Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Q & A: Nini Iyizoba - Life has taught me that things won't always happen the way you plan for it to happen.



Dr Nini Iyizoba is an entrepreneur and advocate for women's health. Nini, who is the definition of beauty and brains is leaving no stone unturned in making a difference in the world through her profession and life as a woman in business. Merging being a wife, medical doctor and an entrepreneur may be daunting but Nini makes it look like a "walk in the park".




Who is Nini Iyizoba?

Dr. Nini C. Iyizoba is a wife, medical doctor, an advocate for women's health and an entrepreneur. Dr Nini is passionate about the well-being of all and through her professional and personal experiences, she empowers people through educating them about their health. Currently, she works at Kleinburg Medical Center. In addition to that, she is also the CEO of a thriving restaurant known as The ROOF Grill and Bar with locations in both Victoria Island and Lekki. She is also the CEO of Yogurt Frenzy VI, her own Franchise Frozen Yogurt business in Victoria Island. As a medical doctor, She partners with other medical professionals and medical institutions to provide free health checks to the general public to promote diseases prevention. She is in the process of setting up a foundation for Women's Health and Endometriosis Awareness in Nigeria and has held several events to help increase Endometriosis awareness in Nigeria. Her sole aim is to promote Preventive Medicine and to Inform and Empower people by providing them with Health, Wellness and Medical Information to help them live their best life. She also plans to expand her business and open more locations in the future.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is becoming a Medical doctor. There is a sense of fulfillment that comes with the job. Being able to assess a patient, to treat a patient and to bring them back to optimal health gives me a sense of accomplishment and achievement.

Do you consider yourself more of a doctor or an entrepreneur?

I am equally both. When I am in the hospital, I am fully a doctor. When I leave the hospital to attend to my businesses, I switch to business mode and my entrepreneurial skills come into play, and when I get home, I am a lovely wife. Its all about finding a balance.

How do you balance both?

I prioritize!!! It's not perfect but I try to allocate time to each one appropriately
Dr Nini was one of our sponsors at our
 lagos Chats & Cocktails event.
and it works for me. Thankfully, I have a husband who is my biggest fan and he is totally understanding and considerate so he helps me with everything. If he could see patients too, he would!

What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is Ceasing to grow! I don't ever wanna plateau. I want to keep learning, striving to grow and attain greater heights in my life.

What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?

Coffee!!! Yes, I Love my cup of coffee in the morning. But on a more serious note, I think that every day is a mystery, not knowing what possibilities and opportunities awaits you once you wake up makes you want to go out there and get it. Also, you just have to live the life you love and love the life you live... loving what you do, and loving your job... that makes getting up easier too!

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Life has taught me that things won't always happen the way you plan for it to

happen. In fact, they sometimes happen better than you had hoped. As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things. There would always be challenges and curve balls thrown at you but through it all you have to trust the process and know that in the end, God's plan for us is always the best. So just sit back and enjoy the ride to your destination while He leads the way.

If you could have Dinner with two successful women (Dead or Alive), who would they be?
I would also love to have dinner with Dr. Stella Adadevoh who passed away during the Ebola crisis in Nigeria. You see, to be a doctor is a selfless job. Its not always easy to put others before yourself and she did just that and I commend her for that .

What is your favourite quote?

"I expect to pass this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I will not pass this way again."

Time travel or Teleportation

None of the above.

What would you like to be remembered for?

I am in the final stages of setting up my foundation on Women's Health and Endometriosis Awareness in Nigeria. I pray that this foundation is going to surpass all my expectations. My hope is that this foundation would bring more awareness to Endometriosis in Nigeria and Africa as it is the leading cause of infertility. My hope is that my foundation would be able to fund landmark endometriosis research and Women's health in general. Making a difference in peoples lives through my foundation. This is what I would love to be remembered for.


Connect with Nini online at:
Instagram - Askdrnini

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