Sunday, 29 April 2012

Shop my AVON store!

 Here is a sneak peak on the wonders available to women.

Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click

Sunday, 22 April 2012



It brings me pleasure to introduce Evelyn Dairo, a creative artist who found an outlet for her passion through bead making. I must confess I am impressed by the beauty of her creations and its versatility. Here is a brief interview with her on how she has been able to stand the test of time in the bead making business here in Nigeria. 

Evelyn Dairo
Me: Hi Evelyn, could you tell us a little about your collections? 

Evelyn: I make beautiful, affordable accessories that can be dressed-up or dressed-down to fit any occasion.

Me: What inspires you when you create?
Evelyn:  I get inspired by designs that are challenging and attention grabbing. It could be derived from jewelry I see on people or styles that pop into my head. For example: if I see a necklace on someone and I'll try to use it as a template to create something more appealing. I love creating jewelry beyond typical designs.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo
Me:  Do you sell your creations? If so, how, and is it profitable?
Evelyn: Yes, I sell them on my website All a customer has to do is choose items from the Éclat Collections gallery, place an order and I'll automatically get an email, respond and do the delivery. It is very profitable but I do it for the love of jewelry-making. It brings me so much joy to stand back and admire my final product on a happy client.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo
Me:  What mistakes have you made or lesson you have learned?
Evelyn: Well to God be the glory, I haven’t made any mistakes that could have been detrimental to my business' growth. An important lesson that I learned from this business is to never underestimate yourself or your creations. People will pay good money for something you know is good. But first you have to believe within yourself that what you made is worth the price tag, after all, you invested a lot of time and hard work into it.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo

Me: What to you is success? Have you reached it yet, or are you on your way towards success?
Evelyn: Success to me is continuous growth, I know that I haven't reached my peak yet but I’m forever grateful to God because He has always been my companion on this journey.

Eclat Collections by Evelyn Dairo

Me:  So, what's next?
Evelyn: I currently do most of my business online; I know that I’m only reaching one particular type of market - the internet-savvy shoppers. I’d love to tap into the market of customers who still shop at the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. By God's Grace, I will open up my office in December 2011.

Thank you Evelyn for been such a wonderful guest on my blog.

To my readers, I am sure Evelyn has her  office up and running. Visit @  Eclat Collections


Bawo ni,

It all seemed like yesterday when I came into the US. How time flies. I sometimes wonder what it is exactly I have been able to achieve. I also wonder at times if the primary objective of coming to the US -Fayetteville State University, North Carolina was actually achieved. Well, during the Farewell ceremony organized by the Internationl Studies Centre in FSU, I realized that it was worth it. My purpose was fulfilled and Yes I have imparted my culture to students of Fayetteville State University. I am the better for it. My Yoruba Class experience was awesome and my 14 students have done a terrific job learning a new language. I am so proud of them all. I have a strong feeling that this is not the end of the journey for me here in the US, but for now I have to take a bow and hope that the relationship I have with my students last forever.

Here is one of my favorite picture with two of my students: Ayoolu and Bolarin looking very lovely in their outfit.

Fayetteville State University Yoruba Students and teacher
 O dabo!
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