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Side Hustles and Give Away: Mak Nisy Bag

Hi Guys,
Guess what?
It’s National Small Business week, I know, slightly random, who knew such a week even existed. So in the spirit of small businesses this post is all about Side Hustles and there’s a little giveaway at the end.
Yayyy, exciting right?
Jullien Gordon who is a High Performance coach and consultant defines a side hustle as a business that allows you to use your unique gifts, talents, strengths and skills to create and capture value in the world through who you are and what you do. In simpler terms it is something other than your main job that brings in cash.
I've realized that in a city like Lagos, a side hustle is necessary. You can't just have one source of income, you need multiple streams. I'm a corper so I'm getting allowee (Monthly allowance) and the school I work at is paying me but that is not enough. My parents have recently made it clear to me that the pocket money I stopped receiving when NYSC started is gone for good. Thus I am thinking up new ways of making money, NYSC ends soon and being unemployed when NYSC is over is not on my plan.
My mindset has changed and so has my mentality, I am now an adult and will soon need to stop depending on my parents and start paying bills and stuff. I'm really proud of my friends that have got their side hustles up and running so the spotlight is on my 3 of Lagoon friend's for this post:

Harira was my Senior by 3 years in Secondary School and we became friends because we lived in the same estate so followed the school bus everyday. She recently set up a cleaning service with two of her lagoon classmates, Abimbola Shonibare and Mariam Amusan. It's called Pulito services and they run it while balancing their demanding careers in the legal and consulting world. What I find really cool is that one of them is always present at the cleaning to supervise and get involved. There is more info on the flyer below, please patronize them.
Tosin Obalade was my Senior by 1 year and we were in the same house (Blue), Go Opal Go Opal Go!! We ended up attending the same University and she was a leader at my Youth Group, Drama Group and we were both members of the choir. She started Zere Fashion House with her friend, Peter Oladimeji a few months ago and I think it’s a brilliant Idea. They are working in the Pharmacy and Engineering fields respectively. It’s an online market place that sells affordable, elegant, trendy Clothing made by Nigerian Fashion Labels such as Fabric Express and Rukky Simone. So if you’re looking to get a Silk Iro and Buba or want to #BuyNigerian, they are the people to go to. They deliver to the UK and Nigeria.

Tomi Ibirogba was my classmate and one of my closest friends, right from JS1. We used to call ourselves Shortee Committee in our Junior Secondary School Days and Quintuplets in Senior Secondary School. She is a lawyer who’s balancing her masters degree at Lse with Mak Nisy. She is their official UK distributor and is in charge of Marketing and Promotions. It's a Nigerian fashion line that specializes in designing and producing handmade bags, footwear, accessories and corporate items with African, Continental and a variety of print fabrics. They deliver to the UK and Nigeria.
It was Tomi’s birthday yesterday so in the spirit of Birthdays and National Small Business Week, I’m giving away this cute Mak Nisy bag. I have two Ankara bags already so don’t need another but I have to support my friend’s business/side hustle and I know someone will appreciate it more than I do.
All you have to do to win this bag is 

1) Follow this blog by email and on Google plus 
2) Follow Mak Nisy, ZereFashionHouse and PulitoServices on Instagram (If you don’t have instagram, twitter or facebook will do)
3) Comment below with your email address

The winner will be chosen via a random number generator so no bias here, it’s legit.

Please note that this giveaway is restricted to readers in Lagos, Abuja and the UK. If you're based somewhere else in Nigeria but have someone in Lagos I can drop it with, feel free to take part.
Please state what form of social media you used to follow these companies and your name/handle so that I can verify that you did.
The Giveaway ends on the 25th of May at Midnight!!!
Let the Giveaway Begin!!
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20 comments:

  1. I'm going to share this on twitter and on my blog , are you on twitter?

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    1. Yes I am, @tukemorgan, Thank you Sisi Yemmie 😊

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  2. I love give always but... Anyhoo I will try hopefully my name randomly show

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    1. There's no harm in trying!! Let me know what form of social media you followed the companies on.

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  3. entered the competition followed through facebook and twitter. mstomie@gmail.com

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    1. Cool cool, Noted! I went through your blog, I like it :)

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  4. Tuke, I so agree with you, having a business on the side helps to unleash your inner gifts which someone out there van benefit from aside it being a second income. It's the "in thing" here in the UK and in the world right now. I commend what you have done here with the shout outs for your friends businesses which are great by the way! It's a way of supporting and encouraging others hence using this medium to say more grace in whatever business you may have started or will be starting :). Welldone sisi Yemmie for sharing on your blog

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    1. Thank you Traycee!! Amen o, mine is in the works at the moment and grace is definitely needed :) The food pictures on your site are making my mouth water, would love to taste your cooking someday :)

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    2. Tuke, be my guest whenever you visit the UK :)

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  5. Hello, lovely post. Having a side hustle is necessary these days. I followed them on instagram. My email is saratansi@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah Tansi. It is indeed!! Please follow this blog by email so your entry can be validated.

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  6. Followed on IG...... babatola.bejide@gmail.com

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  7. My email is rayoakande@yahoo.com. When you mentioned no more pocket money from your parents, it just made me start thinking of life at uni and the responsibility of earning money. I was so excited when I saw Sisi Yemmie comment on your blog. I'll keep reading. I like blogs. Can you do more theatre reviews, please?

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    1. Yes o, Enjoy the pocket money you are getting and try and save/invest some of it. Yeah, it was extremely sweet of her to spread the word about my give away :) I'm putting up a theatre review tomorrow and some exciting news too :D

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  8. Yaay! I've followed the businesses on Fb and I've followed your blog :)!
    chatwitchiso@yahoo.com

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