Bolaji Oluwadunsin Precious is a final year student of Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State. She is also the CEO of Dunsin Craft Collection Company @Dunsincrafts, a fashion brand aimed at using creativity to advance fashion and style. It specializes in using Ankara fabrics to make several products such as Souvenirs for events and conferences, Laptop bags, Handbags, Backpacks, Document holders, Notepads, etc.
She has trained about 200 females in the art of Crafts with Ankara to make up to 8 products in 2018.
I was born in Ibadan but grew up with my dad at Abeokuta. My parents got divorced when I was 3 and my dad took custody of all 5 of us. I’m the 4th child.
After few years, my mum took custody of my younger sister and I. Growing up wasn’t so adventurous.
Inspiration behind Dunsin Craft Collection
The fear of poverty inspired me. There is a saying that ‘Worst situations bring out the best in people’…. I am a living example. I channelled that energy into what I love, Craft. I can make so many things with my hands, that’s why there is “Collection” at the end of my brand name.
Training of over 200 females in the craft of ankara..
I trained over 200 females in the craft of Ankara and the impact has been very strong. Months after the training, about half of them called me and chatted me up to express their gratitude and to also informed me of their progress. DCC is already working on a platform where we can do more.
The reception so far…
It has been amazing! The African fabrics (Kente/Ankara) has always given our products uniqueness and beauty!! Everyone, I mean everyone that sees the Ankara designed products are always wowed and show interest in them.
I am always inspired by women doing great things (Oprah Winfrey, Linda Ikeji, Michelle Obama, Alakija). I make researches online to see products other African countries make and I get motivated.
Recognition as the Number one Accessory Designer in Ondo state. Top blogs and Website carried the feat.
The major challenge I face, is balancing academics with business. I’m in my finals at FUTA. Others are financial which has made me put in for grants and apply for international applications where my business can be funded for more exploits.
On winning the Entrepreneur Of The Year award
I am encouraged to do more. To aspire more. To keep pushing. If I could get this award, I know greater things are on the way.
On giving up…
I have entertained the thought of giving up countless times. I would tell myself “why don’t you just marry a rich man” …. Lol. But then, the fear of marriage scares me sometimes, so it’s not an option. There are times when I would have less than a thousand naira in my account and make no sale for weeks. It’s been God holding me up.I just want to be like those I look up to and to inspire a lot of ladies too.
I am a Woman Of Rubies
My goals. My vision. My strength. My feminine power. My determination. My fighting spirit. My ability to keep moving forward even when nothing made sense.
Final word for women aspire to go into my line of business
Nothing is ever easy. So expect difficult situations. Always plan, so nothing takes you by surprise. Don’t stop believing in yourself, its dangerous. Run from anything/anyone negative. Eat and rest. Ask for help when you need it. Go out and connect with other entrepreneurs. Your biggest client might be into tech. Make research on what you do regularly. Love and Pray.
– DCC is a fashion brand aimed at using creativity to advance fashion and style. It specializes in using Ankara fabrics to make several products such as Souvenirs for events and conferences, Laptop bags, Handbags, Backpacks, Document holders, Notepads etc
Contact us :Facebook : Dunsin craft collections DCC Twitter : @DunsincraftsTel No :08107795747