Details of an interview with Tolu are below.
9jafrik: Can we meet you?
Tolu: My name is Tolulope Apara Uwhubetine
9jafrik: What do you do for a living?
Tolu: I am a makeup artist and also a sales executive for a South African fashion retail store.
9jafrik: Can you tell us about your education?
Tolu: I am a graduate of English language from Lagos State University.
9jafrik: Why then did you go into Makeup business?
Tolu: I love beauty, I love being creative, and I love making people happy. These three things can be found in the Makeup industry.
9jafrik: When did you become a Makeup artist?
9jafrik: Today we have a lot of graduate going into fashion. What do you think is the cause?
Tolu: Well, everyone is realizing it is time to focus on their entrepreneurial skills, rather than wait for the labor market. The fashion world is a very lucrative industry.
9jafrik: Does education have a place in the Makeup industry?
Tolu: More of creative skills are needed but education helps to develop the mind. Hence, I'll say it is necessary.
9jafrik: Who needs a Makeup artist?
Tolu: A bride needs one, artists, actors/actresses, models and designers.
9jafrik: So Makeup is beyond rubbing of powder and Mary Kay?
Tolu: Yes. It depends on what it is used for. Makeup can enhance a person's natural beauty or disguise a persons' appearance.
9jafrik: What advice do you have for up-coming Makeup artists?
Tolu: It is an interesting business but requires a lot of patience. I'll advice anyone considering the career to be creative, determined and patient.
Location: Ilupeju, Lagos
Phone: 08023556039, 08037847242
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