Oluwadunsin Bolaji: African lady wins global entrepreneurship award

Oluwadunsin Bolaji: African lady wins global entrepreneurship award

- Oluwadunsin Bolaji has made herself and family proud less than a year after graduating from the Federal University of Technology Akure

- Bolaji won Global Student Entrepreneur Awards alongside five others

- The graduate of Biology says the award will spur her to attain more heights in her business

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Less than a year after graduating from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Oluwadunsin Bolaji has won Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).

The GSEA is the premier global competition for students who owned and operated a business while attending college or university.

It supports student entrepreneurs who require the much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to their business to the next level of success.

Oluwadunsin, who is a graduate of Biology, specialises in using Ankara fabrics to make products such as hand bags, back packs, accessories and note pads.

She was selected to participate alongside 14 other entrepreneurs out of 100 students who applied from universities all over Nigeria in the National Semi Final Competition that held at The Business School of Netherlands located at Ikeja Lagos.

Oluwadunsin was the only female entrepreneur selected for the competition. The students were given 10 minutes to pitch their businesses and convince the judges of the sustainability and capability of of solving societal problems with their ideas.

The top 5 winners including Bolaji were announced at the end of the competition.

According to Bolaji, the award will spur her to attain more heights in her business.

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In other news, there are geniuses around the world who do awe-inspiring things that leave people wondering the planet they must have come from.

This is the story of a nine-year-old primary five pupil of Carol School in Lagos, Siju Olawepo, who is able to tell the day of the week of any year without checking the calendar.

It will not be out of place to say Siju is a genius and a boy who definitely will do great things. The boy was discovered by an ICT teacher in the school, and he is on his way to becoming a star.

His parents did not know he had this rare talent until the ICT teacher noticed it in him. Since Siju's discovery, his school has set up a special curriculum for him, allowing him to work at his own pace.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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