We find joy in talking about people who are focused on making positive impacts in their communities, country or the world at large, hence the reason we are sharing the Entrepeneurship story of five female Nigerians using their brand to develop Nigeria that you need to be aware of.
These five women are leaders in their field who have created platforms that solve salient issues, both economic and social, in the Nigerian society. From power to lifestyle to women involvement, these women have elect their marks.
Hannah founded a solar energy company to address the power deficit in Nigeria and Africa at large. The future of electricity generation (which is already in motion by the way), is through renewable energy, and Hannah is contributing her quota to getting power to the more than 75m Nigerians without access to electricity as well as reducing the demand for electricity from the national grid.Hannah’s company Creeds Energy was founded in 2012, as a professional renewable energy company dedicated to making clean energy technologies mainstream applications in households, businesses and communities.
Hannah holds a degree in Business Economics from Queen Mary University of London. Tired of work, she applied for and got a PTDF scholarship to study Renewable Energy Enterprise and Management at the University of Newcastle. This played a significant role. In the creation of Creeds Energy.
Damilola has over eight years experience in the animation industry. She is the founder of SMIDS, a company into 3d animation and motion graphics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria and a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan-Atlantic University.
Founded in 2010, SMIDS animation studios creates 3D computer animation, 3D content production, motion graphics and visual effects.
Damilola also pioneered TechDivaz (now Women R.I.S.E), a platform where women are inspired to expand their interests in technology through collaboration, networking, training, mentorship, and funding to help them play a stronger role in growing the technology startup scene in Nigeria and Africa.
Elizabeth is the founder of Lizzie’s Creations, an company that develops mobile and web applications targeted at educating and enlightening women and children.
She holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and Bachelor’s degree in Business and Entrepreneurial Management.
She created AfroTalez, an interactive story-telling app that narrates traditional African folk stories to children, to change a particular narrative. This was after the 32-year-old entrepreneur discovered that African traditions and culture do not feature much in children’s cartoons.
Yasmin Belo Osagie
Yasmin is the She Leads Africa co-founder. The platform seeks to advise and inspire African women on entrepreneurship and opportunities. The community is comprised of women on the African continent and in the diaspora, who connect online or congregate at the #SheHive events all over the world.The Princeton University alumnus teamed up with Afua Osei to create a place where smart, ambitious women could learn from each other and grow. Since She Leads Africa came into existence, Microsoft tapped Osagie to star in an ad, in which she explains how technology helps SLA serve women all over the continent.
At the age of 23, Joycee started a successful energy brokerage firm focused on the supply of energy across four states in the USA, before returning to Nigeria to pursue her dream of contributing to the reformation of the Nigerian power sector, to achieve a stable and reliable power supply for the citizen.
From a young age, Joycee acquired the nickname of Ms. CEO because of her many business ideas, start-ups and ability to monetize opportunities. Having acquired the necessary experience at various levels in her life, she launched her own enterprise, the ORÍKÌ Group, in January 2015.
The brand, ORÍKÌ, which caters to both men and women, utilizes a plethora of raw materials and natural ingredients to create a leading luxury brand, which has today burgeoned into an amazing behemoth. ORÍKÌ fuses natural and scientific research to create extraordinary personal care products which are botanically based, rich in extracts, vitamins, minerals and proteins. The company’s nature based products is its selling point.