being a seamstress wasn't a difficult process for me. Because I started fashion designing in my teens. My passion for fashion inspired me to enrol in a fashion school during my university days. I attended the fashion classes only on holidays to become a professional. I still love being a Marine Geologist. I hope to practice in the near future. What

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,