NAME : Oloruntoba Abiola Adesewa
COMPANY : Light’s kitchen
Procurement by B
PROFFESSION : Student
CATEGORY NOMINATED : Award of Creativity and Enterprise
Outstanding service provider award
CITY : Shenyang
COUNTRY BASE : China
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
INSTAGRAM : oloruntoba.abiola
My name is Oloruntoba Abiola Adesewa also known as Light . I have a National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Nigeria) and currently a student at Shenyang Medical College, China.
I consider myself to be an enterprising and industrious young lady with enormous drive to solving problems and influencing my immediate space. My never ending passion unraveled the need to deploy my skills in bringing the vibes of the African continent to China and diaspora fellows via irresistible and delectable delicacies.
In Africa, most especially, Nigeria where I come from, it is believed that health is wealth, and that homemade food is the best compared with modern fast food that is packaged, refined and reprocessed with little or no health benefit to the body.
However, as a student in China I realized that the cost of purchasing homemade food could cost a fortune and that only a small fraction of students have time to cook these home made meals if at all they have the commodity in their possession.They are usually occupied with other engagements such as school and work.
My business, Light’s Kitchen which started out as an idea that was generated in my head while sitting in my room one afternoon in year 2022, has come to proffer viable solutions to this daunting challenge.
In such a little time, through Light’s Kitchen, I have been able to bring the African continent closer to African students living in diaspora (China) by cooking for them healthy, and affordable homemade meals that would not just improve their health but also create the home-feeling savoury.
It has always been my desire to make a mark in the world in any way I can, no matter how little it could be .As an SDG advocate, my enterprise is promoting goals 2 and 3: Zero Hunger, Good health and well-being respectively.
I strongly identify with these SDG goals, which helps in the commitment towards healthy living through consumption of healthy meals – a public showcase of what we do in Light’s Kitchen.
Two years down the line, Light’s kitchen, an online food service enterprise has continued to offer value added services to over 200 consumers with varieties of healthy, affordable African dishes with a piece of custom made meal recommendations.
Side by side, and prior to Light’s Kitchen, I had launched a China based procurement outfit called Procurement by B whose purpose is to aid in goods purchases and shipping to corners of the globe.
SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth shaped my approach to align my Corporate Social Responsibility into empowering youths, opening them to the opportunities in importation, engaging a larger audience from the comfort of their homes and becoming financially stable.
In using my voice for social good and my creativity to boost the economic growth of my host community, I have been privileged to serve in different capacities;
• Class representative, Shenyang medical college, class of 2019.
• Fellow of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University Community Immunity Ambassador Program, 2020.
• Winner and the outstanding award receiver of the Shenyang Medical College inter-batch debate, 2021.
• Organizer of the Association of Nigerian Students in China, SMC chapter 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022.
• Health and welfare coordinator of the International Student Union, Shenyang Medical College, 2021- 2022.
• President of the Association of Nigerian Students In China, Shenyang Medical College chapter.
• Owner of Light’s kitchen.
I believe I can continue to replicate my passion when granted the platform, raising the bar always for the greater good.