Showcasing my solution

Joshua Oyedele
Posted October 17, 2021 from Nigeria

I'm so excited right now.

Just when I was thinking how we could reach more people and showcase our works to a larger audience, one of our team member Victoria Nnaji just invited us for Innovate Africa Summit in Benin city. When Dr. Victoria Nnaji told me about the great event we had some works produced but need to add some more interesting works to them. I informed the Team about the event and we started working on how to make the planning a lot more easier. After creating series of works (as the Chief Production Officer) from waste (coconut shell, fabric waste, wine bottle etc) I took some pictures then sent them to the team. I then began to plan my journey with little or no money at all, but I took steps in faith. I got to the venue prepared my stand using all the tips I gathered from Adejoke Lasisi and boom I started getting access to peer networks and prospective customers and partners. I'm excited that not only did l attended the great event packed with amazing speakers, I was privileged to have the opportunity to showcase some of our eco-friendly handmade products made from waste at the Innovate Africa Summit IAS2021.

My encouragement for everyone one is to look beyond the challenges they face in each step of the way and keep all excuses aside and be determined to make progress.

 

Link to the video of my exhibition stand

https://www.facebook.com/100009945130169/posts/1741138579560963/?app=fbl

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rebecca.tang
Oct 17
Oct 17

Thank you for sharing. Your work is very meaningful and inspiring. This gives an opportunity to inspire people's creativity and increase the awareness on environmental protection.
Please keep the great work on and encourage more people to participate.
May Almighty God bless you and your team!

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 17
Oct 17

Thank you so much Rebecca for dropping your thoughts about my works, I will keep trying my best and try to encourage others

megsmueller
Oct 18
Oct 18

Hi Joshua
Well done and congratulations! You have all the right to be excited and we celebrate with you. Thank you for leading the way. Thank you for your faith. THE WORLD NEEDS YOU. Great things are in store. Keep going Joshua.

All the best!

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thanks so much Megsmueller for celebrating with me, I will keep doing my best to see how far we can go to rising against the crisis that is ravaging out planet.

Thanks

Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

Great job, Joshua. Nice labels, too. What are they made of?

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 18
Oct 18

Thanks for stopping by Jill, they are made of fabric off-cuts from from tailor's shop, coconut shell and soft drinks bottle caps (HD-PE) plastic.

Thanks for asking.

Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

You're welcome:-) Cool. Yeah, I'm wondering about the circularity of woven labels and hangtags for Busayo's shop and Liluye products. This could be an interesting conversation to have.

Have a good one.

Anna Dylewska
Oct 20
Oct 20

sustainability is a big topic - we all need to contribute to the planet! Producing goods from coconut shell, fabric waste, wine bottle etc sounds soo inspiring - thanks for driving this!

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 22
Oct 22

Thanks so much Anna, absolutely very large. We will continue to play our part to a sustainable planet.

Grace Iliya
Oct 20
Oct 20

Congratulations Joshua this is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this very creative venture

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 22
Oct 22

Thanks so much ceegrah. I'm glad you were inspired

himani deswal
Oct 22
Oct 22

great work and it's so good to save our planet by using these products

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 24
Oct 24

Hi Joshua,
Tremendous work. I am happy for you that the event was so energizing for you, too.

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 24
Oct 24

Thank you so much. Yeah it was really an amazing event.

jomarieb.earth
Oct 24
Oct 24

Dear Joshua,
These are impressive items that you are selling. Impressive in every way from aesthetic to purpose. I encourage you to promote your products on an e-commerce platform. They are totally worthy and fabulous! They will sell.
Bravo to you! JoMarie

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 24
Oct 24

Thanks so much JoMarie, it's so amazing to hear your view. Having a little bit of challenge creating an e-commerce account, I guess some don't permit Nigerians but figuring that out already. Thanks again.

jomarieb.earth
Oct 24
Oct 24

If you have the "will" there is always a way. Keep trying. There are many ways to achieve the same thing.

Kika Katchunga
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hello Joshua,
thank you for sharing, I really love her bags they are really pretty; my congratulations to you and good luck in your projects