Meet The Cynophile 

My name is Oreoluwa Oduko but different people have different nicknames for me, depending on our relationship ….😁

I am a lawyer by profession but I have more experience in marketing and brand advertisement. 

I actually started off marketing bags for a lady. Then I had opportunity to work with Jumia as a sales representative.
 During the 6 months ASUU strike back in 2013, I had my first experience with dogs (I have always loved them) and the pet world generally.

I developed real interest in animals and with my marketing skills, I started selling them. I had a dream of owning the largest pet and pet accessory store in the country, but life happened and all of that has been on hold for a while.

The biggest challenge, especially at the beginning was Nigerians attitude towards pets. Also, bad breeders who do not take their time to care for the animals have flooded the market and are selling not well bred dogs. People who do not know much about dogs have been misled by them and this gives tough time when I have to do business with the misled customers. Luckily, I think things are changing now,  although we still have a long way to go.

The upside however is having people that do not know me from anywhere send me huge amounts of money for dogs and I am able to deliver the dog to them without any issues. That, for me, coupled with being able to meet up targets and achieve the short term goals I have set for myself, is a great achievement. Follow pawsnaija on instagram and Twitter. 

One day, I want to own an animal farm, if possible branch into growing my own food. 

What I do for fun: I watch a lot of crime and detective shows, I love music a lot as well, I like to dance, I like to swim. I love to travel too, but the economy is one kind…. 😁 

I just want to be able to take care of my needs and provide for my family and friends.

I do not want to ever suffer, that is what keeps me going.

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Meet The Beauty Artist

My name is Chidinma Stephanie Nnechi. No nickname biko 😁 
I graduated  from the University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG).

I am the creative director of xtremely gorgeous and I am also a beauty artist. I like to say I am beauty artist because I feel makeup artist restricts me. For me it goes beyond just the makeup.

I started this whole journey in 2012, I was in my second year in school. My cousin Pearl has a lot to do with who I am today. When she was coming back from London, I told her what I wanted to do and she bought everything I needed, I mean EVERYTHING! And they were all MAC products! I remember making my friends up for free when they wanted to go out. I even used to beg them to model for me, it was that bad. Most times, I have had to deal with difficult people who try to be smart, but God has always come to the rescue! We know that there’s stiff competition in this job, but I thank God because he has always been on my side.

I am grateful to God for where I am now and where he is taking me. It has not been easy but also, it has been amazing!

In 5yrs, hmmm just wait for it, in the mean time famz me now before it is too late ߘ¢.I have a major dream and it is already cooking so let’s wait till it is done.

No matter how busy I am, I always try to rest and have fun. I like going to the movies, hanging out with friends and so on.

The sky is large enough for all the birds to fly; it means you can always succeed in whatever you are doing no matter the competition.

 I want to appreciate my family especially my mum, she has been amazing and a strong pillar. Also not forgetting my cousins; Pearl, Mary and late Regina, all my friends, Tobi, Jummy, Ojoma and others. Also my wonderful clients! Without you there is no xtremely gorgeous, I love you all, God bless you for your support! For bookings call 07054567678 

IG; xtremely_gorgeous

Knowing that God has got me keeps me going, always. 

Meet The Event Planner 

My name is Ibrahim Odunayo Adeeko. You can call me Sally.

I am an event Planner. I have a B.A in Philosophy from the University of Lagos and I also study Chinese language at the Confucius Institute, University of Lagos. I am a believer of Jesus Christ.

My Journey to entrepreneurship started while I was an undergraduate. With my Uncle and Aunty sponsoring my education, I grew up to be independent. I started a small business; selling wallets and purses to students with a small capital and in months it tripled. The money I got from this business met my basic needs, I was able to save money and help others. I spent too much time on my business and spent less on studies and it affected my academics. I had to think of other things less time consuming that  could  fetch me money. 

A friend introduced me to ushering. At first, I wasn’t confident about being an event hostess, but after countless ushering auditions I became bolder and I answered every question I was asked with a big smile just so I could be shortlisted for a job. I soon realized that going for auditions was just a waste of my money and time. The way ladies where discriminated against during auditions and treated badly during ushering jobs inspired me to start my own ushering agency. I decided that if I started  my own event agency, I will make things easy for the ladies who work with me,  there will be no need for them to go through stressful auditions and they will not be poorly paid or cheated. This was how Sallyushers became a reality, with no capital and no clients. I Give glory to God for the growth of Sallyushers which is now Sally Events. From an unknown ushering agency we have become one of Nigeria’s best. 

