Episode 16

Ehime Eigbe-Akindele: Founder & CEO Sweetkiwi – Pioneering Frozen Yoghurt in Nigeria and Taking The Brand Global.

Ehime started making her own frozen yogurt when she realized most available brands weren’t as healthy as they claimed and created her clean-label recipe which brought about the birth of Sweetkiwi in 2011. This journey took her from Texas to Nigeria, where she opened 3 physical store locations.

She has created flavors for and led partnerships with many exciting brands such as Moet & Chandon, Pepsi, Guinness, Baileys to name a few. In 2017, Ehime moved to the DC area and was accepted into the Union Kitchen food accelerator to launch her delicious Whipped Greek Yogurt in grocery stores, most recently she launched in Whole Foods Market.

Ehime is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women scholar and holds a degree in Business Information Technology and International Studies from London Metropolitan University. She also completed the Entrepreneur Management program at the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan African University, Lagos. She has certifications for Cultured Dairy and Ice cream production from Penn State University. She is an OXFAM ‘Work in Progress’ award recipient and a Visa & IFund Women Black Woman Owned Business Grant Recipient, a British Council Alumni Awards Finalist, an inspirational speaker, a contributor for Nigeria’s Business Day ‘The Spark’ magazine. and was named one of Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women.

Ehime’s African Business Story is dedicated to creating healthy, low calorie treats using ingredients that inspire her from around the world. In addition she is passionate about investing in the turn around experience of women in her community by offering training and creating jobs.

Hosts & Guests

Akaego Okoye

Ehime Eigbe-Akindele: Founder & CEO Sweetkiwi

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