A young entrepreneur’s inspiring story

By Daniel Essiet

At 26, Onyinyechi Lilian is already off to a good start in business. The talented and multi-tasking final year Business Administration student of Osun State University has carved a niche for herself as a hair stylist and shoe maker.

She has been meeting the hair styling and footwear needs of her colleagues within and outside the university community, using proceeds from her business ventures to see herself through school.

Young, innovative and enterprising, Onyinyechi cut her entrepreneurial teeth even before she gained admission into the university. By the time she finished secondary school, she was already financially independent, working hard to fend for herself.

“My parents saw me through Primary 1 to Senior Secondary School (SS3). The moment I finished, I started working in a factory. I have done so many factory jobs. It was from the money I saved from factory jobs that I paid to learn hair making,” she said.

While she and…

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