Good day everyone,meet Mr Babafemi Akinsayo; a 200 Level Student of the Department of Accounting at the University Of Lagos.Mr Babafemi is an astute entrepreneur and a great risk taker.He is the CEO of a Photography Brand ‘The Alley‘. Vasiti had an exclusive interview with this great personality and he walks step by step through his entrepreneurial journey.
Can We Meet You?
My name is Babafemi Akinsayo.I am a 200 level Student of the Department of Accounting at the University of Lagos.I am a photographer and my brand name is The Alley.
What ignited the Spark in your business?
Well, I have always been a camera freak since childhood. Back then, I would always take a walk with anyone holding a camera. I got absorbed when I had to help someone to take pictures with his camera and that ignited the spark.
Do you intend to go into the Business full time after School?
I intend to Juggle it with accounting. Probably, I would venture into Photography full time later.
If you had the chance to start all over again, what would you do differently?
if I had the chance to start over , I would have loved to start earlier.
Are you an adventurous type of person? What’s the most stimulating experience you have ever had in your Entrepreneurial journey?
Well, I like taking risks sometimes but I like the safe side too. The most stimulating experience I’ve had is the burst of adrenaline and joy I get when I edit a picture in a new way or get an almost perfect picture.
Who do you look up to in your business industry?
I don’t look up to anyone, I just keep trying to become a better person than the day before.
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?
My realistic formulae for now is school first and other things will follow. So, school work prevails when there is a clash with business.
In one word, to what do you most attribute success?
What piece of advice do you have for budding entrepreneurs?
My candid piece of advice to every budding entrepreneurs out there is for them to take their time, avoid comparing themselves to others and they should make progress at their own pace.
What do you think of Vasiti?
It is a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to showcase their work and themselves.