Author: Iveoma

Good morning! I am here to introduce Cuthbert Ayodeji Onikute.  I had the privilege of watching Cuthbert speak at the 2016 Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School. He was one of the top 10 finalists chosen to participate in the new venture competition. He had to pitch his business in 5 minutes to 4 judges in front of a packed auditorium.  The passion he feels about his business shined when he was on stage and I know when you read his interview below you will also sense his passion as a social entrepreneur working in Guinea.

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Greetings! I am back again to introduce John Taiwo. He is an author, blogger, marketer, and businessman. My favorite quote from John Taiwo’s interview was “I wish I had surrounded myself with people who have achieved, what I set out to achieve earlier on in my journey.” John Taiwo’s quote spoke to me because I started this blog after I went to the African Harvard Business Conference. I was surrounded by people who accomplished amazing things. It was inspiring. Now back to John Taiwo’s interview.

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“People are people. And while you’re out here grinding for you, they’re grinding for themselves. Let people be great.
When someone chooses their goals over yours, smile at their initiative and progress. Aren’t you choosing your goals over theirs? At the end of the day, we should be encouraging the people around us to chase their dreams too.”

I am back to introduce an amazing person Janada Kwaji, founder, creator, and scientist behind the brand of Mint Organic Care Ltd. Janada told me that she often mediates on Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” She reminded me that I need hope and faith in order to succeed, and hopefully this verse reminds you as well.
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