Meet The Founder Of EONL (Exclusive Interview)


Eyiyemi-Olivia Rogbinyin, a verified member of Bellafricana, wears many hats, one of which is her passion for tailoring. She is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Jos with more than 25 years post experience in the fields of Architecture and Interior Design, Broadcasting as a Television and Radio presenter, Make-Overs and Dressmaking which she has a Passion for.

I am very excited to be introducing this amazing Founder and her brand to you. Keep reading to Meet the Founder of EONL (Exclusive Interview).

  • Please introduce yourself and your background

My name is Eyiyemi-Olivia Rogbinyin an architect, broadcaster, actor, tailor. 

  • Tell us about your work. How did your company start? 

I started tailoring professionally in the year 2000 after a short stint in broadcasting. leveraging on the gift of sewing my mum had helped hone almost 20years before. Having the idea to show off what else we could do with ankara fabrics apart from Boubous and iro and bubas

  • How did you come about the name and what does it mean? 

I started with Olivia concept (Olivia is my middle name) and registered EyiyemiOlivia Nigeria Limited in 2012 as a limited liability company.

  • What is your niche and how did you know it was a market to get into? 

Detailing, detailing, detailing. Finishing has to be one of the most underrated skills used by tailors. We say you can wear our clothes inside out. We also love to show our versatility with local fabrics.

  • Where do you get the inspiration for your products? 

Everywhere and Anywhere. Mostly though from The Holy Spirit 

  • Can you remember one of the first products you made? What makes it memorable?

We used aso oke to make a cropped top and long fitted skirt for twin sisters for a wedding. Nothing like that had been done in a long time. It literally shot us into the limelight. 

  • What are some of the challenges you face in your business? 

Maintaining clientele and being consistent with marketing. 

  • Do you have any regrets venturing into this line of business?

Not a single one.

  • What is your most popular product? 

Right now our Auta jogger pants. We’ve had a really good run with our Omorinsola jacket as well.

  • To what extent do you draw upon your Nigerian (African) heritage for your work?

That was the whole point of setting up the business and we are very passionate about using locally sourced indigenous fabrics for our garments.

  • What are some of your short term and long term goals, both in your business and life in general? 

That has changed over the years, now it is to impact those who are struggling in the industry and shorten the number of potential hot spots they will encounter. As for myself, I am working on my journey with getting to know My Father better and doing His will. 

  • What would people be surprised to learn about you? 

😂😂 I’m not sure there’s anything. I’m an open book.

  • What profession would you be in if you weren’t in this Industry? 

Already done a few. 

  • If you could give one piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their own business in your industry, what would it be? 

Understudy someone in the industry who’s willing to show you the ropes.

  • And finally, please share images of some of your work and tell us a little about each product


Auta Jogger Pants, POW Doodle t-shirt blinged or eco friendly hand painted

Auta Jogger Pants, POW Doodle tshirt blinged or eco friendly hand painted

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Amarachi set chiffon top and micro pleated 34 length wide leg pants

Amarachi set chiffon top and micro pleated 34 length wide leg pants
Eyiyemi-Olivia Rogbinyin

And that is it from here, for more details about the brand, check out their Instagram page here: Eyiyemi Olivia Rogbinyin (@eyiyemiolivia) • Instagram photos and videos

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Meet The Founder Of EONL (Exclusive Interview).


Fashion Tips For Women

I believe you have heard the phrase ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ and you probably believed it.

Well, that’s good but not in fashion. In the book of fashionistas, you must never be caught unfresh i.e not looking your best, because truth be told, everyone judges a book by it’s cover. Even you, lol!

Hold on, before you start thinking ‘Thank God I am not a fashionista’, allow me to remind you that no one is born fashionable but the desire to look good is within. At this point you are wondering the purpose of this long sermon, right? Ok, I will cut the chase.

I am here to give some fashion tips that will help you stand out at meetings, events, work, in fact, any where. Are you ready?

Organise  Your Closet

Start from the beginning, by this I mean things you have in your closet, which include your dresses, shoes, accessories and the likes. Take a moment to go through everything you own, decide on those to keep, sell or give away and do so accordingly. By doing this, you take note of what you have, what you need and how to match them. Before you rush on to the next thing, make sure to keep your items where you can assess them easily, use racks, shelves, boxes etc.

Find A Good Designers

Making your own clothes saves you some extra cash and still have you looking dope! Of course I realise that you might not be a fashion designer and that is ok, but, you can get yourself a good designer, who you work with to create amazing designs that suit your body frame. Some designers that can help you achieve this include; Eyiyemi Olivia of EoNL and more.

Invest In Timeless Pieces

There will always be a new fashion item to get. That said, do not carried away with all this, rather invest in things that are timeless, which means, regardless of when you wear them, they remain relevant and are not seasonal. examples of timeless pieces are,


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Don’t Forget Your Accessories

They might be little but they go a long way in transforming your entire look. Imagine dressing up for a meeting without your ear rings, the look on your face in that moment of realisation is enough to explain the strength of accessories. My point is, don’t forget to spice up your outfits no matter how simple with an accessory. Accessories vary, no need to limit yourself to just ear rings, here are few accessories to transform your look;

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Fashion tips

fashion tips

Flaunt Your Outfits

This is where I say, do not be afraid to rock and re-rock your outfits, that is what they where made for.

So, these are a few tips to help you stay on top of your fashion game, hope you find them useful.

Found them useful? Leave me a comment and let’s get talking.

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Bye for now!

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