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Friday, 5 August 2016

Photos: Meet Michelle Ekure, a female graduate turned shoemaker

Michelle Ekure, from Delta State is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin. Michelle went into shoe making six years after searching for a job to no avail.
"My inspiration is from God, I never knew I would be a shoemaker. I graduated from the University six years ago, after which I looked for for job, but to know avail," she said in an interview with Lukmon of Wazobia Global Times USA.
"At sometimes I got employed by a company in Lagos, but the boss was owing too much so I left. On how it started, there is this other company I buy sandals in Lagos and resell. They sell nice shoes, so one day I thought to myself that I can tell this people to make sandals for me with my label, so I approached them and they said yes. That was how I got my first set of shoes. Then a friend introduced me to a guy that makes shoes. I watch him make shoes one day and I was amazed then I asked him to teach me and he did."
 
Michele's makes around 50 pairs of shoes a week and has 6 apprentices working for her. Her advice for young ladies still looking for jobs:
"I always tell people I come in contact with that are looking for job to start something, anything you are good at can bring money to you or just learn a trade. 
Michelle

A pair of shoes made by Michelle

83 comments:

Juliet Iwobi said...
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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

JESUS CHRIST. YOU STRUGGLE TO GET INTO SCHOOL, YOU STRUGGLE TO GET OUT FROM THE SCHOOL AND THE HARDEST IS THE STRUGGLE TO USE THE PAPER CALLED CERTIFICATE THEY GAVE YOU IN SCHOOL TO GETTING A FUCKIN JOB IN THIS F@CKIN COUNTRY.... DAMN






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Juliet Iwuno said...

Nice one! Way to go girl. Linda take note!

ify said...

Wow..... awesome

STERN said...

ALL THANKS TO BUHARI SCAM ADMINISTRATION.
When the poor girl no see job wey the cluless and useless man promise why she no go do shoemaker? she dey do job wey dey meant for only aboki people just because of your president. BUHARI u dey see this bah?
I offer to give this girl assistance in whatever help she needs and I hope she is seeing this since una useless president don turn deaf to una plead

anita gold said...

Waoow

Onwah Ufuoma said...

Dis is incredible...May God bless ur hustle! Amen

Chizzy Liz said...

************************odimma********mey she thrive harder !!!!!!!!

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Awwww keep it up my dear.
U are suppose to be working in central bank than this but terrorist buhari and his kinsmen children has taking the position.
BUHARI HAS MADE PEOPLES LIFE UNPLEASANT ALL BECAUSE OF HIS ISLAMIC AGENDA






















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Awwww keep it up my dear.
U are suppose to be working in central bank than this but terrorist buhari and his kinsmen children has taking the position.
BUHARI HAS MADE PEOPLES LIFE UNPLEASANT ALL BECAUSE OF HIS ISLAMIC AGENDA






















#sad indeed

vinna saviour said...

Unemployment go just make u discover ur talent...may God bless the work of her hands Amen

Anonymous said...

God bless your hustle sis

Odibe Blessing said...

My dear,it's better you go for teaching job than this....or learn how to produce brand new shoe not mend smone's sandals abeg..I'm saying this for ur own self esteem n good

olubukunola Anjorin said...

Beautiful lady,beautiful shoe

kayode odusanya said...

Interesting. A sexzy shoemaker. Where does she sell her shoes...I'd love to buy.



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Vivian Reginalds said...

Heya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

And she is so pretty, may God bless ur hustles dear.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Wow, you just gave her free advertisement and this will go along way in developing her business though no doubt.... God bless her hustle...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

May God bless the works of her hand!





says, Genevieve.

Oruma Fy said...

Good for her

beauty said...

It's her life,,wat rocks her boat!!,every1 wit his/her destiny,,b4 u know now,she wud build houses wit dis business,,no dignity in hustle!!..

Anonymous said...