There is no short cut to being successful. I put in a lot of volunteering, helped people plan their events for free, organized ushers without collecting money. This worked because I started getting referrals from those I helped. At Sally Events we treat every event as important, we do not give poor service because a client is paying less. We treasure clients and deliver ushering and event planning services more than the money’s worth.

The journey so far has been a good one. In the past five years, we have coordinated numerous events, ranging from weddings to birthdays, seminars, concerts, award dinners, beauty pageants, book launch and lots more. We have had opportunity to work in the Miss Universe beauty pageant 2014, UNILAG Convocation ceremony 2015, UNILAG award dinner and homecoming award for the vice president of Nigeria, the first award winning lecture by the governing board of the Nigerian merit award 2016 and so many others. You can see a short video of us at https://youtu.be/q7hTHro5Ad8

With Sally Events, I want to provide stable job opportunities for young ladies who are ready to be self dependent. By God’s grace young entrepreneurs will be trained with different skills like decoration, lighting and effects, catering, photography, makeup, cloth designing, catering, Mc, Entertainment, stage building and lots more needed to make an event happen. Visit my blog at www.sallyushers.blogspot.com

In Five years Sally Events will still be here but bigger and better. Major humanitarian projects which are still ideas now would be accomplished. I will be a better and stronger person, blessings lives and impacting my generation.

For fun; I swim. I also like reading, writing, traveling and cooking.

My  shout out is to young ladies out there who has determined in their heart to honour God with their bodies. To those ladies who will do what is right and not depend on any man to take care of their every need. To every lady who has chosen to be honest and hardworking.

The Holyspirt motivates me and Knowing that my future is secure in Christ keeps me going.

Contact us:

Phone Number:08134015365, 07055919901

Email: adeekoodunayo79@yahoo.com

Facebook: Sallyushers

Instagram: @sallyeventandushers

Twitter:odun79

Meet The Fashionista

My name is Chiedu Mary D. N. My friends and family call me either May or Edu 😀  

I am an engineer, a sucker for fashion (fashioista), I dance, I draw designs, create  stuff and more 😁 . 

The journey into the world of entrepreneurship has not being an easy one but I bless God.  I always wanted to be a model because of my love for clothes, and the joy in trying out different outfits to see the one that fits.

Who would guess that the trouser was a george wrapper before combined with a camisole and a blazer 😁 , with that I  am  all set for Monday. 

I also see fashion sometimes as a way of expressing my emotions like when am sad, happy, or feeling weird, rebellious etc 😜.  

I was bored and I had this idea, so I said to my self ‘why not try it?’ and guess what I did… What do you think of it?  follow me on IG @dim_phyna 

 I also love to help people pick out clothes for different occasions without looking ‘cliché’.The idea is to be comfortable, outstanding and stunning (COS). I believe that Fashion is not about dressing to impress anyone.  Even though  we always want to make a statement with our fashion, but most times are we comfortable?

Denim choker made by me

My dream is to make impact, to inspire and create job opportunities for the young. 5 years from now, I want to be found doing what I love best.  
Things I do for fun? I enjoy cooking. It feels like I am in another world when I  am in the kitchen. I enjoy watching movies :D, I enjoy reading (novels, motivational books, journals etc), I love dancing, I don’t joke with my music too😍, I like to explore… (trying out new things, adventures). 

“Spaghetti with fish and turkey stew” Bon Appétit 😘😍  

 My mom motivates me a whole lot, she’s  got my back anytime, any day, she is my “ride or die chick”. I couldn’t have asked for a better  mom. 

My shout out goes to you Bee,  keep doing what you doing girl,  don’t quit and always believe in yourself. And also to you all out there supporting her by reading and making comments. Thanks a lot y’all 😍.

God keeps me going and this quote ” I can be a Choice, a Priority, a Reason but never an option”
Enjoy the rest of your week!  😍 😘