A Nigerian chef has revealed why she dumped her lucrative oil company job and pursued a her cooking passion.
The YouTube food content creator, food consultant, and recipe consultant Winnifred Emmanuel is the brain behind Zeelicious Foods on YouTube.
She started her blog in 2017.
Winnifred Emmanuel was amongst the 132 YouTube creators listed for YouTube Black voices creators funds around the world. Winnifred has been able to maintain her fans and followers with her excellent cooking videos on YouTube.
In an interview with Ifeaoma Ononye, Winnifred shared her story on how she started on YouTube after she quit a well-paid job in an oil company. When asked why she quit a well-paid job in an oil factory, she disclosed that her passion for cooking made her quit her job.
“I have a strong passion for cooking, I love to cook so much. I wasn’t really excited working in an oil company. The passion I had for cooking was screaming louder than the oil company job” she told the host.
“So at some point, I had to choose between my satisfaction and fulfillment, happiness and the money that I was being paid at the 9 to 5 job. After thinking about it, I had to choose what made me happy, even though I didn’t know where it was going to lead me or how far it was going to take me. I didn’t know what I was doing at the beginning. I just jumped on it and that is how I started my culinary career”, she added.
Everyone around me thought I was crazy to quit the job. Because at that time, Nigeria’s economy was witnessing its worse recession. But I just had to do what I want. I believed that I had something deep down inside me that needed to come out.