- In 2018, a young lady named Abigail Gyanwah graduated from UCC with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce
- Whilst she was in her sophomore year, Abigail decided to start a sewing business in order to avoid becoming an unemployed graduate
- Now, the business has grown to have 9 employees and Abigail just opened another startup in the fashion industry
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Abigail indicated that she decided to start something for herself when she was only in level 200 in the university because of the high unemployment rate in the country.
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"Although my mother was not in full support at the time because she wanted me to focus on my studies, I still persevered and learned on YouTube how I could sew dresses myself. But now, she is proud of me," Abigail recalls.
What's her motivation
When asked how she got the motivation to start up a business so early, Abigail who studied Bachelor of Commerce for her first degree indicated that it was a combination of factors including the fact that she is a firstborn who needed to work hard and assist her parents.
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Shefata Clothing is currently six years old and has nine employees but Braids and Cuts Palace, a mobile hair salon, is only five months old, with one employee so far.
Advice for young people
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"I would advise all young graduates to be open-minded. Don't be too fixated on what you studied in school, hoping to only get a job in that particular field. Explore more and be hardworking," Abigail said.
See the post from Shefata below:
See post from Braids and Cuts Palace below:
Lady became an okada rider
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 24-year-old lady, Fortune Okudaye, narrated how she used her dispatch riding business to pay her school fees while she was in Lagos.
Fortune who is from Delta state said that the worst advice she has got from people was that she is too beautiful to be riding a bike under the hot sun in Lagos state.
The lady came to Lagos in 2017 on the promise her father’s brother made to put her in school.
According to the 24-year-old lady, the man said that she would have to pay him back. Fortune later braved it and went job hunting.