‘God’s mercy has been upon us’ – Tolu Omoniyi
On Friday, December 30, 2016, Tolu Omoniyi who has been running the pocket friendly men apparels and accessories store, Bobo’s Clothing, for ten years assembled some of his customers and friends as well as those dubbed ‘Legends on the runway ‘ at Sheraton Hotel &Towers on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, near Maryland, Ikeja (Lagos) for a memorable shindig.
The happy businessman spoke to us about the eventful journey of Bobo’s Clothing…
Bobo’s Clothing was 10 few days ago… How did it all begin?
Bobo’s Clothing’s first retail shop opened February 2006, but operating without a name since 2005 from a living room.
How would you tell the story so far in 10 years of its existence?
Sincerely, it’s been God mercies all the way.
How far have you gone achieving your set goals for Bobo’s Clothing?
The normal business challenges, but by His Mercies we have been able to overcome and remain in business to be what God has made us be now.
How were you able to grow your business to what it is today? What is the strategy?
We have a vision for Bobo’s Clothing and we are not yet there. But we thank God for where we are today, we are getting there soon.
Strategy – good products with moderate pricing, continuous efforts in improving customer service, right staffing and training, putting all in hands of God in conclusion.
What separates Bobo’s from other clothing outfits?
Good products with moderate pricing, friendly work environment.
You sign-posted a decade of Bobo’s with a spectacular event tagged Legends on the run way. Can you let us into what went down at the December 30, 2016 ceremony?
The program was actually in celebration of our 10th anniversary and also to celebrate stylish men (legends) from various sectors of the economy. We had D1 (Dayo Adeneye) representing Entertainment, Tex Egbedi (Texen) representing the fashion Industry, Pastor Femi Paul of The Grace Assembly representing clergy, YBO Yomi Badejo-Okusanya representing PR, Kunle Bakare representing print media… also present were Kanayo O Kanayo, a Nollywood legend, Femi Adeyinka (Capital), Wole Oni, good customers, family, friends, associates and colleagues in the industry like the CEO’s of Tafoo, Kijipa, Faw Couture (Saheed Fawehinmi, Gani Fawehinmi’s son), etc.
You thanked your costumers with special rewards with a couple winning the star prize of return ticket to Kenya…?
We had a raffle for our customers with the star prize of a return trip to Mombasa, Kenya (holiday destination) for a couple… This was won by Mr. Ukachi Savior. The raffle was conducted by Kanayo O Kanayo and Abiona Babarinde…a token to our customers for God Almighty using them in many more ways to get us to where we are today.
What keeps your business going considering the economic situation of the country?
Some businesses must remain, no matter what. We are fortunate that ours is one of those God has purposed and said would remain to even outlive its founders as a Blessed Generational Business.
Your projections for the outfit…
Generational global business.