Meet Titilope Oyewole: 22 year-old Nigerian fashion entrepreneur

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Titilope Oyewole is a promising young Nigerian entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of EFAB Creations – Nigeria’s first online wedding hub where couples can order all they need for their wedding from the comfort of their homes and get it delivered to their doorstep without an additional delivery fee. EFAB is an acronym for Everything Fabulous and Affordable.

Titilope Oyewole has also launched a fashion school where fashion enthusiasts are taught the rudiments of fashion designing. Although young, the 22-year old  is an inspiration to many Nigerian youth.

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An EFAB Creation

Let’s meet her…

E54: What can you tell us about yourself and your business venture – EFab Creations?

Titi: I am Oyewole Grace Titilope, a 22 year-old graduate of Microbiology from Osun state University. I am from Ekiti state and I’m a tailor. I’m a little bit shy but still outspoken when necessary. I am full of life, I am jovial and sometimes, I’m funny.

EFAB Creation is a fashion house majorly into bridals and everything about weddings. We have an online platform which is a wedding hub where intending couples can get all they need for their wedding.

E54: How did you come about delving into fashion considering you studied Microbiology?

Titi: Designing is a hobby, more like a passion. I love what I studied too and I plan to further in that field. I really can’t explain why but I love both equally.

E54: In a society like ours, where if you are not a Doctor, an Engineer, a Lawyer etc Nigerian parents won’t take you serious, how did your parents and well wishers generally react to the decision to go into fashion?

Titi: I also wanted to become a doctor, lol…but then, life happened. But I think the world is more advanced, our parents are accepting the reality of things. With my parents, it wasn’t difficult because they were the ones that encouraged me go for training when they saw what I was doing at home.

E54: We heard about a N2 million funding you secured from the Bank of Industry can you give us details about how it all happened?

Titi: The bank of industry brought out a program called GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND for corps members when I was serving so I got the link and I registered with my business idea. Few weeks after, I got a mail that I was shortlisted and I should report to NYSC Ede camp for three days training. We were taught a lot about how to grow our business and write our business plan. It was after then we submitted our business plan and the amount we needed to start-up.

E54: Since you launched in February, what milestones can you point to and what marketing strategy or media platform(s) have you employed to grow your business?

Titi: The milestone I can talk about now is the fact that we reached and even went above our targets for those months. We’ve been using and still using social media and other media outlets.

E54: Challenges and Inspiration so far?

Titi: Challenges has to be that we still need to instill trust and persuade our customers to work with us amongst others. My inspiration is the fact that I know my abilities and where it will take me.

E54: What are your future plans for EFAB Creations?

Titi: Just one plan actually, to be the biggest wedding hub in Africa and the whole world at large.

 Below are some EFAB Creation works…

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