Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel blogger Sola Fagbemi is our #WCW of the week. She is also fashion entrepreneur and part time photographer. She is the founder of the self named blog Solafagbemi. Sola won our hearts with her sophomore collection of Ankara tops in 2015. The collection wasn’t just bare Ankara tops, but a version of the fashion trends in vogue at the time, with a touch of sas and edge. Either as a hobby or professionally, posting and writing about stuff we like in an essentially relatable style isn’t a talent possessed by many of us, but somehow Sola has converted her once “picture warehouse” into a blooming passion and a full time profession.
I am Sola Fagbemi, a Fashion entrepreneur and blogger who is currently working as an assistant media officer at Centre for Communications Programs Nigeria. I studied International relations at Covenant University and graduated in 2015. I am also a part-time photographer and film maker.
One day I thought to myself, ‘you have so many nice pictures and you just save them to your laptop, why don’t you just open a site where you have them uploaded?’ and that’s how I started blogging. However, since then, my blog has evolved from being my online picture warehouse to being an inspirational, style, interview and travel blog.
“Mistakes I made in 2015” is definitely my best blog post. I wrote it sometime in January 2016 and till today I still receive positive messages about the post. After reading Richard Branson’s post My greatest Failure I got inspired to look back at 2015 and think about the mistakes I made and valuable lessons I learnt from it.
Graduating University at 19, although I still look forward to returning back to school to attain a higher degree.
Blogging is a profession that I love and enjoy doing. My goals include, growing my influence and working with top brands in Nigeria and the world.
Zanita Zanita! She makes blogging look so effortless.
Fashion is a form of self-expression. Lisa Folawiyo is definitely top of my list!
What prompted my decision to becoming a fashion entrepreneur was whenever I wore an outfit that I designed by me and custom tailored I always got questions from people about how they could get such outfits. The inspiration behind the names of the fabrics I work with come from friends and family that support me and my customers.
Flash questions segment
We asked Sola some flash questions and made her reply in just one word, but she kind of cheated on the first question.