Fashion is expression!
Every now and then that I see young people on Instagram who are doing their hustle right, I feel I that Nigerians and indeed Africans and doing great and need more exposure. Many have not ‘arrived’, but with a more consistency and favour, they would achieve their dreams in record time.
Today, we have someone doing her bit in the fashion industry. She is the CEO of House of Tito, a former banker. Let’s meet her:
“My name is Bashiru Bolatito, I’m from Ogun State. An ex banker. I resigned my banking job in December 2016 to run House Of Tito full time.”
How has business been for her?
The Fashionista who has two apprentices and a tailor assisting her said business has been putting her best to exceed clients expectations and build her brand as well. She has been in business for 3 years.
Bolatito had her primary education in lagos and her secondary school was in Ijebu – Ode Ogun state. (Anglican girls grammar school) where she graduated in 2008. She also had her National Diploma in accounting at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta and her BSc. in Business Administration, from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye, Ogum State, Nigeria.
How was growing up for her?
“Growing up was fun for me, I was the type of kid who always wanted to do something. I hated being idle. I actually did not plan to do fashion designing as a full time job. I learnt it back in 2009 because I was tired of tailors not sewing the exact thing I wanted. I initially wanted to be a lawyer.
“I’ve solved the problem of getting more for less, I did two collections last year and the outfits were very affordable yet of high quality. What differentiates me from other designers is my style of sewing.”
Advice to upcoming Fashionistas.
It’s not as glamorous as it looks on social media, but the most important thing is for them to believe in their skills and never let go of every opportunity to speak to people about what they do, referrals is a very helpful for small businesses.
So guys, thanks for hanging on. It’s been a pleasure bringing to you yet another episode of #TheInspiredDream
I’m yours truly,
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