I remember a time when my wife and I lived in a room in my brother’s 3 bedroom apartment. I couldn’t afford to pay rent, because I’d just been transferred to Abuja. Work was challenging because of internal politics.
I had some friends who were using a rare fragrance they called OUD. I asked a friend in Dubai to bring some for me and I really loved it. So the idea came to me to start selling perfume. I did a lot of research on what OUD was and I also started advertising on social media. I’d learnt certain principles about seed sowing. So the first sale of perfume I made was a seed.
In 3 months, I had made about a million Naira at my desk from the sale of perfume. After that, I had an online store on Konga. When I made my first online sale; I sowed a seed.
My pastor called me and said I should expand the perfume business, travel and meet with manufacturers. I just looked at him and laughed in my mind. Before I knew it, he wrote me a cheque of a million naira. I wanted to faint.
I travelled to Dubai and found some perfumes. When I returned to Nigeria everything changed. Business changed and Sapphire scents was born.
After a while, God instructed me to start a distributorship chain and so I did. We now have over 140 distributors across Nigeria, UK, US, Ghana, Cameroon. We have created 7 fragrances and are now selling perfumed candles, car fresheners and industrial diffusers.
When you honour God and are faithful to him, your life will change forever.