We had the good fortune of connecting with Onayeme Jelugbo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Onayeme, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I look at risks as challenges. Risks sounds dangerous whereas challenges imply that some sort of victory is possible. I like a challenge, the chance to try something new is exciting to me . So I try to continuously challenge myself, sometimes it pays off sometimes it doesn’t.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I wouldn’t say that I have made it in any sense, I think I’ve been lucky and worked hard and that I still have a long way to go. I love fashion and sharing it with others and writing brings me peace, because it’s effortless to me. Fashion is way of introducing yourself without having to speak and I personally love that, so I do my best to inspire others to do the same. One thing I’ve learned about myself is to keep pushing forward even if it seems like the only one who understands you is you, you must keep going; because one day you’ll look back and be so happy and proud that you did. 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?
My best friends Lola and Vicky have supported me every step of the way, from encouraging me to being sound boards for ideas to just listening to me ramble. They have always been there and I am forever thankful and grateful to them for that.