Cosmetologist and Chief Executive Officer of BodyLikeMilk, Ogechukwu Obah, tells MOBOLA SADIQ about winning the Forbes Africa 30Under30 in 2019, the 2018 Next Titan Reality TV show, and how she left her nursing career to become an entrepreneur.
You won the Forbes Africa 30Under30 in 2019 and some other awards.
How has the journey been so far?
I won the Forbes Africa 30Under30 in 2019 and the journey has been fulfilling. Every recognition or setback has shaped me to become the entrepreneur I am today. Most importantly, I endeavour to learn every day. I am not carried away by the number of awards I have received so far, I believe I still have a long way to go. My journey has not reached its peak, so I know I have to double up, rather than relax.
In what ways did the Forbes recognition help your business and image?
It has helped in more ways than I can imagine. International recognition is different because it gives one another level of determination to put one’s brand on a global scale. The goal is to create an African company that would stand its ground alongside its competitors, home and abroad.
What is your educational background?
I attended Meridian Pre-University in Accra, Ghana, where I studied Business Administration and Marketing. Interestingly, I only attended the institution so I could pass time and attain the right age for university in Ghana. I graduated from secondary school at 15 and was too young for admission.
I went on to the Central University College Ghana where I studied Human Resource Management, before I switched to nursing, which had always been my dream career. I attended St Karol School of Nursing Accra, Ghana, and worked for three years.
I am also a certified cosmetologist with a speciality in beauty, skincare, haircare, formulation and manufacturing. When I became a beauty entrepreneur, I decided to acquire proper knowledge.
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