Beautiful UNIBEN Graduate Turns Shoemaker (Photos)

Beautiful Nigerian lady Michelle Ekure,
was born into the family of Mr. Ekure in
Eku Delta State.
In order to defy joblessness, Michelle,
a graduate of the department of
International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin, ventured
into shoemaking, designing patterns
and building shoes herself.
Michelle, in an interview with Lukmon
of Wazobia Global Times USA,
explained how the journey into shoemaking started for her.
See excerpts from the interview below
:
Lukomon : So Why shoemaking?
Michelle : My inspiration is from God, I
never knew I would be a shoemaker. I graduated from the University six
years ago, after which I looked for for
job, but to know avail. At sometimes I
got employed by a company in Lagos,
but the boss was owing too much so I
left. On how it started, there is this other
company I buy sandals in Lagos and
resell. They sell nice shoes, so one day
I thought to myself that I can tell this
people to make sandals for me with
my label, so I approached them and they said yes. That was how I got my
first set of shoes. Then a friend
introduced me to a guy that makes
shoes. I watch him make shoes one
day and I was amazed then I asked
him to teach me and he did. Lukmon : That's a lovely beginning.
Michelle : hmm. Thanks
Lukmon : So how do you drive sales
and who are your target customers?
Michele : My target audience are Men of
honours, people like the famous Nigerians comedian Alibaba...lol . I
make direct sales, but I drive more
sales on social media platforms
likeinstagram, facebook and twitter.
Micheleleather sales per week is over
50 pairs. Lukmon : Wow! That's a great number.
You must be a workaholic. Do you
have partners?
Michelle : No, maybe someday. But I
have people that are learning under
me. Lukmon: How many are your
apprentice?
Michelle : There are about 6 of them
and more are still coming.
Lukmon : Talking about the Nigerian
famous comedian Alibaba. We've seen pictures of you with him. Are you in
anyway related?
Michelle : No we're not related, but he
is like a father to me. He always want
to see me succeed.
Lukmon: So, if not shoemaking, what would you have ventured into?
Michelle : Maybe work at foreign affairs
of British council or UN embassy. I love
to be a diplomat .
Lukmon : Hmm. That might come to
pass one day. Michelle : Yeah. (smile)
Lukmon : So, what's your advice to
young ladies that are yet to find there
ways out there?
Michelle : I always tell people I come in
contact with that are looking for job to start something, anything you are
good at can bring money to you or
just learn a trade.
Lukmon : Is there anything else (e.g
unpopular fun fact about you) you’d
like to add that might be interesting to our readers ?
Michelle : Hmm... Let them find out.
I'm a very interesting person be with
though, I have my moment.
Lukmon : Thanks for your time, we
appreciate chatting with you. Michelle : You're welcome.

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