Self-described maid whisperer Ore Sonola holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, and spent 4 years as a relationship manager with United Bank for Africa before switching to her current career in 2015.
CN: What’s your job description as a maid whisperer?
I work to prevent maid tragedies from happening by creating enlightening resources that will help women all through the process of hiring a maid. My resources are also designed to improve employer-maid relationships and guaranteed to Train maids till they are Transformed and they Thrive. I currently run MAIDforME, a hub where women can find solutions to the everyday issues they encounter with their maids. Read the rest of the interview…
Chinyere Anarado studied Estate Management at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where she graduated with a Second Class Upper. She is currently Head, Facilities Management Department at Dayola Property & Development Company. We talked about career paths and decisions in this interview
Agency 106, which manages talents like Ireti Doyle, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Linda Ejiofor and Adesua Etomi, is run by Isioma Osaje, a graduate of medicine and surgery from Igbinedion University. She talks to me about her career, her talent management journey, and the Nigerian film industry, in this interview.
Natachi Peace, who studied for a diploma in Computer Education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka before moving on to the University of East London where she studied Human Resource Management, returned to Nigeria in 2013 to concentrate on her passion turned business: helping people lose weight and live healthy lifestyles. Having taken courses in Personal Health & Fitness, Leadership Skills in Business, Human Nutrition, and Global Health Initiative: Diabetes Awareness, for which she received diplomas, Natachi Peace is now building a thriving career as a specialist baker and nutritionist. I interviewed her HERE.
While some entrepreneurs quit their jobs to start their businesses, others choose to straddle both worlds, running successful, impactful businesses without giving up their 9-5. Iretiogo Oke, a marketing professional who is also the CEO of Protouch Janitors, talks to me about being a career woman and an entrepreneur, and her passion for sanitation intervention in this interview.
Abisoye Balogun, who goes by the name Abisoye Circe, graduated from the Theatre Arts department of the University of Ibadan, where she majored in Makeup, with a minor in children theatre. She started Special Effects Makeup in her second year, working on stage play productions, and is now looking forward to building a career in Nollywood. We chatted about her unique career path in this interview.
Joy Isi Bewaji, who is the Managing Director at Happenings Radio, and also the Managing Editor at Happenings Magazine, is a writer, lifestyle editor, presenter, publicist, author and playwright. Her most recent play, ‘The Story of My Vagina’ was presented in December by the Crown Troupe of Africa.
I had 10 questions for JIB, who is also the convener of The Conversation, a bi-monthly event tackling issues of gender equality, patriarchy and abuse. Read the interview here.