Connect with us

CAMPUS CEO

Kakaki Media – Providing Suitable Publicity Solutions to Businesses and Events

The acceptance of one’s self is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life because most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. A young man who realized his poor academic performances but didn’t want to waste his life, begun to chase his passion. Oyebola Rokeeb Oyeniyi is the CEO of Kakaki Media, a campus media. We had the chance to let him talk us through the beginning of his startup.

 

Name: Oyebola Rokeeb Oyeniyi
Email: oyebolaadediran@gmail.com
School & Course of Study: Tai Solarin University of Education, Studying Economics.
Year/Level: 400 Level
Business Name: KAKAKI MEDIA
Contact Number: +2348103627898

Kindly tell us what your campus business is about?

Kakaki Media is a campus media which is focused on digital marketing, event coverage and publicity, multimedia and journalism. Kakaki Media is not only a campus media but a creativity hub for students and non-students to explore into the world of media & digital relation.

Where did the idea for your business come from?

It evolved as a result of my poor academic ability and not wanting to be a waste. Media is something I have always loved and it’s a great opportunity to get started with self confidence and I can boldly say it is one of my best decisions today.

SEE ALSO |  Hill Bill Shoes - Inspired by 3 Qualities Men Expect in Footwear

Which gap did you see and intend to bridge with your business?

According to my research, there are many businesses and events lacking proper publicity. Business owners don’t know that the publicity strategy you use for water is different from that of fruit juice.

Does your campus inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in students?

Yes! There are many organizations on campus which are aimed at driving up the entrepreneurship spirit in students. E.g: Enactus Tasued.

How do you manage to combine both academic work and business so you are not adversely affected?

With my effective and efficient time management, I am able to combine the two.

How did you determine there was market for your type of business?

As a student and a very social person, I attend many events, seminars and gatherings within and outside campus which made me observe that, most events are well planned but not given enough publicity which can drive audience to the venue. There are also many business owners on and off campus who lack the best publicity strategy for their businesses. I intend to make income through these faults.

How did you manage to raise your startup capital?

The magic about the start up capital is that I started with just 1,000 Naira. But the human capital is of high value because I maximized the use of resourceful people around me.

SEE ALSO |  My Home Teacher - Teaching Agency Upgrading the Teacher-Student Experience

What is your business model and how do you make money?

I render a subscription based service (Weekly, Monthly). My income is on a regular basis.

What challenges do you come across and how are you handling them?

The challenge I face from clients is that, they find it difficult to believe your new brand but I use a strategy called Pro-Bono: where you have to render a free service to get a recommendation or referral. But now that’s no more a challenge because before you subscribe, you are entitled to a trial subscription.

Do you intend to continue with the business upon completing school?

Absolutely yes! I even have some people who are looking up to me.

How did your colleagues and family respond to your new venture?

My colleagues love the idea and in class they don’t call me by my name anymore but with my brand name. Some don’t even know me by name but by my brand. There are some lecturers in my department that call me, KAKAKI BOY.

My family accepted everything I did except my dad, but as time went on I was able to convince him. He is also one of the people who call me, Kakaki.

SEE ALSO |  Ifepariola Mary: We Raised Startup Capital from Our Feeding Allowances

What do you consider your most significant achievement so far as a Campus CEO?

I have never gotten nor been nominated for an award personally, but with my brand I have 3 awards and counting. Also, people see me as someone who is financially independent and want to be like me. I call myself, Father of Many Nation.

What message do you have for colleague students who want to start their own businesses?

You will never succeed until you try, and you will never try until you start.

You do not achieve greatness by starting big but doing the little things one day at a time. Oyebola Rokeeb Oyeniyi is an inspiration to other young  Africans who aspire to be entrepreneurs.

Are you like Oyebola Rokeeb Oyeniyi? Let your story motivate someone else.

 


Are you in any of the African tertiary institutions? Do you have a business you are running from campus? Let’s share your story to the world. Submit your profile here: CAMPUS C.E.O. FORM

Was this interview inspiring? Leave us your comment.

