If you talk about young female entrepreneurs in Abuja, the names of these vibrant, and successful ladies must be on the list. They are doing well in their various lines of business. Some of them are married. And they still manage their home front well in such a way as not to negatively affect their businesses, some are still single while majority of them are planning to tie the nuptial knot pretty soon. In this report, City People’s Abuja Correspondent, ADEBOLA OLORUNYOMI, reveals the names of some of these Abuja female entrepreneurs making waves in their various businesses.
Christy Busacca is the C.E.O of Christy Busacca Image and Brand Consulting Limited. She has a chain of businesses such as a world class spa called Fabio’s Beauty Spa in Abuja. She also successfully runs a top-notch restaurant, Renos, known for its wide range of Italian/Nigerian cuisines and its exquisite decor. The whole brand concept is designed and implemented by Christy herself. This pretty lady is a University of Abuja graduate. She studied Economics. She later proceeded to the United Kingdom where she got certified as a Professional Stylist.
Yakolo Foundation is owned by the radiant daughter of Borno born oil magnate and owner of Oriental Energy, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi. She was once married to Mohammed Babangida, son of the former military President, Ibrahim Babangida.
Rahama is a graduate of Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, where she studied Pre-medical sciences. Since then, she has overseen delivery of humanitarian assistance, health services and training people adversely affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the IDP (internally displaced persons) Camps. She has a very large heart and this really helped her to achieve her dreams in taking care of the needy. She great entrepreneur
Yvonne Ekanem is the beauty behind “Beautiful Shoes” a familiar name in the shoe industry in Abuja and its environs. Beautiful Shoes has been existing for over a decade and the brand is waxing stronger. She deals in high quality shoes, Crystal Purses and Bags. Apart from selling different brands of shoes, she has her brand that people feel very comfortable in. Yvonne owns one of the biggest shops in Blue World Plaza, Aminu Kano, Abuja. Her kindheartedness and friendly attitude made so many Abuja big babes to keep patronising her.
AMUDU PATIENCE BOSAH
Patience is one of the pretty daughters of Senator David Mark, a distinguished Senator and former Senate president. Patience has been an entrepreneur for quite a while, and her presence in the industry cannot be ignored. She’s the mastermind behind Muda Gift Store and Ajebota Kids Luxury Spa. Ajebota Kids Luxury Spa is the first kiddies Spa/Party Studio in Abuja. The Spa is for Girls &Boys, between age 3 and 17. They offer services like Play Dates, themed Parties, Spa-ties & lots more.
Ojoma Sule is one of the super big babes rocking both the business and social circuits in Abuja. She’s highly influential and she’s in hot romance with Abba Abacha. Ojoma is known to possess a very large heart. No wonder, she established Posharella Life Foundation. She started it owing to the passion and desire to help people, aid the development and empowerment of communities and also provide healthcare service for people living with disabilities to improve livelihood, eradicating poverty improving on education reducing rate of mother and infant mortality. Madam Posh as she’s fondly called, started her NGO in 2015, but incorporated it in September 2018. Despite being a very busy lady, she doesn’t leave any stone unturned whenever she steps out.
Laylah Ali Othman, founder of Land Interiors, is a professional interior decorator who has a degree in English and a Diploma in Interior design and interior decoration. Ever since she entered the industry over a decade ago, her drive has constantly been fuelled by a desire to achieve outstanding result for each customer every time. She and her team’s reliability and honesty still remain on the forefront for their client’s patronage. Since the insecurity situation in Nigeria has become a threat, Laylah Ali Othman has really contributed comfort to many people. She and her team took it upon themselves to put smile on faces of so many people, especially those who lost their houses and property during the Boko Haram plunder. She furnished houses of so many people in Kano, Maiduguri and Dutse for free. Layla Ali Othman, a muilt- talented home designer is another formidable force to be reckoned with when it comes to interior décor in Abuja and the whole of FCT.
Ogwa is a top designer, rocking the fashion industry, in Abuja. Her fashion label DZYN was founded in 2003 by Ogwa with just 5 dresses. Although, she started with her sister, Ofure, they later got separated and she went solo starting her own business. Ogwa has designs & has produce-thousands of garments annually. All stages of production from design, sketching to tailoring and quality control are done in-house by their dedicated teams. She ensured the highest quality on every individual garment. Ogwa also does it to both her ready- to-wear clothes and made for order products. She believes in integrating styles of different cultures to come up with essentially Nigerian fashion. She’s also a big time entrepreneur doing well in Abuja.
