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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FAB Store - Babajide Familusi #inthespiritofenterprise

Hi guys! I didn't showcase any entrepreneur last week, nor the week before, I think! I am sorry about that, but hey, I am making it up to you today. I have quite a bit to share with you, but I'll go with this first before I share the other stories.

I also didn't do my pre-show post and I didn't because for the life of me, I couldn't come up with a concept for that day! Yes. Happens to the best of us (here's me feeling like one of the best of us, hehe). Anyway, guess what? The show rocked and I just have to do a post-show post after this. Sorry, it's my blog, so I get to bore you with all the good and not so good stuff in my entrepreneur's journey.... don't vez!

So back to the entrepreneur of the day. I knew Babs in my lag days and I must say the transformation from unilag Babs to this calm and collected business mogul is something I still cannot get over! Lmao. You just never know how people would turn out from school days! I am telling you.

Enough said, let Babs do the honors himself....

P.S When I visited the FAB store in GRA, I was blown away, especially by the fact that its all african, everything in there! AFRICAN!! Who would have thought? We need to start supporting our own brands.

Enjoy!

Tell us about yourself

My name is FAMILUSI AKIN BABAJIDE but people call me FAB. I am passionate about African Fashion and Lifestyle.

Tell us about your business

The Fab store is one of the offshoots of  the FAB Group that created the FAB Magazine. (Read about the FAB magazine here.) It was launched on the 30th of June this year and is located at number 25 Oduduwa GRA, Ikeja Lagos.

We have on offer - African Fashion Brands inclusive of Clothes for both Adults and Children, accessories, Hand Bags, Makeup and Art work.

What does Fab mean? 

It simply means - FABULOUS AFRICAN BLACK

What was your Inspiration for the store?



It was inspired by the desire to have a one stop shop where people can experience Africa and African Creativity in a positive way.

You carry only African brands, most people would have thought this impossible, How did you make this happen and what has been the reaction of the market?

The reactions have been awesome. Most say it is refreshing to have a place to go to experience African fashion.

Can you give us a cross section of the brands you carry? 

+Kiki Kamanu, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Simieogieme, Grey Project, 24 Apparel, Literati, Little weavers, Lady Biba, Didi Creations.

What are the main opportunities that you have been able to leverage to get where you are today?

The fact that the  FAB brand already existed….

Given the chance will you do this again? 

YES!!

What advice will you give to other entrepreneurs looking to launch.

Do not quit your Day Dream!


Connect with us

Visit our website - www.fabshop.africa.com

Visit our store – 25 ODUDWA WAY, GRA, IKEJA, LAGOS

Email – omotayo@fabshop.africa.com

Call- 01-4531963