“Success is not linear; you will experience ups and downs.” Rebecca Enonchong

“Work hard, think big and never give up. When you do experience success, stay humble. Success is not linear; you will experience ups and downs. Humility helps keep it all in perspective.” Rebecca Enonchong is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of AppsTech, a global provider of enterprise application solutions serving clients in more than 50 […]

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Toyin Sanni: Dump The Stereotype

Have you ever found yourself envying your male colleagues because of the freedom they have not to bother about makeup, hairdos, nails or even high heels? Certainly I have. I truly wish I could go about with my makeup-free face, hair pulled back into a no-nonsense bun and flat shoes without attracting pitying looks or […]

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“I have a genuine desire to truly excel at most things to the best of my ability and this constantly pushes me.” Kachi Tila-Adesina

Often, in my career and personal life, I ask “what’s to be gained from this?“. This has guided everything that I do from my career to even on my blog.  To succeed in any area in life, it is important for you to have the right values. We love Kachi Tila-Adesina’s top three personal values, Excellence, Integrity, and […]

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Three things to take away from Linda Ikeji’s message to entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur comes with its fair share of challenges. Starting out her hustle in 2006, Linda Ikeji understands the rigours and struggles that come with being an entrepreneur. In a message she shared to encourage entrepreneurs to strive to succeed, Linda emphasizes the importance of knowing when it’s time to walk away from a […]

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“No is a complete sentence.” Shonda Rhimes

Aside from bringing us award-winning TV shows that constantly keeps us glued to our seats, we also love Shonda Rhimes because of the words of wisdom she dishes out. How many women feel obliged to say ‘yes’ to everything and when they do say no, they must always find a way to justify that ‘no’? […]

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“An ‘overnight success’ story usually has at least 5 years of full commitment.” Simi Esiri, Founder SCHICK Magazine

Simi Esiri, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of SCHICK Magazine recently celebrated the first year anniversary of the fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine, created specially for the African woman. Simi shared some lessons she has learnt in her first year of business and her 10 year journey in fashion world. Be intentional: It’s so important to be very […]

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How Folasade Bamisaye created biodegradable menstrual pads to protect women and the planet

Moved by the way women and girls from rural communities resort to the use of unhygienic materials when their period comes because they cannot afford to buy sanitary pads, Folasade Bamisaye, a social entrepreneur passionate about menstrual hygiene for girls and women of reproductive age and the woman behind MyPeriod Kit, created the Green Pad product as […]

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This is how Umutoni Monalisa built a makeup empire in Uganda

Monalisa Umutoni, popularly known as Mona Faces, is a self-taught Ugandan make-up artist and among the biggest talents. At 25 years, Umutoni has worked with celebrated Ugandan women and fashion stars. She is fascinated by art and beauty, which she built upon with the help of numerous YouTube tutorials, and practice on friends and family. […]

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