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Monday, January 28, 2019

Chronicle Of Blog Visitor Narrative



Hi Stella and wonderful bvs.

I need Stella's read ink and bvs advise.
I studied Yoruba and graduated with 2nd class lower, after years of job searching, I currently work with the data unit of an accounting firm in Lagos.
In this 2019, with the help of God I want my life to be more meaningful.

 I've thought about it and I have two options.

1: Because of i have passion for fashion design, should I go to fashion school to learn and later venture into making bridal wears. 


2: Because age is no longer on my side (28years) companies prefer to hire people of lower age, should I go for a professional course like the NIPR to enable me enter the PR/ brand communication world?

P.S : I would have love to explore both options but my salary is less than 60,000 and I've only worked for seven months so my savings can only cater for just one.

Thank you Stella and bvs. I await your advice...

The first option of Fashion school and Bridal dresses is more Lucrative as people Marry everyday and when you are done and establish yourself,people will seek you out...See babe,being your own Boss is everything.....I would say go for option one!!!


  1. There is nothing like to be self employed. That's the truth. But if you can still be working and doing your personal business then it's an added advantage .

    1. Do both, get the qualification and learn fashion, have multiple streams of income

  2. Option A is bae.
    Poster go for Fashion designer,las las you will be very happy that you did.

  3. Guuurrrl.. Go for option 1..
    I was at a cross road like you a few yrs ago, and I chose option 1..
    And it's been fuck'n good, soo..
    All the best darling. πŸ’š

  4. I will advise you to go to fashion school. Sewing is a very lucrative business especially in Lagos. Please go for it. Who education abi certificate help? @Blessed Princess

  5. Start with one cos u can get both, not everyone can successfully run a business so attempt d business then later do the course. Be versatile.

  6. Getting the professional qualification DOES NOT GUARANTEE your entry into the industry...Fashion it is

  7. *Think like you have no Degree Otherwise You Will Die Poor* πŸŽ“πŸŽ“
    ©By: Allan Ahimbisibwe (Plant Dr)

    Founder/CEO Spark Agron -Initiatives ltd
    Former Statistician now an agronomist and proud Farmer.
    _Leader and Visionary Young Entrepreneur_

    After graduating, I was lucky to get a job in a bank earning 500,000 shillings a month ,at first I thought this was much money but after working for over 7months and I had no achievement not even a single saving ,I made a hard decision to resign.

    I decided to think like I had no degree ,I actually forgot that I had even gone to makerere with a bachelor's in statistics
    I went back to my mothers home and that's how my story of entrepreneurship started without capital.
    --I will stop here with my story, to be continued--

    ✊Things have changed so we must change too, Universities in the 70s used to produce 1000 graduates each year and they would get jobs even before finishing, but now each year we graduate more than 100,000 from over 30 universities and 100 institutes.

    πŸ€”Most of the Educated people in Africa are poor not because they are dense but the way they see things just doesn't apply to the real world.

    πŸ‘‰The biggest excuse for getting paid such low amounts of money and having to sit and work for another person for 30 days is *THE DEGREE*
    This has made most of the degree holders very poor and will die that way most likely.

    ▪A degree holder does not know how to generate money even from the simplest thing unless that money is generated for the employer. He is so dependent on the salary that he can do anything to get a job but will not think of starting a business of his own to employ others not even operate a chapati Business (Snack) where he can make 30k a day.

    ▪A degree holder is not prepared to start a company and grow it in 2 to 3 years but will spend 4 years searching for a job and works for 30years pushing another person's dream.

    ▪A degree holder is so eager to get out of this country and work in another country than spend time to develop his own country by creating solutions and innovations.

    ▪A degree holder in Uganda will watch movies and music on his laptop all the time but never to write a book or research about business opportunities using the same laptop and make money.
    They spend much on airtime and data calling and charting with friends about football, music, outings, but never for business

    ▪A degree holder will blame the government for lack of jobs even when he was on government bursary for him to have his degree.

    πŸ‘Š *_Why are the degree holders poor?_*
    Because they have decided to pride themselves in a degree and failed to think better than a man who does not have even a certificate to his name.

    πŸ‘ŒIf you want to progress, throw away that degree and start thinking better than someone without a degree. Have an open mind and start anything that can make you money.
    Be prepared to get your hands dirty and work like an ox for your business.

    🀝 _*Share with all graduates*_

  8. You will never see the name of an employee in Forbes list.

    1. I felt your comment in my core

    2. It depends on the economy and career path. In US, it is very profitable to be an employee. Some employees pull in $200k- a million a year. While some business owners may not make that much. True, employees don't make it to forbes list, but most business owners also don't. Only a very minute percentage of mankind make it to forbes.

    3. Word!!! @ Anon. People talk like business is so profitable. Millions of business people can barely scrape it together. They barely survive. Apart from the fact that entrepreneurship is not for everyone( not everyone has business acumen, not everyone Needs to do a business- I saying this cos people do like if you are not doing business, you cannot be successful or fulfilled)

      How many business people end up being mentioned in Forbes?

      A career can be as successful and as fulfilling as a business. The services that hid the bedrock of the society together are careers. Doctor, nurse and other healthcare services, legal services, engineering services, civil/public service.

      The important thing is to be fulfilled. To find what gives you that fulfillment.

