Meet our student entrepreneur of the week:
My name is Fayemi Damilola, a student of the premiere university, University of Ibadan, Department of History. I’m into sales of vintage shirts, vintage ties, waist beads, anklets, glasses, jean skirts, Palazo, necklaces and all.
What’s the inspiration behind starting a business as a student?
What inspired me to start a business as a student back then was the fact that I didn’t like the idea of asking people for money; and the fact that when people ask me, I mostly say “I don’t have”, these two factors prompted me to start a business of my own.
How has starting your own business while still in school impacted you, both positive and negative?
Good question. The way my business has affected me positively; is that I became very popular everywhere around, and on the negative side, people always believe I shouldn’t be broke sometimes.
How do you balance school and business?
Since what I’m doing is my passion, I just reschedule my time table and create more time for my business.
How supportive are your parents?
My mom is a single parent, my mum most times supports me with prayers and business advice.
What advice do you have for upcoming student entrepreneurs?
Before I started my business, I’ve always had this popularity and the ability to meet people & make friends easily.
My advice has always been that make whatever business you are doing or planning to do, make it your passion, for you’d do unimaginable things to ensure the growth of your business.
How has Vasiti helped you as a student entrepreneur?
Vasiti has rightly proved to me that the future of business for students is secured. For me, it has made me meet new people I could never have met as early as I met them.