Be focused, be yourself, be intentional – Aisha Ibironke Mustapha Advises Entrepreneurs

Be focused, be yourself, be intentional - Aisha Ibironke Mustapha Advises Entrepreneurs
Aisha Ibironke Mustapha

Aisha Ibironke Mustapha is a graduate of urban and regional planning. She is the founder of Bimwunmi Enterprise; an SDG nutrition company that processes quality, affordable, and healthy products to help people live healthy lifestyles.

In this interview with MSME Africa, she gave some insights into her entrepreneurship journey

Can we meet you ?

I am Aisha Ibironke Mustapha, founder of Bumwunmi Enterprises.

Since inception, I have helped over 1000 homes benefit from healthy cooking with my NAFDAC-certified blend of spices, with has six variants at the moment and we are working on more.

I have  been featured in The Nation Newspaper and also as a Chef at Wake Up Nigeria on TVC. With my love for entrepreneurship, I  have been able to go for training, seminars, and conferences, like Wema Bank Business School, Women in Export, the London Professional Training Course, Google Hustle Academy, The Next Economy, the GIZ/GOPA Scale-Up Program, and a host of others. I also joined Notable Association to build a global brand.

I am an alumnus of Google Hustle Academy, Fate Foundation, London Professional Training Courses (LPTC), and GAIN.

What inspired your entrepreneurial journey

Having a Goal, solving a problem, the impact I’m going to make, The ability to learn and relearn, a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, passion and Money, Opportunity and growth

Kindly share a high moment for you as an entrepreneur

When my idea and passion turned into reality in the spice business world, when my products were NAFDAC certified and the FDA registered my facility, and also when I got grants and the process of scaling up.

How have you been coping with the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in your space?

I engaged in collaboration with people in the same line of business, so as to get raw material easily and I joined relevant associations so as to get vital information

The focus of this year’s International Women’s Day is to get the world talking about ‘Why equal opportunities aren’t enough.” What do you have to contribute to this?

Women should always be ready to support and guide one another on the right path, we should be available to share our knowledge, we should embrace equity, be part of the solution and not the problem, and we shouldn’t be biased.

What do you hope to see improve in the MSME ecosystem in the next 5 years in Nigeria?

More collaboration and partnership, having our products spread around the world.

Your final words to everyone reading this and hoping to start something like this.

Be focused, be yourself, be intentional, be courageous, don’t limit yourselves, associate with people of productive mindsets, improve your growth mindset, and be happy.



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