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Meet Aishat Yetunde Jimoh, The Nigerian Fashion Entrepreneur

Meet the fashion entrepreneur, Aishat Yetunde Jimoh, also known as Nana Ai. She started her career path by learning bead making in 2012 and later began selling fashion items after graduating from university in 2020. Aishat draws inspiration from her desire to escape poverty and achieve financial freedom. One project that boosted her self-belief is her Eyewear business, which she started with low capital. She is open to opportunities such as business grants to expand her business. Aishat believes in the necessity of youth empowerment and suggests it can be achieved through trainings, business-friendly policies, and financial grants.

Read our full interview with Aishat Yetunde Jimoh a.k.a Nana Ai

What is your full name?

Do you have an alias (also known as)? If so, what is it?
Nana Ai

Summarize what you do in one sentence.
I am a Fashion Entrepreneur.

How did you start your current career path?
I pursued my passion for owning a business by learning bead making in 2012, but took a break due to academic commitments. After graduating from university in 2020, I started selling fashion items and have continued since then.

Who/What/Where inspires you?
My inspiration comes from a desire to escape poverty and lead a comfortable lifestyle. I know that achieving financial freedom requires hard work and effort.

Tell us about a project or activity that boosted your self-belief, no matter how small.
I consider myself a goal-oriented person, and I believe that with God’s help, I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to. One project that reinforced my self-belief is my Eyewear business, which I started with limited capital and have managed to grow with little support from others.

What opportunities are you seeking or open to taking advantage of?
I have always hoped to receive a business grant, as it would help expand my business.

What are your thoughts on youth empowerment? How can Nigerian youth be empowered?
Youth empowerment is crucial for the development of a nation, as empowered young people can contribute significantly. This can be achieved through training programs, business-friendly policies, and financial grants and incentives.

How can readers connect with you online and/or offline?
I can be reached via email:
Twitter: @AishajimohAj
Instagram: @nanaaielegance

How would you like to be empowered?
I would appreciate financial support and media coverage/influence as forms of empowerment.

Written by Taiwo Afolayan

Taiwo is a multinational award-winning Art & IT Consultant and a Certified Management Consultant. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Fashionistar Africa, Founder of Argitech Limited, and an SDGs Advocate. He has over 10 years of experience in journalism, digital artistry, analytics, and photography. He enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and cycling.

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