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NIGERIAN HEALTH ENTREPRENEUR REMI OWADOKUN ON FUSING HEALTH, TECH, AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA

remiWith the phenomenal growth of the digital space in Africa over the last few years, more entrepreneurs are leveraging on technology to create companies in unconventional ways. Information is flowing faster, investors are making decisions, and millennial entrepreneurs are boldly birthing companies using available technology platforms and solutions.

The unending potentials in the African continent has created rising stars who are bold enough to build structures that will not only cater to global demands, but also inspire the voices of many others.

 

Remi Owadokun is one of such entrepreneurs paving the way with a unique combination of health, tech and thought leadership. She is the founder of the Total Makeover Program, a creative health start-up focused on empowering individuals with the resources they need to live a healthy life using educational resources including online courses, mobile games and other custom built products that ensure the best results.

Remi recently recounted her journey to me, and talked about the challenges she encountered while building her company and her plans for the future.

Tell me a bit about the Total Makeover Program and your journey so far.

I will start with my journey, Total Makeover Program happened as a result of my journey and so I think it is important to start responding from there.

In 2013 I weighed 110kg and aside from being overweight I suffered from depression, low self esteem, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, hormonal imbalance and migraines, and I did not see anything wrong with it because I had lived with it for 13 years.