Student Entrepreneur of the week : Tomiwa Ajayi


Hi everyone, meet our Student Entrepreneur of the week in the person of Tomiwa Ajayi; a 500 level Student of Electronics & Electrical Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a photographer & the CEO Tomiwa Ajayi Photography. Vasiti had an exclusive Interview with him and he walks us step by step through his entrepreneurial Journey.

Can We Meet You?

I’m Tomiwa Ajayi
I’m a student of Obafemi Awolowo University and I run a Photography Business.

What ignited the spark in you to venture into this business?

Well, I’d say my friends Ayomide Ajetomobi and Ife Aremu were the guys that spurred me into photography back in 2014… It’s been evergreen since then.

Do you intend to go into the Business full-time after School?

Yes, I intend to go into business but not full-time… This engineering degree ain’t gonna get dusty 😂

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If you had the chance to start all over again, what would you do differently?

If I had the chance to start over, I’d make sure I do better in connecting and mingling with people.

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Are you an adventurous type of person? What’s the most stimulating experience you have ever had in your Entrepreneurial journey?

Yes, I’m very adventurous…..
Most stimulating well, I remember I once climbed a bee-laden tree just to get that shot.

Who do you look up to in your business industry?

In industry, I look up to a couple of people: Big H, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Mofe Bamuyiwa, Eleanor Goodey, Sue Bryce, etc

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Tell me about a time you had to slog your way to get through tons of work from Class and Business. How did you get through it?

Well, about business and school…. Sincerely I just prioritize. Its always about the alternative forgone…. Like there was this time I had a test the next morning and I had to deliver wedding pictures… I did the pictures mehn.. Cos it was about trust at the time. I had an average score in my test though … But these days I forsee circumstances and act accordingly… I don’t wait till last minute to read and sort stuff.

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In one word, to what do you most attribute success?

One word is too small…
I think the drive to do more and not settle for less.

What piece of advice do you have for budding entrepreneurs?

Consistency is key and make sure you have proper mentors.

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Would you be willing to list your services on for Student in your school to enjoy?

Without any doubt, Yes I would !

What do you think of Vasiti?

I think Vasiti is great Innovation! I appreciate the fact that there are those that care about the life of Nigerian Students ♥

Student Entrepreneur of the week: Tomiwa Ajayi

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