Entrepreneurs are wanted, they are the ones that would power the economy and the need to support them is imperative. The presidential mandate in this direction has been demonstrated by the popular maxim “Buy Nigeria to Grow the Naira.” But , that is not enough! There has been calls for the government to create enabling environment for these startups to thrive such as access to credit, access to broadband, global exposure, trade protectionist policies and tax holidays for them.
Given the right environment and access to credit , a lot of Nigerians would go far in the area of self employment and reliance! Hannah Paul, a young lady over the years have been changing the narratives of how people view single ladies using her events and packaging outfit to bridge the gap in capacity building and training in various states like Oyo , Lagos and Edo.
Hannah Paul, the brain behind Hannie De Eventa,an outfit that was established in Ibadan years back with emphasis in producing bespoke fashion items and accessories has today diversified into packs and packaging . With offices in Lagos and Edo, The company has successfully put Nigerian products in the global map ,with various orders from Europe and West Africa.
Not yet done with the profit making aspect, the soft spoken Edo State born lady has over the years trained many youths in the areas of fashion making, bespoke packaging for companies and a staunch supporter of female emancipation and exploitation.
Talking about the potentials of the Nigerian bespoke fashion industry and the need to build capacity in this area. In the words of Hannah Paul,the founder of the fashion house,
“the Nigerian fashion space is worth over three billions annually, and as Nigerans are
beginning to appreciate indigenous fashion, the time is now for a would be entrepreneur to launch himself into the market. Our training is designed to equip the participants with managerial and other skills required to manage a successful fashion house” she said.
From customized bags to corporate gift items , to bespoke shoes. The firm has made tremendous strides in the fashion industry and a testament of what the Nigerian youth can do when given the opportunity.
ANTHONY EMEKA NWOSU
Given the right environment and access to credit , a lot of Nigerians would go far in the area of self employment and reliance! Hannah Paul, a young lady over the years have been changing the narratives of how people view single ladies using her events and packaging outfit to bridge the gap in capacity building