The Elevator: Stories Of March

April 5, 2021

The Elevator is a limited Zikoko series that details the growth of young successful Nigerian women. We tell their stories every Tuesday by 12 p.m. 

The series was initially to run through just the month of March, but we decided to extend it to April, and maybe even May. So, here’s what happened in March incase you missed it.

1) The Elevator: From Four Degrees in Finance To Multimedia Journalist

In this story, Aisha Salaudeen talks about how she was uncertain about her career path. She then channelled that uncertainty into getting more degrees. She talks about quitting her job as an account and pursuing journalism.

2. The Elevator: I Did Not Know What A Startup Was 8 Years Ago

PiggyVest is one of the largest online saving platforms in the world. Who would have thought that 8 years ago, one of its cofounders and the COO, Odun Eweniyi did not even know what a startup was. In this episode of The Elevator, she talks about joining her first startup when she was 19, and all the ones that failed before PiggyVest.

3. The Elevator: From Bagging A Biochemistry Degree To A Leading Media Personality

Sometimes, things do not always go according to plan. Arit Okpo had a 25-year plan that included her being the Minister of Education. This story talks about how a call from Mo Abudu and a lot of opportunities helped her become a leading Media Personality.

4. The Elevator: I Am Telling The Kind Of Stories I Want To See

Have you ever had the urge to just fix something? Well, Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim had that with filmmaking. She was tired of watching films that portrayed women as one-dimensional characters, so after working on a film set at the age of 19, she decided to tell the kind of stories she wants.

5. The Elevator: I Dropped Out Of University And Started Working On Radio

In this episode of The Elevator, Kiki Mordi shares her experience with sexual harassment in University and how it led to her dropping out. She also shares how one dm on Twitter led to her being an investigative journalist.

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