Kintu Jovia, 21, is a Makerere University second year student pursing a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art who became a CEO at just 20 years during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. Dubbed Kia Cosmetics, the company was established in June 2020 and now it produces 100% organic hair and skin products for African ladies.
Kintu told Campus Bee that she was this year nominated in the Founder of the Year Awards Africa, in the category, manufacturing founder of the year under 30.
The second year Makerere student, who is motivated by struggles faced by ladies especially those with natural hair further revealed that she has faced the same challenges, forcing her to come up with a solution which is Kia Cosmetics.
“What motivates me most was the struggles that females go through mainly those that have natural hair, I myself always had such difficulties with my hair. Another thing that motivated me was the fact that ladies we have a lot of products that have in a lot of chemicals.” Kintu said.
“With my products, I use organic products, I intend to help ladies wear their natural hair with ease and without fear of the too many chemicals.” She added.
Just like any focused young lady looking to stand out in society, Kintu is driven by her desire to motivate other young ladies to be able to believe in themselves that everything is possible.
“Another motivation was to be able to break societal norms and barriers that put age and gender restrictions on when and how people live their lives. As a young woman I decided to start something of my own and I intend to motivate and influence other young ladies out there who may think they can not make it that actually they can and it starts with believing in your self.” Kintu added.
Ahead of Kia Cosmetics’ 1st anniversary slated for this month, Kintu has urged fellow campusers to support her hustle and also to check out her social media platforms below;
Facebook @Kia Cosmetics