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Metrowoman entrepreneur of the week: Victoria Mamza

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Victoria Mamza

Victoria Mamza, also nicknamed the Urban Market Woman, is the Founder and CEO of Wangaraufoods, a food processing and packaging company.

She is a graduate of Marketing from Lagos State University.

A runner-up in Nigerian’s foremost entrepreneurial reality TV show, The Next Titan, a beneficiary of the Tosin Anibaba Fund (TAMFUND) and a member of the Yali West Africa. She is passionate about women’s development and the orphan child.

What problem does your company solve?

Wangaraufoods offers convenience, reduces the wastages that goes on in the farms and markets by the processing, packaging and delivering of Nigerian food items within Nigeria and across the world.

What ignited the spark in you to start your business venture?

The need to be self-employed, offer convenience to working women, add value to Nigerian foods and also to do my bit to reduce the level of unemployment.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Resilience. Financial Management. Leadership.

How did you respond to failure as an entrepreneur?

I have a strong support network, my mentors are seasoned professionals in their fields who have years of experience and they have helped me to rise up, learn from failures and keep it moving.

How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?

For as long as it takes me to carry out feasibility study and market research.

Describe your typical day

I wake up in the morning, after our morning devotion, cook for my family while corresponding with my colleagues at the office( multitasking) making sure that food items are sourced, packaged and dispatched for delivery. Marketing online and offline, meetings. etc

What motivates you?

The fear of hunger and homelessness. I have been homeless and hungry. That is my motivating factor.

What does success mean to you?

Success for me is simply setting goals(long term and short term) planning, working smart, then achieving set goals.


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