Zainab Eze, (The Farm Girl) is a 22 year old farmer who owns and manages a 7 acres of cassava farmland in a small village in Edo State.
She is a 500 level student of Agricultural Economics at the University of Benin, Benin City. She ventured into farming in the early months of 2017 in which her first harvest of maize on an acre of land was in June the same year.
Zainab used to have a rather crazy idea of getting married when she turns 22, with N50 million in her bank account. There she was, on her 22nd birthday and she isn’t even ready for marriage nor had she made close to N1million.
That was her wake up call. That thought spurred her to pick up her hoes and machetes on her farmland.