By CHRISTY ANYANWU
CHINELO Ikeme is the CEO of MyHair Limited. She was at the recent fashion week held in Lagos. Her company provided all the wigs and the weave-ons for models and presenters at this year’s Africa Fashion Week. Soft -spoken Chinelo said she has been into wigs and weave-ons since 2010 and it has been her passion ever since she left her banking job.“All the wigs given to Africa Fashion Week Nigeria were made proudly in Nigeria by us. I worked in two different banks before I left to start my business”. She also talked about her favourites.
What’s your favourite colour?
I think I would say purple. Light shade of purple. I like purple, because it suits my skin tone. It’s not too bright and not too dark, a lighter shade of purple. It’s also my business colour.
Anything fried plantain. It’s called dodo in Yoruba language.
Favourite holiday spot?
That has to be Spain. I love Spain, I love the different cities in Spain. Anywhere near the water front. I like the sea, anything that has to do with the beach. I love Spain definitely.
I like the Lexus range of cars basically. It’s a luxury brand and functional.
The Richest Man in Babylon. It’s very good for everyone in business, everybody who wants to invest and do good in business should read it. It’s a very good book.
In Nigeria, our normal dry season. When it’s not rainy. Abroad, I like summer or should I say autumn. When it’s not too hot and not too cold.
I love swimming. I swim very well.
Trish’O couture. I always wear Trish’ O and also Chisomandra designs.
President Barack Obama and the late Nelson Mandela. Obama is my role model. I like Obama more, because I can relate with what he’s doing right now and what he’s done. I love Nelson Mandela and all he did in South Africa though I was quite younger but I remember. I believe in Obama’s vision for America.
Favourite fashion accessories?
I love my wig. I do out without makeup but I have to put on my wig always.