Maria Ebenezer is an Event Staffing Expert, Ex-Model and the Founder of Emerald Green Ushering Services – the premium event staffing agency for West Africa conferences in Nigeria


Maria has trained over 1,400 young women  from all across Nigeria and Cameroon to become professional event hostesses and hired over 70 hostesses in her agency, assisting them to start a career as Professional Event Hostesses.

She was nominated for SME100 Nigeria 25under25 Awards for professional services in 2018 and is a member of The Zone’s Event Planners Faculty in Nigeria.


Over the years, Maria has built a hyphenate career

Maria’s career began as a Model in 2010 majoring in television commercials, brand ambassadorships and media publications for elite corporate organizations, including Globacom, Konga, Peugeot Motors, SoftSheen Carson, to mention a few. Her entrepreneurial drive was birthed out of her professional experience and her passion to create employment with a decent working condition for eligible young women in Nigeria.

With an educational background in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Maria established Emerald Green Ushering Services in 2015, staffing West Africa conferences in Nigeria for globally renowned organizations in London, USA, India, South Africa and Nigeria including Global Trade Review (GTR), Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), International Data Corporation (IDC) and TMT Finance.


Maria's fast-rising event staffing company has gained international media attention

Maria has been published on international media outlets, including She Leads Africa and Africa Entrepreneurs Social Network (Apreneur) where she shared her company's vision, culture and future projects in the interviews.


She is dedicated to ensuring that young women maximize their potentials at an early age

In 2016, Maria co-convened a #YALILearn Event on International Girls Day where she trained and consulted for young school girls on Skills Building for their career.

She has worked as a volunteer team member in several youth empowerment projects which educated Nigerian youths on Career, Marriage and Lifestyle.

She also publishes free training on her blog where she educates young women on how to maximize job opportunities in the event staffing industry and earn a decent income by working as a professional event hostess.

To contact Maria for professional engagements, please click here.