Meet 28-year-old teen who ventured into business by accident and built million-dollar company

Meet 28-year-old teen who ventured into business by accident and built million-dollar company

- Mamarr Mass Taal’s dream was to become a diplomat, just like his dad

- But the Gambian bred teen had other skills. He knew how to print t-shirts

- His friends loved the designed and printed t-shirts, so he started selling them

- He then set up a company called Malyka Clothing. But that was just the beginning

Momarr Mass Taal’s success story has been told a number of times before. But you still need to read how this Gambian teen single-handedly built a top brand in his country and beyond.

At the very tender age of 17, Momarr was already a businessman. Strangely, being an entrepreneur was not what he ever wanted to become in life. He dreamed of becoming a diplomat, just like his dad.

The idea to venture into business was born out of one of his hobbies. He used to make designed and printed t-shirts while studying in Canada, where he was pursuing a degree in International Development and Economics. He was doing it for fun. But his friends loved the printed t-shirts. So Momarr started selling them.

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Meet 28-year-old teen who ventured into business by accident and built a million-dollar company

Mommar Mass Taal.Photo: Enterprise54

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He then decided to set up a company called Malyka Clothing while still in Canada. The business picked up well and soon he was exporting his printed t-shirts to over five countries.

Meet 28-year-old teen who ventured into business by accident and built a million-dollar company

In Change Maker Stories. Photo: Youngstars Foundation.

However, when Momarr jetted back to Gambia, his home country, a fresh business idea hit him. He noticed there was an opportunity in the food export business.

“I saw a gap in the market. I then set out to create a home-based company that was going to add value using our locally agricultural produce,” he says.

Armed with the new business idea, Momarr founded Tropingo Foods, a food processing company that deals with dried fruit and nut exports.

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Meet 28-year-old teen who ventured into business by accident and built a million-dollar company

Momarr Mass Taal at his home. Photo: Enterprise54

Today, Mamarr's company exports food products to Asia and Europe. It reportedly has over 140 employees and generates an annual turnover of US$1.6 million.

Below is video of Mamarr sharing how he created his million-dollar business empire:

Source: Yen.com.gh

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