Nigerian Man Who Started His Business With Showcase Glass Opens Large Store, Photos Go Viral
- A Nigerian man has posted photos to show the progress he is making in his business despite starting small
- The man named Babatunde Felix, who now owns a big store, started with wig-making before expanding into shoes and clothes
- The photos have inspired many Nigerians on Twitter who are congratulating him and sharing positive reactions
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A Nigerian man has posted the progress he is making in his business even though he started small.
The man identified as Babatunde Felix started his business with a little showcase glass placed outside. Now he has opened a big store and he is known for providing fashionable goods.
How Babatunde started his business
Legit.ng reached out to Babatunde and he said he started his business in 2015 after taking part in the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme.
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He said he started with wig-making before expanding into shoes and clothes.
The young man told Legit.ng:
"During SAED, I learnt how to make shoes and wig. After NYSC, I started with wigs but after my first set of clients, I knew I can’t continue with just female crafts. The pressure was much. So I made my first shoe, the client loved it and I knew this was it. And I started making more shoes and slippers. I employed more staff because we were having many orders. Then we started making clothes also."
When he was asked what challenges he has faced in growing his business, Babatunde said lack of electricity and drop in sales are the major issues. He said:
"Growing the business has not been easy but thank God we’re here. Major challenge is staffing. But currently the major challenge we are facing is light, because of the current situation of the country. Also all our major clients are relocating, so sales as dropped."
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Successful lady builds house for her parents
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian lady who is a nurse built a big house for her parents.
Her mother and father were surprised when they were led into the building.
It was a huge surprise for them. Photos showed how they knelt down and praised God in joy.