Imagine a market where 500 million people visit everyday, If you have a shop in that market most likely your customer base and business will grow. Well, there is a market place like that online called INSTAGRAM.
The future of commercial interaction is online. Today a lot of goods and services are being traded via instagram by Nigerian entrepreneurs. I have received speaking and coaching gigs from instagram so i am very passionate about the power of the platform to build brands and sell products, services, and ideas.
Having said that, there are some Nigerian women that are really crushing it on instagram that i must celebrate and encourage you to follow for their wisdom, style, and inspiration.
STEPHANIE OBI: I call her the online marketing queen of Nigeria. Her energy is contagious and her insight into how women can identify and turn their talent into cash online is amazing. Follow her @stephobi for wisdom, inspiration, and laughter
ARESE UGWU: She is the founder of smartmoneyafrica.org, brand ambassador for REMY MARTIN, author of THE SMART MONEY WOMAN, columnist for the Guardian newspaper, and mum. Follow her @smartmoneyarese on instagram for wisdom on how to make and manage your money (plus some style i must add) in 2017.
NIMI AKINKUGBE: Her resume is so rich am wondering where to start from. She is an alumnus of the prestigious London School Of Economics, author of A-Z Of Personal Finance, CEO of Best Games, and so much more. Her insight into personal finance is simple to implement and comprehend. Follow her on instagram @mmwithnimi
TARA FELA DUROTOYE: She is the pioneer and godmother of the makeup industry in Nigeria. She has trained, coached, and inspired a ton of women and sometimes men to start their own make up businesses via her company HOUSE OF TARA. Follow her @taradurotoye on instagram and learn about how to start and grow a business.
FUNKE TONYE-PREGHAFI: Wow! she is a ball of energy and possibilities. I saw and observed Funke grow her business from nothing to the recognition, profitability, and greatness it now enjoys today. Her business GIFTYS DAUGHTER is a leading brand in the makeup and beauty industry. Follow her on instagram @giftysdaughter for wisdom, persistence, and creativity.
VERONICA ODEKA: She is the CEO of Vane Polish and a celebrity stylist. Do you want to up your style game in 2017? then follow @veronicaodeka or @vaneBeautyofficial on instagram
UCHE PEDRO: You probably visit her site www.bellanaija.com everyday! She and her team of ambitious young people are gradually building a media empire one post at a time. Follow her journey and be inspired to dream big in 2017. Her instagram handle is @uchepedro
ONO BELLO: A veteran of THISDAY STYLE and ARISE magazine London. Her passion for fashion and lifestyle journalism is what has brought her this far. She is on top of her game follow her on instagram @onobello
REMI OWADOKUN: I call her the foodie! She is the founder of TMP Academy her passion is helping women stay in health and vitality by coaching them on what to eat and how to exercise. So, if you want to be fit in 2017 follow @remiowadokun or @tmpacademy on instagram.
AKPOS OKUDU NWOKEKORO: Founder and CEO of the women’s wear brand AKPOS OKUDU based in Port Harcourt is a dose of sunshine and a new voice in the fashion industry. Follow her @akposokudu on instagram for style tips