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inspitories xvi: itoro okon

Inspitories is my made up word for inspirational stories on young people I find interesting. They are usually interviews of other entrepreneurs, like myself, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting, stumbled upon online, or dug up that motivate me. Enjoy and get inspired!

I met this lady while she was still a student. She struck me as a study-really-hard-and-land-an-amazing-job go-getter, so it was no surprise when I caught up with her in 2011, that she had a really good job, at which she was already doing very well…though a bit of a workaholic (she still is). I had her pinned as a 9 to 5/job security kinda person. I’m not ashamed to say I was wrong.

Last year, I stumbled across a page called “Jewelry by Itoro Okon” on Facebook. I thought, “Itoro? No way.” I went through the page, and was stunned by the creativity. I concluded it had to be a coincidence or something, Itoro was living/working in Alberta, not Lagos. Wrong again. May, this year, I attended the wedding of a mutual friend of ours, and there she was, on the bridal train, Itoro Okon, in the flesh. I couldn’t believe it.

We met up for ice cream one evening the following month – we happen to live like 10 minutes from each other! Who knew?! Turns out she had always planned to move back to Nigeria. She also told me about her plunge into entrepreneurship, and then we swapped stories on our experiences with the NYSC program, police, and best business practices for Nigerian clients/customers.

I’m a man who appreciates beauty and creativity, so I simply had to tell her, what I’m sure she already knows – her designs are beautiful. No, Itoro is good. As soon as I saw her men’s bracelets line, I had to have one. Her creativity and talent are astounding. She still surprises me. She is the real deal, and she’s just so modest; I couldn’t resist tooting her horn.

Itoro Okon
Founder & Creative Director
Itoro Okon

Birth Name
Itoro Feyisayo Okon

Age
27 (as of 2015)

Skill(s)/Talent(s)
Creative Design

Art/Business Name
Itoro Okon

Business Profile

Itoro Okon logo

Itoro Okon is an artistically crafted, uniquely designed jewelry line.
I create statement pieces to embody style, elegance, and the passion for the art of jewelry making.

Itoro Okon Collage

I started this
May 2014

I’m driven by
God, Creativity, Translating creative ideas to reality.

Past Works/Portfolio
Uyai Collection (as seen on BellaNaija.com)

Contact me
email: info@itorookon.com
facebook: Jewelry by Itoro Okon
instagram: @ItoroOkon
telephone: +234-814-754-2409
website: itorookon.com

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