From the Magazine: ‘My Business’- Interview with Omolola Faleye

In this interview, Omolola Faleye, Managing Partner of Sleek Affair speaks to YNaija about setting up the Sleek Brand in Nigeria.

I was trying to save a friend’s business dream and along the line I found out that I loved the Sleek Brand.

Why did you start your own business?

As project manager at an IT/ICT firm, owning my own business was not something I ever thought about. I never imagined I would be doing this, but God has his own way. I stumbled upon this business when I tried to step in and preserve a friend’s business dream. Along the line, I developed a deep love and passion for the business and for the brand. A year later, I took a walk from my day job and decided to start my own business as a managing partner with Sleek Makeup and Hair franchise in Abuja. It’s over 2 years and God has been faithful.

Why did you choose your line of business?

I was trying to save a friend’s business dream and along the line I found out that I loved the Sleek Brand. Sleek is youthful and fresh, engaging the interest of women from diverse backgrounds. It is extremely trendy and affordable for fashionistas and for those who want to enhance either natural beauty. The feeling my customers get when wowed with their looks from the Sleek Brand is awesome.

What are the challenges?

We are sometimes unable to meet demands of our distributors because of the bottlenecks that have to do with shipping and clearing in Nigeria.

Where do you see your business in the next five years?

I see my business getting to the nooks and crannies of Abuja and beyond. I see us having a database of over 2,000 distributors and empowering young men and women with a Plan B.

Advice to aspiring business owners?

Have passion and acquire business skills for your intending business, be focused determined, and above all  put God first and look up to Him for divine guidance, direction, and favour. Y!

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