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Meet Banke Kuku, Nigeria Entrepreneur Making Waves In Global Fashion Industry

Whatever you want to be, start now! Yes, everyone has the same amount of time. The only difference is what you’re willing to do with yours. Banke Kuku started building her career at her tender age because she has a passion for what she does.

Very few people are able to make a successful career out of their passion. But Banke Kuku, a Nigerian-born fashion entrepreneur has been fascinated with knitting since she was five, subsequently growing such passion to become one of Africa’s inspiring entrepreneurship stories.

Banke kuku is now the CEO/Creative Director of Banke Kuku Textiles, producer of bespoke woven and printed fabrics for the fashion and interior industry.

Making her way in the fashion industry, Banke has worked with a number of fashion brands including Burberry, Duro Olowu, Jewel by Lisa and Jasmine di Milo fashion house where she earned the name “The Queen of Colour”.

She won the 2014 women and making competition organized by Triumph International, a global lingerie brand with sales exceeding billions of dollars. She is also one of the top ten finalists at the She Leads Africa competition.

She said in one of the interviews that “Talent, hard work and education definitely help but like with every start-up the key is perseverance and understanding your product and customer much of which is learned along the way. Running a creative start-up is by no means an easy exercise at all. Success wasn’t instant. I tried several things many times and eventually, things are starting to take shape,”

Follow your dreams, get involved in life, in the things that interest you. If you are going to create a business, make sure it is your hobby, your passion or something that you really enjoy.


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