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Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, others inspire young entrepreneurs at #GetMotivatedwithOB


Digital magazine hosted 60 young entrepreneurs at her newly launched project ‘Get Motivated with Ono Bello’ (#GetMotivatedwithOB), an exclusive event aimed at hosting young entrepreneurs across Nigeria.

The event, which took place on September 22, 2017 at Sappers Waterfront Lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos, featured a day of inspirational talks and business tip on how the young entrepreneurs in attendance can start and grow a business.

Ono Bello, Public Relations Consultant and Founder of the digital magazine, spoke on her “Inspiration” as an entrepreneur, a theme for this maiden edition.


Highlighting some crucial points in her life and career, she said: “For me, my inspiration for going into my business came after I completed my Master’s Degree, I felt I was full of so many ideas and I knew they were being underutilized in my place of work then. I would say I was not totally fulfilled even though the job looked interesting to outsiders, it had become boring to me, I wanted more. I needed a place where my ideas were being put to good use, I wanted start and grow them, I would say I had some BIG ideas but they were not being utilized and most of you working in organisations might be able to relate to that. So, I decided to start something small and put in everything I had to make it grow.

“Most of all I prayed fervently. I still do all that today, I haven’t hit it big yet to relax, I haven’t achieved my vision yet. So, you see I can relate with a lot of the struggles you are going through to start off and grow in your businesses and improve your personal development.”

Other speakers who spoke about their inspiration and tips on how to start and grow a business include Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Creative Director of fashion brand LDA, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, CEO Zapphire Events, Oke Maduewesi, CEO Zaron Cosmetics , who was represented by Mary-Jane Ohubu, the General Manager for the brand, Seun Tayo-Balogun, CEO Brief Essentials & Co-Founder of Techmonks Limited, Tunji Ashiru, Executive of Strategic Policy Engagement, Interswitch Group and Ibikunle Bolorunduro, Fidelity Bank SME Business Advisor.

The day ended with Ono Bello giving away N500,000 shared among 10 entrepreneurs at N50, 000 each, with the hope that this money would help them grow their business in a specific area highlighted during the registration process.

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