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Kasope Ladipo-Ajai of OmoAlata wins She Leads Africa 2015 Pitch Competition



SLA Pitch 2015After an exciting series of pitches by 6 promising young female African entrepreneurs, Kasope Ladipo-Ajai of OmoAlata emerged as winner of the She Leads Africa 2015 Pitch Competition today.

OmoAlata produces Nigeria’s first NAFDAC approved 100% organic packaged blended peppermix. Kasope impressed judges – Mo Abudu, Tunde Folawiyo, Issam Darwish, Omobola Johnson, Eme Essien, Genevieve Sangudi and a representative of lead sponsor, GTBank with her confident presentation.

In second place was Kambili Ngozi Ofili-Okonkwo of Kamokini, a Nigerian swimwear brand and in third place Ngozi Opara of the Heat Free Hair Movement which produces natural curl hair extensions.

Finalists Imoteda Aladekemo of Heels in the Kitchen, Brenda Katwesigye of Instahealth and Louisa Kinoshi of BeautyRevNG all delivered stellar pitches at the event which took place at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

First prize winner Kasope wins $10,000, mentorship, technology prizes from Etisalat and 3-months of support from Zippy Logistics.

Congrats to the winners and finalists.


  1. Nedoux

    September 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Well deserved! Congratulations Kash! I am so proud of you 🙂

    Well done SLA team!

  2. Que

    September 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Congrats to each and every single one of them, sad about Louisa (BeautyRevNG)…was rooting for her….but I must also say thank you to SLA for this entire SHEHIVE week…. very inspiring people and atmosphere!! #Gotmethinkingevenbigger!!!

  3. nmadeevah

    September 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Go girls, glad to see women are empowered.

  4. Tosin

    September 27, 2015 at 12:33 am


  5. woow

    September 27, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Congratulations Kasopefoluwa! :). Super proud of you. Glad you are inspiring “would be entrepreneurs ” with your story. 🙂

  6. lola

    September 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Congrats OmoAlata,u truly deserve it.

  7. Tunmi

    September 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks BN for including their presentations and those of the others.

    • Bade

      September 28, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Where are the presentations?

  8. Miss Anonymous

    September 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulations to all the participants. They are all winners.

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