Alumni of the Week – Oluchi Onuoha

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

It’s a brand new edition of the “Alumni of the Week” series. We promise to keep you super excited with our amazing stories.

Do click on the link below to view the previous edition if you missed it.

Alumni of the Week – May Adighibe

This edition is all about, Oluchi Joy Onuoha, one of our Batch B student of The Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Oluchi is a creative writer and a talented bead-maker. She makes all sorts of beaded assesories ranging from bags to table mats and so on.

She had the desire to use her beading talent to beautify the feet. The Aba Mastering Footwear Program was just the perfect opportunity for her to achieve her goal.

Let’s dive in and hear her story.

Hello Oluchi, Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Oluchi Joy Onuoha.

How did you hear about The Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I got to know about the program on Instagram.

What motivated you to sign up for the Program?

I am into the business of beadmaking. I make beaded bags, table mats, key holders and so on.

I wanted to add more insight on my bead making skill, in line with footwear production generally.

So when I saw the program, it was natural for me to sign up for it.

Tell us your experience during the training.

It was heavenly. No exaggeration. Our teachers, Mr Bentley and Mrs Chidinma taught us so well. You could see and feel their passion for what they do.

They are also very kind. After the training, the values, kindness and teachings still resonate with me and will guide me for a long time.

Below is a glimpse of the bag and slippers I made myself.

Interesting, so what’s next for you?

Well, my beading making business continues but this time with a different dimension.

I plan to organise free and paid trainings for anyone interested in the business of beadmaking.

With my new knowledge on footwear production, I have no doubt that I’m in for a big thing.


What advice do you have for young people?

My advice for young people is that, as you learn skills, kindly learn more soft skills that will aid your main skills.

Kindly drop your contact information.

My brand name on social media is “Joyfied_designs” and I can be reached with the phone number 08132466791.


Thank you Oluchi, we are glad you had a great time at The Academy. We wish you success in all your endeavour.

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