Member Spotlight – Kayode Femi

Our member spotlight this week features Dr. Kayode Femi. Dr. Kayode is veterinary doctor and a business owner. He is passionate about positively influencing people and making a lasting mark in society. Enjoy this conversation we had with him. 😉

aha! Trybe: How long have you been a member of aha! Trybe?

Kayode: I’ve been part of the aha! Trybe for about 7 months. I think I joined in October last year.

aha! Trybe: Why did you join the Trybe?

Kayode: First of all I joined in support of someone I respect – the CEO of Advantage Health Africa, Pharmacist Abimbola Adebakin. I think she has done really really great for the industry. I don’t necessarily get sick so often. I can’t recall the last time I fell sick. I eat great, do a couple of exercises and watch my health. Being a part of something Pharm. Abimbola has started is something I will always want to do.

aha! Trybe: How would you describe your experience with us so far?

Kayode: The experience has been great. I didn’t join alone. About 2 of my staff also joined and they acknowledged that when they reached out for medication, they were swiftly attended to.

aha! Trybe: What do you like most about the trybe?

Kayode: I like the interaction. I also like the idea behind subsidising the cost of human medications. It’s brilliant that with just 2000 Naira, you can have most of your medication needs covered.

aha! Trybe: What did you want to become when you were a child?

Kayode: I wanted to become a pastor 😁😁. But overtime, I think I’m still very comfortable with what I’m doing. I’ve always wanted to help and I think pastors have this great influence over people that when utilized, the society can get better.

aha! Trybe: What is your current occupation?

Kayode: I am a veterinary doctor (an animal health professional, in particular). And I lead a business.

aha! Trybe: What do you love most about your job?

Kayode: The challenges. I wake up with challenges everyday. Trying to decide what to do and what not to do. And that rigour helps me. I love the challenges the most. By the time I look back after overcoming one challenge, I am a better person.

aha! Trybe: Can you tell us 3 most important rules you live by?

Kayode: 1. Be simple as much as possible. Life is very complicated. You don’t want to complicate your life, so live simply. 2. Pick up more challenges to grow as you go. 3. Live in a way that affects others positively.

aha! Trybe: Does your success depend on if you have a degree from a university ?

Kayode: No. Not really. Right now, I even suppose that the degrees are not very necessary to run a business. What you need is a big heart, ability to pay attention to the things or factors that influence either the growth or the death of what it is you are doing. Emotional intelligence is also an integral part of it.

aha! Trybe: What is your idea of good music?

Kayode: I love old school music like Sunny Ade. The old school music give a better sense of great music than what we have today.

aha! Trybe: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?

Kayode: Starting a business. It has also been the most challenging part of my life.

aha! Trybe: Do you feel like there are double standards when it comes to rules for men and women?

Kayode: Well, I really don’t pay attention to that specifically. I just think if somebody can do a job well, why don’t you just give it a try. For people who are performance-driven, gender differences doesn’t really matter. It’s either you can do a job or you cannot do the job. Gender really doesn’t support you doing a job or not. I really don’t think it matters. For example, our business has over 60% of women and that’s because some of the things we do are also slightly very sensitive and requires a measure of balance. For me so far, most women have brought that balance to our business.

aha! Trybe: What advice would you like to share with members of the community?

Kayode: Don’t be afraid or live in fear. If something comes to your mind and you think it is right and you wanna do it, take a step and see it through. The pain of regret is always more than the pain you get from failing (that’s if you even fail).

aha! Trybe: Do you have a business you would like us to patronise?

Kayode: Yes. If you have a pet, like a dog, look for the nearest veterinarians around you. We are supporting now over 200 veterinarians across the country. So, the more you patronise them, the more they patronise us.

aha! Trybe: Anything else you would like to share with us?

Kayode: Just be a great person – like the CEO of Advantage Health Africa. I love great people. I think she serves as a role model for all of us. Thank you.

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