I started my business straight from NYSC Camp, without even compiling my CV- CEO Burgundydieseno

By Kemi Mobuse - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Having a passion that burns brightly enough to make you restless is a must have in business, because most tomes, there is no guarantee that your business will start generating money immediately. 

When the passion is all you have, you realize eventually , that, money comes last, as its the passion that motivates and push you to be better , especially when things are not going as well as you hoped.

I came across Nnenna Chukwueggu's beautiful pillows on Instagram, and i can tell you, it was love at first sight for me, trust me, to activate my ' gbeborun " mode and went after her with lightning speed, guess she fell for my charm and obliged me an interview....

Kemi Mobuse blog: Can we meet you?
Burgundydieseno: My name is Nnenna Chukwueggu, I'm an interior designer.I major in the production of interior accessories
Burgundydieseno: What more can I say? I studied biochemistry in FUTO. And,  right outta school I started my business. During Nysc precisely. I Started with production of smiley pillows n it just grew on from there. I Never compiled my CV

Kemi Mobuse blog: What inspired you going into this field?
Burgundydieseno: It's been my passion since I was 8years old to practice Applied art I prefer it to Fine art. I tried my hands out on many different ways to apply art, from making beads, picture frames, to flower vases and finally interior designing.
I worked a little practicing biochemistry for 10 months before I went for service, and I didn't like it. And in NYSC camp, I got all the inspiration I needed to practice my passion.
Kemi Mobuse blog: What is the name of your brand and how old is it officially now?
Burgundydieseno: Burgundy Diseno. It's 2years and 8 months old precisely

Kemi Mobuse blog: Why that particular choice of name?
Burgundydieseno: A bouquet of flowers a friend handed me right at the time I was trying to choose my business name. Red is my favorite color, and this bouquet came in the sweetest shade of red I had ever seen. It was burgundy. And Diseno means Design in Spanish.
Kemi Mobuse blog: Nice one,and totally unique

Burgundydieseno: Thank you

Kemi Mobuse blog: How has the market reception being?
Burgundydieseno: It's been awesome.

Kemi Mobuse blog: How do you get your designs?
Burgundydieseno: I get them in many different ways. I read a lot and nature inspires me a lot too
Kemi Mobuse blog: What has been your most memorable experience business wise?
Burgundydieseno: They are many most memorable experiences burgundy has brought me. Every new product brings me a more memorable experience than the previous.

Kemi Mobuse blog: Looking back, is there anything you wished you have done differently?
Burgundydieseno: Nothing at all
Kemi Mobuse blog: Any advice for upcoming entrepreneurs?
Burgundydieseno: Yep. Try to be as original as possible, don't copy anybody, and make sure you enjoy what you decide to do for a living.
Kemi Mobuse blog: Lastly, how can you be contacted?
Burgundydieseno: On Instagram @burgundydiseno 
and my website www.burgundyng.com which would be launching on the 1st May, 2016.
Kemi Mobuse blog: Thank you for your time.

Burgundydieseno: Thanks a lot

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  1. Trust me...this Burgundydiseno is the next best thing to hit the Nigerian market. She's a personal friend and I couldn't believe my eyes when I visited her factory. Keep it up, girl. You going places

  2. This is amazing.. Highly creative. A unique design from a friend, course mate and colleague way back. Kip it up dear. It must surely take you to places.

  3. So lovely..I'm in love with her work..will patronise her soon

  4. Nice work Nnenna ,plsssssss keep it up

  5. Nice work Nnenna ,plsssssss keep it up

  6. Wow I'm really impressed. Kudos. I'll b considering this for next Val.

  7. Burgundy, you are very creative. I'm dazed by your designs. I
    think I will need your service. My whatsapp Contact:08037431128