Side shuffle switch
I am a teacher and I also make adire. My duty, as a class teacher, is to impart knowledge, make sure the students are organised and correct their mistakes.
For my side hustle, I make and sell adire (tie and dye) fabrics. It involves turning white fabrics into beautiful colours in African styles.
I try to keep a balance between both jobs, so that none suffers. I work on the orders I’ve got during the weekends or immediately I get back from work if delivery is to be made the following day. I would then get someone to dispatch the material on my behalf.
Combining both jobs is not really challenging because I have made up my mind that I can produce anytime orders come in. But delivering the items is another matter entirely because I may be at work when I’m supposed to deliver. It’s not every time I have someone to dispatch for me and this makes me lose some customers that are in a hurry to have their fabrics.
I delved into tie and dye business because of my love for colours. I used to made tees for just myself and people always appreciated them on me, asking if I made them and that, they would love to own one too. The world is going back to ancient fashion, so I combine modern and ancient styles.
In terms of profit, combining both businesses has been very lucrative.
rukayat ajibade, 24
This fast-paced move gets your heart rate up and recruits your inner-thigh muscles to help you quickly switch directions.
•Stand with your feet together, arms by your sides.
•Shuffle swiftly to your right by taking three quick steps to the side (right, left, right), then lift your left knee up, swinging your right arm forward.
•Immediately reverse your shuffle (left, right, left) and land with your right knee up, left knee bent, swinging your right arm forward.
•Repeat 20 times in a row as fast as you can, alternating sides.