SB INSPIRED: Another success story of a young entrepreneur to help inspire you for your own attainments.
Isoken Ogiemwonyi, a creative director of Nigerian contemporary fashion label Obsidian and co-founder of retail brands, Le Petit Marche (a monthly shopping event in Lagos, Nigeria) and L’Espace (independent fashion and lifestyle concept store) was been chosen as the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week/British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year!
Isoken wins a N2,000,000 cash prize and a Tour of London Fashion Week courtesy British Council who will also be hosting 30 other Young Creative Entrepreneurs from different parts of the world!
The search for the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week/British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award winner included online applications and rigorous screenings in Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. The panel of judges included Bukola Kajero and Ibobo Chukwuma representing sponsors MTN, Ojoma Ochai from the British Council, Veronica Ebie-Odeka of Vane Style and fashion designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi.
Young entrepreneur Isoken is a graduate of Law (LLB Law – Hons.) from the University of Nottingham with a PGD in Hospitality Administration from GIHE, Switzerland and an MSc in Management from BPP London. She has been in the business of fashion since 2006.
The 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week will kick off on the 24th of October.
Her success story according to Nkechi Eze of Bellanaija shows that you do not have to reinvent the wheel to be successful. Consistency and BRANDING goes a long way.