My professional background
My entrepreneurial journey started right from my college days even though I was the best student (university scholar) in my Linguistics set. I learnt the art of shoe and bag making right from year 3 through which I launched my first craft enterprise - A.O.S Dessine. After graduation in 2016, I ventured into education/training and I incorporated my first company - A.O.S Language and Linguistics Academy Ltd. in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria with less than 60,000 naira which grew exponentially to a surplus of 6 million naira in 2022. During that period, I also broke into tech whilst developing our organisation's website: aosacademy.com and online school: frenchTEFcanada.com but incorporated my 2nd company - A.O.S Media Tech Agency Ltd just this year.
I am a personal development coach, entrepreneurial leader and mentor who has taught more than 300 students, my team members, mentees and work colleagues to attain their full potential in life and career. I am also a three-time active selling Amazon author who self-published "Achieve your Outstanding Success", "500 Years in a Dream" and "Life Mentorship" as a guide to students, youth and young adults to maximize their school life to become not only literate but truly educated, learn from the wisdom of wise men as portrayed in his book of fiction and teach personal development and career lessons for a purposeful life.
By profession, I am a data scientist, artificial intelligence / machine learning cloud engineer, financial analyst and web developer with close to 6 years’ insightful experience, designing various graphics via canva & coreldraw, building websites with easy-to-use platforms like Joomla & Wordpress, creating e-commerce & payment integrations like Paystack, Flutterwave & Payoneer for online store sites & generating traffic to sites using digital marketing media like Facebook, Instagram & Google... Read more on my full biography on the link: aosacademy.com/teachers/8-aos-scholar and let me mentor you!
How to work with me
What I can offer
I know how difficult it is for young entrepreneurs and techies to start and build a business in an ancient city like Ilorin and a third-world country like Nigeria. I have been there and faced the daily challenge of scaling up. So, I can mentor entrepreneurs on clearly defining their business niches (not every market needs to be sold or pursued), planning financially and profiting immensely from their target audiences, applying the wonders of information technology to scale their business in Nigeria and beyond. With my expertise, I can help synergize their organisation's mission and vision to increased customer satisfaction and reduced expenses. I can also give small and medium scale businesses some little start-up funds and invest in their companies if I see potential for profitably and scalability on the short or long run.
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
To benefit from my mentorship, I expect mentors to at least engage me with a concise business objective, coming up with a business plan (even if it is not in anyway standard yet), a company profit analysis over the months or years and having an open mind to get a blunt valuation of their business (even if it is a harsh reality of their organisation's financial standpoint).
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
It could be worthwhile to first of all read about and connect with me through my LinkedIn profile or other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, browse through my company site and online school and provide your own social networks or website. Also, try to provide a list of expectations you have about my mentorship session with you and bring forward to the conversation and group meetings (I organize every first week of the month) so that we can know where to start from.