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Winifred Onyemaechi: The Nigerian Lady Who Wants to Change the Face of Farming in Africa

Winifred Onyemaechi wants to change the face of farming in Africa

Winifred Onyemaechi is a farmer and the CEO Nature’s Kitchen Limited. She has a background in Business Administration and Management from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. Winifred has also earned a certificate in Entrepreneurship Management from the Enterprise Development center of Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. With 8 years working experience in customer service and operations in the banking ...

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Nobody to Somebody: Pep Naija Interviews Olubamiji, the Pepper Seller Turned PhD Holder

Adeola Olubamiji is first black to hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Not too long ago, the story of Adeola Olubamiji broke the internet; the Nigerian social media space was agog with her success story. And this was for two reasons, probably. One, she became the first black person to receive a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Two, it’s the story of nobody to somebody: she’s the ...

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Pain and Scars: Bukky Shonibare Reveals How She Wrestled With Poverty, Sexual Abuse

Bukky Shonibare is giving the African girl-child an identity

Bukky Shonibare, once described by PEP NAIJA as the uncommon pathfinder giving the African girl child an identity, is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and one of Quartz Africa’s 30 innovators of 2017. As a teenager, Bukky suffered from sexual abuse, tasted poverty in its entirety, struggled to go to school. But a few years down the line, she has moved ...

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Pep Naija Interviews Ayoade Olusegun, Nigeria’s First and Finest Karaoke Jockey

Ayoade Olusegun is the founder and CEO, Nairoke

A Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumnus, Olusegun is one of 2016 ’30 Most Influential Personalities of Ibadan’ according to the ConnectIbadan Brand. Ayoade ‘KJSheggs’ Olusegun is Nigeria’s first and finest karaoke jockey/host. He is the founder and CEO of Nairoke Entertainment, a Nigerian karaoke company. Segun is also a Crans Montona Forum’s New Leader For Tomorrow and notably, he is the #karaokeking and the ...

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Nkechinyere Ebunoluwa: How I Graduated With Honors from Howard University At 18

Nkechi, the die hard fan of Falz The Bahd Guy!

At just 18, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is already living her dreams. From Lagos Nigeria to the Gambia, and then the United States, the story of her life has been awe-inspiring. Nkechi recently talked to PEP NAIJA in an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. She let us into her world; her biggest secrets, plans for the future. One more thing, she actually revealed why she’s ...

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PepNaija Interviews Tolu Olorunnipa, First Nigerian Bloomberg’s White House Correspondent

Tolu Olorunnipa is Bloomberg's White House correspondent (photo: Bloomberg.com)

Tolu Olorunnipa is a Nigerian journalist based in the United States. In fact, he is the first person of Nigerian descent to become the White House correspondent for Bloomberg, a world renowned media organization headquartered in the US. In an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PEP NAIJA, he opened up on his childhood days, challenges as White House correspondent, Nigeria’s democracy and ...

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Valentine Mabaso: I am a Warrior, I Got Scars to Prove It

…Shape, size and scars. These are some of the common insecurities that massacre every shred of confidence one can possess. Women feel the pressure to weigh certain kilos, have a particular melanin shade and definitely a clear skin tone. But trying to be something else is honestly a waste of who you truly are. You need to accept the areas that ...

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Titi Ladette Tells Her Story: She’s Been Through Sexual Molestation, Prison, Failed Relationships…

Trina Cleveland (her real name) has been through some serious stuff in her life.  Sexual molestation, drug abuse, prostitution, prison, failed relationships, mental illness, an auto accident. Wow! Just one person. In this interview with NaijaLearner, she tells her story. What I like mostly about her , is the fact that she has decided to open up her life to ...

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Taking Command: Meet Kenya’s First Female Marine Pilot, Elizabeth Marami

At only 27 years, Elizabeth Marami is charting the path less travelled and breaking gender barriers that have been in place for so long. Her courage would see her swim away from the waters of comfort to take up a comprehensive and challenging course in navigation and become a marine pilot. Intimidating and authoritative would be the ideal requirements for ...

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