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why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

Introduce yourself and tell us about your educational background and what you do professionally?
My name is Ewoma Udogri CEO of "Woma Artistry" I hail from Uzere in Isoko South local Government Area of Delta State Nigeria. I have a degree in Mass Communication from Western Delta University Oghara Delta State, Nigeria. I make  exquisite handcrafted beaded jewelry and bags professionally. 

What ignited the spark in you to start a business venture or to make significant changes in an existing business? How did the idea for your business come about?
I have always been a creative person, I love creativity. As a child I loved drawing and still do. I love working with my hands and making lovely things. I started it as a hobby and later went into it professionally. 
why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

Interesting, at what point did your course of study become irrelevant and chose to pursue your current work?
*laughs* when I realised it  was difficult to get a good job in this country. So why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill? That is how I turned my passion to my profession.

when did you start off officially and what is the name of your brand?
I started officially January 2015 and my brand name is "Woma Artistry".

How do you generate new ideas?
During my quite time I try to create something from nothing, go for workshops and go online. 

How far are you willing to go to succeed?
As far as it takes me, I don't give up easily I go all the way to succeed  in whatever I do. Giving up is not an option  for me.
why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
My greatest fear is been broke, I know that feeling, its not a pleasant experience. So I try my possible best to work very hard.

What other angles are you looking to explore in addition to your business?
I have a lot of ideas on how to improve in my business,am not going to limit my work on beaded jewelry alone,with time I will introduce "ankara craft" and makeup. I actually learnt makeup which  I will definitely introduce in the future. 
why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

How do you define success?
Success in my own words is ones ability to make a positive change in whatever one does.

What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
Working on a particular design and getting it wrong, its really frustrating but I keep trying and trying till I get it right.

How many hours do you work a day on average?
I really don't have a specific time, it depends on what am working on and how many I have to make.

How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
It really takes a lot of time, I hardly give up though.
why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
It has affected my family positively because my mum and sister have come to learn a lot from me. So its more like a family thing now *laughs*

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
I will say patience, determination and focus. 

What are your long term goals?
My long term goals is making Woma Artistry known every where in Nigeria and internationally. 
why sit at home doing nothing when you have a skill?- Ewoma Udogri CEO, Woma Artistry

What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Follow your passion, stick to it and don't allow anyone discourage you. As I always say encourage yourself by yourself. You really don't need anyone to push you.

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