Our Accelerate Entrepreneur of the Week is Miss (Yep, she’s single) Suror Obada.
She is a Master’s degree holder from the University of Lagos (For real?!) and BSc holder from Ajayi Crowther University, both in Mass communication.
Suror is the founder/creative director of Sucrosecrafts, a brand that focuses on handcrafted fashion essentials, from handbags to accessories, sandals and slippers.
“I sketch my designs and source for fabrics that can bring my designs to life,” she told Accelerate TV in an interview.
This young, beautiful, creative artist can put your ankara, satin, aso oke, and other fabrics to more use than you can imagine.
She makes book covers, phone cases, and other souvenirs with fabrics. So in case you are in a fix for a wedding souvenir, look no further. Sucrosecrafts have you covered. They also make deliveries across the country.
Hers is a story of a strong, determined and focused lady.
The Lagos-born CEO told us that, “I have always been a creative person. When I was as little as age 6, I started making beads and paper crafts. I just loved creating things with my hands. The bag and slippers crafts set in during my NYSC days at Jebba in Kwara state in 2014. I fell in love with the art of creating a bag. I got trained in camp. But on getting out of camp, I used the money I saved up at camp to go for further training and get materials. After which I started sewing bags for free for family and friends just to practice and perfect the skill. I did that for about 8 months. Sucrosecrafts officially started selling in November, 2015.”
Obviously, she paid her dues.
Suror said she started her brand basically to promote the African design and culture in our everyday lifestyle. What a great motivation.
On her inspiration, Suror said: “I get inspired by almost anything. A particular fabric print or car colour can inspire my next design. I love to go for walks at Idumota Market and Wey Street in Mushin, Lagos, because fabrics, people and colours, inspire me. I just love to create, it feels like I am giving birth to a baby.”
Learn something from Miss Suror’s advice, “My advice to upcoming entrepreneurs is for them to stay positive. Don’t just make excuses, make solutions. Self-development is key.”
And for emphasis sake, Suror says, “Sucrosecrafts is solely what I am involved in at the moment.” Even though Suror has dual degrees in mass Communication.
Her favourite quote is one by philosopher, Aristotle, “’We are what we repeatedly do.’ For me, it is a reminder that I am in charge of my life and everything I do. Only I can create what I want for my future.
See her works below:
Sucrosecrafts is located in Lagos and runs deliveries nationwide. Contact- 08025586717