Omonike Fowowe popularly known as Nike EMR does not rest on her oars as she strives for more success.
At 31, she has achieved what many would deem enough to rest. Not Nike as she has refused to rest on her [email protected]
She said, “My drive is to be successful. My drive is by the time I am 30, I want to be able to travel the whole world and still have my business running.”
Today she celebrates 10 years anniversary of her group of companies.
However, her drive is like that of someone who has not achieved anything. Despite what she has achieved at her age, she has showed no sign of slowing down.
When asked by The Sun what is it she wants? She said “my drive is for EMR to be an industry leader in all the sectors we do business in.”
Today, after 10 years in business, she has extended her services to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. EMR Global has become international.
Omonike Fowowe is a native of Osun State and an alumna of Airforce Primary School, Christ Redeemers’ Secondary School and Redeemers University where she completed primary, secondary and tertiary education respectively.
While doing her compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after university education, she cut a figure of an entrepreneur. Unlike many of her mates, she deliberately saved her NYSC allowances and used them to set up the EMR Group in 2011.
At age of 21 when many youths are still depending on handouts from parents, Nike started her group of companies.
EMR comprises of six companies namely: EMR Spaces, which deals with real estate. EMR marketing, Talent management, Style My Space, for interior and exterior decoration, Emah Luxury which handles the gold and luxury accessories segment of the Group, and Theos Luxury which is for construction work and renovation of major buildings in Lagos.
The talent management aspect of her business has managed Cynthia Nwadiora (CeeC), Nina Ivy and Dianne russet, all former BBNaija housemates.
Something worth noting is that as bad as the economy of Nigeria has been since 2015, none of her businesses has shut down since inception.
According to a report by NOI Polls and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), 222 SMEs folded up in 2017.
The fact that her businesses are afloat is a big deal when also considering a recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) which showed that 2,877 businesses shut down between 2013 and 2017 due to the weak state of the Nigerian economy.
Many financial and economy experts would agree that any entrepreneur who survives this and adds more jobs like Fowowe deserves commendation.
Her business has faced challenges from weak economy, but she has managed to keep all of them afloat to ensure they all compete and participate in the economy.
With the aforementioned, it is not surprising that she has won numerous awards over the years, most recent being ELOY award for young entrepreneur of the year and Panache Woman of Wonder Awards in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.