Start-up Stories: Zere Fashion House

Tosin Obalade has a master’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Nottingham, but when she is not working full time as a pharmacist, she is busy building the e-commerce company Zere Fashion House. Eyitemi Popo spoke with ZFH’s founder to learn more about the company, the challenges involved with managing a start-up, and what it takes to bring African fashion to the world. This interview was originally published in Ayiba.  Why did you pursue entrepreneurship? For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a CEO. Though I didn’t know all that it entailed, it was something that fascinated me. I would sit in my dad’s swivel chair pretending to be in charge. I started my first company called “Busola Company” when I was just nine years old and my second right after university. I’ve come to realise that I didn’t choose entrepreneurship; rather I think it ... read more