Saturday 20 April, 2019

Video: Tonisha Ngozi turns childhood hobby into sweet-scented venture

Tonisha started out making candles after her father gifted her with home-made candle makers as a child.

Tonisha started out making candles after her father gifted her with home-made candle makers as a child.

University of Technology graduate Tonisha Ngozi has her sights set on exporting her home-made scented candles to Caribbean and international markets in the medium-term.

She’s definitely on track to taking her company – Ngozi Sweet Blessings to the next level, having added organic soaps and body scrubs to her product line.

The 25-year-old started out making candles after her father gifted her with home-made candle makers as a child.

Encouragement from friends and family further pushed her into using her hobby to earn money, officially starting her business in 2014.

“I got my first order from a friend. She wanted two dozen scented candles and she made a deposit that I used to purchase supplies,” she reflected.

Customers were serious about Ngozi’s products, leading her to produce more, take custom orders and later add body butters and organic soaps to her line of products.

Learn more about Ngozi’s sweet business venture in this video produced and edited by Loop’s Richard Baker.

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