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Photos: Meet Nigeria’s First Female Shoemaker, DELSU Graduate Onome Denedo

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Photos: Meet Nigeria’s First Female Shoemaker, DELSU Graduate Onome Denedo

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Feb 14, 2016 – Pictures: Meet Nigeria’s First Female Shoemaker, Delta State University, DELSU Graduate Onome Denedo

Onome Denedo, a graduate of Sociology at Delta State University in Abraka has found herself in a trade dominated by men

She is the founder of a Footwear centre in Aniocha North LGA of the state.

On how her parents see her career choice, Miss Deneoo said:

“It was a huge disappointment to my dad, a very huge one because he was nagging and constantly telling me that I needed to get a first class. It was impos­sible for me to graduate in first class because of financial constraints and my divided attention. While I was in school, I was learning. Although I was able to come out as the best in my department as at the time I graduated but it was very an­noying to my dad because I could not use the certificate. I came back with some­thing good for him but I could not use it. It was very frustrating. He was angry with me and we did not communicate for over a year but my mum was talking to me. He was so surprised one day that I had to call him from Italy. He screamed “what hap­pened? What are you doing there?” I told him that it was the shoe business which he did not like that brought me to Italy. Then the story changed from the bad girl who refused to further her education. He tried so much to get appointment for me with some banks but I preferred being a cobbler.”

21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. I

    February 14, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    Commendable but – not the first female shoe maker in Nigeria. Lady Cobbler is the first. She started the cobbler business in Lagos back in the 80s.

  2. Olorungbeja Olumide

    February 14, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    Dis should be a lesson to odas. Stop looking 4 ready made guyz here and dere.

  3. Teevee

    February 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    You are not the first Miss. Congrat tho.

  4. Amazon

    February 14, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    What an inspiring story

  5. Metu Nyetu

    February 14, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    There is a saying that failure is a bastard, but success has many fathers. Even your own father denied you when he thought you had failed. Now he goes everywhere shouting, My daughter! My daughter!

  6. Jojo

    February 14, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    Good girl, this is an example of ‘what a man can do, a woman can do it even better ” more grease to your elbows.

  7. Ms ERANKO

    February 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU DO

  8. John Emeka

    February 14, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Dedicated & focus, keep it up girl

  9. betty

    February 14, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    @olamide d story u just read how does it link to a ready made guy? Dis is for every1,be self employed not saying deris no job in d country be creative make things happen with ur hands

  10. betty

    February 14, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    @olamide d story u just read how does it link with a ready made guy? d message is for every1 be self employed stop say there is no job in d country be creative, make things happen with ur hands.

  11. betty

    February 14, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    @olamide d story u just read how does it link to a ready made guy? Dis is for every1,be self employed not saying deris no job in d country be creative make things happen with ur hands.

  12. EGBERRI MAMA 1

    February 14, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    SOME WOMEN ARE DESTINED 4 ALL-READY -MADE GUYS BCOS WE ALL CAN,T BE MARRIED TO MANAGERS !. @ ONOME , YOU,RE ON DRIGHT TRACK . BEST OF LUCK , DIVINE WISDOM AND ABUNDANT FAVOUR UPON UR LIFE IJN . YOU ,RE ON POINT .

  13. Maryf

    February 14, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Good good good, I love this. Keep it up.

  14. Jacob Flow

    February 14, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Follow your dreams……..dream actualization are vehicle to success lifestyle

  15. Stargurl

    February 14, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Am happy for you ????????

  16. my lady

    February 15, 2016 at 4:48 AM

    hardworking woman

  17. Divine favour

    February 15, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Congratulations

  18. sola olaniyi

    February 15, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    happy for her

  19. chyna

    February 15, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    WOW U GO GIRL. GIRL POWER

  20. kbgolden

    February 16, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    nice 1

  21. onome denedo

    March 17, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    It feels real good to surf through the Internet and read a story about myself, also reading people’s comment. God bless you all for the encouragement.
    Truly I tell you, the road was very rough but the end is better off.

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