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I get a lot of patronage becasue I am a woman thriving in a job designed for Men’ – Solarin Yetunde, a female painter tells her inspiring story


Solarin Yetunde is a Painter and an Interior decorator. Despite the
fact that she is a graduate with a second-class upper degree in Business
Administration, Yetunde decided to turn her childhood hobby- painting
and wall decoration, into a career. She started Yetoonz Touch, and is
currently making a living as a painter.

She talks about how she cope in a male-dominated  profession, with Women of rubies in this Interview.

Childhood

I remembered that when i was a little younger than this, I used to
trace and cut out colourful pictures from books, magazines, newspaper
and display them on the walls. I also did cut out different shapes from
cardboards, paper craft and also drew pictures and made story with them.
However, I still do them now but in a professional manner.

Meet Me

My name is Solarin Yetunde. I hail from Ogun State, Sagamu local
government precisely and I am the last born of Solarin family. I
attended Charlton nursery and primary school and did my secondary
academics at Topmost College while my first degree in Business
Administration was attained in Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun state. I
graduated with second class upper division. I observed my NYSC with Oyo
State Ministry of Trade Investment and Cooperative in 2015. I am a
certified member of Project management, I hold a certificate of
Association of Accounting Technician and I am a student of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

How I discovered my passion for painting and interior decoration

I discovered it during my NYSC days as an extension of my childhood
adventure.Every time that I was bored I decorated the four walls of my
room and I got lots of encomium from friends and loved ones. From then, I
knew I could be better and blossom professionally.

Inspiration behind Yetoonz Touch Paintings

The inspiration behind Yetoonz Touch Paintings is solely from GOD
with the confidence that I have in myself that I can do anything through
JESUS that strengthens me.

Other projects and activities

Apart from the fact that we paint houses, we also design schools,
children rooms, studios, hotels, hostels and shops. Others projects are
wall canvas designs which will soon be displayed all over as well as
pending training for intending painters .

Challenges faced

There is no person that has gotten to the top without trials. There
are times I thought I could not survive on the job largely dominated by
men, and when there are no jobs to be done I feel frustrated and bored.
Also I was largely frustrated with my search for white collar job too.
Nevertheless, encouragement from my family and friends has kept me
stronger as the day go by. They are the best gifts in my life. In all, I
have learn through it and came out with the conclusion that when GOD is
for me nothing, and no man can be against me.

Reward(s) for what I do

To be truthful, there are no great rewards with man. Only GOD can
bless one indeed. No matter, the cash or materials one receives for an
activity one will never be satisfied. Nevertheless, the encouragement
that I have received from my family and fiancé has kept me stronger as
the day goes by. They are the best gifts i have ever received.

My view on gender inequality in men-dominated workforce

I believe, Nigerians are growing and showing compassion to women in
men-dominated works. Apart from the quality of my job, which speaks
volume. I  get a lot of patronage because of the fact that I am a woman
thriving in the job designed for men.

I Am A Woman Of Rubies

The extra-ordinary passion, hard-work and doggedness to take up a men-dominated profession is more than being a Woman of Rubies.

Words of advice to women

My words to women are that; in this present age, women have a lot of
scripts to write therefore, don’t fold your arms. The book of
Ecclesiastes 9 verse 10 says, whatsoever your hands find to do, do it
with all your might,for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor
wisdom in the grave whither thou goest.

You can contact Yetoonz Touch on 07038321815 ( Call and
WhatsApp) Bb Pin 558A20D7, Instagram @yetoonz_touch_paintings, Facebook –
Yetoonz Touch. Let’s Touch Your Wall And Give it a WOW effect.

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Friday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Open Heavens 9 September 2016) – Godliness and Contentment

Topic: Godliness and Contentment [Friday 9, September 2016]

Memorise: But godliness with contentment is great gain. – 1 Timothy 6:6

Read: 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (KJV)

1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters
worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not
blasphemed.

2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them,
because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are
faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and
exhort.

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even
the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and...

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