The Make Sierra Leone Famous podcast “Mane Chronicles: A Startup Natural Hair Brand Grows in Sierra Leone” is out now. Host Vickie Remoe chats with Tarah Majeek an entrepreneur and founder of the self-care and wellness brand Mane Chronicles.
In this conversation, she discussed branding, startups, and tips on how she transformed a hobby into a business.
“When I was in college I discovered the natural hair movement and by then I was following a lot of Instagram bloggers and influencers that have natural hair. I love the versatility of their hair, I love the fact that their hair could be straight and everything about it. Later on, I started following DIYs videos with my friend, reading and watching youtube videos on how to make these products, their benefits, and from what we learned from the videos we started mixing these products for ourselves.”
Majeek further gave advice to young people who want to start their own business in Sierra Leone and the steps they should follow.
“If you are starting a business please find something else to do to boost you, because if you don’t have enough income coming you will struggle a lot along the way.”
A radio broadcast with Tarah Majeek on #MakeSierraLeoneFamous goes out on Wednesday at 11:00 GMT on Radio Democracy 98.1. Online the podcast is available on Itunes, Spotify, Audiomack, Anchor, and Google Podcast.
Last week’s show featured Alhaji Siraj Bah.
The podcast is made possible thanks to support from brand partners like the US-based air freight company DotBleu which ships packages to Sierra Leone from Washington DC; the DollHouse Boutique a household name for American fashion with stores in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and the Asmaa James Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports girls and women to improve their livelihoods.