Our Founder

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Nimotalai Ganiyu is a trailblazing entrepreneur, visionary leader, and CEO of Ganiyu Fragrance. With roots in Nigeria and African American heritage, she embodies a unique blend of cultures and perspectives that has shaped her extraordinary journey. 

Raised in Milwaukee, Nimotalai's upbringing instilled in her a strong desire to challenge the status quo and fearlessly pursue her dreams. She graduated from UCLA with a major in African American Studies and a minor in History, while co-founding her media company, Top Five, focused on mental health and inequalities within collegiate athletics.

Nimotalai's career took off when she joined forces with business and marketing trailblazer Bozoma Saint John, serving as her executive and personal assistant. This experience equipped her with exceptional organizational skills and a resilient mindset, propelling her into artist management.

Driven by a passion for the African Diaspora, her love for fragrance, and mental health advocacy, Nimotalai seeks to make a positive impact. As CEO of Ganiyu Fragrance, she has created a brand that transcends scents, inviting individuals to reflect and elevate their experiences. Inspired by the name's meaning, "wealthy and self-sufficient," Ganiyu Fragrance empowers individuals to show up as their best selves.

Nimotalai Ganiyu's remarkable journey, from humble beginnings to the helm of a groundbreaking brand, showcases her determination, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to empowering others. Through her work, she redefines boundaries, inspires change, and leaves an indelible mark on the world.