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August 4, 2016 – Pictures: Meet Nigeria’s 1st Female Shoemaker, UNIBEN Graduate Michelle Ekure, The Founder Of Michelle Leathers

Please meet Michelle Ekure, the founder of Michelle Leathers.

She ventured into shoemaking business after all her efforts to secure a job failed.

Michelle bagged a degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin several years ago but couldn’t find a job after graduation.

So in order to defy joblessness, she quickly ventured into shoe-making business and today she has a lot of people training under her.

Check out some of her works below

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What a man can do, a woman can do better…. Kudos to her.



  1. Maryf

    August 4, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Wow! Wonderful! Babe I’m so proud of you. Aha, this is the type of news we want be hearing. This is better than prostitution/arm robbery. Keep it up girl.

  2. Marcus Garvey ll

    August 4, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    The young lady has shown that nine-to-five jobs are sometimes loaded with laziness and the dull and ignorant. A truly educated person is able to use his/her creativity and to inspire others to do likewise. I do hope some honest investors will join the quest to help herself and society at large.

  3. Ademola

    August 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    This is really commendable.May the Lord bless your sweats.Good move.

  4. fifelomo

    August 4, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Good bless your hussle beautiful lady.

  5. Omohiehie Innocent

    August 4, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    God Bless Your Hustle, Instead Of Prostitute

  6. venerable

    August 4, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Some were outside there singing No job,no enough company,graduate are jobless, seat down there,do rubbish till your time faded away. Bible say whatever your hand findeth doing,do it diligently,success can’t ever locate you,is you that needs is location. Ride on dear,may God elevate you more higher.

  7. Bench

    August 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    I am dey sure say she is not pay tight for church bicos why she never fit to get odinary store? Since wey she have leaving school na only like this wey she is still dey. She come stay outside and rain fall is beat her. Sun is follow beat her. See how her working shop is dirty and everywhere is scata like where animal is do meeting. If is only her is do shoe for this hole world make I take odinary leg everyday of my life to mayroad or church bicos I can never posibilty to weary of her shoe. Wetin be this?

    • Shola

      August 4, 2016 at 9:54 PM

      Bench you are something else.. Loool

  8. Endure

    August 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    This lady has proved beyond reasonable doubt that women can be hard working rather than being promiscuous by flirting around sugar daddy. Don’t be surprise that this lady with time might be connected to a better job by a kindhearted man who perhaps have being watching her for her zeal toward her business. She might even be lucky to get marry to a rich man who appreciate her industriousness and that is if she has not married. Women, this is part of those qualities we men need in you and not those extravagant make up,high heel shoes,jezebel-like fingers and tight short skirt and so on. You have to be modest in knowing what actually attract men.

    • Jilo

      August 4, 2016 at 5:49 PM

      You are right to some extent. These are some of the qualities that men are looking for in women like Michelle especially when it comes to seeking for dependable partners. I’m really impress about her creativity idea. I wouldn’t mind to support her business if she decides to organize a fund raising event. Very soon she’ll expand more in her business and that profession may even take her to western world. This is a strong message for our young graduates who think there are still office jobs out there for them. This young woman has created a job for herself. There is tendency for her to have a shoe factory in future where most of her products can be exported to other countries. That is how we can advance ourselves. Young folks need to erase that notion that government will do this or government will do that. Let’s be creative. Self reliance is the only sure way for quick breakthrough. Don’t ask for what your government can do for you instead try to think of what you can offer your society.

  9. Tino

    August 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    God bless you my dear sister.

  10. austine

    August 4, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Bench or whatever you are called,she do not need to pay tithe to succeed in life.I’m sure you are one of those *****e who called them selves ****.I want to let you also know that she is a starter and will only improve with time.I will also advice that you enroll in adult school your written English is too bad and I have no doubt your spoken English will be bad as well.******

  11. Rita Sheddy

    August 4, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    On behalf of Youths around the world and Holland Ministry we say thanks so much for this role model act, we pray to have people like you in our musical video tam tam miri by Rita Sheddy for Holland Ministry, you are a living title of that song, may God bless you forever

  12. yusuf

    August 4, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    This sis a kind of challenges every graduants should prepare to face bcos white collar job is no more. To the lady, I wish her Success and God help. How I wish she is my peer group I would have request her companionship into my life. cheers.

  13. Big Aunty Koks

    August 4, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    The world is your oyster and you can only go higher and higher. Congratulations for finding a way to rise above circumstances! May God continue to lead and prosper you!!!

  14. lc.kabeya

    August 4, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Bravo!!!! Femme de valeur!

  15. Muhammed

    August 4, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    How can I get in touch with the lady,send her address and phone number

  16. Truce

    August 5, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Good work Michelle, may God continue to give us wisdom to improve ourselves.

  17. Keeping it real

    August 5, 2016 at 1:35 AM

    Sky is your limit for keeping it real. .not those fake life motherfucker jumping from bed to bed looking for reckless men to snatch at bed point..

    Real woman. .real beauty..real confidence
    Everything REAL!!!

  18. huchennar

    August 5, 2016 at 2:21 AM

    true talk @venerable… keep it up woman

  19. sola olaniyi

    August 5, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    @Bench,your comment about her is absurd

  20. ehud innocent

    August 5, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Well done my sis I suppor you carry go

  21. Thricy

    August 5, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Congratulations Lady. Where there is life there is hope Kudos. And Bench please ehn wetin be this now. You know I enjoy your comments more than anyone on this site but hey behave yourself lol.

  22. TeeT

    August 5, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Very inspirational, well done young lady.
    Most women in her condition will take to prostitution and seeking after sugar daddies and politicians (tacky).

  23. Sanusi Ohindase

    August 5, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    What can I say,you are doing wonderfully well may God blesse you abundantly.

  24. Ms ERANKO

    August 7, 2016 at 1:47 PM


  25. Akanji

    August 17, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    can anyone give me this lady’s contact

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