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Yetunde Owolabi (Tinkles Craft)

Yetunde Owolabi (Mrs.) Studied Law at the Lagos State University. On graduating with a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB; Legum Baccalaureus), she attended the Nigerian law School, Enugu, where she bagged her BL and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2011.

Yetunde Owolabi is a paper crafter, painter interior designer and a party planner. She also trains people in paper crafting.
Although Yetunde has always been naturally artistic, her journey into crafts fully began in 2017, after the birth of her second child, when she discovered paper flowers made by foreign and local crafters.
To perfect her skills, she watched some videos and tried her hands at creating paper flowers. Of course, her first attempts at paper flowers compared with the feats she’s capable of now, are a testament to how much her skills have improved. Over the years, fueled by passion, she has perfected the art, exploring other types of paper crafts like cake toppers, frames, 3D numbers and designs.

Besides crafting, Yetunde is also a seasoned practising lawyer whose attention to details combined with her vast knowledge of the law makes her an asset to her clients and employers. When she’s not knee deep in papers, glue and party-planning, you can be sure to find her researching current areas of the legal sphere.

Contact details:
instagram @tinklescrafts
Phone number: 08058459929

Oretuga Justobey Omolade

My name is Oretuga Justobey Omolade, an SSCE holder from Oke—Odo High School, Lagos. I’m a crocheter. Crocheting involves making amazing items from a string of wool using the hands and hook.

I started making baby caps for the hospital my sister worked in at age 13. I love making new things with my hands and seeing the smile handmade items bring to people’s faces fills me with joy

I learnt the basic when I was in primary school and self-taught later on.

Aside this craft business, I also design clothes. My craft services/products include custom made items and training (physical and online)

I can be reached via instagram @unique.crochet.wears
Facebook Unique Crochet Wears
My contact number are 09098102840, 08152594936

Sophie Adebambo Jolaosho

My name is Sophie Adebambo Jolaosho, I studied English at Ogun State University Ago-Iwoye (Now Olabisi Onabanjo University)

I attended Command Secondary School, Kaduna. Hello class of ’92!

Our company Bella Mariposa Productions was registered as a company October 2019, although we started like a hobby in November 2018.

I’ve always known that I am creative and dexterous. I learnt how to cut and sew in the 6 months between WAEC and University Matriculation. It was all in attempt to cheer up and excite my mom after her hysterectomy in 2018 at age 75. The plan was to teach her crochet so she can look forward to recovery. We watched YouTube videos and I unlocked myself instead! It’s indeed an interesting story I’ll love to share in full at some point.

After graduation, I worked professionaly in Advertising then HR Learning Management as a trainee before igniting my craft business.

I am also a writer, minister, singer and gospel recording artist, my second album was released in 2014 and I have now begun work on a new compilation.

I am the visionary and missions director of The Heman Harmony, an independent gospel choir and non profit organisation


Bella Mariposa Productions on IG – @hook_at_you

Personal IG- @sophiejol

Facebook – Sophie Adebambo Jolaosho

+2348060701046 phone, text or telegram

Oyetunde Israel Ayokunmi

My name is Oyetunde Israel Ayokunmi. I hold a BSc in Water Resources Management (Hydrology) from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta; FUNAAB and an MSc in Hydrology from University of Lagos; UNILAG

I’m the Founder of @icreatedesigns born out of a passion which is traceable to my great love for Arts since 1999 during my primary school days. Mine is a long story of peculiar inspiration and motivation. I draw and/or print on cloths, banners, etc. Way back, I usually use stencils to print names on fabric. I remember I was in Primary four when I was exposed to the Basic Techniques of “adire”. It was during tie and dye classes, I knew something was ignited in me. However, for so many reasons (sprouting from excuses of my tender age and need for academic pursuits), I held unto these passion of mine until my 4th Year in University when I started expressing my art through making of Greeting cards and wall art for sale.

I later got my second Adire training in my final year and then on YouTube and finally (in 2017) at Itoku, Abeokuta Ogun state- the historical home of Adire business. After these, the journey of I Creative Designs began.

