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About Ajuma Ataguba (Founder)



Ajuma AtagubaAjuma is the creative force behind ETHNIKOS Collections. She studied Estate Management  and Education Leadership and Management at graduate and Post graduate level in Nigeria, West Africa. She has made it her mission to promote a better knowledge and understanding of the world.

Ajuma designed and made the first ETHNIKOS toys drawing her inspiration from her mother a Singer machine franchisor  and her grandfather in a self-taught method . She also writes and Illustrates the Ethnikos Alphabet book.

Prior to Founding ETHNIKOS, she started AJ seams as sole proprietress a tailoring outfit which gave her the platform of  learning the rudiments of  product design, manufacturing, marketing and merchandising both at the local and international arena.

Ajuma has varied experience in working in the public, private and non profit sector in Nigeria. As a civil servant in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, As an expert on mission for the UNDP attached to the Ministry of Mines as Executive assistant to the Minister. In the private sector as CEO of Mabek Investments(Real Estate,Event Management Consulting),CEO of the Learning Gate (Educational Products design and production and consulting firm), Director of an elementary school, Aunty Margies Nursery and Primary School. Proprietress of AJ Seams a tailoring outfit which gave birth to Ethnikos Collection of Toys. 

Ajuma has been involved in social work since childhood such as Girls brigade.Other organisations include Women Business Network,Alf Foundation,Ateko Women Association,AWEP and the Junior Chamber International (a worldwide youth leadership organization) .She has volunteered on numerous developmental projects and travelled around the world connecting with other young people on these missions.These experiences have fueled in her a strong desire to empower young children to have a better understanding of the world around them.

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