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Bukola Dawodu and CNN Journalist

Bukola Dawodu and CNN Journalist

We first met Bukola Dawodu when she participated in the AWP Network photo contest, although she did not win the contest, Dawodu has maintained a great mentoring relationship with AWP Founder, Mary Olushoga.

In her photo contest application, Dawodu wrote, “I started my business when I could not find a job. I grew up with the mindset that whatever you build or create in favor of the environment (either directly or indirectly) will be beneficial. I am passionate about designing and constructing aquariums so I started the business with some of my classmates.

Though the market is a bit tough, I believe that with time and more effort, things will change for good. This business is my job and I am proud to be an entrepreneur. As a young African entrepreneur, my voice matters because I need the support and encouragement to continue my business as an independent  aesthetic entrepreneur in aquarium design and construction.”

Congratulations to Bukola on a wonderful feature. As an African entrepreneur, her voice matters.

Check out her feature here