Let’s meet Rafiat Opeoluwa who deals on the sales of Adire and Kampala fabrics. Exquisite magazine is pleased to have an interview with her, let’s read up on her story.
Tell us about Yourself
I am Rafiat Oluwakemi Opeoluwa. A trained and certified child educator, the founder of Cynosureark Adire and Kampala Fabrics. I hail from Ogun state, Nigeria.
What does your business do and how it started
My business deals in the production and sales of cut and sew, ready-to-wear Adire and Kampala fabrics
How do you solve your customer’s challenge?
The challenge most of my customers face is making the best choice of fabric. I present different ranges of Fabrics to them and enlighten them about each.
Who are your ideal customers?
Group of people who are planning events, individuals who are willing to add Adire fabrics to their clothing collection, and school owners who want to teach their students practical tying and dyeing in creative art.
Can you describe/outline your typical day?
Making calls to take orders from customers, speaking with drivers to ensure goods get to their destinations safely, and sourcing suitable fabrics for production.
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
It has increased my income flow and reduced my dependence on people.
What motivates you?
The need to be productive
What is your greatest fear?
Losing loved ones
How do you define success?
Achieving goals despite challenges encountered
What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Sales and Marketing
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Creativity, communication, problem-solving.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
What advice would you give to people who want to become entrepreneurs?
Choose a field (not multiple), be creative, collaborate with other people in that and be consistent.
What is your favourite book?
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
Please share the contact details you wish to be made public.
WhatsApp/Call: 07062687997 www.cynosureark.com