AN INTERVIEW WITH OKOYE NNABUIKE LAVI, CEO IVALDROL CONSULT/IVKLOTHINGZ

Good day, our readers will like to know you?

Lavi: Thank you, I’m Okoye Nnabuike Lavi a graduate of Geology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, I’m from Anambra state, Nigeria. I’m a clothier and Event producer based in Lagos/Enugu, you can call me an entrepreneur if you are impressed 😁😁

You are the first entrepreneur whose niche is clothing & Event planning we have had on our page. So how did the clothing business start for you?

Lavi: It started back in 2012, I always wanted to create something for myself and by myself, something people would see and appreciate, because to me that’s legendary, being able to create something, it’s something people look down on a lot, so finally in 2014; I made my first 3 designs (2 polo and a sweatshirt), actually the graphics I used for those designs were design with my phone 😂😂, so I made them and wore them with all boldness and satisfaction, surprisingly for me people wanted something like that for themselves, that’s how the IVALDROL KLOTHINGZ you hear of today started.

Ivaldrol Klothingz to a very large extent is known to hip and classy young people who love lifestyle over trends, is that the brands communication strategy from the onset?

Lifestyle over trend initially was a personal ideology for me, but with time I had to infuse it into the brand.

So how would you say the journey has been so far for you as a clothier? Has the culture been accepted fully enough by people?

Lavi: It hasn’t been easy at all, the love is there; people love and appreciate the brand but some of them still have doubts, they prefer to go for the popular designers like nike, so we doing our best to gain the trust of people, and by God’s grace we will achieve that.

Any advice for someone who wants to go into the path of clothing?

Lavi: Do not compete with any brand, make sure you give your customers the best quality available.

As we all know, Lavi here is an Event planner, let’s talk about You and Event planning. Do you know you would be one or you stumbled on it?

Lavi: Hahahahahha, I knew I’d be in the scene, but didn’t know I’d become and event planner.

So do you have an Event planning out fit, our reader will like to know more?

Lavi: Of cos, that’s IVALDROL CONSULT, we major on event planning, talent management and promotions.

So what was the spark, that moment that made you realise that you wanted to take this road?

Lavi: I wanted to make a difference that’s the primary reason, secondly there was no one to work under, I had to make it happen myself.

So what major events has ivaldrol consult handled?

Lavi: That should be ; UNPLUGGED BY BEN ANANSI AND FRIENDS 1 & 2, IKOLO THE CONCERT 2018, VERTIGO PARTY, etc.

We like to break the news first, so are there any new projects coming up from the consult or talents you manage? (Asked silently)

Lavi: Yh, we have IKOLO THE CONCERT coming up later this year December 14th 2019, we have a surprise for Enugu and Abuja youths next year, an event packaged and sponsored by us, we are bringing a full package, please watch out.
For our talents we would like to keep it private for now (answers silently)

So what are the challenges faced as an event planner and a clotheir?

Lavi: Whenever I have a major project with one, the other suffers, more reason I’m building a good team. Soon we would be more efficient on both sides no matter the project.

Great, so how can people reach out to your platforms?

Lavi: IVALDROL KLOTHINGZ
instagram/Facebook: @ivaldrolklothingz
Twitter: @ivklothingz

IVALDROL CONSULT
Instagram/Facebook: @ivaldrolconsultng

Twitter: @ivaldrolconsult.

Alright thank you for spending time with us, any last words for our readers?

Lavi: Every dream begins with a step so we all should learn to support the creatives around us. God bless
Thank you.

Thanks for your time☺

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