This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Benin City, Nigeria to work on my company NaSo. NaSo is a clothing brand that takes elements of West African Culture and American Culture and marries them. We apply West African Ankara fabric to minimalistic, chic designs. However, NaSo represents more than just clothing. At NaSo we take a portion of our profits and renovate schools in rural African villages, providing necessities such as desks, chairs, proper roofing, and bathrooms.
During my time in Benin City, I was able to work with local tailors to produce products for both men and women. I also had the opportunity to go to the rural village where my father grew up, Urhokuosa. While there I was able to visit our first school to be renovated, Okuosa Primary school. This experience helped me gain valuable insight into the world of entrepreneurship. I learned first hand how valuable it is to build personal and meaningful relationships when working with others towards a common goal. I am going to bring this venture to Kickstarter this fall with the goal of expanding the brand.