Temie Giwa-Tubosun

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun in 2015

Temie Giwa-Tubosun (born Oluwaloni Olamide Giwa, December 1985) is a Nigerian-American health manager, founder of LifeBank (formerly One Percent Project), a business enterprise in Nigeria working to improve access to blood transfusions in the country.


  • If you can build a business in Lagos, you can do it anywhere else. It would be a cakewalk.
  • Nigeria has a lot of promise. I have to do my part. And I will tell other young entrepreneurs to take a risk, to engage in scalable, smart and efficient operations. The market is huge.
  • One of the things I know is that your dream needs to make you nervous. It needs to make you have some level of anxiety.
  • If you’re a young woman, you have an idea, you’re shy and introverted, no one expects you to do great things, but you have something in you saying that you can. Listen to that voice, even if your voice is shaking and you’re worried, listen to that voice, stand up and just do it.
  • It is when you start, everything comes together, God sees your heart, grace will be added as long as you’re willing to do the work.
  • Be focussed and consistent, there are lots of factors that will try to pull you down, from policies to resources. Have your eyes set on the goal and consistently give it your best. Be consistent with your thought, purpose and action.
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