Blessing Adekoya is a final year law student of Olabisi Onabanjo University. She is a member of OOU Law Clinic, TAG Leaders Hub (Next Elites) and Junior Chamber International, Nigeria OOU Chapter where she is currently the Vice President 1.
Blessing owns her Fragrance and Perfume outlet named “Scenty Scents.”
*1. Let’s meet you. Who is Blessing?*
Blessing is the apple of God’s eye, a beautiful and inspiring young lady.
*2. What are your hobbies?*
Well, I love reading great books,listening to people, planning, eating and yes sleeping if that’s an hobby (laughs).
*3. Who and what inspires you?*
I would say God because I’m still in awe of him. The kind of love he showers on us despite all our imperfections sometimes leaves me shocked and confused.
Also I’m inspired by everyone who despite the odds are still sane and manage to be successful.
*4. What is your biggest fear?*
Having regrets. Waking up everyday and realizing I could have achieved something but I didn’t maybe because I didn’t put in enough efforts. I have been there before, it’s a place I don’t want to be again.
*5. You’re the Vice President 1 of Junior Chamber International, one of the top leading organizations of youths not just in Nigeria but all over the world. It is mostly conceived as an organization of Law students alone. How true is this? How has its membership helped you as a person and what can you say about opportunities the organization present or has presented to young citizens?*
Junior Chamber International is a non governmental organization of youths between ages 18-40. It is mostly conceived as an organization for law students because of the ‘Chamber’ in it’s name but it’s for all youths not law students alone.
JCI has helped in my self development. It has helped with getting rid of my shyness as I can address a large audience now , JCI has broaden my mindset and most importantly taught me that “Service to humanity is the best work of life”
JCI has a lot of opportunities to offer young citizens; Individual, Business, Community and International opportunities.
*6. One accessory you can’t leave home without.*
A big smile on my face.
*7. Your best quote*
Your Abnormal will be the new normal.
*8. You are the CEO of Scenty Scents. What prompted it? And what has been the major challenge so far?*
Actually it was prompted by the need to have more. I didn’t want to rely on allowances from my parents alone so I started the brand. I’m glad I did because it meet needs in a way, helping people’s personal hygiene and boosting their self confidence.
My major challenge so far is the stress of being an entrepreneur, there is a lot more to it than it meets the eye.
*8. What keeps you up at night?*
Being nocturnal, I work better with the quiet. I do house chores, read books, learn new things and surf the internet.
*9. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?*
The Police Force. There is so much to be looked into in that aspect.
*10. Country or city you’ll love to visit soonest?*
*11. You are a member of TAG Leaders’ Hub(Next Elites). What is its aim? Any activity or programme you have been able to achieve through it?*
The essence of the creation of The Next Elites is to create a group of individuals who are Godly first and then, captains of industries or high government office holders who would help re-align the country and the world towards the proper functionality they should be at.
There is a lot to be achieved this year based on strict monitoring. Our thinking horizon by books we have been exposed to, financial, health, religious, relationship goals are being achieved.
*12. Where do you see yourself and your brand in the next 5 years?*
The name ‘Blessing Adekoya’ will be known for being a young lady with the difference. My brand will become bigger and better by God’s grace!
*13. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?*
You need to get out of your comfort zone. Stretch yourself. Try out things that would propel you to fulfilling your destiny. It doesn’t hurt to try. You can’t afford to settle for what you think is safe.
Everyone has the ability to be a winner. The fact that you fail some challenges doesn’t make you a failure, it’s only an opportunity to prepare better for the next challenge and tap into unseen potentials inside of you.