- What inspired you to embark on your entrepreneurial journey, and how has that initial spark evolved over time?
My entrepreneurial journey is a profound interest of mine. It stems from a deep-rooted desire to excel. From running 2 businesses in the university to directing stage plays and productions, I knew I was made for more and sought knowledge in the areas of my natural giftings.
As a Mediapreneur, I hosted events, from red carpets to main stage business, wrote scripts, handled brand PR, and a host of others. I got into the creative industry early, and it’s been uphill since then.
As a seasoned brand strategist, content marketer, and events manager, I have grown to enjoy my many gifts and talents, and trust me It’s been a lot of fun exploring my interests, and sometimes I surprise myself by trying new things and finding out I’m pretty good at them.
- In what ways has your business made an impact on your community?
Everyone has a story to tell and each person’s story is unique. At Aidos Creations, we are particular about helping brands. We have helped over 30 brands achieve success through our solutions which cut across social media management, digital marketing, website design and development, branding and design, photography, and videography.
Since the launch of our creative center, we have given emerging creators across fashion, comedy, entertainment, and music, a platform to build their careers and grow their audience.
- How do you stay motivated during challenging times, and what advice would you give to young entrepreneurs facing similar obstacles?
I never rely on my strength. God is truly my source so I run back to Him every time I feel stuck. My mentor would always say, “Where determination fails, routines take over”. The idea behind this saying is that while determination can get you started and keep you going for a while, it may diminish over time. The initial burst of enthusiasm can fade, and external challenges, distractions, or obstacles may test you. This is where routines come into play. So I fall back to what I am used to in order to keep going.
To the amazing young entrepreneurs out there, be consistent, build structure, create routines, learn to replicate your brilliance in others, delegate duties appropriately, and focus on the crux of your business because, in the end, it’s your business.
- What pivotal lessons have you learned along your journey, and how have they contributed to the growth of your business and personal development?
Entrepreneurship is a constant learning process. Whether it’s acquiring new skills, staying updated with market trends, or understanding customer needs. Learning never goes out of style and it’s important to embrace it.
Also, understanding and prioritizing the needs of my customers has been a game-changer.
Thirdly, building a successful business requires building a capable team and delegating tasks effectively. I’ve learned that I can’t do everything on my own, and trusting and empowering my team members has been crucial for growth.
Lastly, stay humble, set boundaries, and build relationships. These would open you up to collaborations and partnerships that would help you grow or learn.
- What aspects of your business do you feel reflect your unique vision and set you apart in your industry?
Customer success. That’s it.
- How has the 25under25 Award impacted your business and personal growth?
It has brought increased credibility, visibility, and opportunities while motivating me to aim higher and continue making a positive impact on my journey. It has pushed me to continue learning, developing my skills, and striving for excellence. I’m really grateful.
The award has also come with a certain level of responsibility to maintain the standards that led to the recognition. This responsibility has encouraged me to keep pushing the boundaries of what my business can achieve.
- Can you share any memorable milestones or breakthrough moments that reinforced your commitment to your entrepreneurial path?
What truly gratifies me is the success of each client I’ve had the privilege to work with. The profound impact this has, taking them from their current state to their desired destination and fostering their growth, is incredibly humbling. However, my most cherished memory has to be the launch of the Aidos Creations Center. Witnessing how creatively inclined individuals make full use of our studio space. We’re empowering creatives to thrive by offering them access to innovation combined with comfort.
- Looking ahead, what are your future aspirations for your business, and what legacy do you hope to leave for the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs?
I aspire to continuously provide a nurturing and collaborative environment that empowers creative minds to explore, innovate, and thrive. I hope Aidos Creations becomes the epicenter of creativity in Africa because we are committed to offering top-notch solutions, facilities, and a supportive community where individuals and teams can bring their visions to life.