Meet Monalisa Okojie of Nehita Inc
Monalisa Okojie is currently based in Los Angeles, California. She was born an Ishan Princess from Edo State, Nigeria. She had the privilege of attending St. Mary’s Private School and later on, Federal Government Girls College Calabar before becoming a lawyer in Nigeria. She practiced law for eight years before deciding to change career paths. In 2008, she graduated from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America located in Carlsbad, California, and also received an MBA and an MPH from California Southern University. She is fluent in Yoruba, Ishan, Pigin English, and English. Today, she is a wife, a mother of three, an extremely successful businesswoman, a philanthropist, and a global traveler. She is passionate about fashion, believes in humanitarian work, and in spreading love and kindness, especially to the less fortunate. She is often sought after to speak at various events and universities and is seen by many as a voice of inspiration to all.
Nehita is a high earned jewelry company. Most high earned jewelry companies are owned by families or other races other than black and other than a female, so it took a long time for me to get the necessary contacts that I needed for my business to succeed.
The road was very rough but after about 3-4 years other jewelers in downtown had no choice but to accept me because I was going nowhere 🙂
The struggles along the way includes what I said above, been accepted, helping me along the way, treating me like other counterparts in the business, sourcing for the right materials at affordable prices, designing pieces that are timeless and classic and finding the right clients for my products.
At Nehita we are all about affordable, classic pieces. We specialize in different types of jewelry from anklets, earrings, engagement rings, wedding bands, cocktail rings, necklaces, bangles, bracelets and custom pieces.
We also make beautiful silk scarves in vibrant and luxury colors that add a classic look to every outfit.
Nehita jewelry company is known for making classic jewelry pieces that can be used from one generation to another.
I define success as looking back, knowing what my true purpose is, believing that you have made a positive difference on the lives of people by uplifting them and inspiring them to think and act in ways that they may not have considered before.