Meet Olabanke Banjo, The Nigerian Female Entrepreneur Turning Old Tyres Into Furniture
Nigerian women are doing amazing things in the economic sector and Olabanke Banjo is one of them.
Olabanke is an all-around creative and arts enthusiast. She’s the creative director of Cyrus45, a furniture company that makes use of old tyres to create amazing pieces for homes and offices.
#Throwback to last year when I took this #random photo at the @lagosmcic MSME fair and became an ‘internet sensation’🙈😄🙇🏾♀️ _ There had been a build up to that moment, from shutting down my business for 2 months because of lack of funds to consciously consulting God and getting re-inspired to try again. Time and chance do happen to us all, don’t they? Ecclesiastes 9:11 #tbt #cyrus45factory #tyreart #upcycle #grateful
‘Banke has a Bachelor’s degree in the French language from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. She also works as a content writer and social media manager.
Not many people can envision a business that involves turning trash into cash. However, Olabanke Banjo made the business work because she believed enough in it to give it her all.
How does one conveniently slay (physically, socially and economically) when the environment is not conducive for a healthy lifestyle? _ This is why I work hard to create artsy and functional furniture pieces using discarded tyres. This is my contribution to the reduction of environmental pollution while simultaneously giving an avenue for Nigerians to proudly SLAY with Made in Nigeria products. _ Being a SLAY queen is looking beyond self and working towards a greater good for everyone. @sheleadsafrica @samsungmobileng #SLAYqueenNG #cyrus45factory
In a recent interview with BBN News Pidgin, Banke shares her story and more. We find it totally inspiring.
Thanks BBC Pidgin, it was an honour 🙏🏾 😇 Repost from @bbcnewspidgin using @RepostRegramApp – Check wetin dis woman dey use tire do. . @olabanke03 dey try save di environment as she dey use her talent turn tyre to furniture. Check out her works for @cyrus45_ #entrepreneur #environment #furniture #bbcnewspidgin #bbcpidgin #inspiration #motivation #young #worldenvironmentday #recycle #sustainability #upcycledfurniture #upcycling #cyrus45 #ecofriendly #reuse #interiordesign