VICKY UDOMI

She is a popular cassava farmer and proudly flaunts the brand as a local product and for export; this led to her styling as the ‘Cassava Queen’.
Vicky has trained a lot of individuals and groups in agribusiness in particular and entrepreneurship development in general.

She’s the CEO of Kings and Queens Integrated Enterprises Limited, Food Services, Agribusiness and Capacity Development Services Company and a mentor with the Cherrie Blaire Foundation for Women – a global Foundation with over 136, 000 mentees as well as an ECD Pan Atlantic University mentor for the WomenX Entrepreneurship Program.
She has some awards and international plaudits to her name and work. She is a Youwin award winner, a beneficiary of the EDC-Cherrie Blaire Foundation – Exxonmobil Road to Women’s Business Growth Scholarship; she is an EDC/Goldman Sacchs Alumna and a Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Ambassador.  She graduated from Ambrose Ali University with a Bsc in Microbiology and holds a PGDE from the National Institute of Teachers. She is certified by SMEDAN and Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) and also a beneficiary of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Program and the manufacturer of  Soakeez – a ready to eat food product. She’s also a beneficiary of the UKAID Connent-To-Grow Innitiative.

Quoted below is true representation of her passion and love for agribusiness in particular and entrepreneurship in general.

“As an entrepreneurship advocate and a certified Ashoka Scholar / African Changemaker, I am deeply committed to the cause of redirecting the minds of the Nigerian youths in particular and Africa in general from the Labor Market and over dependency on the government into entrepreneurship. What other way to achieve this but by leveraging on technology to build sustainable businesses.

Entrepreneurship means employing innovative solutions to the problem around us while making profit from the ventures. To me, Entrepreneurship in Nigeria is the solution to food security, eradication of unemployment and environmental protection as well as meeting other sustainable development Goals (SDGs).

She is a bridge between the youths and their dreams. A bridge between them and the resources to not only bring their innovative ideas to reality, but a vehicle to bring Nigeria and the entire African continent back to its glory. “I say this because most people in this country lack the culture of articulating their ideas into a well thought out road map which the business plan is meant to achieve”. So mentoring and coaching these youths will help them develop that culture of building sustainable businesses, making it a win- win effort for all stakeholders”. – Vicky Udomi

Being a mentor gives me the opportunity for self development as well as leave a positive impact on the society.

“Success is not defined by the amount of financial wealth you have amassed, but by the quality of impact you make on your generation and generations unborn.- that is my vision, my passion and my life!”
– Vicky Udomi