For Temitope Alli, It’s a Sweet Homecoming


With life becoming less syrupy in her London abode and the thought of sustainable living knocking eerily, a young entrepreneur had an encounter that compelled her to return to Nigeria and helped to give her life a sweet meaning.

Like every young Nigerian who seeks a better life abroad, Temitope Alli, years ago, made the journey for the proverbial greener pastures abroad. But life didn’t force the swift outcome as expected.

Luckily, Tope, as fondly called by friends, had a chance meeting with an old friend who told her about prospects in cake-making business. She quickly gave in to the idea.

So after undergoing training and acquiring required skills from the best hands in the UK, the forward-thinking lady packed her belongings and returned to Nigeria to establish herself, the business challenges characterizing the country notwithstanding.

Today, her story is as sweet as the beautiful cakes and deserts she now makes for legions of customers. And her tale of entrepreneurial grit, which has become a sumptuous inspirational meal for newcomers in the business, keeps getting attention from many platforms just as her client base keeps expanding.

Few weeks ago, Tope, the CEO of Temi Bakes, was the entrepreneur featured in the Nigeria government’s sponsored Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN) enterprise page in several national newspapers including THISDAY, which showcases outstanding business strides.