“Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.” - Marcus Garvey (Civil RIghts Activist)
What is your full name?
What is your age range?
Where were you born and raised?
What countries/states did you school in?
Did you go to university? If so, where did you go and what did you study?
Masters in International Relations at Regents University London.
In what countries are you based?
What do you do to earn a living and when did you start?
Export fonio to the USA and UK through ‘Malobi’s Global Sevices Limited’.
What did you use to do before you did this?
What inspired you to move back home and start your business?
Why should anyone use your service/product?
As for the family business, we are the first indigenous company in Africa to offer Waste Management and Solids control services to the oil and gas sector so our experience is unmatched. We also use our own equipment.
Malobi’s – Our fonio is the most affordable and is 100% sand free. We also work with female coops and all of our staff are female. We strongly believe in female empowerment.
Tell us about your team.
Ibingibo studies chemistry and is indispensable when it comes to R&D
Electra has improved drastically when it comes to social media management and video production.
What is something you wish you knew before moving back home to live and start a business?
Driving in Nigeria is a nightmare, it takes some getting used to.
Would you advise other people to start businesses or invest in Africa? Please also share the drawbacks.
You do need patience. It is also important to know, B2B business in Nigeria is not always about competency, it is more about relationships.