Hello people, I have the utmost pleasure of introducing the entrepreneurs of the week: Fiyinfoluwa, Emmanuella and Ada. These are three enterprising kids that will give Dangote a run for his money any day. I stepped out of the office to buy airtime units, when I heard the energetic sales pitch “come and buy your bracelets…buy your bracelets here…”. I turned around to see three little girls and their improvised sales shop. In front of them was a stool and on it were different sample of the products on sale.
I thought to myself, three little kids enjoying the
day with a cute game of an imaginary business-boy, was I wrong. As soon as I reached out to have a look at one the beads, “Hundred Naira!” screamed Fiyinfoluwa, the youngest one. “Oh really? How about that one” I asked pointing to another one of the merchandise. “That one is on fifty Naira” Ada responded, with a wide cute smile showing two missing front teeth –obviously proud of her missing teeth or the merchandise. I pointed back at the first one and said “I’ll pay thirty Naira for this one”. Emmanuella, who was the diplomat, bargained wisely “pay fifty Naira”. Fiyinfoluwa obviously didn’t like this as she was frowning at the diplomat. I paid the money and was handed a bead bracelet. It was such a pleasure to see the joy on their faces at making a sale (Except for Fiyinfoluwa, who definitely thought they could have gotten a better deal).