My fun chat with Simi, 5 -Year-Old Head Baker, Simi’s BakeHouse

 

If you know me and follow me on social media, you would have seen my posts on an incredible little girl called Simisola Gbadamosi, an esteemed client of Lifestyle Hues who social media pages we handle.

Simi’s Bakehouse is a cookie business owned by this 5-year old. She currently offers a wide range of homemade cookies including Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Raisin, Sprinkle, Chewy Cornflake and much more. Her cookies are loved home and abroad. She bakes in Lagos and offers delivery across the state and its environs. A portion of Simi’s BakeHouse profits go to charities for children.

She was recently nominated in the Best Creative Kid Entrepreneur Award in the BellaAfricana Ace Awards 2017. I sat down with her this week for a fun, light-hearted, informal and inspiring interview. Enjoy…

Me: I will be recording what u are saying. So tell me about yourself.

Simi: My name is Simisola Gbadamosi and I’m the Chief Baker of Simi’s Bake House

Me: Wow! How old are you?

Simi: I am five years old.

Me: Wow! So, how  did you start baking?

Simi: On the night of my fifth birthday, my mummy asked me if I wanted a business and I said yes and I also told her that I wanted a baking business then I found out the name inside of my head.

Me: Oh wow, you created the name yourself? That is so cool. I understand from your mum that you started by helping your aunty to bake.

Simi: Yes my aunty used to let me help her bake.

Me: great, what do u enjoy must about baking?

Simi: (Sigh), I like baking because baking is fun and what I bake is really yummy.

Me: Do you do all the work yourself? Do you do everything yourself?

Simi: Nope, my mummy helps.

Me: Ok, that’s nice

Simi: Thank you

Me: Your cookies are very delicious and everyone is talking about you. Have you heard

Simi: Not really, I haven’t

Me: Ok, now you know. And do u know u were nominated for an award?

Simi: Yes

Me: How does that make you feel?

Simi: Just like, too happy

Me: So when your mummy told you, what did you do? Did you you do a dance?

Simi: Of course not

Me: You didn’t do a dance? Why not?

Simi: cause…

Me: You told us something earlier, you said you give some of your profit to the poor.

Simi: Yeah

Me: Why did you do that?

Simi: Because, I love to help them.

Me: Have you ever seen any poor kids somewhere?

Simi : Yes

Me: Where?

Simi: On the road, that’s all I can say

 

Simi at the Kid Entrepreneurs Fair, 2016

Me: Ok, so what do you want to do when u grow up? Do you have an idea?

Simi: I want to be a doctor of course.

Me: That’s nice. Will you still bake then?

Simi: Yes

You: And you will continue to give some of your profit to the kids?

Simi: Yeah

Me: That’s good, ok so I know you, recently, went for like a kid’s Business class kind of thing. Tell me about that.

Simi: It was too much fun and I didn’t want it to end.

Me: What did you learn there?

Simi: I learnt how to save my money.

You: Ok, what else did you learn?

Simi: About branding,

Me: Ok, tell us something fun about you. What do you like to do for fun?

Simi: Gosh, I just love to read

Me: You love to read, wow! What is your favourite book?

Simi: My favourite book is The Tortoise and the Hare.

Me: (Laughing), What else will you like to do for fun?

Simi: I love writing

Me: Oh good, Do you write stories?

Simi: I’m starting to write them. I started writing a cookie book.

Me: Oh, so soon we are going to see it?

Simi: Oh yeah

Me: That’s nice, so what will you  like to say to other children that would like to be like you who want to have their own businesses and  give to the poor kids?

Simi: Hmmmm, so I will tell them that they have to work hard to make a business.

 

 

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Love,

Ayodotun

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2 Comments

  1. Wow! I wish I can afford to pay for ur service, like seriously, I will be needing ur service oo @lifestylehue, great job u are doing, May God continue to grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Cheers!

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