Twenty year old Eniola Moyinoluwa Bello is a graduate of Political Science from the prestigious University of Ekiti. She co-owns Moi Jewel O.F multiglobal company with her mom.
Eniola volunteers with Gender Mobile Initiative and Ruby Girls Ng. She is a strong believer of personal growth and positive thinking.
Eniola loves reading novels a lot but can also be found surfing the internet for long hours.
1. Let’s meet you. Who is Eniola?
I am Bello Eniola Moyinoluwa. I’m the first of four children. I hail from Ekiti State and I’m a “fresh” graduate of Political Science from Ekiti State University. I had my primary and secondary education in Lagos though, before moving down to Ekiti. I enjoy reading and surfing the net. I’m a positive thinker, I like to see the good in every situation.
2. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, surfing the net and sometimes writing.
3. What is your biggest fear?
This may sound cliche but my biggest fear is losing everyone I love.
4. Best quote?
“You not recognizing that you’re precious and that every inch of you is beautiful is your blindness.” You are a gift.
5. You started writing at an early age. What do your writings border on and what inspired your early writing?
(Chuckles) I’m more of a reader. Well, I write about anything that catches my fancy. Erm, I guess the books I read inspired my early writing and I had my childhood friends ( Joy and Kofoworola). We often wrote stories to compare.
6. You started a business with your mom right from your undergraduate days named Moi Jewel O.F Multiglobal company. How was it like combining your academics with it and also partnering with your mom on a business?
My mom initially started the business way back and she’ll give me some to help sell in school. I’ll bring the proceeds to her and I got my own little “change” from it too. She suggested since the business was doing well in school and people were ordering more, I should join as well. It isn’t a bad idea making a little dough for one’s self. That’s how I started going to the market with mom and so yeah. It didn’t affect my academics in any way because during exams, I wouldn’t bring goods to school.
7. You are a volunteer with Gender Mobile Initiative. What are the things the organization seek to address? How far has the organization being able to achieve these objectives?
Gender Mobile is an NGO established in ending sexual and gender-based violence by leveraging and harnessing the power of technology. We endeavor to facilitate victims’ access to support services through accessible channels and platforms.
Sometimes this year, we did an online survey on sexual harassment of university students in Ekiti State University.
There’s the adolescent hub too where we visit different schools in different local government areas of the state to provide information and build the knowledge capacity of adolescents through multiple exposure to life building skills.
There’s the Gender Mobile food hub initiative as well. We’re trying to help during this pandemic by giving foodstuffs to vulnerable women and children in Ekiti State.
8. Mention three women who inspire you to be better and why
I) This sounds cliche too but my mama is my biggest inspiration.
ii) Tiffany Haddish after reading her book the last black unicorn. She went through a lot of shit but here she is now.
III) Ibukun Awosika, she inspires me at all times.
*9. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?*
I’ll most likely ensure free sanitary pads are provided for ladies. It’s heartbreaking when you see or hear of ladies using clothes or other unhygienic things during their menstrual cycle.
10. What keeps you up at night?
If I’m not reading, I’m probably surfing the net.
11. You are a team member of Ruby Girls Ng. How has volunteering for it affected you as a person and what are your thoughts about platforms for young females?
It’s wonderful what we do with @rubygirlsng. It’s given me an insight into lives of women who should be celebrated always. It’s inspiring too, after reading about them, you want to do and be more too.
12. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Well, I’m going to be learning and gaining practical experience. I hope to take a course on Development Study. I want to make impact too, touch lives.
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?
Never seek validation from anyone. Don’t sell yourself short, because at the end of the day it isn’t what they call you but what you answer to.