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Hardwork Is What Keeps The Ship Moving -Zainab Oluyedun, CEO ZeeMiranda Crafts

An indigene of Ibadan South West Local Government Area in Oyo State,Oluyedun Zainab Adesewa is a final year student in the Linguistics Department,University of Ilorin. Zainab also happens to be the CEO ZeeMiranda Crafts which is no mean feat.

Zainab talks about how she combines schooling and running her own business in this exclusive interview.

Do enjoy our chat.

Shurlar: How long has ZeeMiranda Crafts been existing?
Zainab: About two years now

Shurlar: What inspired you to start ZeeMiranda Crafts?
Zainab: Beadmaking…..which was a passion from childhood. And the drive/ability to create something that is truly your vision and to use that to improve the quality of life of those around you.

Shurlar: Hmmmmm. Let’s talk about ZeeMiranda Crafts. The name is quite interesting. How did you arrive at that name?
Zainab: Zee from my name Zainab. Miranda from the book Tempest by Williams Shakespeare. Miranda’s name literally means that which must be admired.

Shurlar: Oh,so you read novels??
Zainab: Not too well. I read that when I was in secondary school.

Shurlar:Let’s deviate a little,what are your hobbies? What do you do in your non- work time?
Zainab: My hobbies are dancing and gisting. And if I don’t have the opportunity to do that,then I watch movies.
I spend my non-work time resting or on social media to check if there is any new thing to learn.

Shurlar: Back to ZeeMiranda Crafts,how do you advertise your business??
Zainab: The major way I advertise my business is by uploading them on instagram. I also upload them on Jiji.

Shurlar: So you basically advertise on Jiji and Instagram?
Zainab: Yes ma’am

Shurlar: You are currently schooling and running your own business,which is quite commendable I must say. How have you been able to cope with both without one affecting the other?
Zainab: I basically work when I have lecture free day and on weekends. I also work when I’m back from school.
I have been able to balance both without one affecting the other.

Shurlar: One last question ma’am. If you were asked to give a piece of advice to someone just starting out,what would that be?
Zainab: Inspiration is one thing you can’t control, but then hardwork is what keeps the ship moving. There is no secret to success more than hardwork,prayer and sacrifice and most of all, love and passion for what you are doing.
Always keep your dreams alive.

Its a wrap guys.

Over to you.

What do you think about her craft??

P.s. If you know any young budding entrepreneur you’d like me to feature, please send me a mail


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  1. Aimofumhe Mikey says:

    Lovely beads.

    Good job Zainab.

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Mikey

    2. Zeemiranda Crafts says:

      Thanks you

      1. Shola says:

        I ought to be saying Thanks for your time and patience.

  2. Tari says:

    Woow!! Those beads are a ‘must have’.

    Kudos to Zainab. I especially love the fact that she is running her own business and schooling. I wish I had the foresight to start my own business when I was still schooling. Wishing you all the best in your business endeavours Zainab.

    1. Shola says:

      The beads are indeed quite lovely.

    2. Zeemiranda Crafts says:

      @tari … Thanks, you can have them at affordable prices😀

  3. Samson says:

    Well done Zainab. At the rate you are going, you won’t need to go job hunting after graduation. You’ll be an employer of labour. More greece to your elbows.

  4. Zeemiranda Crafts says:

    @samson Thanks for the encouragment

  5. Nneka says:

    Woow. These beads are to die for.

    Wehdone Zainab! Wehdone Shola!

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Nneka

    2. Zeemiranda crafts says:

      Thank you NNEKA

  6. Deola says:

    Her story is so inspiring. Shoutout to Zainab! Your beads are nice+ Best of luck in your Finals.

    Cheers Shola

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Dee

    2. Zeemiranda crafts says:

      Thanks DEOLA.

  7. Yvonne says:

    Hardwork is indeed what keeps the ship moving. Your beads are nice Zainab

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Yvonne

  8. Funbi says:

    Lovely beads .

  9. Zeemiranda crafts says:

    Thanks Yvonne and Funbi

  10. Nurudeen says:

    Zainab, you’re really hardworking I must commend. More power to your elbow

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Nurudeen

  11. Nofiu says:

    Good work dear.

    1. Shola says:

      Thanks Nofiu

  12. Hikmah says:

    Barakallaahu fihi…greater heights by the grace of God.#mirinda’ssoftwork.😉

  13. omotokeh says:

    Lovely beads dear, may Almighty Allah in his mercy continue to increase ur knowledge

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