#StarsConnect! Meet Temitope Olaitan, One of the Nigerian Young Entrepreneur Making Waves in Clothing Industry

You are welcome to Stars Connect Network, a Subsidiary of Jetheights Services. Stars Connect network is a programme that brings together entrepreneurs, business owners, inspirational speakers, pastors, and leaders in the society, upcoming artistes, NGOs, people giving back to the society and the world at large. We conduct interview sessions to find out everything we can about their journey to stardom, we hope to bring together stars who can be of benefit to one another and who can synergize with Jetheights in other to impact the community. Once again you are welcome to Stars Connect.

It’s great to have you on stars connect today. Could you please introduce yourself to the stars connect community?

Temitope: Thank you very much for the opportunity. I am Temitope Olaitan the CEO of Paffekt Clothing Nigeria. I went to Ibadan Boys High School. Hereafter, I went to the polytechnic of Ibadan for my National Diploma in Business Administration. Thereafter, I went to university Ado Ekiti for my Degree, and bags Bsc. in Marketing and later went for my Higher National Diploma (HND).

Why did you choose this profession? How long?

Temitope: Clothing business began 12 years ago during my ND programme but officially started 6 years ago. Then I was still at the polytechnic of Ibadan, Eruwa Campus. I used to brand for people and I took along with me everytime. It’s been something I love to do.

Paffekt

Mr. Olaitan Temitope Paffekt, C.E.O. Paffekt Clothing on StarsConnect

How did at the brand name “Paffekt”?

Temitope: Actually, the name didn’t come from branding. It actually came out from other things that I do.  One of the things I do is dance. I do it on a professional level. The name actually came from dance. I used to be called small. I realized that what people calls you and what you become in life most times has correlations so I just called every member of my dance group that I don’t want them to be calling me small again because of my stature, then they asked me what should they call me? I said I don’t know. Then someone said perfect. Before the person finished the sentence people were already hailing yeah! That’s the name.

How long did you learn this clothing business before you start yours?

Temitope: I wouldn’t say I did any kind of training. I can’t remember learning how to really do it. But consistency and being ready to make mistakes. Sometimes doing things in a different way, not following the usual way people do things. People see it in me that this is different, this is unique.

What do you love most about clothing?

Temitope: It is more or less like when God created heaven and earth and said this is good. The joy that comes to you when you see your innovations, this is what I created unlike someone did it and I copied it. That joy encourages me and keeps me going.

Paffekt

Mr. Temitope Paffekt with Mr. Ayo Alex Alao, C.E.O Jetheights Services

Which type of clothing are you into?

Temitope: I specialize in casual wears. I do it for corporations, organizations and events.

How did you select the material used?

Temitope: The selection of the material are based on what I want to do. Seasons determines most times what you choose when you get to the market to select the fabric. Colors, textures and so on determines how the cloth comes out. The kind of branding you want to do on it. As well as determines your choice.

What were your pattern inspirations for the designs you created?

Temitope: There was no pattern. It depends on how well you could feed your mind. When you want to come up with any design. Sometimes when I watch movies or I walk on the street, the way things appeal to me, it could be a design on a car, or T-shirt even billboards that will arrest my attention. The way they use the color, the vector and so on. Subconsciously it stays in my memory and whenever I want to design, it has a way of poping up and I will get something out of it.

ALSO READ  Chic Outfits To Slay In On Friday Night (Photos)

Paffekt

Mr. Olaitan Temitope Paffekt

What are the challenges facing clothing industry in Nigeria?

Temitope: There are lots of challenges. Going by the economy and others, lots of material prices have increased and you wouldn’t want to increase price. So the battle between cost and price is the biggest challenge we have right now?

What skills are important for a successful career in clothing?

Temitope: There are lots of skills to successful career in clothing. The first is you need to feed your mind, be creative. Think outside the box. The next is the sense for details. Another is to know how to design. Learn the technology aspect of it.

Paffekt

Mr. Paffekt with Mr. Ayo Alex Alao

What motivates you to continue in clothing?

Temitope: I’m type that always want things done. I always people around me to be happy. My Customers, my pastors and so on. Whenever I’m on my system with ear piece on, I’m in another realm entirely. Even when I’m not happy, when I get to my system it will flow. Sometimes I listen to music or have a walk.

You are a handsome man. How to you handle female customers when they admire you?

Temitope: What I do most of the time is that I let the job look so important to me that I don’t even give time to informal thing. Whenever it is going informal, I quickly formalize it. I make sure I do good job because from such people you get referrers. I’ll just push them into a friend’s zone. We still talk, we still chat but I try to keep it formal.

What are your plans for the future?

Temitope: The goal is to be the largest in West Africa competing with the likes of Addidas and Nike. Those are my biggest competitions. We are hoping to go into production of other accessories like shoes, palm sanders. There will also be something like dance school. Also, we want to cross borders. I have some of my clothes being sent abroad for sale. So, I’m planning to have branches outside Nigeria and Africa.

Paffekt

Paffekt with Jetheights Staff

How do you recess?

Temitope: I recess most time by taking two days off in a month. I travel to a place that I can just be alone and think and evaluate myself and plan.

Where are you from?

Temitope: I’m from a small town in Oyo state called Tede, Oke – Ogun.

What is your advice for young aspiring people reading this interview?

Temitope: The basic really is attitude. Most of the young ones want to work for money. They want to get a job to get paid. “The essence of working is to work not to get paid”. The reward for work is payment you get afterwards. The young people should get this right and lots of things will change.

How do people reach out to you in case of patronage?

Temitope: facebook: @paffekt

Instagram: @paffektclothing

Twitter: @paffekt

LinkedIn: @paffekt

E-mail: paffekt@gmail.com

Office address: Plot 4, Agboluaje Layout, Alpha Grace Estate, Off Nihort, Iletuntun, Idishin, Ibadan.

Phone No: 08051440783, 08132855556

For more information about StarsConnect:

Phone No: 09050888890

Email: mattogun@jetheights.com

Website: www.jetheights.com

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati
Politics
7 views
Politics
7 views

PDP Convention: Loud Promotion Of Corruption -by Reuben Abati

PH - December 12, 2017

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an…

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi
Politics
14 views
Politics
14 views

Why Nigerian Youths Are Not Ready For Leadership, Change – Amaechi

PH - December 12, 2017

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said Nigerian youths are not ready to embrace change. The former Rivers State Governor said this while stressing that Nigerian youths…

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy
Politics
22 views
Politics
22 views

Bishop Mathew Kukah Claims President Buhari’s Ministers Are Unhappy

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking in an interview with a social media expert, Abang Mercy, the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah, said that some ministers…

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
Politics
17 views
Politics
17 views

How President Buhari Cured Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

MT - December 12, 2017

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has cured the economy and was stamping out graft since assuming power in 2015.  …

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’
Entertainment
12 views
Entertainment
12 views

Actor Yul Edochie Speaks On Anambra Election For The First Time – ‘Willie Obiano Humiliated Us’

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking during the inauguration of the executive council of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday, described the outcome of the…

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview
Art, History and Culture
21 views
Art, History and Culture
21 views

Oba Akiolu Denies Ever Saying Benin Owned Lagos In New Interview

MT - December 12, 2017

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said he never said that the Benin people owned Lagos. The monarch spoke in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the…

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)
Best of Nigeria
22 views
Best of Nigeria
22 views

NYSC Releases Date For 2017 Batch B, Stream 2 (See Time Table)

MT - December 12, 2017

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced date for 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members.   The orientation course will hold between…

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship
Politics
22 views
Politics
22 views

#EndSARS: Falana Attacks SARS, Says It Is A Partially Illegal Squad And A Legacy Of Military Dictatorship

MT - December 12, 2017

Human Right Activist and Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana has attacked the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), calling it a legacy of the military government and a partially…

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji
Art, History and Culture
18 views
Art, History and Culture
18 views

Why 21 Ibadan Kings Issued Deposition Notice To Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji

MT - December 12, 2017

The 21 Ibadan kings , installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27 , 2017 , have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan…

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018
Entertainment
27 views
Entertainment
27 views

Tithes And Offering: Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Just Predicted Daddy Freeze’s Death Ahead Of 2018

MT - December 12, 2017

As the subtle jabs between Daddy Freeze and Leke Adeboye, son of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye festered yesterday, a pastor has threatened the former on Instagram via…

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)
Entertainment
24 views
Entertainment
24 views

Plus-size Nollywood Actress, Eniola Badmus Hangs Out With Wizkid And Obafemi Martins (Photos)

MT - December 12, 2017

Big, bold and beautiful actress, Eniola Badmus was pictured with Super Eagles goal poacher, Obafemi Martins and Wizkid at a beach party in Lagos State.   Wizkid…

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks
Shocking
24 views
Shocking
24 views

Why The World Disrespects Africa Today – Ex American Ambassador To Nigeria Speaks

MT - December 12, 2017

Amb. Walter Carrington (OFR), a former American Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that the failure of Africa to fully realise its potential has earned it scorn rather than respect…

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict
Politics
32 views
Politics
32 views

FG Opens Consultation To Deal With Farmers-Herdsmen Conflict

PH - December 12, 2017

The Federal government has opened nationwide consultations with opinion leaders towards ending incessant farmers/herdsmen conflict. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo opened the dialogue with the hosting of some traditional rulers from…

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story
Shocking
61 views
Shocking
61 views

22-Year-Old Lady Who Was Assaulted At The Lagos State Carnival Shares Her Story

PH - December 12, 2017

A 22-year-old lady Olukoya Ayomikun Ibukunoluwa shared on her Instagram how she was s3xually assaulted at the Lagos State Carnival. She was one of the dancers who performed at…

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up
Politics
55 views
Politics
55 views

Why South-West Could Not Win The PDP Chairmanship Position – Markarfi Opens Up

MT - December 12, 2017

While speaking on Channels TV programme, "Sunrise Daily" on Monday, former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, spoke on the possible reason…

Nigeria’s Large Population A Big Liability – Former President Obasanjo
Politics
29 views
Politics
29 views

Nigeria’s Large Population A Big Liability – Former President Obasanjo

PH - December 12, 2017

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria’s present population stands at 193 million and by 2045, it is projected to reach 400 million and unless spirited efforts are…

Nigerian Dance Hall Artist, Timaya Bags Grammy Nomination
Entertainment
37 views
Entertainment
37 views

Nigerian Dance Hall Artist, Timaya Bags Grammy Nomination

MT - December 12, 2017

Singer, Timaya is edging towards becoming a Grammy recipient. The dance hall artiste made an input into an album that recently got a Grammy nomination. Timaya was…

Nigeria Set To Generate A Record 8,129MW In 2018 – Power Minister, Fashola
Politics
36 views
Politics
36 views

Nigeria Set To Generate A Record 8,129MW In 2018 – Power Minister, Fashola

MT - December 12, 2017

The Nigerian Government on Monday said it is expecting additional 1,119 Mega Watts from generating plants that will go on stream next year. At the moment the…

Loading...