Kiki Osinbajo is the 24-year-old daughter of the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.
She is also the CEO of Glam’d Africa, a one-stop shop for all beauty products, including, clothing, accessories, skincare, hair products, makeup and a nail salon.
Even though she is a law graduate, Kiki has always had a knack for business and she decided to explore that field. Surprisingly, she got the full support of her parents.
In a chat with Enuma Okoro of Guardian, Kiki speaks on her parent’s reaction when she first shared with them, her vision of starting a beauty company
I studied law and business management. Though I found it interesting, I didn’t feel passionate about it like I was about fashion and the beauty industry. My dad knew I wasn’t going to practice law. He still teases me about it. Every now and then I hear, “My daughter studied law but doesn’t want to practice.” But he supports my determination.
My father is a very dedicated person. I like to think I inherited that trait. He raised my siblings and me to believe that we could do anything. From the time we were much younger till now, whenever we would try something he would always say, “Good, but you can do it bigger.” I can’t help but learn from watching him.
As for my mother, half the time I was the one worried and coming up with all the “What ifs?” Finally she just said to me, ‘Look if you keep saying ‘what if’ it’s not going to happen.’ I’ll admit, initially I was scared even though I didn’t tell anyone that flat out. But the support of my parents and family has enabled me, and even emboldened me.
I remember the day I was going to actually start implementing my business plan, a friend who is like a brother to me called and said, “Are you sure you want to do this? There will be a lot of work and so many people to deal with.”
At that point I was determined to give it my all and I told him that I didn’t want anybody trying to talk me out of this. I knew it would be a lot of hard work but I was ready.
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