Source: FRANCE 24 English | Publication date: 06/09/2014
Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian lawyer and beauty entrepreneur. She founded House of Tara International, Nigeria’s leading beauty and cosmetics company, and was named one of Forbe's '20 Young Power African Women'. Here she talks about her company and journey as an entrepreneur.
- Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian-born lawyer turned Africa's leading beauty and makeup entrepreneur. She started House of Tara at the age of 20, from her living room, whilst an undergraduate at university back in 1998. She's since gone on to launch Nigeria's first ever bridal directory in 1999, and in 2004 she opened the country's leading beauty academy. Today, Tara has over 3,000 reps spread across Nigeria and 14 stores to her name and she is steadfastly dedicated to realising her vision of building a globally respected beauty company of African origin. Tara remains an inspirational role-model and mentor to make-up artists and aspiring beauty business owners across Africa.