African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa. In all instances except rural areas these traditional garments have been replaced by Western clothing introduced by European colonialists. African clothing and fashion is a diverse topic that is able to provide a look into different African cultures. Clothing varies from brightly colored textiles, to abstractly embroidered robes, to colorful beaded bracelets and necklaces. Since Africa is such a large and diverse continen
The African Fashion scene has continued to grow tremendously over the years with an industry potential worth billions of dollars. As we experience the rise of new designers, retailers, tech entrepreneurs and path finders changing the face of the fashion industry, there’s no doubt that Africa’s economy has beamed more light on the immense opportunities evident in this industry while attracting possible long-term investments for its growth.
One of the pioneers paving the way in the E-commerce space is the assiduous and vibrant 29 year old entrepreneur, Olatorera Oniru, Founder of Dressmeoutlet.com, an e-commerce platform with an eye for the global market. Before starting out as an entrepreneur, Olatorera had worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Ericsson as the head of sales Governance, MTN Account in the Sub-Sahara African region; Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a senior analyst and with General Electric as financial management intern.
Olatorera is passionate about Africa, change, entrepreneurship and development. She has been involved with many prestigious leadership events. Her passion includes Innovation, Poverty Alleviation, National Development, Good Governance, Happy People and her activities include spending time with her Husband and children.
I recently had a chat with Olatorera about her entrepreneurial journey, growth and future plans for her thriving company, Dressmeoutlet.com.
Elizabeth Laiza King