Today we’d like to introduce you to Jummai Ghaji.
Hi Jummai, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
June 11th, 2021, I had just lost my job of three years with a telecommunication company. On that same day, I went for my friend’s surprise 40th birthday dinner, of which I told other friends in attendance that I lost my job and that I am thinking of starting a business grilling meat (suya). Surprisingly, my friends (Simbo, Eniola and Kifa) encouraged me that it was a good idea. My friend simbo owns one of the biggest African restaurants in Houston, as at then, she was planning a party for a client of hers, Simbo was my first customer, she ordered Suya worth $200, from that day I started marketing my business, opened an Instagram page and printed business cards, all these were achieved in 24hrs.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has been a smooth road. Suya on the spot has more out-of-state customers.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a certified Scrum Master, certified safe agilist and a certified project manager, I am also a Bachelor’s degree holder. What sets me apart is the fact that I am not afraid to try anything. I love to take risk if it works well, I improve and if it fails, I learn my lessons and avoid such mistakes in the future. I am very proud of myself for how far I have come, I don’t let anything bother me, especially things i don’t have control over. I am good at identifying opportunities and going after them.
What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
The most important lesson I have learned is never to expect anything from anyone. That way, your feelings won’t get hurt. I have also learned to do things for myself and not because I want to impress anyone.
- Beef suya is $10 a pack
- Masa is $5 for 3 pieces
- Chicken Suya is $5 for 2 skewers
- Big Tray of beef suya is $200
- Small tray is $75
- Website: jscosmetics.net
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @suyaonthespot