Tania Omotayo speaks on making Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 List Author: Abisola Alawode UPDATED:
Tania Omotayo has reacted to her being named in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 List – She was named as one of Africa’s most impressive youths – The budding fashion designer also shared how she started her business it was earlier reported that a number of Nigerian youths had been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List.
This is a list of inspiring and impressive youths that all under 30 years of age. Wizkid’s ex-girlfriend and budding fashion designer Tania Omotayo was one of the youths featured in the list. Taking to her Instagram page, she said she is a small girl with a very big God while also sharing the challenges she had to overcome in her business.
“I made Forbes guys Small Girl with a very big God! I still can’t believe it. For years I would talk about how I wanted to be on Forbes before I was 30, at the beginning of this year especially when I set my goals for the year, being on Forbes was one of them.
Boom Tania is on the 30 under 30 list. To think Ziva is only a year and 5 months old is actually insane. I’ve worked sooooo hard building my business and to be recognized by Forbes is such a blessing. I quit my 9-5 job with confidence 2 months after I started Ziva because I knew I had Ziva to fall back on but never in a million years did I think we would have come this far by now. I started Ziva with a pop up, after which I continued to sell the clothes from my house. I would pack all he clothes in my boot just in case anyone ordered anything so I could deliver it from wherever i was. I literally did everything myself for the first few months, I didn’t hire any staff until about 5 months into the business. I remember when I wanted to start so many people discouraged me, they said things like : “So many people are into fashion”, “You studied advertising at university what do you know about fashion” ,
“This is a bad idea, you cannot be Africa’s Zara or H&M” amongst so many other things. But God sent me an angel in my friend Kiki who held my hand and taught me everything I needed to know to start a business in fashion and a year and a half later here we are. I can confidently say I am living my dreams and my best life! I love being Iya Ziva it’s one of my biggest blessings and Definitely my biggest accomplishment so far. Thank you to everyone that has supported my business and I. I will forever be grateful ❤ P.S please do not ever give up on your dreams!!!! Do not ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something!”