It is an exciting time for Facebook and BellaNaijaas they mark the launch of the highly anticipated #FacebookxBellaNaijaSuccessStory campaign.
This was ushered in gracefully with the introduction of the ‘BIG SIX,’ 6 extraordinary entrepreneurs from across West Africa.
Now, we’re kickstarting by letting you into the life and journey of one of the selected CEOs, Samiah Oyekan–Ahmed.
Samiah Oyekan–Ahmed is the CEO of a leading retail company focused on gifts and novelties in Nigeria called The Gift Source
Starting from her locker in the university, Samiah began her career with persistence and passion. She was able to nurture her business till she grew into not just having 2 additional stores, but also establishing a fully-enabled e-commerce website.
Here, Samiah shares how not finding a residency option of her choice as a medical doctor at the time did not hinder her from becoming an entrepreneur. Rather, she found light in the dark and from little beginnings, has built a name and a strong brand for herself.
Watch to find out what it took Samiah to start from 2 followers to 52,000+ without a marketing budget; how she was able to sustain her business amidst challenges and COVID-19 as a major pandemic; and how Facebook as a tool has been phenomenal to her success and growth.
Samiah has a huge interest in teaching and has an e-book for business owners who would like to start their own gifting company.
About the Gift Store
The Gift Source is a retail brand for gifts & novelties in Nigeria
For more information, follow them on Instagram (@thegiftsource)
Katrina Jones popularly known as Ka3na has given a savage reply to a fan who described her attitude as a turn-off.
The self-acclaimed boss lady took to her social media page to share a photo of herself in a recreation style of Cardi B’s dress and captioned the post, “I Am The BossLady @amourka3na (@amourka3na) We Do Style Recreation💯”.
Her fans commented and reacted to her dress. A fan with the username Judith Mope commented saying, “You are beautiful but your attitude is a turn-off”. Ka3na replied back saying, “turn it back on” with a laughing emoji.
Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has refuted claims her marriage with ex-husband Abounce broke down because of a mistake she committed.
According to her, her marriage broke up when she was three months pregnant with their son, Xavier.
She was engaged in an interview with Pulse where she noted they began to have huge problems that could not be solved.
In her own words: “It was never a mistake. I don’t make a mistake, especially in such a decision. Before we got married, he was a good friend of mine. We were so cool, it wasn’t like we dated or a situation where I say there is a guy I’m seeing but we were very good friends, a lot of trusts, a lot of friendship, a lot of laughter, these were things I wanted to enjoy in my matrimonial but I guess love was not enough, love in marriage is never enough”.