Side Hus­tle

The Punch - - SWAG! - Hap­pi­ness Sa­muel, 28

I am a teacher at a Montes­sori school in La­gos. I work with stu­dents who find it dif­fi­cult to read and iden­tify let­ters. I also or­gan­ise spelling com­pe­ti­tions for the school. My side hus­tle is be­ing an event plan­ner. I have al­ways loved par­ties. Right from child­hood, I looked for­ward to at­tend­ing par­ties. I de­vel­oped the in­ter­est in plan­ning events right from sec­ondary school. I was al­ways in charge of or­gan­is­ing class par­ties and dif­fer­ent cel­e­bra­tions. When I got into the uni­ver­sity, I started the busi­ness of­fi­cially and af­ter a short while, the busi­ness grew to a point where I got in­vited to dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try to plan events. Com­bin­ing my busi­ness with my main job can be hec­tic be­cause they are both de­mand­ing. How­ever, I sched­ule my busi­ness in a way that it will not af­fect my main job. Also, I have put to­gether a ter­rific team that I de­pend on to stand in for me when I am away.

I as­pire to build a world class com­pany that will give event man­age­ment a new face and cre­ate some­thing that will give back to so­ci­ety.

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