Gone are the days whereby, men rule the entrepreneurial world as women are now very much involved in business. Among top 10 ruling businesses in the world, 35% are owned by women.
Female owned entrepreneurs have not been caught to be lagging behind as we have seen the steady increase of young female involvement in the various diversified businesses, most especially within the world of fashion.
The year 2018/2019 winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) and Founder, Uzoleatheratelier, Anita Ukah exclusively takes theparakeetshow.com into the journey of her fashion entrepreneurship.
Happiness Irabor writes the excerpts:
How did you feel competing against other young beautiful women as yourself, then did you still feel like you stood a chance at winning the crown?
Not at all, I guess I was more focused on what the journey leading to the finals would be like. For me, purchasing the MBGN form meant I believed in myself that I could win the crown, of which, I gave it my best.
How did you feel when you were announced the winner?
I was overwhelmed. I was in shock for the first few seconds and just stood there. I was beyond happy.
What has been your greatest motivation thus far?
The plans I have for myself, knowing how far I have come, what I have accomplished, where I want to be and who I want to be, pushes and motivates me.
How has your the journey into entrepreneurship been since you launched your Bag and accessories company, Uzoleatheratelier?
Uzoleatheratelier is a luxury brand that specializes in leather products such as, hand bags. Initially, I wasn’t able to push my brand as much as I would have loved to, as a result of time management. But consequently, I have been able to put more focus on my Brand and I’m happy with the results so far.
Do you see the brand growing into manufacturing male and female wears?
I have released a new collection of female handbags bags for the Uzoleatheratelier brand, so, for now it is just female bags and accessories that are being designed and curated. On the bright side, I am working towards expanding and incorporating a unisex collection as well, in the nearest future.
What are some of your health and lifestyle routines that keep you glowing and beautiful?
I am currently making a conscious effort to eat healthy, have lots of fruits and water.
What are the five things you cannot have a perfect day without?
A prayer, my phone and lip gloss . . . lol
What advice do you have for aspiring models who are working towards becoming top models?
My advice would be, they should be vigilant and aware, to avoid falling into the wrong hands; as there are lots of saddening stories relating to this these days. To put in heart into what you love, because that is one way to get the best out of it.
And most importantly, believe in yourself and don’t let anyone convince you that you’re not good enough.