Lady Kehinde Kamson, KJW, (born 14 August 1961 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, business leader and philanthropist. She is one of the pioneers in the fast food sector and an outstanding female business leader in Nigeria. She is best known as the Founder and CEO of Sweet Sensation Confectionery Limited – one of the strongest brands in the fast food industry in Nigeria which she started from a backyard shed and a tiny converted security house with just two used air conditioners and a few other refurbished scrap equipment, after giving up a lucrative accounting career. She is one of those credited with changing the competitive outlook of the Quick Service Restaurant industry in Nigeria thereby leading to the astronomical growth seen in the industry in the 90s and first decade of the 2000s.
Kehinde Kamson started Sweet Sensation - a Quick Service Restaurant business - in 1994 from a tiny guard house in Ilupeju, Lagos after she had spent about 10 years doing the business on a small scale from her young family's garage. The business has since grown to become one of the most successful chain of Quick Service Restaurant businesses in Nigeria with over 25 outlets across the country, over 2,000 employees and over 60 array of meals that are served daily.
Her entrepreneurial journey started when she watched her succeed at one business after another. Her mother sold everything imaginable and travelled around the world to search for the best bargains on products she took to Nigeria to sell. That close proximity to her mother while she ran her businesses, planted the seed of entrepreneurship in Kehinde Kamson.
After her graduation at the University of Lagos, she got a job as an accountant while raising her young family. She had married and started having children early. She realized she couldn't cope with managing her family while holding on to a 9 to 5 job so she quit and pondered over what to do. That was the period she decided to start her food business which eventually became Sweet Sensation.
Kehinde Kamson's approach to the Quick Service Restaurant business has been to combine local and international menus while constantly creating new recipes.