6 top young Nigerian entrepreneurs in food business

ANIFOWOSHE HABEEB Industrial Chemistry graduate, Habeeb, classifies himself as someone with a huge vision, endless dreams and great passion. The need to earn more money for himself made him jettison paid employment for entrepreneurship which he says has paid-off so far. EBUNOLUWA MOMOH Ebun is the Chief Operating Officer of the Lady Fern’s Home, a

ANIFOWOSHE HABEEB
Anifowoshe Habeeb;

Anifowoshe Habeeb; MD November Cubes Grills and Take Out

Industrial Chemistry graduate, Habeeb, classifies himself as someone with a huge vision, endless dreams and great passion. The need to earn more money for himself made him jettison paid employment for entrepreneurship which he says has paid-off so far.

EBUNOLUWA MOMOH
Ebun Momoh - Owner, Lady Fern’s Home

Ebunoluwa Momoh – Owner, Lady Fern’s Home

Ebun is the Chief Operating Officer of the Lady Fern’s Home, a home-made food delivery company based in Lagos. She has always been in the business of buying and selling foodstuff since her primary school days, when she used to buy a cup of granulated sugar, repackage it into small plastic bags and sell to her family members at N2 each. This drive never really left her, as she has been able to channel it into running her own food business.

LADIPO AJAI
Ladipo Ajai - Cofunder, OmoAlata

Ladipo Ajai – Cofunder, OmoAlata

Ladipo Ajai is the co-founder of OmoAlata (which means a child that sells pepper), a Nigerian brand that processes and packages local Nigerian spices and peppers. Surprisingly, the “omoalata” title usually used by Yoruba speaking people to insult, downgrade and belittle young girls who are illiterates or without proper home training is what Ladipo-Ajai is using to succeed as an entrepreneur. Guess it’s safe to say, she has been able to reform and redeem the title.

The flagship OmoAlata Peppermix which is a blend of fresh organic tomatoes, onions and peppers has been favorably received in the Nigerian market. Kasope Ladipo-Ajai was the winner of the 2015 She Leads Africa Pitch Competition

TOBIAS AND TITUS IGWE
Tobias and Titus Igwe - Founders of Speedmeals

Tobias and Titus Igwe – Founders of Speedmeals

Popularly known as Igwe twins, are the owners of Speedmeals mobile kitchen, a food delivery service company. The story behind their success dates back to when they were working as office assistants and were usually sent to get food by senior staffs of the company where they worked. During this period, the inspiration to start a home or office delivery business hit them and within one year in buisness, they made roughly N3 million from it.

OLAMIDE DANSO
Olamide Danso - CEO Adunbite

Olamide Danso – CEO Adunbite

Adunbite is a home-made food delivery service in Lagos which provides cooed soup and food of all kinds such as Egusi, Edikaikong, Rice, Pounded yam, Efo Riro etc. This business veture aims to ease the stress of working class and generally busy Lagosians who might have little or no time to prepare their favorite dishes.

ADEKUNLE JINADU
Adekunle Jinadu; CEO Gingerbox

Adekunle Jinadu; CEO Gingerbox

Gingerbox is a Nigerian food business startup that delivers healthy foods like fresh tomatoes, pepper, fruits, vegetables etc to consumers. The online store was created to help people with the challenge of buying affordable healthy food items and also save them the stress of going to the market. According to Kunle, the signature of gingerbox is healthy foods as soft drinks, dairy products or other sweet unwholesome foods

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