Our profile category is dedicated specifically to Nigerians and other people from around the world who have taken up the task of changing and challenging status quo. People who are contributing daily in the advancement of our world through their crafts, visions and ideas.
Today, we bring to you a young Nigerian, Ehime Akindele, whose unique food business is contributing to the healthy food community and also opening up employment opportunities to other young people.
The profile is as cited on SLA
Ehime Akindele founded Your Way Foods, —which is made up of Sweet Kiwi Yogurt Cafe, Beet Root food bar and a soon to come Mongolian self serve bar— under the age of 30.
A huge believer in healthy foods, Ehime actually started her career with Amnesty International.
From then, she moved to Citigroup in Dallas, Texas where she worked in their legal banking group. All that time, Ehime Akindele wanted to start her own business back in Nigeria.
She has received training certifications in restaurant management and dessert manufacturing and eventually started with Sweet Kiwi. Ehime will be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Sweet Kiwi. While meandering the challenges of running a start-up in Nigeria, Ehime Akindele has found time to work in not-for-profit as she wants to foster the spirit of volunteerism in Nigeria.
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