Hesey Design’s creative director, Eseoghene Odiete has made it to the top 10 finalists list of the Africa Connected competition by Google. Eseoghene who started Hesey Designs in July 2012 is a graduate of Covenant University.
She started Hesey Designs, a women’s accessories label, right out of the university. She used Google Search and YouTube to learn how to create handbags and via Search found contacts for blogs and magazines to feature her products. Her bags, which she now sells through her business website, have been featured in over 100 blogs, 10 magazines and even on African Magic’ Star Gist. Helping others create a source of income, Eseoghene also conducts training classes for other women who want to learn her trade and build a similar business for themselves. She was also a source of inspiration to other young people when she was invited to speak at Ibukun Awosika’s Ignite TV in July 2013.
In her video, she shares some start up experience which can be inspiring to other young people. Her dream is to build her business into an international brand that promotes African designs.
The power of the web is changing lives in Africa every day. Africa Connected. Success stories powered by the web is an initiative by Google in collaboration with our partners that is aimed at creating a platform to:
Drive the largest collection of inspiring stories about ventures established on or propelled by the web by Africans in Africa, demonstrate how these achievements are having social and economic impact in the everyday lives of people across the continent and encourage users of the web in Africa to learn more about all the things that they can do on the web with Google.
After 6 months and thousands of submissions from across 35 countries in Africa, 10 Africans were selected by the judges to go through to the final public voting stage. Now it’s up to you to choose the top 5.