Ofure Aduve is the younger sister of Ogwa, the brain behind DZYN Fashion Label. The 2 lovable sisters started the fashion label together, until a few years ago when Ofure decided to lay her hands on another line of business. She started supplies of fresh berries, grapes and other fruits to individuals and big super markets, in Abuja and Federal Capital Territory as a whole. Ofure is a very gentle and pleasant lady, and she’s also doing great in her fruits business.
This list of Abuja female entrepreneurs will be incomplete without the name of a beautiful lady. Hyeladzira. She owns one of the biggest event marquees in Abuja. She is the wonderful lady behind Blue Velvet Event place. This nice and pleasant lady is also one of the Abuja big babes who are making waves, but hardly in the news.
When you meet this slim and petite lady for the 1st time. You will think is just a girl next door. Meanwhile, she has been an entrepreneur for years. Lily is the brain behind Ketchup Hang out, on Aminu Kano Crescent, in Wuse2. She also owns Lilly’s Concept, one of the top event planning companies in Abuja. She is highly connected, very humble and down to earth. She is one of pretty daughters of late Martha Madaki Alli. Lily is happily married and she is reticent.
Tabitha, is the daughter of Fulani Kwajafa, a former boss of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Tabitha is beautiful and rich. She is the brain behind AMEN Boutique in Abuja. The boutique is strictly for the high and mighty. Amen Boutique at the Silverbird Mall is very popular in Abuja, but a lot of people don’t know the brain behind the outfit. She is really doing well in her business and she also fall into the categories of Female entrepreneurs making waves in Abuja.
Talk about one young female Entrepreneur, who has done so well for herself, then Adebola Abiodun’s name will spring up. Debola is the brain behind Debbyluster Makeup line, which is situated at Berger Plaza, Wuse2, Abuja. This beautiful and down-to-earth lady started with Sleek Studio Abuja during her NYSC days after graduating from Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2009, where she studied Industrial Chemistry. She is happily married with 2kids.
HENRIETTA EDET ADIMEGWU
Henrietta Edet- Adimegwe is the beautiful and petite lady behind Glitz and Glamour Accessory Outfit, in Maitama. She is a graduate of Computer Science from the University of Abuja; she later proceeded to London for her Master’s in Information Technology. This pretty lady that hails from Cross River State, went into the accessory and wig business a few years ago, because of passion. She has for fashion and beauty.
This lady is the brain behind Cosmopolitan Hair Abuja she is pretty and well-cultured Halima Laushi, who specialises in different kinds of human hair such as Purely Virgin Brazilian Hair, Pilipino Hair, Indonesian Hair to mention a few. She has a huge number of customers because of the trust they have in her hair. Cosmopolitan Hair is located at Oti Carpet Plaza, Ademola Adetokunbo, Wuse2, Abuja. She’s also another top female entrepreneur doing well in her line of business.
Funmi Oletubo is a Chandler and Beauty entrepreneur, who started Victoria May, a home grown luxury brand that specialises in home fragrances such as scented candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and aromatherapy bath and body products. This amiable lady, ventured into the business in 2017 after she decided to leave make-up industry for a while. All her products are well packed and beautiful to behold.
SAMIRA BILA SAMUEL
Another female entrepreneur doing well in her line of business is Samira. She is the Group Managing Director at Revelinks Travels & Tours which deals in anything related to Travelling and Tourists visit to any country of your choice. Samira cheerful attitude shows that she is enjoying every bit of her business.
This beautiful, calm and amiable lady is the brain behind Olumoshabi Foods. She deals with any kind of food stuff, especially cassava flakes from Ijebu, Ogun state. Her special cassava flakes is not only a choice of Abuja resident, she’s also a big time exporter. Her Ijebu Garri as is fondly called is accepted all over Abuja. Adetutu, is a big babe who doesn’t like much noise. She’s happily married. A Charted Accountant, who is also doing well in her career and blessed with adorable kids.
Call her a church lady with style and you won’t be wrong. Despite being a devoted Christian, she doesn’t leave any stone unturned to look good and also ensures she supplies lovely things to her customer. This dark skinned and pretty lady owns the popular Kiki Collections. There is no fabrics, women wears, children wears, shoes and bags you won’t get in her store. She’s another female entrepreneur doing well in her business.