Your title is insulting. There are millions of graduates all over the world who went to the best colleges for shoe making. Some of the best institutions teach shoe making and other related degree programs. I should know.

Yes, "The Graduate" Michelle Ekure has photographed a nice pair of shoes ... it's too bad because the same can not be said of her written English.

#jimmylav said...

Nice concept,keep it up dear,sky is jst your starting point

Anonymous said...

Terrible English.

voke dabonor said...

Hey see my course mate that year oooo. Nice one babe

Anonymous said...

Nice shoes

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wow!


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

nice

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

God will surely reward you in one way or the other.

Uju Phil said...

God bless your journey girl,x

evy claret said...

Beautiful shoe from a beautiful and hardworking lady

Eva Da Diva...

Pretty face said...

Wow, I must confess, I admire her....

Victor Emah said...

So so beautiful. Very inspiring

HOUSE OF LAWOF said...

Cute cuter cutest

clyde jef said...

Wow her shoes are solid

lade davies said...

This sort of post should carry her workshop address or a phone number.....

Anonymous said...

Good girl....

Rukayat Akinlami said...

Wow! Am inspired.

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Anonymous said...

When you go to school and read a nonsense course, what do you expect?

Reign said...

Ukpah!!

Ichebi Christian said...

Wow!

I'm motivated even as a MAN

Jamila Shaibu said...

Wow!!

Charles Ejiofor said...

I love this, she will surely reap the fruit of her hard work

Kiki Africana said...

God bless your hustle babes.

Jude Osadebe said...

You are a fool !!!!

Anonymous said...

What is a nonsense course and a sensible course?

aurelia ekewenu said...

U must not be thinking straight for this type of comment

Anonymous said...

You r daft

Hadiza Ibrahim said...

Wow! Bravo

chyyy said...

Lack of job is a serious cancer disease this country is suffering frm

Chima Nwoko said...

She is an inspiration...#onMYway...

Anonymous said...

Great.

ALINCO NONI said...

She's fine sha!

ALINCO NONI said...

She fine sha!

Anonymous said...

Fool. She was looking for job for 6years. That means from the time Jonathan got into power till he left. Now you are blaming Buhari. Your logic makes no sense- New yorker

Queen Akaniru said...

God bless your labour, inspiring dear

Anonymous said...

You are obviously the one with self esteem issues.

vivian edigin said...

Wow I an happy with wat I am seeing.congratulations sis ..I am happy for you.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly. If she writes like that, what employer of labor would want to take her on? She and her types are the reasons why the values of education keeps going down.
And we only see the photo of a single shoe that looks like it's factory finished.

Anonymous said...

I doubt if u read this write up well. She made that shoe herself, not repair. Over Sabi odibe Blessing.

Anonymous said...

Ode stern...6years she graduated and no job...Buhari became president last year...Blame no one for your failure...mumu dey smell

Anonymous said...

My dear blessing,please do read the story again,perhaps you will read the part she said,"she asked a guy who makes shoe to teach her"...she makes HER own, not Sell for someone.

Gee said...

See beyond that and concentrate on her message. SMH for you.

Anonymous said...

Sweet girl..

bean clarke said...

Linda this girl was my class mate I she didn't graduate with us she is lying I can send my certificate to u let her show hers too I knw this girl very well she never graduated she is lying. As far as am concern she is not a graduate from uniben if somebody tells u she is a graduate and have no job let d person show u her results simple

emeka pisle said...

Instead of u guys to go and learn and get a handwork you are here calling out Buhari. Hunger wei go pursue una in the next seven years is still in ovulation period.

Anonymous said...

Odibe Blessing u are such a big fool! It's obvious ur retard brain doesn't allow u to understand simple written English. Grow up and stop being on Lib 247. Ur mates are achieving it big time & u are here talking about self esteem as if u hv any!! She is already has 6 pple working for her & even prettier than ugly & hungry vulture like u. Sit down there, self esteem kor self-esteem ni. Anu ofia lyk u!!!

