TELL US WHO OPEYEMI AYENI IS (BACKGROUND, EDUCATION)
My name is Opeyemi Ayeni, first of four children, from osun state Ilesha to be precise, I attended mary magdalene at ifako gbagada , laspotech staff school in ikorodu then lighthouse international secondary school proceeded to university of lagos studied accounting.
WHY EVENT PLANNING AND HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME
I have always loved weddings, makes me excited. Right from when I was in 300level at the university of lagos I knew I never wanted to work in the bank, I just wanted to be an entrepreneur but I was not sure of which to opt for, I thought of catering but I was not so interested and I knew I enjoyed celebrating and planning for my birthday`s and my friends own. back in school, I enjoyed doing ushering jobs like I literally vibe with the ushering thing especially the Yoruba traditional wedding so I took it to God in prayer because all I had was the passion, no money or proper training .
So I told God if that’s what he really want for me he should make a way then few weeks later my boss who used to call me for ushering jobs, her name is Teniola Onabanjo reached out to me and asked if I could assist her in coordinating an event, I was so excited and kept saying “thank you ma , God bless you ma” repeatedly, I am sure she was wondering what is going on with me ofcourse she didn’t know it was an answer to my prayers. Started learning with her and was also getting paid as a coordinator so I didn’t get to pay for learning.
How I arrived with the name GLAM1907, well I wanted a name that depicts event and has a GLAM in it but someone already picked GLAMEVENTS so I thought I of adding my birthday and that was how I came up with GLAM1907 , I wanted my event to be extremely glamourous and it has been really.
WOULD YOU SAY YOU KNEW GLAM1907 WILL EXIST
Well I dint know at all before but I came to the understanding of knowing when I needed to choose a career path, I was sure I didn’t want to work with any company and discovered I love event planning. All this happened after I left university so I didn’t know before then than GLAM1907 will be birthed
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU ARE FACING IN YOUR INDUSTRY
The major challenge we are facing is definitely people always feeling they can get our services cheaper, the competition is really tight, most times people are always quick to say “is it not just to plan event , my sister or mummy will do it” forgetting that we are offering a professional services totally different from what you can get from untrained person.
GIVE TIPS TO ENTREPRENEUR ON HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR BUSINESS
Will say consistency is key, if you love what you are doing and you feel it is not paying off at the moment. My advice is that you remain consistent, someone is watching, you don’t know where your next customer is coming from. Stay consistent,be passionate about your craft. Be hardworking,don’t give up, just keep pushing.
WALK US THROUGH YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
When I wake up in the morning , I do my devotion , say my prayers then respond to my messages, surf the internet for new ideas and tips that can help me get better and also do a bit of studying.
HOW DO YOU RELAX
Well I relax by staying indoor watching TV, hanging out with my friends to gist and have fun, do movies once in a while too
LAST WORD FOR AN ASPIRING EVENT PLANNER
I would say that the sky is big enough for all of us, keep working on your idea, do not relent and don’t be scared of the competition. keep learning and always work on getting better. Knowledge is power