Gussy and dapper dresser, Sonnia Agu is a devout believer in the Nigerian dream with over seven years of strategic and diversified professional experience in Social Work, Media, Aviation, Oil and Gas as well as Business Development; the millennial social entrepreneur, who started implicit business, of course for the sake of profit, but innately as well for making the community or country a better place to live in for the inhabitants.
Though she graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus where with a first-class degree in Media and Communications, well-focused and upwardly mobile Sonnia soon moved back to Nigeria in 2012 and proactively floated her own foundation, named G1st International Foundation, (www.g1st.org,) and the Youth Community, (The Sapio Club) www.sapioclub.com
Delectable, gorgeous and unapologetically passionate Sonnia spoke more about the foundations and herself, “I had so much passion, dreams and enthusiasm when I moved back to Nigeria in 2012, even though the current situation of things in the country, birthed her desire to push harder; and to the glory of God, today, I have two now: G1st International Foundation, which started in 2013; but the community is more or less a social enterprise and the Youth Community, (The Sapio Club,)launched out in 2015. And to be honest with you, I am beginning to lose count on what we have done so far, as everyday brings a different task with a need to share my talents and gifts via God’s Grace, from building libraries, to IT hubs, to starting and supporting other SME’s,” disclosed irrepressible Sonnia, who further deepened her knowledge about social entrepreneurship at the famous and Ivy League, Harvard Business School, USA, in 2019, where she was certified with a passing grade in the Entrepreneurship in an Emerging Economy course.
“I still intend to expand our networks, bridge the gap between foreign investors and young entrepreneurs, build manufacturing hubs, more schools etc. God helping me,” stated Sonnia who did not fail to acknowledge the help she got and still gets from families, friends and the Lagos State Government.
“Most help came from crowd funding and a few other friends and families that believe and support the vision. The Lagos State Government has also been of tremendous help to us, and we are very grateful for that. Most business ideas need government backings and support to thrive, being a link between these kinds of people and the government can only help us to grow more. More importantly, we are willing to constantly render our help and services to the government; we believe that our own contributions can help make the country a better place,’’ she enthused.