It is mostly believed that a woman’s hair is the crown that makes her a queen but the story is not the same for Jasmine Tolulope Oguns who was hit by a rare condition that causes sudden hair loss 17 years ago.
Born in Kaduna State to parents from Owo Local Government Area in Ondo State Jasmine soon discovered she suffers Alopecia in 2004, shortly after leaving secondary school, but was ignorant for 10 years.
As a result of her lack of knowledge about Alopecia, the now creative Artist (International Textile designer, Sculptor and Painter} had series of encounters; spiritually and medically while also struggling with stigma, depression and infact became suicidal at some point.
However, she soon embarked on a personal research journey and it was this leap that birthed the Heroic Alopecian Foundation (HAF), a Non-governmental/Not-For-Profit organization to provide support for women living with Alopecia.
Through the HAF, Jasmine shoulders for other Alopecians out there who are ignorant, by creating awareness, support -morally and medically- via the foundation’s partnership with Vinci Hair Clinic Africa.
Before the lockdown occasioned by the corona virus pandemic in 2020, she trained 106 youths in different skills, between 2019 and 2020 in Kaduna State.
Apart from managing the foundation she founded, the HND graduate of Production and Operations Management from Kaduna Polytechnic who also holds PGD – Management Information System from the Kaduna State University also runs an Art Gallery in Kaduna.
Jasmine Oguns is also the creative director of Hobbiz Empire Limited.
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