African Dream: Nigeria's Abimbola Balogun
22 June 2012 Last updated at 08:39 BST
As part of the BBC's African Dream series, Abimbola Balogun talks to the BBC about how she turned a hobby making necklaces out of beads into a thriving high-end jewellery design business.
She now runs two outlets in Lagos, has a weekly television show about jewellery, trains other beaders, and is hoping to expand.
African Dream is broadcast on the BBC Network Africa programme every Monday morning, and on BBC World News throughout the day on Fridays