On this edition of Studentpreneur, this correspondent engaged a studentpreneur — Jemmie — with two different brands. Jemmie talked about the ideas of the brands, how she has been able to combine her businesses with her primary activity on campus.
Kindly introduce yourself and tell us what you do.
I am Jemilugba Oluwaseun Mary, popularly known as Jemmie. I am a 400 level student in the department of Religion and African Culture and a young entrepreneur. I am the CEO of E.O logistics and Jemmie’s Concepts.
Can you please tell us about your family background and education?
I hail from Akure in Ondo State. I had my elementary school at St. Louis Nursery/Primary School and secondary school at Mary Queen of Angels Girls secondary school, Akure in Ondo State. I am currently a 400 level student from the department of Religion and African Culture (RAC), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
Tell us about your brands.
I run E.O Logistics and Jemmie’s Concept, about E. O Logistics you can find more about on our webpage. While under Jemmie’s Concept, I run customized wears, do event planning and many more.
What was the motivation behind all these initiatives?
About the Jemmie’s Concept, I just love partying and I thought of how I could be the life of the party hence, that brought the birth of this concept while about E.O Logistics I already had an idea to do something big just like an entrepreneur will say “think big start small”. So I sat and thought about how I can solve people’s daily problems. Thank God, with the help of friend and partner, E-Connect AAUA, we were able to achieve a lot.
So how do you cope with these two brands with your studies?
It has not been easy but I thank God, one need to take their first priority so serious, that is, education.
Where do you see yourself and E.O LOGISTICS in the next couple of years?
I see myself to be a very big and well-known entrepreneur and a successful one at that and as for E.O LOGISTICS I see it going viral and beyond Nigeria.
What advice do you have for students aspiring to combine academics and entrepreneurship?
My advice to them is to be hardworking and prayerful in everything they do. They should learn how to create ideas and be positive and able to take the risk that comes with mixing business with studies
This was really an insightful and eye-opening session from a studentpreneur —Jemmie.
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