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Wen Majekodunmi on Starting a Business in Cosmetics

Wen Majekodunmi on Starting a Business in Cosmetics

  • Written by Ijeoma Unachukwu

Young Hot and Modern talked to Wen Majekodunmi, founder and CEO of WenMedics Inc. Wen, wife and mother of three, told us about the her journey of creating a business she described as her “fourth child”. She inspires us to pursue our dreams wholeheartedly.

Young Hot & Modern: When did you first start WenMedics and why?

Wen Majekodunmi: I first started the company in 2005 because I modeled a lot when I was younger. Whenever I would go to photo-shoots, they never had the right shade for me or other ethnic people. If they did they were not as good quality.

I looked for something that would give me the same natural look, but I couldn’t find any, so I decided to make one myself. I started with just face creams and sold them in Nigeria, but I’ve expanded to America and now sell a very popular anti-aging serum and lip glosses as well.

YHM: What was the hardest part about starting your own business?

WM: It was very difficult starting out. I did a lot of research to find the right chemicals and ingredients for that perfect flawless look. I also traveled to Nigeria a lot. One time, my daughter sat me down and said that she never wanted me to leave again! It was hard to keep going from there.

YHM: So how did you find the will to keep going?

WM: It’s definitely difficult, but I find strength in the fact that I know I’m good at what I do and I know what I’m looking for in life. It’s also important to have people around you to help you.

This business is like my fourth child and I would do anything for it! Without the power of God, I wouldn’t be able to do anything.

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