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Thursday, May 19, 2022

My Story As An Entrepreneur

As told by Edimaeno Inyang

It’s very clear that God has a way of bringing out greatness from nothing.

I started weaving my grandma’s hair at the age of 6. I wouldn’t really say I was perfect at it, but at least she could have air penetrate¬† scalp, and it helped a lot. None of my siblings as at then could do that.

However, my parents never encouraged me to do anything outside reading books and schooling, but my tender mind was not even determined on what I wanted. I shaped most of my clothes neatly with needle and thread, and to me I could sew and make hair. When I visit my aunt’s place in uyo. and help make her neighbors children’s hair, my aunty will beat the nonsense out of me when she returns from work and meets me making hair.

It was really challenging, but I never gave up. The very first “well done” I got was from my grandma when I stiched her under wear(underskirt). She was so happy that she even prepared my favorite atama soup for me.

At age 9, I found myself at FGGC Ikot Obio Itong, and I was able to learn how to backstitch and helm clothes perfectly, and it never occurred to me that one day, I will become a seamstress in this life. I had always thought that I would become a very popular broadcaster, which was always my drive and dream, even when my parents wanted me to become a medical doctor.

However, at age 19, while waiting for admission that got delayed, unfortunately, I lost both my parents and needed to make out something good out of my life. I needed a professional skill in tailoring. So I decided to acquire one though i didn’t give up on school.

Being an entrepreneur became more and more interesting to me, and I was enjoying every bit of it.

During a church camp meeting, I had an idea about baking cake, so I opted for the training there in camp.

After the program, I went back home with the idea of baking only naked cake; no idea on fundants or creaming. I decided to try other recipes at home: I tried the zebra, banana, carrots, and lots of flavor all by myself.

By now, I was already running my national deploma program and was making money out of the naked cake already. Chinchin making became appealing to me also, and during one of my EEd practice at school, I gave it a try, and started making money out of it too.

My lecturers and coursemates were my target audience, and the money I made out of sales assisted me a lot in school.

My story so far: I can make hair, sew, bake and fry pastries that is giving me huge amount of money today, and I’m super proud of myself, knowing where I started from.

Today, I bake and sew for people-which are the two out of three basic needs of mankind- food and clothing.

I’m Ed’U concept, which is a brand and more:
Ed’U Stitches
Ed’U Bakes
Ed’U Pastries
Ed’U stylist and more brands loading.
Proudly an entrepreneur!

Edimaeno lives in Port Harcourt where she is actively doing her different businesses. You can reach her 08149323011 to patronize or encourage her.

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