At one point in our lives, we’ve heard the advice “just because you’re good at something or passionate about something doesn’t mean you should monetize it.”

Dimeji ‘Bash Aleee’ Eyiowuawi doesn’t quite subscribe to that school of thought. He is a creative entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria and the CEO of Dodo Gang, a platform he uses to express his creativity and unite plantain lovers through food, fashion, art, and events.

He spoke to us about his journey as an entrepreneur, World Plantain Day, Caller Ring Back Tunes, and turning his love of fried plantain into a business.