HELLO PRESH NATION! I made a promise and I intend to keep to my word. Today, we have with us an Ex-beauty Queen who is now an online hair vendor. Her name is Adeboye Adeola Nana-awawu. Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy 🌹
PRESH: Please introduce yourself to our readers
ADEOLA: I’m Adeboye Adeola Nana-awawu, I graduated from ladoke Akintola University of Technology with a Btech in physiology.
PRESH: Tell us more about yourself. What do you do, how did you start?
ADEOLA: I’m an ex-beauty queen, a resting model 😂 (cause I still wish to pursue a career in modelling) and I’m also a hair vendor.
I started as a model in 2014 when a friend introduced me to a photographer cause she saw how passionate I was about being a model. I had my first shoot and was also opportune to showcase for a magazine then. And that was how it started, I started building a name and career as a model. In 2015, I was introduced to the world of pageantry.
PRESH: So, right now you’re a hair vendor. Tell us about that experience so far. What challenges have you encountered in that field?
ADEOLA: Being an online hair vendor is a bit challenging especially for a start-up, getting customers to trust u, trying to sell your brand, consistency and all. There are a lot of challenges attached. Trying to get suppliers, building the brand, keeping up with clients, learning more, delivery problems, distance and a whole lot.
PRESH: What inspired you to go into the hair business?
ADEOLA: Being a hair vendor to me is like a passion though. Growing up, I had this thing for making hair, I would look for used attachments and sit on the railings in front of the house trying to copy the hairstylist working. With time, I was getting it right and I decided to learn more. In the course of learning more my boss then use to wear Brazilian hair. She made me realize the difference between Brazilian hair and other products and why it is more expensive, how much profit u can make and it is a plus as a stylist. Fast forward to gaining admission to LAUTECH, I was not able to finish up my training but I was better so I made hair for friends and started selling attachments and other hair accessories and that was how it became more for me.
PRESH: Back to your modelling career. You claim you wish to still pursue a modelling career. Firstly, why did you stop, secondly, how do you intend to reignite the passion?
ADEOLA: Not getting the right connection made me stop. I got tired in between and yes as you know now man must not live by bread alone 😂, I needed to do more for myself and it was not helping. To reignite the passion, I might just do it for fun, as a way of relaxing my mind. I’m still trying to give it more thought before I decide.
PRESH: Tell us about your first pageantry experience
ADEOLA: Yessss, I loved it. It was stressful! That was my first time wearing heels for a very long time, sleepless nights, rehearsals upon rehearsals but I was grateful. It was an eye-opener for me. It was an amazing experience. You know every good thing has its bad side but I won’t want to go into that now.
PRESH: What widely spread notion about models do you wish to refute?
ADEOLA: Modeling and pageantry are not for the weak. In the beginning, a lot of people used to think being a model is the same as being a prostitute you hear things like, “it is just a change of name, you are being sold to men, and you have to pay with your body and all”. Trying to change all that perspective was a whole lot and yes people started seeing a career in it.
PRESH: What are the most difficult parts of modelling?
ADEOLA: Getting the right connection isn’t easy. Pageantry is for the rich and most times, you need money to make the right connections. There’s more to it though. Money and influence are usually picked over passion and your ability to deliver.
PRESH: Tell us more about your childhood, what was it like and what do you miss most about being a child.
ADEOLA: I grew up in d ghetto ajegunle apapa to be precise. Growing up I was raised by just my mom cause dad was not always around and I chop the beating of my life cause I was and still am a very stubborn child 😂😂😂 and my Mum is a no-nonsense person couple with the environment we were living, my mum was extra strict. She doesn’t take chances. What I miss most about being a child, is the fact that I used to get whatever I wanted.
PRESH: If you were to eat only 1 food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
ADEOLA: Maybe Pasta
PRESH: Tell us one fun thing about you.
ADEOLA: I’m fun myself. I’m a life of the party
PRESH: Thank you for your time ✌🏾
You can’t afford to let your background keep your back on the ground. Go out, explore, ensure that this one chance you get, you live your life to the fullest. You might not get another chance. Ire oo 🥂