If a book that held the absolute answer to becoming rich existed, most young adults would literally scuffle for it. Apparently, no such book exists in today’s world; instead, there are a thousand and one books of this nature circulating the market. It is easy to get lost in the piles of information available about finance today. This is why it is necessary to have mentors who have been there, done that and know a thing or two about financial success.
Here is a list of Nigerian women that fit into this category and have shown their financial prowess through the tried and tested principles they preach
Famous for bringing the popular Monopoly board game to Nigeria, Nimi Akinkugbe is the founder of Bestman Games Ltd, a brand she is using to cultivate the quality of financial prudence in children. Her inspiration to dole out financial advice came during her time in the banking sector where she discovered how extravagant people were with money. Through the unconventional tool of customised Monopoly board games Nimi aims to influence African children to adopt saving habits. She also reaches her adult audience through quality financial advice in the form of articles, seminars, and public speaking events. Her articles are published under the brand name “Money Matters With Nimi”. Through her customised Monopoly games sold in about 48 countries, Nimi has succeeded in popularising the game as one abounding with valuable lessons about finance.
After experiencing a childhood plagued by financial difficulties, Omilola Oshikoya resolved to live a life of financial freedom as an adult. Today, she is a wealth coach with over 12 years of experience in finance/investment banking. Through her platform, she inspires and guides millennials in achieving financial freedom and embracing the “Richer Life”. She is the founder of “Omilola Oshikoya International” (OOI), a life and financial coaching company. Through OOI, Omilola launched the “Do It Afraid” conference where many business-minded individuals learn of the diverse opportunities in Africa and leverage them. She has been dubbed “Africa’s Premier Wealth Coach” due to the influence her financial knowledge has had on many African business owners. She is also the author of “The Richer Woman”, a book that chronicles her experience as a young woman in the quest for wealth.
Tomie Balogun is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) who has made it her life mission to educate millennials on making smart financial decisions in life. Her financial awakening came after she had worked for four years in a boutique consulting firm without any tangible savings to show for it. Having taken cognizance of the importance of financial stability, she founded an Investment Club with four friends and this has equipped her with valuable insights on the principles guiding investments. Through her investment club, some businesses have found the investments they need to function effectively. Her website teaches many on the best ways to improve their financial situations and invest wisely for the future.
Arese Ugwu is known for her financial bible “The Smart Money Woman” which has been read by many looking to gain financial literacy and make smarter money decisions. Her knowledge as a finance guru is vast given the fact that she has an MSc in Economic Development and a BSc in Business and Management from the University College London and Aston Business School, Birmingham, respectively. Moreover, her most concrete insights about finance came from the first-hand experience she had while working in the financial sector and seeing how many people lacked a financial management system. Through her blog “Smart Money Africa” she provides valuable financial knowledge in the form of articles and interviews.
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