blessing umoh

Blessing Umoh is an indigene of Obot Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Uyo and she is the Creative Director at Beebycollectionz, a brand that specializes in the making of unique and quality headwear and bridal accessories, like fascinators, turbans, bridal fans/umbrellas, traditional cap/shoe, sash, bouquet, headpiece, Zara’s cap, auto gele, training, etc.

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She is passionate about learning new things and capable of doing many things competently. Moreover, the desire to earn an income made her venture into her line of business in November 2019.  Blessing avers that she loves fashion and initially, she was not particular about making headwear and bridal accessories, but sewing and fashion designing. However, while she was still planning to become a fashion designer, an opportunity came for her to learn how to make headwear and bridal accessories.

She attended a three-day training organized by Mr. Emmanuel Christopher Ekpenyong. She asserts that her doggedness and resilience made her emerge as the best student in her group and also won millinery tools for her business. After completing the training, she didn’t know what to do with the starter pack she won as she didn’t want to waste it so she started watching tutorials videos on YouTube and also attending online classes to hone her knowledge today she is passionate about the skill.

Talking about the economic potential of her business, Blessing avers, “The business is profitable because the demand for head wears/bridal accessories is high because of how beautiful and confident it makes people appear. For instance, occasions are held every weekend, and every Sunday, there are church services. These events are attended by people who use head wears and bridal accessories. These are avenues to make money in the business”. She adds that Headwear/bridal accessories business is lucrative and you need to be creative to excel.

Blessing did not start her business with any startup capital, what she did was follow people who make beautiful head wears, save pictures of their work, and reposted them on her social media handles. And if someone needed it, she would get at least 60 to 70% of the money to buy things for the hat and then get her balance when she is done making it.

The high point recorded so far in the business is her ability to satisfy customers and grow her business, get an office space and train people who have gone to establish their businesses. She started with just one product but presently, her business has expanded to produce more than 20 products, and her business has produced more than 800 head wears/bridal accessories for women and men.

Although challenges are inherent in the business, Blessing has never allowed challenges to weigh her down, instead, she keeps striving with the help of her family and friends. She works alone but sometimes engages her trainees and her business is yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

According to Blessing, entrepreneurs have a lot of roles to play in the economy of the state. They create job opportunities, partner with investors to build a sustainable business, and also impact the lives of people living in society. She wants her story to inspire intended entrepreneurs to become a milliner.

Policymakers and investors can assist financially to help expand the business and also increase create job opportunities.

Contact: 08169275352, Blessingumoh941@gmail.com

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24 Comments

  1. Very impressive. You’re one friend that never gives up no matter the challenges. I draw strength from the courage you have. God bless your hustle.

  2. She’s really resourceful. Hoping to see more entrepreneurs take over to help curb unemployment

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