Tell us your JA Story: how did you get involved? I attended Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja and as part of our penultimate year activity, each class participated in the JA program. In my class, we formed an entertainment business, fundraised to raise capital for the business and it was successful.

What were the highlights of your JA experience? The JA experience was my first tangible application of enterprise, financial management, and business operations. I remember it being a truly fun and engaging extracurricular activity, as I got to work with friends and classmates in a completely different way.

How did your JA experience change your perception about life, entrepreneurship, etc.? My JA experience ignited an entrepreneurial drive in me. Seeing our business deliver a great service to our customers and earn a profit inspired my belief in businesses to create value in the society.

What are you doing now in your life? I am currently an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) candidate at the University of Oxford. My decision to continue my education is based on my interest in leadership skills and learning more about running a business.

How did JA program influence your career path and you in general? I have always been interested in business, but the JA program gave me my first real taste of turning an idea into an enterprise that adds value and creates financial returns. It led to a continued passion for business, which made me study International Business for my undergraduate degree, work in trading, and ultimately return to education to study business further.

What advice would you give to other young Nigerians like yourself? Look for opportunities to learn something new, improve a skill, and better yourself, whether through extracurricular or volunteer activities. The experiences you gain outside school or work setting are incredibly valuable to your development. My favorite saying is “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, which basically means to me that success only comes from taking action.


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