Nigerian Female Entrepreneur, Natasha Ibori, Wins N4.08million at Foreign Event

Nigerian Female Entrepreneur, Natasha Ibori, Wins N4.08million at Foreign Event

  • Female entrepreneur, Natasha Ibori, has received N4.08 million from Women who Empower Innovator Awards after applying for a grant
  • Ibori is the founder of Uwana Energy, a company that sells rooftop solar panels, install it and also offer maintenance services to small businesses
  • She hopes to have stores across Nigeria, and the $10,000 grant awarded to her is expected to boost her business operation and provide an alternative to generator

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Natasha Ibori, the founder of Nigerian startup, Uwana Energy, has won N4.08 million [$10,000] to support her goal of offering a safer alternative to fuel generators.

Ibori's company sells, installs, and maintains rooftop solar panels to small businesses to light up their enterprise and reduce the cost of electricity on the SMEs revenue.

She got the funds after applying for the Women who Empower Innovator Awards at Northeastern University. Ibori had stated that the application means a lot to her as a female entrepreneur.

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Natasha Ibori, the founder of solar company, Uwana Energy wins N4.08million
The founder of Uwana Energy, Natasha Ibori. Photo: Northeastern Edu
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The graduate of international affairs said prior to the Northeastern application, her capability and credibility were often doubted due to the patriarchal system in the country.

Ibori said:

”Being able to do a grant application that focused on you as a person—as well as how viable your business is—was really important to me."

Ibori, who got her degree from Northeastern University in 2018, added:

“Especially in this very patriarchal country, I have had people just completely doubt my capability and my credibility. So having been able to show myself as a person on this application, and not just that it is a female-led business, is really, really important.”

Her goal is to start selling solar systems in stores across Nigeria, with the aim at reducing dependence on generator use within the country.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that MTN Nigeria said a small group of businesses will be affected by poor network days from now.

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The company said due to insecurity in the country, some of its workers won't be available to restore bad network in the coming days.

MTN's Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, had explained that not all subscribers will be impacted, and only some areas will be affected.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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