We had the good fortune of connecting with Goodness I. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Goodness, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I would go out with my friends to events and other functions, I remember when I was in the ladies room and heard girls just talk about things they did not like about themselves. One girl had freckles and she hated them. This other girl had burn marks and trying to use foundation to cover it up. I was thinking to myself… why are you trying to change who God made you ? I started randomly talking to them telling them how beautiful they’re and how all their marks is apart of their beauty. I am a very confident person and I wanted to make find ways to make other woman feel confident through fashion. My brand name is called “Onye Vè” and it means there’s no one like you. Onye Vè also means imperfection is perfection. I wanted to create a platform where woman can be themselves and still feel confident.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
One thing that I love hearing when people get my products is when they talk about my quality. My quality is something that I am extremely proud of and excited about because quality last longer. I want people to have my pieces for years and the quality haven’t decreased. I will say when you’re a brand that cares a lot about quality the search for the right material is not easy. It is not easy being a designer but I enjoy every step of the way. The best way I overcame all my challenges is having a good mindset and making sure that I stay motivated. I enjoy the ideas, the fabric finding and most especially creating the right campaigns. One of my biggest lessons I’ve learned along the way is that you should never rush things because whats for you will always be for you. When you rush things, you miss out on certain details. I want the world to know that Onye Vè means there’s no one like you and that you should embrace who you are because you are one of one. Onye Vè family is true perfection even with their “flaws.”

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to New York and here are the things we would do

1. Color factory ( Color museme )
2. Board game Cafe
3. Explore Botanic Garden in Brooklyn
4. Fashion galleries
5. Eat at The Fulton & Sushi Lab
6. Go on a Spa date
7. Bike ride around the city

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out my Onye Vè ( @onye.ve) family! I love them so much for always supporting me through each and every collections that I drop. I also would love to shout out my friends, mentors and family for motivating me through tough times. I would love to individually shoutout these group of artists for always backing me up with my crazy photoshoot & video ideas. These group of individuals always make sure the models, makeup, hair, and outfits comes out the best way possible. Please go check them out on Instagram: @agency.jag ( Modeling agency ) , @Fayvncollection ( Hairstylist ), @africasdarkest ( Video creator ), @Yin.yara (Stylist) and @ariiels_ ( Intern). I would also love to shout out my lawyer @thereellawyer for always making sure I am legally protected. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me since I started can’t wait for you all to see what’s next!

Website: https://shoponyeve.com

Instagram: Business IG : @onye.ve /. Personal IG: @itsgoodiee

Youtube: itsgoodiee

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