Hers is a story of courage in the face of uncertainty. In this insightful chat, Oluebube Akah tells all about leaving her role as Manager at KPMG, and building Agas Wholesome into one of the most sought-after producers of natural beverage and seasoning powders in Nigeria.
While starting a business may seem cool, I’ve seen too many people become obsessed with an idea and quit their jobs impulsively only to realise their potential business isn’t as strong as they thought it would be. Before you do anything reckless, be sure to learn from those who have been there.
In this edition, we learn from someone who left a great job and was able to build a thriving Agro-business around Healthy African Foods.
?Meet our Guest!
Ebube Akah is a distinct Agropreneur with over 9 years of management and leadership experience, working in the Consulting, Financial Services and Manufacturing Industries.
She is the Founder/CEO of Aga’s Wholesome Foods, a health-focused company that creates 100% natural beverage and seasoning powders from nutrient-dense crops grown in Africa.
Prior to founding Aga’s Wholesome Foods, Oluebube worked as a Manager in KPMG Nigeria, providing Audit and Assurance Services to clients in the Financial Services Industry. She leverages her 7+ years big four experience to run the Company effectively.
In her role as the CEO of @Agas_Wholesome, she provides leadership for the daily activities of the Company, ensuring that practices align with the overall vision and revenue targets of the Company.
A certified Food Safety expert, Oluebube was one of the top 20 incubatees in the 2020 Orange Corners Nigeria incubation program organised by the Kingdom of Netherlands in collaboration with Fate Foundation.
She was also second runner up in the 2019 Accessing Grants for Startups (AGS) Enterprise Challenge.
Oluebube holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA).She is married with 3 kids and currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
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The Isaac Series is an online masterclass where African disruptors tell the stories behind the brands they built. Hosted by Isaac Oladipupo, The Isaac Series airs on Instagram Live via @theisaacola every Sunday 6pm (WAT). Its uniqueness is in the vulnerability of guests in revealing previously untold stories about their failures, challenges, successes, processes, and rare lessons from their unique journey. The aim is to transform the upcoming generation from consumers to producers, shielding them from repeating mistakes while increasing the number of empowered youths above the weaklings.