In Her Closet – Season 2, Episode 2 – Mrs Abimbola “Mona Matthews” Azeh
When i first started the blog in 2015, she was one of my first feature posts. Monalisa Abimbola Azeh is the Creative Director/Managing Director of Mona Matthew Shoes, one of the biggest footwear design companies in Nigeria.
A lawyer by profession, she practiced for many years before she established her company in 2002. For a long time, i wanted to meet her and of course that eventually happened in 2016 at her show room in Ikeja, Lagos. To say that i learned a lot from that one meeting is putting it mildly.
From her designs to her entrepreneurial strengths, years of experience in the business have definitely paid off and she is regarded as one of the top footwear designers in Nigeria. When i finally got her to do this E-interview, i was no doubt elated.
Outside business and work, she is a simple, elegant, highly intelligent and extremely witty woman.
Let’s get to the interview.
E-Interview With Mona Matthews
JAY: How and Why did you transition from being a lawyer to designing shoes?
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