Oluwatobi is the creative director and founder of T16 world of Fashion. A graduate of University of Lagos, Akoka, she studied Guidance and Counseling. She began her career as a tailor, but because of her humble beginning, passion for fashion and drive to be successful, this helped facilitate her rise through the ranks, first as a tailor and now as a designer. In her sojourn into the beautiful world of fashion she had the opportunity to be mentored by the likes of Mai Atafo and Lanre Da Silva.
Her brand is an effortless, timeless and wearable Line that reflects the kind of woman she is herself, which is strong, bold, fun, unique and fearless. She was part of the top 15 Fashion Focus finalists of GTB Lagos fashion and design week 2014 and was amongst the Top 4 finalist of the DSTV Fashion Protege Contest. She has showcased at Africa fashion week Nigeria, Lagos Fashion And Design week, and MTN Business Overlook Forum. She has also enjoyed massive publicity on various media platforms in Nigeria.
Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2014 was her break through for this young and promising designer. She debuted her collection SS15 early this year and the year is already looking very promising for Oluwatobi.
TOBI hopes to be an inspiration to the younger generation behind her in the nearest future.
We congratulate Oluwatobi Akintoye today as she emerges as this week’s OYA NEXT RATED personality.