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Okoya’s Daughter, Hadiza Okoya Floats Online Mall

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Billionaire industrialist Alhaji Rasak Okoya’s daughter Hadiza Okoya Akala, and Senator Gbenga Obadara’s daughter Moremi Obadara recently joined, the league of online business owners.

The two hardworking and business oriented ladies launched “Whatvendor”, an online market space which offers a link to stress free event planning cutting out the middle man for essential party needs. Whatvendor which according to Hadiza Okoya is an online platform providing easier accessibility to event vendor, ultimately allows the underdogs in the industry to promote their craft therefore generating them a better income.

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Speaking to City People’s correspondent, Hadiza Okoya spoke about her first of its kind online business venture in Nigeria. The soft spoken stylish lady talks about ‘what vendor’ and it benefits saying,

Whatvendor is an online platform providing easier accessibility to event vendors. This ultimately allows the upcomers in the industry to promote their craft therefore generating them a better income. On the consumers side, it helps us get better value for our money. The laws of economics would tell you that the more supply the less demand therefore driving the value down ideally we live in a society where people are being charged 300 thousand naira for bridal make up which looks like bridal make up might cost 12,000 plus.

Understandably you must factor in the transportation and early wake charges which of anything should be 80 to 100k, but unfortunately we only see the popular make up artists therefore demand is high driving up prices, whereas Whatvendor allows people just as good to be recognized.

Nigeria is growing at a rapid speed and yet we still only recognize certain event planners or decorators who will charge like 3 million naira up for their services alone not even food and drink were as the people who are unknown but just as good or even better would be happy to have that 3 million naira as their whole event budget.


On Why she choose to set up an online platform such as this?

Moremi Obadara and I, decided to set up an online platform like whatvendor because we both recently moved back from the UK and had needed to organize a wedding and a birthday bash, with this we noticed how hard it was to find vendors and could only seem to find vendors that were popular on social media or through word of mouth. It proved very stressful and that was how whatvendor was born in a magical way to find event vendors at a click of a button.

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