Fashion designer, entrepreneur, youth advocate, employer with ten staff currently and Chief creative director Elle’s clothing line popularly known as ‘Emmanuela Heman’ said empowering youth to become entrepreneurs is major a catalyst to national development, success and capable of creating millions of jobs and eradicating poverty in Nigeria and the world at large.
Speaking in an interview with journalist recently in Abuja, she urged youths to shun any form of social vices and be determined in getting to the top through hard work.
She further urged the youths not to be scared to start, pursue their passion and always stick to their vision no matter the circumstances because when she started her clothing line, some people tried to discourage her and in the journey, they might meet a lot of wrong people and contacts, but they must keep pushing, be persistent and eventually they will get there, where they will be celebrated and one day, they will get there, because personally for her, It’s been a journey with a lot of stories to tell, She started the business basically one month to her passing out from NYSC after saving some money through contributions and saving of her salary as a corper that was how, she was able to raise start up capital for her business.
Ella who through her clothing line is into tailoring basically men’s fashion, bespoke ready to wear, sales of luxury fabrics, men’s accessories said the business will be two years old in some few months time, She has successfully made wonderful outfits to alot people including prominent individual both in Nigeria and internationally, she is even motivated and determined to succeed more, she said youths like her must be resolute towards achieving success, insisting that though it might take time but they would eventually succeed with time, hard work and persistence.
Ella also explained that she is more determined to be a better ambassador for the nation through making of good clothing, coaching and mentoring the youths to maximize their potential and achieve good success and In the next couple of years, I see this company bigger than me with a lot of people, so its not just about me now, infact in the next three years when Elle’s clothing line will be 5years old, am looking forward to having inventors that will come and buy shares into the company, Also, I want to go global and become a global brand where anywhere in the world, you can get our brand, and the ultimate goal of transporting Africa to the world right now, when you go to London, S/Africa, United State, Spain, Italy and see our clothing’s and not just clothings, its going to supercede it, you will find wrist watches, bags for men, shoes, perfumes etc and that is where we will have the aspect of ready to wear now for men and fabrics, where we will have the biggest store in Nigeria whereby people will come and buy from Elle’s place and resell with a fabric factory here in Nigeria. That’s where i see myself with alot of workers.
Ella called on the government to appreciate and support entrepreneurs like her even if it means making it easy for them to access raw materials, give them grants, and basically create conducive environment for young and growing entrepreneurs.
Ella was born and raised in Jos, Nigeria, 6th, December, 1997, she is 23 years old, an indigene of Gombe state and graduate of Gombe State University, she is currently an employer of labour with more than ten workers(staff) working for her who are promptly paid without delay, She further said through youth empowerment, more jobs opportunity will be created in Nigeria which will affect the economy of the nation positively and good for national development.