- A young lady identified as Mofe Etenabe said she is proud to identify herself as a shoemaker
- According to the successful entrepreneur, she was making shoes when she met her husband
- Mofe and her husband work as a team in their shoemaking business which has recorded tremendous success
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Mofe Etenabe is a Nigerian shoemaker who has carved a niche for herself in the male-dominated field. The young lady and her husband own a shoe brand and work together as a team.
According to Mofe, she met her husband at a leather factory when she just got into the shoemaking business.
Speaking with YEN.com.gh, the graduate of microbiology said she is proud to call herself a shoemaker, adding that people in the field should not be ashamed to identify as such.
According to the young lady, she started making bags before delving into shoemaking. She said most of their sales are from abroad.
Mofe disclosed that when she and her man were planning to get married, her mother was not cool with the fact that he was a shoemaker till she convinced her that the field has been rebranded.
In her words:
"It's just so sad that, especially the older generation, they don't know that these fields are now polished. They are not like the way people see it. It's not the shoemaker you see on the road hitting table. It's better now. It's refined now. Now we import leathers, we import a lot of things."
In similar news, a young lady exhibited that there is dignity in labour and she is not ashamed of the job that puts food on her table.
The lady identified as Henrietta Henry shared on Linkedln that she is a shoemaker. Henrietta who had in previous posts on the platform referred to herself as a shoe surgeon said she makes corporate designer shoes.
The entrepreneur added that she is also in the business of crafting belts, wallets and palm slippers for men.
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