Olatorera Oniru is Encouraging Local Manufacturing of High-quality Fashion Products in Nigeria

As the Nigerian retail marketplace is growing steadily, Olatorera Oniru is one of the Nigerian entrepreneurs that are intent on contributing to the growth of local manufacturing in the areas of fashion, health and beauty in the country. She is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com a Nigerian retailer of fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods.

She is currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would have to rely less on importation and be more innovative with our natural resources and the man-power of our citizens.

Olatorera grew up partly in Nigeria and the United States of America. She attended her primary and secondary school in Nigeria and then proceeded to attend Leesville High North Carolina, where she received awards for Perfect Attendance and Honors English. She then got a scholarship-based Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the prestigious Emory University USA and Executive Management Certificates from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.

She flourished her career through working for two Fortune top 5 companies, namely; Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric and she also had the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a global consultant and later as head of sales governance. Hence, she started Dressmeoutlet from her personal savings that she got from her previous works.

Dressmeoutlet stocks more than 1,000 products from premium designers globally. The brand ships worldwide and currently have customers in different states across Nigeria, Uganda and the United States of America. The company now employs more than 20 full-time employees and has funding offers from notable investors including Nigerian investor Tony Elumelu.

Olatorera loves to speak on change, entrepreneurship and development. She has been recognized by Commonwealth Africa Awards, Forbes Most Promising Africans, Top 5 Youngest Entrepreneurs and African Achievers Awards. Her track record of success has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN and several other leading publications and during the course of her employed years, she traveled to over 50 cities in over 10 countries in 4 continents. When asked about her inspiration for starting the brand, she said “I love fashion, I love the retail industry and I love Africa. Beyond that, I have always had the yearn to go entrepreneurial and develop my own empire that would serve as a role model to other startup journeys”

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