I got to chat with Osumo Brad , what I admire most is his humility and work ethic. Definitely a character trait in him that is one worth writing about. Not to mention I am just such a huge fan of his coconut fish, lol. Enjoy the read and share widely.
- Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is Osumo Brad and I am a fishmonger. I am an entrepreneur and a co-owner of The Big fish restaurant.
- What did you study?
I studied Biochemist at KU.
- Your best social media platform?
It has to be Twitter because the support they have shown me is out of this world.
- What do you use social media for mostly?
I use it as a marketing tool for Big Fish
- Why did you start Big Fish?
I had just graduated and was finding it hard to access opportunities in my area of study and I then had to find an alternative. My sister at the time already used to sell fish so it became our means to earn a living.
- What lessons have you learned so far from Big Fish?
Obviously, the power of social media because of how it pushed big fish to the next level
- What is the future of Big Fish?
Hopefully to keep growing and be able to have different outlets everywhere across Kenya.
- Name the top 5 businessmen you admire:
This is hard to answer but it has to be anyone who has been able to move ideas from their mind that may seem unachievable to others and has been able to execute it no matter how big or small, those are the ones I applaud.
- Which are your top 5 Kenyan meals?
Ugali and fish
ugali and chicken
ugali and beef
ugali and eggs
… basically, any meal with ugali.
- Which are some of your favorite travel destinations in Kenya?
- What milestones are you most proud of so far in your Business?
I am very proud that we were able to move from a space of only 3 tables to our capacity now and that we have run successfully for over 2 years.
- If you were the President of Kenya what would you do differently especially to tackle unemployment?
Make it easier for young people to start businesses without the overwhelming pressure that comes with expensive taxes and thousands of licenses to different levels of governance but for the same thing.
- What would you advise your younger self?
Fall in love, love Is a beautiful thing.
- What advice would you give youths looking to venture into entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship today looks so achievable, which it is, but you have to put in the work.
Whatever you are doing use your online presence to your advantage
- Kindly tell us your parting shot in regards to both life and work:
Just that if at any point you are accorded with an opportunity grab it with both hands and run with it, cause many a time it will not come again.