I’ve also sharpened my skills in painting, card making. Wall arts (Paper Work)

Instagram: @icreativedesigns
WhatsApp: 08168622786
Twitter: @icreativeadire

Designing and production of adire

Elizabeth Oluwatayomi Taiwo

I’m Elizabeth Oluwatayomi Taiwo. I studied Economics in Covenant University.
I am the creative director of Lisa Bunta; a jewelry store where we make various artistic accessories.

I started bead making and design in Junior Secondary School 2 (JSS 2). A Corps Member serving in my school at the time had a class where she taught some students who were interested how to make beadedjewelry. Initially, I wasn’t interested and I felt it was a waste of time. However, when I saw my mates working on their projects in the hostel, I gradually developed interest and decided to join the class. But guess what! I was late because the classes were ended. She however advised me to buy the required materials and learn from my mates and I did just that. I learned the basics from them and started making various beaded jewelries. And then I began to yearn to know more, try more techniques – I surfed the web and up came YouTube to the rescue. That’s where I learned most of what I know today, the rest, are based on my own creativity.

I eagerly look forward to training others too, this is scheduled for later in the year.

I also do a little of cord knotting especially when it’s required to make jewelry. Then I crochet and knit sometimes, but not professionally, yet.

Twitter and IG: @lisabunta
Business line: 08183799545 (WhatsApp only for now)
Personal line: 08128393269

Anthonia Uchechukwu Igbukolu

My name is Anthonia Uchechukwu Igbukolu, a graduate of Petroleum Engineering from Madonna University. I’m the founder and creative director of Thoche Enterprises where we design and create 100% handmade bags and accessories with African print 

Services rendered  includes :

🔸 Training , both online and offline 

🔸 We design and create 

▪️ Handmade bags – Party bags , school bags , laptop bags , mini sized bags for kids , medium and large sized bags , purses 

▪️ Accessories such as  headbands ( we’ve got 3 different designs ), scrunchies , Ankara wrapped notepads , Ankara wrapped earrings ,Ankara wrapped bangles , fancy earrings made with Ankara ,satin lined bonnets ,throw pillows, Ankara-covered picture frames

I learnt to make bags in 2015 at a 2 weeks skill acquisition training organized by my church and it was love at first sight. I was given basic bag making training within that 2 weeks period 

I finally got tired of sending out CV’s in January 2018 and decided to start making bags . Thoche Enterprises officially started in May, 2018 and between then and now, I’ve enrolled in many classes to expand my knowledge, I taught myself to use the sewing machine (not an expert yet though 🙈) and added accessories to my skill set.

Aside making bags and accessories, I also sell African prints. I can be reached on +234 708 708 8723 

Facebook : Thoche 

Instagram / Twitter : @_thoche 

At Thoche Enterprises , we pride ourselves on putting clients first. Every item created is based on the client’s specifications ranging from bag design to fabric choice and accessory choice as well.

We currently only make items ( bags and accessories ) on pre-order and we also have mouth-watering WHOLESALE PACKAGES for those interested in going into the Afrocentric fashion industry.

Modupe E. Olakanye

My name is Olakanye Modupe Esther. I studied Biology Education at Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo State Nigeria.

I’m the CEO of Modhan, a Crochet and Knit brand that was established in 2015 making use of wool to make clothing items, fashion accessories, costumes and interior decors. I discovered this skill in Jss 2 (second year in Junior Secondary School) from a classmate who got me fascinated by her skills. She taught me the basics and I later went for a knitting training in my 200L at the University (while the lectures downed tools on a protest). YouTube videos had also been of immense contribution to development. I now Crochet and Knit professionally.

The items on the list of my creations nclude (but not limted to evening gowns, pants, pullover and sweaters , skirts, kimono Jacket, croptops and shorts, bikinis, scarves and shawl, poncho and shrugs, bags, shoes of any size.

I also make crochet Brooches/ lapel pins , headwarmer/ beanies (for souvenirs and donations), interior art decors such as Wall art, curtains, blankets and foot rug, etc.

To cap it, going by education background, I’m a Craft Instructor on Crochet and Knitting.

Start Small as a start-up…

Imagined demand for ones’ products can sometimes work. It is however usually better to start small and make haste slowly.

The prospect of gain can be so appealing but can be costly. Learning the peculiarities of the market and adjusting to it means a reduced risk of overstocking which significantly affects liquidity. Not having cash to stock up with would hamper the business