On episode 2 of Binging with GameChangers, professional makeup artist and entrepreneur, Banke Meshida-Lawal, reveals what it takes to turn one’s passion into a profitable business.
From her keen interest in fine art at a young age, to waking up at 5.30am to start her makeup for a 9 am class, to her obsession with buying new makeup products and also exploring her innate passion for makeup artistry as an undergraduate, to establishing her business, Banke takes us on an exhilarating ride through her career trajectory.
Today, Banke is one of Nigeria’s most sought after professional makeup artists, especially in the bridal sphere. Her company, BMPRO Ltd. is one of the nation’s leading indigenous makeup brands, which boasts of over 65 products within the Nigerian market and caters to black women all over the world through distributors in Nigeria, UK, USA, Ghana and Canada. BMPRO not only includes the provision of makeup services but also beauty advisory, an online magazine, and a training school that provides quality makeup education.
Banke and her team have also served high profile socialites, first ladies and Billionaire wives in the country. She was the official professional makeup artiste to Patience Jonathan and prior to that had worked with Mariam Babaginda and Mrs. Titi Atiku.
The corporate gamechanger on this episode is Dr. Kubi Udofia, who is a lawyer that currently heads the corporate and commercial Law Practice Group of Fidelis Odtah & Co. He studied Law at the University of Uyo and now has a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. Means he’s a Doctor of Law and he’s oh-so-young!
Watch the full episode here
About Binging with Gamechangers
The BWG show delves into the minds of people with successful brands and careers who have thrived in Nigeria despite evident barriers. It also emphasizes the need for individuals to ultimately pursue their passion in order to live a happier and more fulfilled life. It is hosted by trained lawyer and entrepreneur, Seyi Banigbe, who is passionate about empowering Nigerians to become financially independent whilst following their dreams. She oversees several successful businesses in Nigeria, including popular jewelry brand, Bland2Glam.
The show is currently airing online as well as on Africa Magic Family, NTA Network, STV, LTV, MYtv and NTA2. You can visit @thebwgshow on all social media for more details.m