Rebecca ‘Nengi’ Hampson, an ex-housemate of the 2020 Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show, says a broken shoe heel made her start her shoe line, Shoes by Flora.
Nengi made this known as a guest on an Instagram Live chat with the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The entrepreneur who made her Nollywood debut in 2020 said the most exciting part of entrepreneurship is being in control of one’s time.
In her words:”The most exciting thing about being an entrepreneur is being my own boss.Since I came out of the Big Brother House, I have had a really tough schedule .being my own boss has been able to give me the opportunity to work out time , having a flexible schedule and just doing what I have passion for and creating a brand that aligns with my values.”.
On what made her start her shoe business, the beautiful damsel who hails from Bayelsa State said: “I started with beauty pageants and I remembered during the MBGN, I had gone to Balogun market , I had bought my shoes and then we had the fashion show before the main show .While walking on the run-way the heel of my shoe broke.I managed the situation and tried to work with a broken heel.That shoe was bought for like N15,000.That’s where the passion came from.I saw a need and I fulfilled it”.