A self-taught Nigerian tailor, Oyinda Janet Oreoluwa Akinfenwa, has been gaining massive media attention with her amazing masterpieces that can be worn in different ways.
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YEN.com.gh compiled some interesting facts to know about this fashion genius whose works always amaze people.
1. She has a degree in law
While studying for her law degree at Afe Babalola University, Oyinda would make clothes, keeping away from many social activities.
Despite being in law school, the lady is also nursing an ambition to make it big in the fashion industry.
2. How she formed her brand name JANORE
Oyinda said that the name is taken from Janet and Oreoluwa. In speaking with Face2Face Africa, she said that the naming has been a huge success.
JANORE which started out without a definite business plan now has works in different countries around the world.
3. Oyinda got her skill through self-teaching
The 22-year-old said that she garnered all the knowledge she knows about sewing without any formal training.
She, however, said that she apprenticed with a fashion designer for about a month to better the skill that is practically much inborn.
4. How her clothes in different styles came about
She said that it was never planned, and the whole fashion theme just happened, adding that she draws inspiration from her environment.
The lady who really values precision said that there were times in the past when she abandoned a project for not coming out perfect.
5. Her view about life and ambition
The 22-year-old designer said that creatives should not be scared of breaking rules as there are many ways to achieve things.
She added that there would never be any perfect time to start anything, urging people to pursue their dreams without much delay.
Meanwhile, it wearlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Ore Akinde, succeeded greatly years after her roommates at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) laughed at her clothes making business.
The crotchet maker in a post on Friday, November 27, said her school friends then called her masquerade and danced around in her pieces.
Despite the discouragement, Akinde forged ahead. More than three years later, she has over 35 designs and has sold more than 5000 outfits.
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