Career of the Week- Ore Sonola, Maid Whisperer

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…

 

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Career of the Week – Natachi Peace Ugbajah, Specialist Baker/ Nutritionist

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.

 

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Career of the Week – Abisoye Balogun, Film Makeup and SFX Artist

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.

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Career of the Week – Ized Uanikhehi, Digital Media Professional

Ized Uanikhehi studied Biochemistry at the Ondo State University, (Adekunle Ajasin University) and has certifications in Project Management, Content Marketing, and Digital Media Marketing. She is currently Project Manager at design and digital agency Indigo Arya Limited, where she runs the Nigeria office. We chatted about her career here.

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Career of the Week – Kelvin Steve-Igbodo, Communication Channels Manager

Kelvin Steve-Igbodo graduated from the University of Benin with a degree in Computer Engineering – a course he discovered quite late that he wasn’t interested in. He is currently the Communication Channels Manager at NBC/Coca-Cola. We chatted about his career HERE.

Career of the Week – Matthew Eguavoen, Portrait Artist

Matthew Eguavoen graduated with 2:1 in Civil Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, and is building an admirable career as a portrait artist while searching for an engineering job. He talked to me about discovering his talent, the importance of parental support, and the need to carve a niche. Read the interview HERE.

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Career of the Week – Damilola Oyedele, Senior Product Manager in Training

Damilola Oyedele is in the third and final year of a double master’s program in Business Administration and Public Policy (MBA/ MPP) at the University of Chicago, after which she will be joining a tech company as Senior Product Manager. She got her BSc in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We talked about career decisions, role models, and advice for undergraduates HERE.