Sunday 16 April 2017

Interview with Ismael Tesleem Olalekan


Tell us more about yourself?
I'm Ismael Olalekan Tesleem by name, a Scorpio of 5th November, 1899. I hail from Ibadan, Oyo state. I'm a Muslim, a Consultant microbiologist/Quality controller, a Peer  Education Trainer, a Youth coach and facilitator, Advocate of FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY, a Life Teacher and Entrepreneur.
I had my primary school between 1993 and 1999 at Ifelodun community. My junior school certificate was obtained at Adelagun memorial Grammar school and I then proceeded to Oladipo Alayande school of science between 2002-2005. After which I left to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH Ogbomoso where I had my first degree in Microbiology between 2007-2012.

Describe yourself in three words?
Allergic to Injustice.

How did the name "Qeediiz House of Coutures" come about?
Smiles...Oh well, that was back then during school days. It was out of my passion for seeing ladies dressing to thrill and still decent. Muslim 'Cover n Chics' initiative prompted me, then I engaged in a micro clothing importation business, basically moral wears.
'Qeediiz House of Coutures' as a name was a trademark from Qeediiz International Nigeria, our former brand name and company proposed register ID.  Out of my slim nature, soft voice and having a kid facial appearance, people tagged me as 'Slimkid'. Qeediiz was brought out from 'Slimkid' which I do write then as 'SlimQeediiz'.
Tell us more about your company?
Qeediiz House of Coutures deals basically in clothing and accessories; especially moral wears from gowns, Abaya, Khaftans, Jalamia, Indian wears like Salwar, Sarees, Kurtis etc, Scarves, veils, brooches, sleeves, Kimonos, socks, gloves etc. We deal in hand bags, foot wears of all varieties and brands, jewelries etc.
All are imported from Dubai, China, Sudan, Malaysia, India, Morocco and Turkey.

What unique quality does Qeediiz House of Coutures have that is different from others?
Our unique quality stand in the fact that we make our clients fashionable cautious. Our products ain't common stuffs around. It is simple and rare. We style them to be updated. Our prices are customer friendly despite that we believe in quality product. We make delivery so fast and nothing like paying ahead of orders. Being an ambassador of consumer protection council, we ensure enhancement of consumers' interest through information about each products.

What is your source of inspiration?
Well, my source of inspiration comes from seeing my clients stand out anywhere. That's enough for me.

How does it feel to be an entrepreneur in Nigeria? Is it challenging?
Oh, very challenging...It's not easy. Do we talk about business competition, raising capitals or making customers? The fact is that when you are being moved by something, you will surely get there! I started selling for people in the beginning because there was  no capital to start up big, but gradually I'm moving at a very fast pace.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Allah knows best...But I see myself flowing in His mercy. Hopefully, being a sole distributor of certain clothing international firms here in Nigeria and having a distribution outlet/delivery points in all institutions in the country.

Who are your role models?
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Nelson Mandela, Our dear General Muhammadu Buhari and my mum.

How do you relax?
I love scrabble. I love to read anything educative. Then I use my phone at leisure times to chat.

Your favourite food?
Rice, plaintain, fish with vegetable garnished with cow skin, snails, periwinkle and chopped meats.

Your favourite colour?
I don't like pronounced colours. I love anything cool...Ash, white, gold and silver.

Favourite destination for holiday?
I've always wanted Dubai and Kenya.

Your social media platforms so that fans can reach you?
IG: @thatqeediizbozz
Whatsapp and IMO: 08057581076

BBM: 7BBBDE6C, 266C76C3


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