– Peace Tamunoibene Obomanu has taken to a profession many would regard as a man’s business
– She had joined her father in his furniture making business as she didn’t want to engage in businesses ladies are known to be doing
– In the nearest future, she dreams of gaining global recognition as a leading female furniture maker as well as have her own showroom for furniture display
Peace Tamunoibene Obomanu, from Queens Town, Opobo Nkoro LGA in River state, has joined the rank and file of courageous ladies who are giving the male folks a run for their money in various fields of endeavor originally considered to be the ‘men’s thing’.
And she did this by taking to one of the oldest – unlikely for ladies – profession known to man, furniture making.
The 23-year-old had joined her father in his furniture making business and now assists him in making beautiful furniture pieces, to the delight of customers and profit for them.
Recounting how it all started, in an interview with Legit.ng, Peace said her choice of furniture making as a profession stemmed from her closeness to her dad who she described as her role model and biggest fan.
According to her, spending more time with her dad, Engr Austin Christopher Obomanu, meant that she witnessed how he made furniture time and time again. She loved how passionate he worked and soon caught the passion for furniture making in the course of watching her dad.
“I choose furniture because I have always been with my dad because I’m so attached to him and watched him do it so I love the passion he exhibit towards it and find myself loving the work too…”
The 200-level student currently reading political science at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri also attributed her preference of furniture, above anything else, to her not wanting to do businesses other ladies engage in. She had always wanted to stand out.
” I have always wanted to do something other ladies are not doing. I don’t like doing something everyone does, like ladies are known for selling handbags,hair, doing make up etc.
“I want to be known for a different thing and it gives me so much joy that I’m achieving that.”
On the reception she’s received and her experience as a lady making furniture so far, Tamunoibene told Legit.ng that it has been a fun-filled venture. She said people are amazed each time they learn that the unknown lady working on a customer’s job with their preferred furniture maker is actually his daughter.
Talking long-term, the Rivers-indigene wants to someday be recognized as a female force to be reckoned with in the furniture making field and also have a big showroom where she can display and sell her furniture.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported how a yet-to-be identified female became an internet sensation after some of the beautiful pieces of furniture she made with used tyres got noticed.
The photo of the girl was shared on Twitter by YBLNigeria. It was the photo of the day and it seemed to sit well with many people who were fascinated with the objects she created from things considered to be a waste.
Watch the video below to see what this talented artist who paints prominent Nigerians is up to – Legit TV