Saturday, 8 August 2015

Owambe training: Raising Fashion specialists from the street

By Ayodele Samuel,Lagos


A few days ago, I visited Owambe Training Center owned and managed by my very good friend with high taste for quality and standard, Ola Abraham Emmanuel.
Owambe Nigeria Limited top list of Fashion and Photography firm in town.
He started about 30months ago, after graduating from Prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism NIJ, and has since merged his journalistic and creative knowledge to the fashion industry.

Little wonder he sew for the immediate former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, some governors, celebrities, corporate bodies and respected individuals.
His 30 months in the sector, has armed him with over than 30 years of knowledge and experience. 
'Africa', as we call him, had his good and bad times in growing his business empire. Today he has the best of modern fashion equipments at his factory and training center. In 2013, his company single-handedly organized Africa's largest fashion exhibition. 
Africa has benefited from the knowledge that comes from risk, adventure and creativity. He once went bankrupt but bounced back making good profits, his name was not on any bank debtors list.

This young man said he decided to give back to the society that made him, by organizing a 3 months intensive fashion training that will cover male and female designs, colour theory, illustrations, starting and setting up, marketing and financing. 

When he ran me through the course packaged in the three months training, I confessed it was too cheap for a N10,000. He told me it actually cost 75,000 and its a CSR promo to empower people.

'Africa' added that he will be bringing Business experts for training, according to him Lagos State coordinator of SMEDAN has agreed to take a session at this forthcoming training.

He said the SMEDAN official will be  talking about starting a small and medium scale fashion enterprise in Nigeria and how you can access business funds from federal Government.

His target is to raise fashion experts and stylists from our army of unengaged and unemployed youths in the country.
This total package can help you boost your income or start a new business in the nearest future. No doubt the world is looking towards our fashion industry and would soon became a major export for Nigeria.
The good thing is that there are morning, evening and weekend classes. Registration for this training ends on Friday (Aug.7, special consideration for those who make it early on Monday) and induction for participants is on Monday (Aug.10), sponsor yourself or someone you want a brighter future for... Its a lifetime opportunity

Owanbe CEO  Emmanuel Ola-Abraham can be reached  on 08165314466 and  2BECC94C.‎


Ayodele Samuel is a Lagos based journalist and Agro-preneur.

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