Our Founder's Journey
My name is Funlola Makinde and I am a media entrepreneur, a brand and marketing communications strategist with over 6 years of experience and practice in the industry. My motivation for creating my brand is to see startups an existing businesses thrive. The idea is to start small while thinking BIG. Most enterpreneurs find it difficult to navigate the business terrain, therefore my mission is to help them reach their target audience by providing tailor made brand strategies so they can grow and profit. I am passionate about women and the youth. I started out as a media personality /broadcaster. I have worked with several NGOs and organizations over time that are focused on women. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a feminist, I am simply a passionate Nigerian woman who is tired of seeing the female gender relegated when in fact ,we are the real nation builders. This passion became my driving force as it wasn’t just enough to talk, but to put action to it. This gender inequality gap needed to be bridged by empowering more women. I then started using my skills to train and coach women who were are aspired to be business owners.
2017 - Present
Pro Communication & Media
In 2017, I started running an independent career as a business. I founded Procommunication and media concepts; an integrated marketing/brand communications/PR company that caters to start-ups and Smes especially women owned ones.
2018 - Present
Shekinah Educational Services
Brand Manager, International Exam Instructor.
2017 - 2018
Producer and anchor of the most popular educational program on air, created excellent contents for radio ADs.
2016 - 2018
Educational Advancement Centre
Developed, produced and anchored international educational TV series focused on eduction and youth. I was also a consultant, marketing and communication strategist, and brand development.
2014 - 2016
News anchor, creative writer and content producer, On-Air-Personality (OAP)
Funlola is a Microbiologist, an enterpreneur an a trained broadcaster. She is a strategic analyst who has developed strong leadership skills over the years. She is also an enthusiastic team player with immense people management and organisational skills.
Obafemi Awolowo University B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology
Advanced Diploma in Basic TV/ Radio Prsentation (Broadcast Academy, Nigeria)
Online Certifications in Marketing, Advertising (Brand School) and Other Prestigious Institutions
Professional Certification in Proroject Management (PMP)
MNIPR Nigerian Institute of Public Relations
Founder, Carat Technologies Ltd.
CEO/MD, College Prep Institute