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Ayotomi Rotimi

Ayotomi Rotimi a Business Administration graduate from the University of Lagos emerged winner of the Young Creative Entrepreneur at MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week (MTN LFDW 2011) Awards.

Ayotomi began to explore the business of fashion, while at university, selling fitted shirts, scarves and tailored trousers to friends and students to augment her allowance, after graduation worked at Fountain Trust bank where she continued to design and market her fashion pieces as a lucrative hobby.

After three years in the banking industry and with a growing passion for designing she enrolled in a course at the London Centre for Fashion studies and resigned to pursue fashion design full time.

This was almost ten years ago and since then her “lucrative hobby” has grown into a successful fashion label in Nigeria, Xclamations, which focuses on affordable, accessible ready to wear clothes.