Olabanke Banjo is Nigerian female entrepreneur who graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife Osun State in Nigeria.
She is female entrepreneur who transforms recycled rubber tires into considerate interior decoration.
According to BBC, Olabanke Banjo, Cyrus45 Factory’s founder and CEO, recycles and turns used tires into interior design-setting a new example for so many women in her Nigerian society.
“When women see what I do they are inspired to do something similar,” Banjo told the BBC in an interview — “go into carpentry … or something that’s seen as a male-dominated field.”
Banjo encourages those who may have the drive but have no confidence to seek inner power.
“Do not let fear of striking out keep you from exploring your talents and creativity,” she said, according to an earlier report in the Guardian. “I once read a woman should be two things: who and what she wants to be.”
Yet when Banjo quit her job in May 2018 to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture that fused her imagination and creativity with an environmental passion, having shown an interest in literature and fine arts from an early age, it wasn’t entirely shocking.
“I have always been art inclined,” Banjo told The African Woman (TAW). I recall starting a jewelry and greeting cards-making business in my 200 level at the university. I also learnt how to make handbags during my NYSC. Art has always been an innate part of me, and it’s one of my first true loves.”
She is so talented. Check the pictures below: