Search

You may also like

36 Views
‘Celebrating 45 years is worthless without husband and kids’ – Man tells actress Nse Ikpe-Etim
International News - Local news - News -

‘Celebrating 45 years is worthless without husband and kids’ – Man tells actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

A social media user has stated that celebrating 45 years is not something actress Nse Ikpe-Etim should be doing if she lacks certain things in her life. The actress clocked 45-years old a few days ago and declared her new age with lovely photos on […]

36 Views
Verizon unlimited wireless and Internet customers will get a free year of Disney+
Technology -

Verizon unlimited wireless and Internet customers will get a free year of Disney+

Disney and Verizon on Tuesday announced that all new and existing Verizon wireless unlimited customers, new Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet customers will get 12 months of Disney+ streaming service on the house. Source link No related posts.

36 Views
CEO of Heart of Gold Foundation reportedly ‘kidnapped’ in Ondo State but her members are saying its a ‘stunt’ after she shared photos of herself with a gun to her head (Photos)
Celebrities - Comedy - Entertainment - Local news - Movies - Music - News -

CEO of Heart of Gold Foundation reportedly ‘kidnapped’ in Ondo State but her members are saying its a ‘stunt’ after she shared photos of herself with a gun to her head (Photos)

A woman identified as the CEO Heart of Gold Foundation (a popular Facebook Group) has allegedly been kidnapped but some members of her group think its a stunt. According to social media reports, the "Kidnappers" had earlier requested for 15m Naira ransom but they later brought it […]

www.gistpad.com.ng

The “Slay” Cobbler

The “Slay” Cobbler

It was not her elegantly style of entry into the premises that caught my attention but what she did when she sat on the small tool in one corner of the shop. She had picked a wooden shape that looked like a shoe and with her left hand she applied gum with a brush before fitting some leather material over the wooden shoe shape. Looking at the young lady inside a shop on Onanuga Street, off Olateju road in Mushin, manufacturing a shoe with such professional touch and precision, one would begin to imagine if such females still existed in this Lagos where every young girl doesn’t want to work but looking for shortcuts to earn a living. 

Anuoluwapo uses a machine to sew leather materials together

I had to study Miss Ogunmola Anuoluwapo for a few minutes before I was tempted to meet this young and beautiful lady. Miss Anuoluwapo, a graduate of Lagos State College of Health Technology is a talented female cobbler who had taken the male dominated profession to another level.

I asked Miss Anuoluwapo, “How did you get into this profession?” and with her charismatic smile she said:

Sandals, slippers and female shoe.

“One day, I went to the market and saw some young guys designing sandals and I was amazed and deep inside me I felt I can do it. So after my study at the college, I decided to go into another kind of school where I spent four years under someone else instead of my father”

Miss Anuoluwapo told me that her father was a cobbler but at the time she got interested in the profession, he was not fully into it because he was working for the government. The interest to go into the business fully was when her father saw her and so decided to take up the business full time.

Anuoluwapo using an electric powered machine to make the edge of a sandal smooth. Inset – Mr Ogunmola, her father

According to Miss Anuoluwapo, she grew up in a family where she was trained to believe in handwork since her mother is a seamstress. She said while her classmates had gone to work as ad-hoc environmental health officers also known as “Ecomog”( A platform with no salary structure except monies made during raids that is shared among the officers) she had opted to create a job for herself.

When asked about the challenges of the business, she mentioned two major concerns. The first one was regular supply of electricity to power-up her machinery and the second one was lack of an industrial machine. She said the sewing machine that she is currently using is only for straight lines and that there is a limit to what it can do and the type of leather it can sew.

Male shoe designs

I further asked her if she was not intimidated by her male colleagues and she smiled.

“I have one major advantage – I can do both male and female shoes and I know what is trending for the young girls and women. It is not all male cobblers that can do such.”

Miss Anuoluwapo is not just all about beauty but also brains. This young talented has chosen a path to carve out a niche in the shoe designing business. When other young ladies like her are going about claiming to be Slay Queens and Slay mamas; she has decided to slay materials and make them obey her commands by transforming them into whatever designs she desires and at the same time build a brand. She has decided to be the “Slay Cobbler”.

She said she is able to sell her products through referrals from families and friends.

“There is no type of shoe I cannot make including military boots given the right tools and machine. Show me your design and you will see a better work” She boasted confidently.

Working with passion and all smiles

For Anuoluwapo, her dream is to be known worldwide as one of the best in the industry and also to set up a school for the younger generation to teach them how to use this business to create a place for themselves in the society. To her, it is her own way of giving back to society.

I believe it is time; we bring this young lady into limelight and expose her talent and products to the world. Female cobblers are rare in Nigeria and so we should promote her and encourage her by buying her products and even sponsor her to upgrade her skills in the business.

Anuoluwapo when given the platform can be an inspiration to younger girls.

For more on her works, visit her on:

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aduncollections

Instagram: adun_collections

Related topics Animals, Dogs, People
Previous post Next post

Your reaction to this post?

Leave a Reply

avatar
500
  Subscribe  
Notify of

You may also like

0 Views Views
Scantily clad Toyin Lawani shares more racy photos with Pretty Mike from their recent photoshoot
People

Scantily clad Toyin Lawani shares more racy photos with Pretty Mike from their recent photoshoot

Toyin Lawani has shared more racy photos of herself striking a series of unusual poses with Pretty Mike during their recent photoshoot for Media Room Hub. In one of the photos, the pair appeared to share a kiss, while another image shows shirtless Pretty Mike posing […]

0 Views Views
Kylie Jenner wants to trademark ‘Rise And Shine’ after viral singing video
People

Kylie Jenner wants to trademark ‘Rise And Shine’ after viral singing video

 Kylie Jenner has made a huge step to own the official rights to the catch phrase, "Rise and Shine" after her viral singing video. Earlier this month, Kylie did a YouTube tour of her office, and while walking into Stormi's room where she was sleeping, she began […]

0 Views Views
‘Celebrating 45 years is worthless without husband and kids’ – Man tells actress Nse Ikpe-Etim
People

‘Celebrating 45 years is worthless without husband and kids’ – Man tells actress Nse Ikpe-Etim

A social media user has stated that celebrating 45 years is not something actress Nse Ikpe-Etim should be doing if she lacks certain things in her life. The actress clocked 45-years old a few days ago and declared her new age with lovely photos on […]