IMP – IMPERIAL MEISTER PRINCE/PRINCESS – is one of the highest forms of eulogy/recognition conveyed by Meister Republic.
It is borne out of sheer respect, appreciation and admiration for the person (their personality and craft) headlining at the time.
#IMP is designed for a select category of young men and women who are distinctively good-looking and are actively contributing to the development of their immediate community either through their handiwork or other worthwhile endeavour. In short, #IMP seeks to honour youths with beauty & brains.
Our #IMP for Feb ’17 is;
Sophia Jerome, CEO, Amanda Cakes & Confectioneries..
Most of you who know the jovial entrepreneur don’t know that she speaks 3 languages fluently and has been involved in charity work we don’t know about.
Born, Jerome Sophia Efeoghene, she spent most of her childhood in Lagos. Completed her secondary school education in Lagos and Ibadan and went on to pursue a degree in History & International Studies at the ‘better by far’ University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
The vibrant and out-spoken black beauty opens up to cnmeister on the pros and cons of her business and plying such a customer-inclined trade in a developing city as Ibadan.
CnMeister: Let’s meet you
SJ: My name is Jerome Sophia Efeoghene. I am the only girl in my immediate family.
CnMeister: How did Amanda Cakes & Confectioneries come about?
SJ: I have a sweet tooth and my passion for confectioneries, particularly cakes brought about the “Amanda cakes and confectionery” brand. So I thought within myself, why not go into this and put in my high appetite for a unique taste and quality into it.
CnMeister: You’re currently based in Ibadan, As a budding entrepreneur how would you say the ‘Ibadan’ factor has affected your business?
SJ: Well, like you know, Ibadan is a rapidly developing city so I see a vacuum to be filled and an opportunity to be seized.. Business has been very encouraging here. You know, its a question of establishing contacts and making clients happy.. Once one knows the ropes, you’ll be just fine.
CnMeister: At what age did you start baking
SJ: I baked my first cake at the age of 13 and decided to go into it professionally two years ago when I was in my final year in school.
CnMeister: On a scale of 1-10, how profitable Is your line of business
SJ: Well, on a scale of 1-10, I would rate profitability at 7-8 ish
CnMeister: What’s been your highest point yet..?
SJ: I do not think I have really had any point I would call my highest point.
CnMeister: Share a secret with CnMeister
SJ: Common, You know I am too open and free to have a secret, hence I do not have a secret to share.
Any Final Words?
Consistence is key to anything you do, and passion will take you to further than you would have thought possible. Whatever it is you do, keep at it..
Place an order with Sophie now!
Facebook: Sophia Jerome
Watch out for another refreshing chat with our March #IMP Issue.. cheers!!