Starting any new business is hard. From the planning to the design to the execution to the promotion. It’s a long process and the dream of every entrepreneur is that their products sell. One thing that is very encouraging through this odious process is the support that one receives from their family and friends.
The people that are there to encourage you when you’re feeling discouraged and not wanting to go on. The people that come out to cheer and celebrate your work when it’s done and you’re ready to launch.
Big Brother Naija Housemate Nengi Hampson relaunched her shoe line, Shoes By Flora on April 16th and writing about the long process, Nengi said:
I woke up this morning and I couldn’t believe Friday (16.04.2021) is here already phew! Looking back at the hard work, sleepless nights, time and money invested in this project, I am beyond elated to finally present to you all what I have been working on. The relaunch of shoesbyflora (SBF) has been a project after my own heart because this was my first business and project I embarked on with a leap of faith even before I became a brand, not knowing what to expect and having little or no knowledge of the industry/entrepreneurship. However, coming out of the show and seeing the love SBF received even with no readily available products, I was convinced SBF is here to stay and decided to work extremely hard to make it a house hold name .
It hasn’t been an easy one as I embarked on this project at a very busy time in my life but hey… who said entrepreneurship was a smooth ride?.. I am so glad I didn’t give up and I want to say a very big Thank You to everyone who worked with me on this Relaunch project . I am beyond grateful to each and everyone of you . To my amazing Fanmily, my Team and Management, I say a very big thank you! Your support really kept me going .
On this note, join me as I officially Relaunch @ShoesByFlora ! My baby and my most precious investment ❤️. I hope everyone finds a unique pair to showcase their elegance on legs ! ?. The website will be officially opened for shopping at 17:30 G.M.T +1”
After her announcement, to celebrate the launch, 13 ex-Big Brother Housemates came out to support Nengi’s efforts through congratulatory messages to acts of kindness to help push the brand forward. Here’s how all 13 people celebrated Nengi’s shoe line launch.
Taking to Instagram, Cee-C sent Nengi a congratulatory message saying “Congratulations Nengi Pengi“.
Lilo commented “Back and better. Congratulations babes.“
Brighto said “Koko Congratulations“
Diane sent a praise-hand emoji.
Trikytee celebrated by posting 3 fire emojis under Nengi’s announcement.
Frodd sent a simple congratulations.
Wathoni said: Yaaaaaas
Khloe said congrats.
Kaisha said: Congratulations. This is beautiful.
Lucy said: It’s the stilettoes for me
12. Rico Swavey
Rico Swavey posted it on his page and encouraged his followers to go and buy.
Finally very close friend of Nengi, Vee did a giveaway for the shoes for 3 lucky ladies. She’s going to buy the shoes with her own money and send them to the lucky winners.