Eniola Victoria Apapa is a nineteen year old final year student of Political Science and International Relations in Caleb University. She has been a recipient of Best Student Award in her department right from her first year till date.
Eniola owns her own makeup outfit, Glam by Enieey. She combines academics, entrepreneurship and holding major student leadership positions effectively.
She shares her Ruby Girl story in this interview.
1. Let’s meet you. Who is Eniola?
My name is Apapa Eniola Victoria. A final year student of Caleb University, department of political Science and International Relations.
2. What are your hobbies?
I love to cook and watch movies. I love to hang out a lot but I’m also one of those people that enjoy being in their own space.
3. Who and what inspires you?
My mum inspires me a lot, she’s a really strong woman and I just want her to be happy.
4. What is your biggest fear?
I don’t want to loose my mum.
5. What is that one accessory you can’t leave home without?
I really don’t think there is an accessory I can’t do without, but let’s just say my phone.
6. You have been receiving the award of best student in International Relations right from your first year and you are on a first class? How does that make you feel? And what do you think is the secret to this great record of yours?
Yes, with this being achieved, I’ve realized that I can do anything I put my heart to. Back in secondary school I was just an average student and here I’m one of the best. It’s basically just hard work and determination to achieve set goals.
7. What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?
I am very pessimistic and I need to change that. It’s quite interesting being a realist as an International Relations student but I think I need to slow it down.
8. What keeps you up at night?
I cherish my sleep a lot so the only thing that can keep me up has to be my books.
9. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?
I would ensure that Nigeria is well represented at the international level to be able to maintain our relevance as a country.
10. You have your own makeup brand. What inspired you to venture into it? And how has the journey been so far.
Well, while growing up, I spent a lot of time by the mirror with my mum’s cosmetics bag. I started doing her makeup for events and that’s how I developed interest in learning more about makeup.
The journey hasn’t been easy so far but of course I can see growth and I know very soon I’ll get there.
11. How do you juggle everything together?
It’s not easy combining work with academics and also holding major student leadership positions in school but I just set my priorities right.
12. Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next 5 years?
In 5 years, I want to own various range of makeup products and of course working my way up to becoming one of the top influencers of Nigeria’s diplomatic relations.
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?
Firstly, I’ll make them know that they can achieve anything they set their hearts to.
Don’t let your gender or certificate limit you. Try to explore your world and make the best use of your time.