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
Draping services for your photoshoots.
Don’t want the hassle of choosing fabric, designer, fittings etc. Be draped in the lushest fabrics and be guaranteed of unique styling, one you won’t find anywhere else.
Amarachi set chiffon top and micro pleated 34 length wide leg pants
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
Meet The Founder Of EONL (Exclusive Interview).