Co founder, The Henna Place
Hadiza Nyako Tukur is a successful entrepreneur and finance expert specialising in business finance and management. In 2014, she along with her partner, Fatima Waziri Wafailu co-founded the first northern Nigerian luxury traditional day spa in Lagos called Henna Place. This women only spa specializes in beauty and skin care treatment using natural products and techniques from the north. Seeing an opportunity in the food and drinks market, the duo expanded and established Clay Authentic African food shop; a company targeted at promoting and creating demand for local African super food, snacks and drinks particularly from northern Nigeria. Prior to founding Henna Place, Hadiza worked at the public-sector division of Cardinal Stone, a financial institution specialised in investment management. She has also worked with Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority as an internal auditor. In just over 10 years, Hadiza has come a long way from her days as a young graduate whose first job was as a trader at Zenith Bank. Her background and diverse experience have not only built her technical and managerial expertise to help businesses thrive but have granted opportunities to interact with business people across the board from new entrepreneurs to senior executives.
Hadiza is a happily married mother of two beautiful girls. She is a graduate of business finance from Durham University and holds a master’s in finance and financial law from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).