Dr Adedunmola Oluwo, a 24 year old Nigerian lady from Abeokuta, Ogun State, went against all odds to achieve a feat most people would consider impossible...
The recently graduated medical Doctor, who attended University of Debrecen Hungary, challenged herself to start not one or two businesses while in Medical School but four unique businesses. Aside from owning these four businesses, she was the only one running it as a one-man team with no help whatsoever .
At the age of 17 when she moved to Hungary for her studies, she started her first business, Hair by Dedun, as a means to get extra cash for monthly stipends but ended up making more than enough from the business. As an inquisitive lady, she decided to try her hands on baking just for the fun of it and luckily for her, a friend tasted one of her delicious cakes and placed the first order.
This was four years ago when Dedun's Cakes, the biggest Cakes and Pastry business owned by a student in Hungary, was born.
Due to the high demand from the Nigerian students for some nostalgic home food, Dr Dedun, as she's fondly called, ventured into the Nigerian food catering business, serving delicious home away from home meals to her fellow students. She calls it DedunCooks.
Recently, she discovered her love for make-up application and after musing with her friends, she decided to enroll in a make-up school in her final year of Medical School. She has now added Belle Artistry by Dedun to her successful list of Businesses.
She is also a lifestyle and inspirational writer on a self-named blog, www.drdedun.com. She focuses mainly on students but occasionally writes on general life experiences that any age group can relate to. Her aim is to spread positivity, encouragement and inspire people through her life's story.
One would think this ambitious young lady would stop there but her love for business and medicine is one she doesn't want to give up on. All along, her plan was to save enough money to relieve her retired Single Mother, who has supported her throughout her medical journey, the stress of paying for her dream of attaining a Masters degree. Her determination and courage finally paid off when she successfully enrolled and sponsored herself in a Business School to study Msc Health Management.
This young achiever is worth celebrating. Not only has she made Nigeria proud by representing them in good light in the diaspora, she has also managed to be financially stable and independent from her loving mother.
I'm sure her family is proud of her, we should be too.
Congratulations Dr Adedunmola Oluwo