Yutee is also a big time designer in Abuja. She is the tall and beautiful lady behind Yutee Fashion Label, one of the new but wave-making fashion lines in Abuja. Yutee is happily married to Mr. Julius Rone. She has always lived it up with her displays and all her client were always satisfied. Since she launched her Eponymous label in 2007, she has designed unique pieces made from finest quality fabrics and with exceptional attention to details. Yutee is known for her use of experimental fabrics and textiles, unique, vibrant prints, and her detailed craftsmanship. Her world is one mixed with bold and unique designs which are designed to captivate and empower the woman wearing. Yutee stores are located in Abuja & Lagos.
Name top Skin care outlets in Abuja, and Skin Therapy beauty Spa, will definitely spring up. Mimi, the brain behind it, started as a model in the early 2000, but she diversified into Skincare business a few years later. She is young, respectful and it’s obvious she knows what she doing. Mimi is happily married to a Yoruba guy, who is equally a big boy and they are blessed with an adorable daughter.
Ifeoma, popularly known as Ogodor, is the brain behind Ogodor fashion brand that has taken over the Abuja fashion circuit like a wide fire. It is now a must for all celebrities and happening people in Abuja to have an Ogodor’s design or accessories in their wardrobe. Ifeoma Anyanwu attended University of Port Harcourt Secondary school, before she proceeded to Federal Girls College, Port Harcourt, She later graduated from the University of Jos. She has been in the fashion industry for about years. She says the name “OGODOR” comes from an ancient Igbo word which translates to mean good quality fabric
Labees Boutique is one of top boutiques in Abuja. The boutique has been in existing for over 15years and so many people know the brain behind it, because Atinuke doesn’t like noise at all. She shares a great bond with all her customer and do so much follow up after you patronise her. She started her career from bank before she decided to start the business over a decade ago and she is doing excellently well.
Oluwatoyin Tanko has carved a niche for herself in the fashion industry in Abuja and her fashion outfit (Scissors and Gemstone) has stood the test of time for over 9years. Scissors and Gemstone can be called a success story because as a brand, it has catered for the fashion needs of eminent personalities in the city of Abuja and its environs in the past. It boosts the ego of patrons with scintillating designs and sophisticated styles. Most people are so familiar with the brand name ‘Scissors and Gemstone’, but not so many people are aware of the person behind the brand. Oluwatoyin is an English graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun state. She worked briefly as a broadcaster after which she had a stint of about 6 years in banking before she finally pursued her initial dream in the fashion industry.
FATEEMA ABDULLAH IDRIS
A sophisticated event company making waves in Abuja right now is Enchanted Memories And Events, which is owned by Fateema Abdullah Idris. She knows all the crème-de-le crème in the society and this has really helped her line of business. She’s another female entrepreneur doing well in Abuja.
MUNIRA SULIEMAN TANIMU
The beautiful and cool-headed lady behind Green Heart Impact Foundation is Munira Suleiman Tanimu. She hails from Kaduna state. Her father is a top politician, and she’s the second of her father’s 16 children.
She attended Bayero University where she got a diploma in Educational Management. She later proceeded to the University of Abuja for her BSC in Sociology. She also went to Harvard University and bagged a certificate in leadership management. Munira has chains of businesses among whom are; Green Heart Impact Foundation( NGO to touch people’s lives positively), Glam hall (event centre), Green gardens (poultry and farm) and MSTS ventures (transportation company), The Glam professional Ltd,The Green Gardens and MSTS ventures to mention a few. Despite all her achievements she is very quiet and doesn’t like noise.
Farida owns one of the biggest fabric shops in Abuja, She specialises in all kinds of lace materials. She is a big time distributor of Vlisco Products. Her connections made a way for her and virtually all the rich women In Abuja patronise her for their expensive and unique fabrics.
Savvy Fabrics is a global company with taste for high quality fabrics and materials that suit the personality and fashion of their clients. She deals with silk materials, chiffon materials, crepe, and organza to mention a few. Beautiful Offiong is best known for what she does and she treats all her customers to satisfaction.
Maryann Idoko is a lady of style anytime, any day. This amiable lady is the owner of Stephmilk Beautiful Fashion label. She perfected the art of dressing her customers uniquely and they always stand out from the crowd. Apart from been a fantastic designer, she is also very stylish, and she knows how to combine her colours and outfit. This beautiful lady is another female entrepreneur who is making waves.
She’s humble, classy and highly connected. Aisha, the Managing Director of Structured Spaces Nigeria Ltd, a designing, building, and remodeling Interior Company in Abuja. This pretty lady has BSC from Ahmadu Bello University where she studied Building Environmental Designs, she later proceeded to the University of Art, London for her MSC in Interior Design Architecture. Her company is still one of few ones eminent personalities transact business with.