Iroyin: Please tell us about yourself, your background and interests….
Desola: My name is Lasisi Adesola Khadijat. I am the first of three kids, hometown Ibadan, Oyo State, born and grew up in Lagos. I had my primary school education at Abbey Junior Mixed and Infant School, Lagos, my secondary at Ad-din International College, Ibadan. I studied Fine and Applied art at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology specialized in Painting and my interests are art, design and photography.
Iroyin: How easy was starting up?
Desola: Not so easy. I mean you meet a lot of people but thanks to God. I have been holding up.
Iroyin: What were your biggest failures and how did they affect your success?
Desola: Biggest failure, not yet, am no perfect but I have been getting through
Iroyin: Tell us about your startup, Desola’s Gallery
Desola: Desola’s gallery, though still at the infant stage is an art, design and photography outfit that caters for various paintings, and drawings. We also accept commissioned works.
Iroyin: What inspires you to draw?
Desola: Everything around me.
Iroyin: Could you show us some of your drawings and tell us the ideas behind them?
Iroyin: What milestones have you achieved so far?
Desola: That would be when I drew the portrait of the first lady of Ekiti state and I am about receiving an award for the Olusegun Obasanjo Premier Library National Art Competition.
Iroyin: If you are not into art business, what would you have been doing?
Desola: I really can’t imagine doing something else.
Iroyin: What impact have social media had on you personally and business wise?
Desola: Positive impact, I must say. It helps promote the awareness both personally and business wise.
Iroyin: Going forward, what should we expect from you and any announcements or upcoming projects?
Desola: Expect a lot, God willing.
Iroyin: Any final advice for budding entrepreneurs?
Desola: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”
Iroyin: Thanks for granting us this interview, keep on with your good work.
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