on Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s such a great thing to have someone guide you in the right direction. That’s the beauty of having a MENTOR!

Hello Wonders! Bonjour… How art thou today? :∗

I’m much excited about today’s post. Oh…there’s a giveaway too! You could win it, you know! I once explained in an old post that I’d feature someone who has influenced me positively with their words / actions. I.e my mentor per time. And share my thoughts on him/her. Not neccesarily a “big shot”. Everyone who has influenced me at some point in time is a big shot biko.

This year, I decided to launch the #MCM series with none other than my dear friend cum business partner Folasade Dapsy-Dan. Whoop! Whoop!!!! Sade and I go wayyyyy back. We met in a vocational centre where we both signed up for dressmaking courses.

You see, my blood has always been hot. Sorry, hawt. And Sade is the exact opposite. It’s a terrible thing to have someone warn you of pitfalls ahead but you still smash right into a rock. I have burnt myself ehn!

I call her my coach. She’s business savvy! Like in many aspects. I got to know about this when we founded our online academy Sew Easy Workshop. Her ability to create content & build our brand from scratch is top notch. I cannot even explain her utmost attention to details, bits of info which my big eye would always miss. Her intuition…I fear! She’s super calm and reallllllly patient. By patient I mean business wise especially. Unlike me. :(

And I loooooove her designs! Oh yes! She makes really nice outfits at Abeni’s Trend. (Not a sponsored ad) Within two weeks of starting our dressmaking course years ago, she arrived in class one day with a dazzling circle skirt sewn with eye-catchy ankara patches. As for me, I was always sewing my dream outfits with “mouth”. Smh.

Hence I decided what better way to thrill you my readers by giving out one lovely box-pleated skirt!


The rules of engagement ain’t much, not to worry. All you have to do is…

  • Sign up for my upcoming blog newsletters. (You’d be the first to know about future giveaways)
  • Follow me on Instagram.
  • Drop a comment (state your IG handle) below telling me who you consider to be your mentor or one of them.

Please note that the winner of this giveaway must be Lagos based. (When I blow, we shall include other locations, not to worry.) It will be delivered via courier.

That’s all folks! :D

I’d choose the comment that melts my heart the most and announce the winner in my next post later this week.

Do have a superb week ahead! Let’s gist in the comment box below…



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  • Reply Olabisi Odewale

    One of my mentors is Victor Ekpo Bassey.
    I met him for the first time last year and it was a period I was truly overwhelmed all round.
    He is also my business coach and he gets me so well(second to hubby). He is also the only quirky individual who will coach/dish out advice whilst using the toilet( I mean the major deal) and have the audacity to let you know he is in the loo.
    He’s been able to break my “too serious” countenance and help me loosen up whilst smashing my goals.
    I can go on and on😀

    Thank you Wonderfull😉
    IG Handle: @xquisitebb

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    • Reply EbonyDuchess

      Awww!! I know Victor Bassey! :) He’s something else like you said. Lol!
      Thanks for visiting, Olabisi. The winner shall be announced in the net blog post.

      Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  • Reply Chibee

    Ah ah! I’m the first to comment?
    Ebony, I MUST have to win this lovely box pleated skirt o! (Lol)
    My best and first mentor of the time is worthy to be mentioned here. Her name is Jennifer.
    You must have heard that words build? Have you? I am a testimony to that, my business is a testimony to that. We were built by Jennifer’s words.
    She didn’t wait for us, maybe just couldn’t wait to see what she built in us… With words!
    Someone is wondering what I’m talking about… She Died.
    My Instagram handle is @beautybychibee

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:48 PM
    • Reply EbonyDuchess

      Jennifer died??? :( :(
      I’m so sorry for your loss Chibee. Well, I’m sure glad her words built you up. That’s an everlasting testament.
      I hope you’re paying it forward. :)

      Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:14 PM

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