LBW 005: Meet Juliet Ibrahim, Nollywood Actress and Entrepreneur


Actress, Philanthropist and Serial Entrepreneur Juliet Ibrahim on her Five Businesses, Steps to Launch Your Own Business, Acting, Divorce & more!

Juliet IbrahimThe Ladybrille African Woman Entrepreneur feature focuses  on the African Woman in Business and the steps it took her to launch her business and make it successful. In this first installment of the feature on the Ladybrille Woman Podcast show, our special guest is actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Juliet Ibrahim. The twenty eight year old  shares the steps she took to launch her salon, modeling agency, retail store, and her production house. She also discusses her music, her work with her kidney foundation and how she launched the foundation. Finally, she opens up about her divorce from her husband, lessons learnt and provides tips for fellow African women in business. It is an interview you do not want to miss! Listen in and share!

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Quick Preview of the Podcast

  1. Juliet shares her past on experiencing three wars. (09:18 mark)
  2. Her father as a role model entrepreneur.
  3. Wanting to be the most influential woman in Africa (16:17)
  4. Becoming a model . (17:27)
  5. Becoming an actress. (17:45)
  6. Finding her calling/cause and her work with Kidney cancer. (19:20)
  7. Her dream to set up dialysis center across Africa.
  8. Obesity, smoking, diabetes increasing the chances of Kidney cancer.
  9. Things she learned from watching her father operate his businesses.
  10. How unwanted sexual advances and harassment motivated her to launch her business.
  11. What it takes to launch a salon, modeling agency, foundation, retail store.
  12. Management issues.
  13. Work as a brand ambassador.
  14. Her divorce and its impact on her life. (48:00 mark)
  15. Tips for African Women Entrepreneurs (57:30 mark)

Quote

“My personal failure will be my marriage because I am divorced now… I got married at age 24. We were happy, young people in love but we really didn’t get a chance to really know ourselves. . . somewhere along the line, family members kept coming in saying “oh no, she’s an actress…” I will be there and people will be saying all kinds of stuff and sending him messages saying I am in another man’s car even though I was right there with him…” – Juliet Ibrahim 

How to Get in Touch with Juliet

  • Juliet Ibrahim Website
  • Juliet Ibrahim Twitter
  • Juliet is looking for qualified managers to work with. Listen to the podcast and send your resume to (juliet@julietibrahim.net) if qualified.

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LBW 004: Meet Amabel Niba, Publisher and Ladybrille Woman of the Month September 2014

What Does it Take Launch & Successfully Operate a Niche Magazine? Our Ladybrille Woman of the Month for September, Amabel Niba sheds light on what it takes to launch and successfully operate a niche magazine. The Ladybrille ‘Woman of the Month’ is a monthly feature on the magazine’s podcast show ‘Ladybrille Woman Podcast Show and website, that celebrates outstanding women, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to society.

Amabel Niba is a motivational speaker, wife, mother, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles based African Vibes Magazine. She earned her Bachelors’ degree in Business Information Systems at Devry College and her MBA at Keller Graduate School, both in Long Beach, California; and was a recipient of a Stanford University Fellowship where she studied Publishing.

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Quick Preview of the Podcast

  1. How the idea for African Vibes Magazine (AVM) was born.
  2. Amabel’s research into the publishing industry.
  3. Reaching out to the publishing industry heavy weights.
  4. The rejections.
  5. Determined and figuring how to publish AVM.
  6. Financing AVM.
  7. Operational costs and reality of running a publishing business.
  8. Obtaining sponsorship and advertising.
  9. The success of African Vibes Magazine.
  10. Brand expansion to ‘I Wear African.’
  11. Personal challenge and juggling family and business.
  12. The breakdown.
  13. Becoming a mommy.
  14. Getting back up.
  15. Tips for hopeful publishers and women entrepreneurs.

Links Mentioned in the Podcast

African Vibes Magazine.

Amabel Niba’s Personal Website

Amabel Niba, Linkedin.

Contact & Links

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LBW 003: Meet Thami Ngubeni, Change Agent and Ladybrille Woman of the Month, August 2014

Thami Ngubeni, a recognized South African actress, presenter, writer, editor, radio personality, producer and entertainment  entrepreneur is Ladybrille Woman of the Month August 2014. Ngubeni owns her own media company called Tamzin that creates and produces media for TV, film, radio and print; and in 2006 she wrote and co-published a book entitled My Sacred Spaces with Penguin Books. She is currently the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows in South Africa and an award winning tv talk show ‘Life with Thami.’

The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature that celebrates women who empower themselves and others, through their contributions and actions, in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.

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Quick Preview of the Podcast

  • Thami Ngubeni’s foray into the entertainment industry.
  • ‘Life with Thami,’ Thami’s Talk Show.
  • Thami’s personal background.
  • Thami’s latest projects.

Links Mentioned in Show

Facebook: Life with Thami

Twitter: Life with Thami

www.thamingubemi.com 

Contact & Links

Subscribe links: iTunes , RSS, Stitcher (coming soon).

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LBW 002: Fashion Copyright Infringement with Designer Gavin Rajah #FashionLaw

Did Fashion Designer Gavin Rajah Infringe on the Design of Zuhair Murad? A few weeks ago, Gavin Rajah a renowned South African fashion designer was accused of copying international designer Zuhair Murad’s design from his Spring/ by a popular South African fashion blogger. The story went viral and even hit international shores. Gavin grants this …