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Enterprise Stories - Morenike Okupe (Malas Foods)

How do you spot an opportunity? Most people might not see an opportunity even when it is staring them in the face! This week on Enterprise Stories, we will feature the story of Morenike Okupe, CEO of Malas Foods, who spotted an opportunity and grew it to become a multimillion naira business. In 1992 Morenike Okupe’s friend approached her to help look for a caterer to provide food for her brother’s wedding as part of her support for the wedding. After a reasonable search, she didn’t find anyone suitable for the menu that had been discussed and realized that this was an opportunity to start a business. Morenike gathered her mother’s pots, pans and started preparation for the wedding. The outcome was a success and she soon started receiving orders for conferences and weddings. Today, Malas Foods celebrates 20years anniversary of catering food in Nigeria with 45 people in its employ, and an average of 200 catering services every month. Mrs. Okupe is an Industrial Relations and Personnel Management graduate from the University of Lagos, with different management and marketing courses from reputable business schools. Tune in today April 5, 2016 to Enterprise Stories on Inspiration 92.3 FM or log on to edcradioonline.com at 3pm and listen to Mrs. Morenike Okupe’s share her story of how she started her business by accident.


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