Through our #MemberStories, we introduce you to some of the amazing members of our community. Our member community is made up of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business owners, building businesses, working on exciting projects, and having fun while doing so. Today we are putting a spotlight on Cynthia Nwadiora (CeeC), Ex BBNaija Housemate and CEO of Cegar.
Q: Hi CeeC, tell us about Cegar and what inspired you to start your business?
Cegar is a sportswear company here in Lagos. My interest in fitness and sports-inspired me to start this business.
I’ve always been a fan of fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I found out that we don’t have too many indigenous sports clothing brands in Nigeria, it was so hard to get high-quality sportswear. Cegar was born out of the need to satisfy this demand.
Q: Why is Prospa your favourite app for running your business?
As an entrepreneur, the hardest thing for me was organizing and managing my finances until a friend of mine introduced me to my new favourite app Prospa. Prospa is a business account that helps me manage my business and banking all in one place. It took five minutes to open a business account. All I had to do was download the app and fill in my business details, and ever since then, it’s been helping me prosper.
Q: What is the best thing about Prospa?
The best part about Prospa is its ease of use. The interface is super simple, and it just makes sense to have everything I need for my business in one place.
Prospa also gives me access to loans of up to one (1) million naira to expand my business. The loan process was so quick and easy. When I needed to get more inventory, Prospa was there for me.
Q: What is the hardest thing about doing business in Nigeria?
The hardest thing about doing business is that people are sometimes very unreliable. Sometimes, I find myself paying for a job, and I still end up doing that job that I paid for. If you pay people and they’re not able to deliver, sometimes you have to step into that shoe and make it happen. And it can be hard, very hard.
Q: What impact has Prospa had on your business since you started using it?
With Prospa, I created an online store to sell my products. This allows me to have an online presence without spending time and money building a complicated website.
The best part is – that customers can place their orders securely on my Webstore, and the payment goes instantly into my business account. And when it comes to face-to-face sales, I use the Prospa POS to get paid quickly and easily. It’s super simple, I choose the product, type in the amount, and voila! Completely seamless!
Q: What Inspired the name Cegar?
What inspired the name Cegar is a funny one. I’ve always had a thing for big cats; Lions, Tigers, and people started associting me with them. I liked it because it reflects my personality. Cegar is CeeC and Tiger.
Q: Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In five years, I see Cegar becoming a fitness household name. I see Cegar growing into a globally acclaimed brand. A brand that will work with local and international companies to help us to reach a wider audience.
Q: What advice would you give other entrepreneurs like yourself?
I recommend Prospa to every entrepreneur out there. It’s a secure way to manage your business finances and grow your business. It doesn’t get better than this!
Prospa is a modern account for your business. Open a business account in 5 minutes and discover an incredibly fast and easy way to manage your business finances, from your phone.
Thousands of Nigerian business owners, freelancers, startups and growing companies use Prospa. Packed with features to put your finance operations on autopilot and give you time to focus on growing and succeeding.
No queues, no banking halls and no complicated processes. With world-class member support built into the app, you’ll never need to leave your office for help.
✅ Open a business account in 5 minutes
✅ Send and receive transfers from all banks
✅ Send invoices and manage your customers
✅ Get a POS to collect payments in-store
✅ Create a free webstore to sell online
✅ Access loans of up to ₦1,000,000