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  • Mr Jeff Wanjala CEO of Wam Fam Clothings

     

     

    Meet  Mr Jeff Wanjala CEO of Wan Fam Clothing.

    Wan Fam Clothing is a company started in 2011 but has its birth dating to 2009 when we started making hand painted t shirts for our clients.Now we are a company proving fresh looks for the urban fashion market and also new look for corporate clients

    Africanhighway.com is pleased to have interviewed Mr Jeff Wanjala an urban clothing line entrepreneur  with a Slogan : Live in your world, Get dressed by ours! our very own African FUBU.

    Africahighway.com: What ignited the spark in you to start a business? How did the idea for your business come about?


    Mr Wanjala: I had a friend who used to do good hand painting on t-shirts for me and other clients. I also had a small brother who was good in graffiti. When my friend got an office job and quit his hand painting business I asked him for his brushes and paint. I bought t-shirts and gave my brother to do some work on them. I later took pictures of the t-shirts and posted on Facebook and got thirteen orders and we grew from there


     Africahighway.com: Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it?


    Mr Wanjala: My funding came from savings mostly from other small hustles I used to do. It also came from clients since I started a model where clients pay deposit for their order beforehand thus being able to fund production.


    Africahighway.com: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?


    Mr Wanjala: When we started most of our marketing was word of mouth and to me that is one of the best marketing strategies because it comes with trust for your products and business. After that we moved on social media which has become one of our most successful marketing strategies. We also do events which are also doing very well.


    Africahighway.com: How did you build a successful customer base?


    Mr Wanjala: We do that by first offering unique and quality products. Secondly we do that by treating a customer than just another buyer. We try getting feedback on our brand and we improve based on customer demands and suggestions therefore making them feel more than just another buyer but more of part of the brand.


    Africahighway.com: What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)


    Mr Wanjala: Freakonomics is one of my favorite books, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and also Rich Dad Poor dad. But mostly I read people and companies’ stories and watch documentaries of big brands that made it and those that failed. I look for knowledge in every stream possible.


    Africahighway.com: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?


    Mr Wanjala: There was once we released it on Friday evening and on Monday it was sold out. It was really satisfying and successful. That gave me a different look on how the clients viewed our brand.


    Africahighway.com: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?


    Mr Wanjala: I really don’t focus on fear…but…if I was ever to think about it then it would be fear that the brand will be forgotten one day.Or fear that people would look at my brand and it reminds them of something else rather than what we are selling. I manage that fear but trying to stay unique in terms of product designs, marketing etc. Also trying to get much information from our clients and know where we stand. I also read and learn a lot about brands that are making it and those that have failed because it’s as important to know what to do as it is to know what not to do.


    Africahighway.com: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?


    Mr Wanjala: I cannot necessarily call it a pattern but I can say there are few things that make you successful.
    Persistence, the will to learn knew things, will to work with others goes a long way. Hard work
    is also a big part of it.


    Africahighway.com: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family/Social life?


    Mr Wanjala: It has definitely shrunk the time I spend on my social life and even when I want to add the social life
    in the menu I prefer surrounded with people who will challenge me to be better or grow as more
    informed or just generally a better person.


    Africahighway.com: What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to be entrepreneurs?


    Mr Wanjala: Love what you do. In college it’s more about just trying to get some cash so you jump from hustle to
    hustle. If one doesn’t work out you move to the next. The advantage of loving what to do is that even
    when the tough gets tougher you still stick in there and try to figure out how to make it better. And if it
    works and come out of the hole you come out better and if it doesn’t then the experience and knowledge
    is priceless.

     

    Wan Fam Clothing Contact 

     Tel: 0705 818844
     
     Facebook.com/WanFamClothing
     
     Twitter: @WanFamClothing
     
    Email: info@wanfamclothing.com

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Ms Olatorera Oniru CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com

     Meet   Olatorera Oniru the Nigerian Woman who is building the fashion Amazon of Africa.

    Africanhighway.com is pleased to have interviewed Ms Olatorera Oniru an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa.

     Ms Oniru is A member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, and this is what she had to say about how she stated http://www.dressmeoutlet.com

     Africahighway.com: What ignited the spark in you to start a business? How did the idea for your business come about?

    Ms Oniru: Africa has massive potentials considering our vast availability of natural resources, high human capital and several other factors. I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur and contribute to making the world a better place. Dressmeoutlet.com currently gives me the opportunity to grow and excel while providing the best quality fashion and beauty products at the best prices to a global market.