Follow #TSH on Facebook and Twitter for more change making interviews.

A young Ghanaian who believes Africa has a lot of potentials to change the world. Passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Follow @TSH_Africa for anything on entrepreneurship

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

18 − nine =

CAMPUS CEO

Ifepariola Mary: We Raised Startup Capital from Our Feeding Allowances

As someone who describes herself as a business oriented lady, Ifepariola Mary is actually on the path to living her dream.

She is fully immersed in an online networking business which enables her make extra money, have fun and also travel around the world and this has provided the financial backbone for her campus business, where she relates that, “After school, my plan is to go into either the catering or fashion industry.”

She co-foundered her campus business with her twin and they are becoming good in spotting an opportunity when it avails itself.

Name: Ifepariola Mary
Email: ifemary1997@gmail.com
School & Course of Study: Kogi State University, Library and Information Science
Year/Level: Level 200
Business Name: Martmar’s Nigeria Ltd.
Contact Number: 08109179211

Kindly tell us what your campus business is about.

My campus business is all about wears: At Martmar’s Nigeria Ltd. we specialize in the production of Lapel flowers, Bow ties and Hair fascinators. We are also into Small Chops productions.

Where did the idea for your business come from?

Firstly, the Idea of the wears came from a seminar organised in my school. My partner and I went for the training together and we decided giving it a try because it’s a lucrative business.

SEE ALSO |  Hill Bill Shoes - Inspired by 3 Qualities Men Expect in Footwear

And for the small-chops, the idea for it came when I found myself good at small chops, so I decided turning my skill into a business.

Ifepariola Mary
Martmar’s product

Which gap did you see and intend to bridge with your business?

The gap I actually see is the inability to access quality materials but I am ready to turn this business into an outstanding one, I intend to go miles just to get creative with my business.

How do you manage to combine both academic work and business so you are not adversely affected?

My partner and I who happens to be my twin sister live in the same place, so we draw out plans on how to do business and not be affected by academics.

How did you determine there was market for your type of business?

I determined by studying my environment. This is a business that’s in high demand. I did feasibility studies.

Ifepariola Mary
Martmar’s products

How did you manage to raise your startup capital?

I raised my startup capital with my partner from our feeding allowances.

What is your business model and how do you make money?

I can make money by producing what my market demands. I succeed in that with the aid of marketing it via social media as well as other offline means.

SEE ALSO |  Ifepariola Mary: We Raised Startup Capital from Our Feeding Allowances

What challenges do you come across and how are you handling them?

We face the challenges of getting the right material and that is handled by improvisation .

Do you intend to continue with the business upon completing school?

Yes I do… It’s a business I want to expand in terms of the wears and small chops.

Ifepariola Mary
Martmar’s product

How did your colleagues and family respond to your new venture?

Honestly, they were wowed. Because we put our creativity to work and the quality is intact, so they responded well. The packaging not excluded, it’s an added advantage.

What do you consider your most significant achievement so far as a Campus CEO?

Being able to prove other students wrong that even in school one can own a business.

What message do you have for colleague students who want to start their own businesses?

My first message is to think out of the box, get creative and they should first do a study of the environment.

Ifepariola Mary is spotting opportunities and ready to take advantage of them. You should also study your environment and see what you can turn into a blossom business whiles on campus.

SEE ALSO |  uMusic Online - Ending the Copyright Infringements Suffered by Artistes

Are you in any of the African tertiary institutions? Do you have a business you are running from campus? Let’s share your story to the world. Submit your profile here: CAMPUS C.E.O. FORM

Was this interview inspiring? Leave us your comment.

Follow #TSH on Facebook and Twitter for more change making interviews.

Continue Reading

Got News for us?

Submit Press Release/News: Have you recently launched your startup, raised funding or any news about your company? Email us at editor@thespiritedhub.com. We will be happy to share your story with the world!

order now

happening in Africa