      To the poster - you can start by getting a professional certification and getting a better job, while you later take weekend designing classes. If you quit your job to go learn fashion design, you have to be sure you have other people who will support you through and then establish you. Except Na road side tailor you wan be

      You need to plan it well

    4. @00:17, thanks for elaborating my thoughts. Many forget that the backbone of very successful businesses is very strong capital. Majority of successful businesses in Nigeria were built or maintained with stolen money (politics) or proceeds of yahoo, runs, fraudlent network of friends etc. The rest of the businesses out there are small small biz with little returns. Being successful in business (profits of at least $3000 a month) from scratch is difficult. However, a very disciplined employee can save, using the advantage of a steady income to have some side investments. So poster take her advice. Save and take after-work fashion classes. But then 60k sef is really small. If it was like 200k ehen. I tire for Nigeria abeg.

    5. Anti Forbes list anons
      You can still live a very good life while being an employee,even retire with hundreds of thousands or millions in your account.(Not every employee)
      As we have many struggling businesses owners,so do we have many struggling employees also.
      Agreed that not everybody can be a business owner.
      The fact is still that you can't make Forbes list as an employee.Don't you agree?
      That's the only thing shining mentioned not the pros and cons of being an employee or business owner.
      So stop arguing with yourselves.

    6. Anons 16:50 and 00:17 are the smart ones here. You do not need to be on Forbes list, I repeat, you do not need to be on Forbes list. You only need to find your purpose to be happy and fulfilled.

  9. 'age is no longer on my side'...

  10. Go for option 1. Fashion design is a very lucrative business and so many designers are cashing in on it. Hand work pays now especially with the current state of economy. As bad as e bad you must get a customer and if you're not a 'carpenter tailor' you will always get referral.

  11. Yayy, first time someone is asking our opinion for two career paths, not two boyfriends who should I marry... Feels like a breathe of fresh air. When I read the age is not on my side sentence, I thought the option will be about settling to marry or sth but naah, babe wants to forge her path on time. So she will be a help-meet to whoever she chooses to be with. Both options are good, I think you should go with the one you desire more.

  12. Entrepreneurship is very good. Go for option A.

  13. Go for Option A. It is practical and as long as you are skilled int he technicalities of design AND tailoring AND goof customer care you will never lack clients. PR and Marketing is a completely different ball game requiring contacts and the ability to shamelessly network.

  14. Keep your job but start with option 1 first. When you are a bit settled and still interested in professional development you can go for the certifications. Good job. I am so happy with this chronicle. I know you would be q succcess eventually. Much love from me to you poster.

  15. People who go to school to study Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa please where are your professional circles supposed to be, I'm just curious?
    Like what would be your actual field after school apart from a language teacher?

    1. Embassy, International bodies.

    2. Customer care agents, Interpreters/translators at embassies, Radio and TV presenters, Bilingual advocate, freelance language content writer etc.

      BTW, I am not a Yoruba graduate.

    3. They can work for Google, BBC, embassy, career in customer services, public relations, human resources, mass media, teachers, university lecturers, researchers, business people, they can acquire any skill and develop it to world class. My dear, opportunities abound. Everyone has equal opportunity in spite of what you studied. Imagine being a Yoruba teacher in China. Just try and make the out off you have learnt.

    4. Thank you so much for responding guys.
      Lots of great opportunities!
      This is fab!

  16. you can do an MSc in anoda field to support ur bsc

  17. If you go for option one, how much will you use to learn. Go to a better fashion school not all these ones I have been seeing.

    Abeg me I need to look for a good fashion school where I can spend up to 800 thousand to learn good things.

    Can someone help

  18. Dear poster, i'm having almost same challenge with you.
    I'm a B.SC Computer Science graduate and I work in a place where I'm been paid 15k monthly. I have spent 2years there. Although it gives me extra little hour to learn sewing which I'm currently doing.
    I'm thinking of resigning the job and facing my sewing 100%. And yes, I KNOW I WILL SURVIVE WITH GOD ON MY SIDE till I find my feet.
    Imagine 100% of the BV choosing the option 1! Is this not the answer to what I've been praying about since last year for God's leading?
    Thanks BVs, you all are a darling.
    My brother is a bad ass tailor, very brilliant but the only non-graduate in the family. All of us that are graduates no dey see him back. So dear poster, if you know you can survive without your salary for the main time, go for option 1.
    Certificate is not a guarantee to a job. In the end your children can't inherit your job but when you build your brand, your children will always have something to fall back on.

    1. How can anyone survive on 15k for a whole month?????
      I am just curious...
      I really want to know

  19. Option one . Few years from now, you would be grateful. Be your own boss and later you can get what ever degree you want. The way Nigerian is, one has to focus on business if not a graduate ends up frustrated

  20. So far you find a good designer who is updated in modern days fashion, you are good to go, also having passion for it will make you learn fast,and the sky will be your starting point.

  21. Hello poster.going for option 1 is the best.but you should endeavour to discover your purpose in life. What you are created in this world to should not go into fashion because others are doing it or because it's lucrative. Discover yourself. Very important

  22. i don't even know how to explain or where to start from but my own advise for you is to forget you have a degree in this our country. i studied yoruba and after NYSC, i had to teach for a Year to gather up then i started a small fish farming business. to cut d story short sha, i have my own pig farm and fish farm with bikes i give out on installment. Thank God, i'm doing fine. forget degree o!!. Naija no follow o.

  23. Dear poster, please go for option 1...
    You will be glad you did

  24. Darl ! Keep your job while you learn a skill. You need funds to grow your business. Plus you need to take advantage of the language you studied sign up on tuteria and make money as a part time tutor.


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