     Africahighway.com: Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it?

    Ms Oniru: Funding to start Dressmeoutlet.com came from a decade long of savings. Although within the next 3 years, we will consider external investors to grow and expand significantly across borders.

    Africahighway.com: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?

    Ms Oniru: We utilized various digital and physical means of marketing Dressmeoutlet.com. To date, the most effective would be the outdoor billboards. Also notable would be word-of-mouth advertising and digital advertising such as social media.

    Africahighway.com: How did you build a successful customer base?

    Ms Oniru: We have built our successful customer base over the past year by ensuring we give 150% excellent customer service to each and every customer. That in turn ensures repeat customers and also ensures word-of-mouth brand expansion and new customer acquisition.

    Africahighway.com: What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)

    Ms Oniru: I’ve enjoyed a lot of books throughout my undergraduate days and during my Master’s in Business Administration days. I tend not to remember the author or the title of the books, what sticks is the content and what I gained from reading the book. I’m currently writing a strongly empowering book that will transfer my decade long of knowledge acquisition to all readers who pick up the book. It will be launched in 2017.

    Africahighway.com: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

    Ms Oniru: I do not think I have arrived at a most satisfying moment yet. I believe the best is still ahead but I am absolutely grateful for every experience, every success factor, every recognition and every milestone thus far, no matter how small, as everything I am grateful for contributed and contributes to the journey I have embarked on.

    Africahighway.com: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

    Ms Oniru: I’m not sure I have a greatest fear as I would not consider any fear great. I also avoid fears or anything negative. I focus on what I can control. We can’t control death, darkness or any
    other factors people tend to fear. I honestly would not focus on fears. I focus on what I can control and leave the rest to time, life and supernatural leaders.

    Africahighway.com: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

    Ms Oniru: It’s possible. We are all different, we all do certain things differently and we must all respect each other’s growth, viewpoints and success factors. We must also support each other as strongly as possible. I personally am a strong believer in that everyone can be successful and thus I do not hesitate to give advice where I can or collaborating where it would provide growth for the other party. The world is big enough for everyone to be comfortable and happy and we all really do deserve to be comfortable and happy. Success simply is pushing your dreams, being hardworking, understanding how the world works and putting the needs of others before yours.

    Africahighway.com: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family/Social life?

    Ms Oniru: I have made more friends and I’ve added more members into my family. I love entrepreneurship as I’m able to network and meet new people on a daily basis. Surprisingly, I actually have more dedicated time for my personal life than when I worked in paid employment. I do not go out as much as I used to as I seem to have traded my night life and party days for speaking engagements and working late hours which I’m perfectly fine with as the results continue to be of significant impact to others which makes me happy. What makes me most happy is to see others being happy, growing and succeeding.

    Africahighway.com: What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to be entrepreneurs?

    Ms Oniru: Learn as much as you can, stay focused then, “Push your dreams, don’t let anything stop you from doing anything great for the world” Be you, live your best life, be great, make others happy.

     

     

     

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  • Welcome To Africanhighway

     

     

     Africanhighway is a videos sharing website and a forum for African entrepreneurs to connect, inform, and inspire others entrepreneurs across Africa.

    We are pleased to Invite  and encourage African Entrepreneurs to sign up and post Videos of their journey, we believe that you are a ROLE MODEL  to the next generation of Entrepreneurs.

    Kindly share your stories with us to connect and motivate someone who is starting somewhere or is thinking of starting, but doesn't have anyone to look upto, or maybe he/she is just about to give up! your story of how you started your business the failures and Successes  might just be what they need to CONTINUE ON...

    We would also love to interview you if you can't post a video on your own, we have interviewed some of the entrepreneurs on our site.

    Let us come to you. some of the benefits of sharing your experience with us are:

    1. You get to market yourself/Business

    2. You get to Help other Starting Entrepreneurs In Africa by just talking about your Entrepreneurial Journey

    3. You will connect with other like minded African Entrepreneurs

    We Believe  ENTREPRENEURSHIP is going to solve some of the Unemployment  and even insecurity issues in Africa.

    Lets Take the Journey Together.

    I wish you well

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    Julius Tago

    Co-Founder Africanhighway.com

    julius@africanhighway.com

     

     

     

     

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