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Zita Ejike: Maker of Zee Shea Butter


Zita Ejike

Zita Ejike is a 10-year-old Basic 6 pupil. A lover of nature and mankind, Zita, at the age of seven, developed an interest in the production of natural skin and hair care products. This led to her becoming the CEO of ZEE SHEA HUB at the age of nine.

Zita’s love for everything natural and establishing her own beauty line started very early, having assisted her mother, who is also a nature enthusiast and Natural Lifestyle Entrepreneur, in the production of natural organic skincare products.

The idea of launching her own business was actually spontaneous. One day, after returning from school and sharing with her mother the day’s experiences, she had narrated how a classmate was suffering from skin blemishes. She felt there was something that could be done to remedy the situation. She asked her mother what she could do to help.

Her mom asked her to take some of her organic Shea butter to school the
next day and give it to her classmate, which she did. Surprisingly, within three days, all the blemishes disappeared.

That was how the company, @zeesheahub was born to sell unrefined, unadulterated and therapeutic Shea butter, which helps children to have healthy and glowing skin and hair.

From the proceeds of her Shea butter sales, she removes only what she needs to restock and uses the rest to feed and clothe the less privileged, as this has been her vision.

Zita has received the Kidpreneur Ambassador Award by Kidpreneur Africa in recognition of her significant impact and dedication as a Kidpreneur in Nigeria.

Zita Ejike

She was also among the successful 50 Kids sponsored by Cadbury Bournvita to attend the 2019 Bournvita Tech Bootcamp, where she received a certificate in Certificate intelligence, Programming, and Robotics.

Last year, she won the Children’s Day Isucceed Kidpreneur challenge and won a cash award to produce more organic Shea butter.

Also in September 2019, Zee Shea Hub was nominated for the Star Kids Award in the category of the most outstanding Kid Entrepreneur of the year 2019 and won!

As part of her corporate responsibility and giving back to society, she adopted a school in Lagos State, Central School Isashi to support the management and the pupils.

So far, she has been able to give Basic 6 pupils of the school such materials as books and writing sets needed to enhance their academic performance, as the challenges confronting the school seem enormous. The pupils would appreciate such helpful contributions from other individuals and NGOs in realising their future dreams and goals by supporting them materially and otherwise.

In line with her vision of supporting young children, and with support from family and friends, Zita also visited some sick children at the General Hospital Igando, Lagos State, where she gave out clothes, raw and cooked food, as well as water and some amount of Zee Shea Butter during the summer holiday in September 2019.

Zita’s aspiration is to become a medical doctor in the future.

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