When we talk about top female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, we cannot but talk about the female blogger, social media expert and writer , UCHE PEDRO. Her establishment as an entrepreneur has inspired many to focus and achieve whatever Vision they have. Her story is not just an inspiration to many but also a reminder that whatever you believe in , with passion , hard work, focus and determination can be achieved without any doubt. Her wealth of experience and expertise In the media space has opened for her the door of opportunity to serve as a mentor and role Model to many young Nigerians.
Uchenna Jennifer Eze now Uche Pedro was born on July 26, 1984. Uche was born and raised in Nigeria where she also finished her primary and secondary school education. She later moved to Canada where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Uche’s journey into the business world did not just start when she started the BellaNiaja blog, she also has work experience at Shell Canada, Cadbury Middle East & Africa Unit based in the UK, and Cadbury Nigeria. Uche Eze started BellaNaija as a time-filling hobby in the same year she graduated, while in Canada and shortly before she resumed her first ever post-graduation job with Shell. The blog was just to occupy her boring moments. However, prior to starting the blog, Uche Eze was a big time lover of fashion, consequently, she made fashion the initial subject of her blog. Uche Eze afterwards, lived in London UK for a year and then moved to Nigeria.
In the year 2008, PUNCH rated Uche Eze as the 22nd person amongst 100 people that shaped the year 2008. In 2010, she was nominated for Future Award for “The Best Use of Technology”. Also in the same year, She was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication Award, during the African Fashion Week held in South Africa. Oprah Winferey featured Uche Eze in a popular show, “Beauty Around the World” in February, 2010, together with Jessica Simpson and Lisa Ling where they discussed beauty trends in their respective localities.
Uche Eze’s BellaNaija.com is a website aimed at developing and managing, innovative and exciting online media content, generates over one million viewership on monthly basis.
The website has won several awards including the Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication Award in 2010. The founder of BellaNaija, Uche Eze is a Fellow of TEDAfrica. She was selected as a Nigeria Leadership Initiative – NLI Associate.
Her list of Awards can never be underestimated as she has bagged quite a number of Awards either as a result of her contribution to the Business world or to the fashion Industry. Some of her awards she won are listed below:
2010 African Fashion Week for Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication Award.
2013 The Future Awards for Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year.
2015 Creative Industries Awards for Creative Industries Awards for Bloggers.
2016 Kids’ Choice Awards for Best African Blogger.
Uche is a young woman who has her mind set on using the media technology as a tool for communicating positive change in the society. She exhibits values such as credibility, hardwork, integrity, creativity ,excellence and diligence.She has without doubt proven herself to be highly resourceful , intelligent and Creative.
The Nigerian Woman Diary Celebrates Uche Pedro for her giant strides engendered towards making Nigeria a great Nation. She is indeed a young woman legend and an Inspiration to many Nigerians. We commend her for her excellence , diligence and her immeasurable contribution not just to the Nigerian media Space but to Nigeria as a whole.