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Breakfast Club with Tara Durotoye

  • CapitalSquare Lagos 2nd Floor, The Garnet Lekki, Lagos Nigeria (map)

Breakfast Club is a bimonthly breakfast lecture and networking series, where we bring together a small group of entrepreneurs over tea, coffee, and an array of breakfast foods, to network with and learn from the stories of seasoned business people who've walked the path of entrepreneurship before us.

Our Breakfast Club meetings are small and intimate: groups of 12 or fewer people, where we can freely ask questions and have conversations, and everyone can leave as a better person and a better businessperson. The programme includes a short talk, a Q & A session, and conversations over breakfast.

Our guest for this edition is Mrs. Tara Durotoye, the Founder of the international makeup brand, House of Tara. She will be sharing her entrepreneurship story with us, with a focus on the ugly side of entrepreneurship, and how she handled of the undesirable and unavoidable aspects of starting and running a business. The theme for this meeting is "The Ugly Side".

The entry fee is N2,500, to cover breakfast and refreshments. Please register below, and we'll contact you with the payment details.

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About Our Guest:


Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian-born lawyer turned Africa's leading beauty and makeup entrepreneur. She started House of Tara at the age of 20, from her living room, whilst an undergraduate at university back in 1998. She's since gone on to launch Nigeria's first ever bridal directory in 1999, and in 2004 she opened the country's leading beauty academy.

Today, Mrs. Durotoye has over 3,000 reps spread across Nigeria and 14 stores to her name, and she is steadfastly dedicated to realising her vision of building a globally respected beauty company of African origin. She remains an inspirational role-model and mentor to make-up artists and aspiring beauty business owners across Africa.

In 2013, Mrs. Durotoye was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was also named one of Forbes '20 Young Power African Women'.


  • Driving Directions: If you're driving from Victoria Island/tollgate, go down the Lekki express and pass the first 5 roundabouts (the 5th is Jakande/Mobil roundabout), then keep right. Turn right just before the 6th roundabout (by the green road sign), then take the immediate left turn to go into the Garnet parking lot. The building is grey with a black roof and an orange strip (with an elevator) down the centre.


  • Bus Directions: From the mainland or Victoria Island, take the Ajah bus and come down at Igbo-Efon first roundabout. You should be right in front of the Garnet building (grey with a black roof and an orange strip (with an elevator) down the centre). Walk a few metres back to the turning off the main road, take the immediate left to the building.


  • Parking: There's ample parking at the building, with adequate security, so there's nothing to worry about.


  • Security: CapitalSquare is pretty safe, but we're having an open event, so it's best you keep an eye on your belongings.



Earlier Event: September 1
Demo Day #6
Later Event: September 18