Princessjecoco, whose real name is Jennifer Umeh-Ubaka, is one industrious woman who is good at what she does.
Princessjecoco, who has become a household name, is a qualified lawyer, turned fashion designer, hotelier, brand influencer and event planner. She is also on a journey of joining the richest entrepreneurs in Africa.
In this interview, she tells Daily Sun about the things that make her thick.
As a wife, mother and entrepreneur how do you manage the home front and work?
Well, I really don’t have a balance. I try to stick to routines but ultimately, I have an amazing support system. My mum, my cousins and ofcourse my live-in nannies. I use all the help I get and I’m so grateful for it.
How is your beauty routine like?
I don’t have a beauty routine per say, God finished work on me (Laughs) but currently I use products from skin care company called Skin Therapy Beauty and Spa.
How do you relax?
Relaxation, for me, is having fun with my kids, watching series and going on a spa date.
Where is your favourite holiday place?
My favourite holiday place is Singapore, such gorgeous city. I’m planning to go back there.
What is your favourite food?
That has to be seafood okro as well as fried yam.
Who inspires you?
My mum inspires me to be my true authentic self and go for whatever I want.
What is your favourite sport and which do you do?
Swimming, football and lawn tennis. But I only have time to swim now.
Who is your best Nigerian fashion designer?
Rare Vogue Couture is one of my fashion plugs.
What was the last book you read and when?
It’s been ages I read a book and I’m really trying to change that. However, I recently read Zikora by Chimamanda Adichie.
What’s your choice holiday destination?
I definitely want to see the world starting from Japan.
What motivates you?
My children motivate me to do more and be more.
What makes you tick?
Happiness! Happiness is everything. It makes you glow. You have to be happy. If you are not happy, at least try to enjoy your life.
What’s the best decision you have taken thus far?
Birthing my children.
What’s the worst decision you have taken in your working career?
Hmmm! Nothing comes to mind as everything is a learning process to where we are going and where we need to be.
How did your background and growing up influence who you are today?
I grew up privileged, never lacked anything. But I was taught to be humble and be thankful and I’m grateful for that.
Do you cook?
Yes I do but not my favourite thing to do.
What’s your favourite Nigerian dishes?
Okro soup and semo
What lesson has life taught you?
To stay humble, respect others and live your authentic life without minding what others will say or think.
What are your hobbies?
Traveling, swimming, watching series and fun time with my children.
What’s your definition of success, career-wise?
To be recognised as the best at whatever it is I’m doing.