Kulikuli which is now called ‘chocolate crunchy’ is a proteinous snack that is widely known among the Nigerians. It is usually made with groundnut and groundnut oil; the snack is usually taken with garri (granulated cassava). Today we have an entrepreneur who is quite skillful in making kulikuli as a business in Nigeria. Her kuli kuli have stood the test of time, all and sundry come to taste it including celebrities. Let’s get to meet her.
Welcome to honournaija_blog, can we meet you?
I am super excited to be here today on Honournaija Blog. My name is Wuraola ADEYEMI. I am from Ibadan, Oyo State. I had my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ibadan and my MBA degree from Lead City University. I produce Kulikuli, and sell to direct consumers and wholesalers. I also supply to supermarkets, and cater for events in term of souvenirs. My hobbies includes dancing, eating, listening to songs and making money. I am fulfilled when I have intelligent conversations with people I love, when taking my evening/night strolls, completion of task successfully. I love to inspire people, I also love to take meditations in dark quite environment and most importantly, I love talking with God.
Quite an interesting personality I must say. What inspired you to start this amazing business?
I will say God, actually.
Before I got the confirmation to start this business, I’d been getting supplies from a producer who was inconsistent. One Sunday, during Business Service in Church, I got the word of knowledge via Pastor’s ministration. I didn’t know what to do with that information because I’d never thought of learning or going into it full-time. However, God brought me in contact with a lost-long friend who, after I gave him as a gift, just said ‘learn this thing’ . That was how I decided to learn, and I started producing and selling.
Amazing. When did you start and for how long?
I started 24th December, 2022. I have been in the business for 10 months.
Lovely. What has been the challenges so far as an entrepreneur?
The only challenge I have is that my supply cannot meet demand. Since I started production, I’ve been experiencing exponential increase in demands over the months. However, with the need to hasten production so as to meet demand, I’ve had to employ staff, and I’m still looking out to employ more.