Who is Aisha?
I’m a life lover who loves to laugh and smile and see the positive side of life.
What inspired the birth of Saycheese Cakes?
SayCheese Cakes was born out of the desire to make a lasting impact in my life, my society and my generation.
Is this what you envisioned you wanted to do all along, or did you just fall into it?
What’s your favourite aspect of owning your own bakery?
My 1st favourite part is the fact that I am self trained and that I am yet to go for any kind of formal training. I’m really proud of that. Many people find it hard to believe. Lols.
My 2nd favourite aspect is the opportunity to impact the lives of my employees, getting people off the streets and giving them a sense of hope and relevance. My bakery is like a haven where we all have fun baking and decorating cakes and sharing ideas while enjoying some good music in the background.
How has the journey been so far?
Tough, rough, challenging, enlightening, revealing, adventurous, crazy, funny, hilarious, interesting, fulfilling, scary, killing, inspiring, annoying, strengthening, eye opening, mind blowing, lots of fun and very enriching.
Quite a number of people inspire me. Some of them are Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Robert Kiyosaki, Ron Ben Israel, Buddy Valstro(Cake Boss), Bill Gates, John C. Maxwell but most of all are my mentor, (business partner and foster dad, Mr Adigun), and my best friend, Mr Menkiti. Their lives emulate the kind of focus, dedication, selflessness and hard work that is required for you to achieve success in anything you set out to do. They also have the mindset of doing things with a touch of excellence.
I am also particularly inspired by the pressing need for employment in our society, and my business gives me the opportunity to meet that need in some way.
What does the future hold for Saycheese cakes?
Enlargement, growth, more employees, continuous improvement.
Please tell us a bit more about Aisha?
I am the 4th born of 6 children. I studied architecture in the university of Lagos, served in Oyo stated where I taught Mathematics to little children in a Muslim school. It was a great experience. I went on to work in an Insurance company (Adic Insurance) for over 2 years. There I was exposed to organizational structure and systems and I had opportunity to acquire some management and administrative skills which I apply to my business today. For that, I am eternally grateful to Mrs Sideso.
I love music and relaxing movies. I love to read and I love to learn new things.
Work hard, be patient, give your self to continuous study and learning, honour and uphold the values of your creator and you’ll be fine.
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