Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba – “Keep moving, no one said it was going to be easy but it will be worth it”

19 Jul

Hello Presh Nation, Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba is the CEO of Sonnies Collections, She is an astute business woman and has a lot to share. Enjoy;

See Previous Soliloquy of Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba here

Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba

PRESH: Hello, please reintroduce yourself to us

OLUWATOBILOBA: My name is Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba Hannah


PRESH: Welcome Tobiloba, it’s nice to have you back here



PRESH: So, from what we know, you own Sonnie’s collection. Why did you pick this line of business?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Sonnie’s collections is all about Fashion. I picked it because Fashion never expires, neither does it go out of style and I love seeing people dress well


PRESH: So, it wasn’t about the money?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Money is part oo. At first, I started business because I wanted to have a side income but I later fell in love with it totally. It is now part of me


PRESH: Interesting, when we spoke to you over a year ago, you said capital was your major challenge. How did you overcome that?

OLUWATOBILOBA: You mean overcoming!

PRESH: πŸ˜‚ OK, how are you overcoming the challenge?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Saving!!! Even if I make 100 naira I make sure I save it and not spend it anyhow. I now cut my coat, I make sure I save to reach my target always. I set a target for myself every week


PRESH: Hmm, before we go on and on into your business, tell us about yourself, your childhood to start with.

OLUWATOBILOBA: I am the 7th child of my parents(the last born actually). I was born Feb 10 in the late 90’s . I did my primary education Child best nursery and primary school,then proceed to my secondary education in Debest college


PRESH: 7th πŸ˜‚ Must have been so much fun growing up with 6 older ones. They’d have spoilt you πŸ˜‚

OLUWATOBILOBA: They were far too old!!! My immediate older brother is 7 years older than I am


PRESH: Yes now, it means they’d have spoilt you with goodies

OLUWATOBILOBA: And lots of flogging

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PRESH: πŸ˜‚ I trust. So, they say a lot of people find or what they want when they’re much younger. Was this the case for you? Did you sell things by any chance when you were younger?

OLUWATOBILOBA: I did πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I remember buying 12 pairs of earring for 100 naira and selling it for 50 naira each then. I was so happy about making profit that huge


PRESH: Wow! That much πŸ˜‚ You certainly had it in you. How much of an impact did that have on you starting out?

OLUWATOBILOBA: I didn’t even remember until last year or so when I was thinking


PRESH: So now into the present, what is your debt management policy?

OLUWATOBILOBA: No pick up or delivery until full payment has been made

No keep for me without half payment atleast

No family in business


PRESH: Nice, so you basically shop for people

OLUWATOBILOBA: Yes, that is what I do

Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba
Sonnie in the market even in the rain

PRESH: So, let’s say I have a classic event, how much would it take for you to style me?

OLUWATOBILOBA: It depends on the event and your taste of fashion


PRESH: You’re a biology student, what are your plans for that aspect of your life?

OLUWATOBILOBA: I don’t know God’s plan for my life but as my own plan is to go totally into business
If I don’t have a business chat or deal for 1 hour I feel something is missing. It is a part of me that I love


PRESH: So no biology in your agenda for now?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Maybe later but I don’t have plans for that now


PRESH: How much progress have you made in the last 1 year?

What is the right English to useπŸ˜‚ Huge! Big!! Plenty!!! I have been doing well in business to a reasonable extent

Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba

PRESH: So, what more should we expect from Sonnie’s collection soon?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Alot! I am having alot of sleepless night preparing with God’s help and my customers’ support We are taking over


PRESH: If there’s anyone out there who wants to do business like you, what’s your advice to them?

OLUWATOBILOBA: Don’t give up. Never compare your 2 months old business to a business that is a year or more. Learn communication, it’s good for business. Control your anger, customers are always right, smile always. Keep account of all transactions, always pray. Lastly, Keep moving, no one said it was going to be easy but it will be worth it.


PRESH: Thank you so so much for these words and for your time. I can’t wait for you to shop for me. Please, drop your contact for those who would need your services.

OLUWATOBILOBA: 07067798403
IG @sonnie_collections
Email – ogundairo97@gmail.com


PRESH: Thank you, Peace ✌

Ogundairo Oluwatobiloba

Nothing good comes easy, in life, whatever you would become is left to your ability or inability to give up. Ire oo πŸ₯‚

About Author

Precious Olawumi
Precious Olawumi

.. .. .. CEO Symplypreshblog Founder of The Olawumi Precious foundation Has a ton of experiences in various industries from food to insurance to fashion. He's an introvert with a vision to one day preside over the most populous black nation on the planet. He's quite innovative and driven. In a bid to make a difference and to motivate people to become better, He chose a path that helps him relate with more people. He was a partner at the Icons Fashion Show 2019. He recently bagged a Bachelor's of Technology degree in food science and engineering.

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