TY Bello back to ‘school’: what entrepreneurs could learn

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Toyin Sokefun-Bello may not ring any bell to many video-photography entrepreneurs or enthusiast. But mention her more popular alias, TY Bello, and you will get a nod of approval from many who have followed the Nigerian media scene (especially video-photography). She was the official photographer to former President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure in office; she also does work for Thisday fashion magazine.

For many who might still not know her, you’ll remember the buzz in the Nigerian online community about a bread seller, Jumoke Orisagun, who rose to fame when she innocently photobombed Tinie Tempah’s shooting session in 2016. Ty Bello was the photographer behind the lens, and she it was who changed Jumoke’s fortune for the better.

TY Bello recently uploaded a picture on her Instagram with Godson Ukaegbu with the caption “BACK TO SCHOOL: Just finished the most amazing private class with @godsonukaegbu on #styling .. my head is buzzing with new ideas…”

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Ty Bello with Godson Ukaegbu

Apparently, TY Bello, even with her success and prominence is not relenting on upping her game and has been taking private classes on design and styling to help birth fresh ideas to her works.

Are we surprised? Really, no. An enduring mantra of many successful entrepreneurs has always been continuous learning which help to innovate and grow.

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.” Richard Branson

“Watch, listen, and LEARN. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”

Suffice to say, one who has embraced entrepreneurship must be ready to continue to learn new ways/ new ideas that will help sustain growth.

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