Women We Love – Adenike Ogunlesi


If you do not know or have never heard of Mrs Adenike Ogunlesi, where have you been? Since you are reading this, you’d learn a thing or two about this phenomenal business woman.

Adenike Ogunlesi is the founder of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, a children’s clothing line in Nigeria. She started from a tiny shop with her mother and has grown into owning Ruff ‘n’ Tumble with over 150 staff and 13 branches in Nigeria. We think that is enough reason to love her but if you need more, there’s more!

She gives solid advice!

This is her advice to young entrepreneurs.

“Find your authentic self – everybody else is taken. Find out who you are, what your purpose is, what you like doing, what you are passionate about – and then go after it with everything in your total being. Things will then fall in place. As they say, the Earth conspires when you are clear on the universe that you want – it will give you that universe, it will.”


She can dance

What’s better than a successful entrepreneur? A successful entrepreneur with swag! Adenike Ogunlesi has it. She loves to dance. Look at what she said, “I  joined what started out as a Zumba class, but we sort of kinked it and made it a Nigerian Zumba. We play a lot of Nigerian music. It is very upbeat, very fast – so it is working out and dancing at the same time. I look forward to that, but otherwise, I don’t really like exercise. I just love to dance and as soon as I hear music I like. my feet start moving and my face breaks into a smile. So that’s how I relax. “

Isn’t she lovely?

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