Anonymous said...

Odibe Blessing u are such a big fool! It's obvious ur retard brain doesn't allow u to understand simple written English. Grow up and stop being on Lib 247. Ur mates are achieving it big time & u are here talking about self esteem as if u hv any!! She is already has 6 pple working for her & even prettier than ugly & hungry vulture like u. Sit down there, self esteem kor self-esteem ni. Anu ofia lyk u!!!

Anonymous said...

Odibe Blessing u are such a big fool! It's obvious ur retard brain doesn't allow u to understand simple written English. Grow up and stop being on Lib 247. Ur mates are achieving it big time & u are here talking about self esteem as if u hv any!! She is already has 6 pple working for her & even prettier than ugly & hungry vulture like u. Sit down there, self esteem kor self-esteem ni. Anu ofia lyk u!!!

Anonymous said...

Odibe Blessing u are such a big fool! It's obvious ur retard brain doesn't allow u to understand simple written English. Grow up and stop being on Lib 247. Ur mates are achieving it big time & u are here talking about self esteem as if u hv any!! She already has 6 pple working for her & even prettier than ugly & hungry vulture like u. Sit down there, self esteem kor self-esteem ni. Anu ofia lyk u!!!

Anonymous said...

Odibe Blessing u are such a big fool! It's obvious ur retard brain doesn't allow u to understand simple written English. Grow up and stop being on Lib 247. Ur mates are achieving it big time & u are here talking about self esteem as if u hv any!! She already has 6 pple working for her & even prettier than ugly & hungry vulture like u. Sit down there, self esteem kor self-esteem ni. Anu ofia lyk u!!!

Johnson LJD1 said...

Linda, pls can u post Michelle Ekure's contact I'd love to buy some of her products. Tnx

Maureen Mordi said...

Nice

Johnson LJD1 said...

Linda, pls can u post Michelle Ekure's contact I'd love to buy some of her products. Tnx

Eleojo Blessing said...

Nice meeting u Michelle...nice job

kay said...

kudos to the young lady for not just sitting down at home for lack of job, buh rather doing something about it.
There are alot small manufacturing business ideas that Nigerians can take advantage of, for them to have a smiling face even in this Nigerian economic downturn

don balabala said...

U are indeed a bigger fool...

Get it Right Nigerians said...

Bean clark, i never met you in IDS 2009/2010 class, but i did know of Michelle. Am sure you are using a pseudo name here. But that your claim that Michelle never graduated is very serious and subject to investigation.

bean clarke said...

Cecelia James from get it right nigeria it's me osazee osabuohien Michelle didn't graduate with us she was our class mate but she didn't graduate. Now u knw me

Anonymous said...

Must u make senseless comments.

Ade Olasengbe said...

Wow.....wonderful!

Get it Right Nigerians said...

Osazee Osabuohien, am highly disappointed in you, that you attempt to drag down an honest hard working youth like yourself simply because according to you she didnt graduate at the same time with you... what does it really matter if we all graduated at the same time or not? after all some people spill and return to complete their courses and receive their certificates, and that my dear Osas doesnt make them drop outs. Moreover, i don't know what job you obtain with your certificate, i am yet to get any employment using even my master degree certificate. am sure if you still live in Nigeria, you should know there are no jobs in this country, unless for those who are connected to the Sanusis and Buharis; or those who are willing to do the unimaginable to give themselves a way forward. So my dear, osazee osabuohien pls hold your that your "she did not graduate with us" fire and let Michelle be, shes is hard working and dedicated to work she does. i have followed up her progress on the shoe-making since she started, and am really proud of her progress and you too ought to be. you of all people should know better than attempt to rubbish her genuine efforts; so pls lets encourage good effort and progress. Weldon Michelle, i still owe you that free promo i promised you on www.getitrightnigerians.com so whenever you need me to do your placement, you know what to do girl.

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