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House of Tara International‘s Tara Fela-Durotoye has been listed as one of Forbe Magazines’ 20 Young Power African Women, has launched 17 Makeup studios in Nigeria and for her interview with France 24, is letting the world know that there is more than meets the eye in Nigeria.

For their The Interview” segment, France 24 had a sit-down with the makeup brand CEO, while attending the Nollywood Week in Paris, to find out what makes House of Tara tick as a brand that seeks to empower the Nigerian woman.

In the segment, she speaks on starting House of Tara 16 years ago, the makeup industry, being a role model and the International Community’s reaction to the Chibok girls.


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  1. ej

    June 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    So proud of you Mrs Tara!!

  2. Bragga Tanchel

    June 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    unfortunately Boko Haram Bombing is going to set all efforts back

  3. ty

    June 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    as much as the interviewer tried to intimidate tara, she stayed strong and stood her grounds… OMG!!! this is the type of interview we expect from our leaders… send the message of hope and strength even tho defeat stands up in your very face…

    Kudos Tara


    June 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Woman of valor

  5. Casual Observer

    June 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you Mrs Fela-Durotoye, love how you turned that negative question into a positive one. The interviewer asked her if she felt safe in Lagos and her response was she felt safer in Lagos than in New York – absolutely brilliant!

  6. goldfinch

    June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Maiduguri is not a state, it is the capital of Borno state. Nice interview though. #justsaying

  7. Just Passing

    June 26, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Good interview Tara but you definitely need to work on your speaking, the “erm” “erm” “erm” was so much that I lost count and you were talking fast which can be translated to lack of confidence (I am not saying that is the case). Overall great interview and thanks for all you do

    • wande

      June 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Seriously? , like who are you, you do know she’s a public speaker right you’re now saying she lacked confidence ha ha ha, you too go and speak nah.

  8. wande

    June 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Exactly what I’ve always said, saw on where they were describing Lagos and talked about crime of epic proportions, I now said I’d feel much more safer on the streets of Lagos than New York, or New Orleans (murder capital ) 4 that matter.

  9. Bukky

    June 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    @ just passing, it is obvious that the woman stammer’s.

  10. shomi

    June 27, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Sincerely, she was not confident… so fast and sounded aggressive. Because she speaks publicly is different from being interviewed.
    Tara is over rated though!

  11. nini

    June 27, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Pele…but she isnt a great speaker… bella as usual no post my comment…

  12. VocalCords

    June 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

    A great role model. Kudos Tara!

  13. VocalCords

    June 30, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Great interview but noticed a lot of negative vibes from the interviewer however Tara handled it nicely and was very articulate…btw she does speak really well, dunno what you guys are on about.

  14. truth

    December 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I love joining forces with kings n queens, iconic Fela n Tera, keep d fire blazing!!!

  15. Amy

    January 27, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Great job Tara!
    You handle the interviewer questions very well. You could however be less nervous next time. Thanks for making a difference at your level.

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