How one 26-year-old turned $500 into $2 million online

Story highlights

  • Anyadiegwu connects African-inspired designers with potential customers online
  • She started her business two years ago with a clear vision and tech expertise

(CNN)What started with a compliment turned one young woman's idea into a million dollar business.

When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world. Zuvaa is estimated to make $2 million in sales in 2016.
After receiving a compliment on her outfit, the tech savvy 24-year-old bought a domain name and started social media accounts.
    "I didn't really know what I was getting into, I just had a vision and I was excited about where that would take me," New York-based Anyadiegwu told CNN in an interview.
    "As a women of Nigerian descent, I grew up with African prints and fab