Kiki Okewale is a fervent philanthropist, leading entrepreneur, outstanding fashion designer, and motivational speaker. Besides business and entrepreneurship, Kiki is an amazing wife to a wonderful man, a selfless and loving mother to her beautiful kids, a homemaker, and a worshiper and lover of Christ. She hails from Osun State in Nigeria, and was born on July 10. She grew up in a family with good educational values, which contributed to her love for education. At the right age, she attended The Federal Government College, Ikirun, Osun State, then went ahead to obtain a Diploma in Education Management at Africa’s premier university—The University of Ibadan, Oyo State. Shortly after, she proceeded to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The William Shakespeare College, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Being a lifelong learner, she went further to obtain an MBA from The Ladoke Akintola University in Osun State. She also has a Diploma in Green Cleaning from the Green Clean Institute in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Kiki Okewale is the CEO of House of Plush Exclusive (HOPE) Fashion, and is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and a life coach, as well as an alternative healing and soul care therapist. She has received numerous awards due to her humanitarian and entrepreneurial prowess, some of which include Exceptional Leader of Excellence Award at the Women Economic Forum in India, 101 Most Influential Nigerian Brands Award in 2020 for her brand—HOPE Fashion, Royal African Award in 2021, amongst many others. Kiki Okewale represented Nigeria in the Thai Silk Festival in Thailand, and also at the Dubai Royal Gala in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, she has contributed to the growth of leading brands, such as Omo, Lux, Etisalat Nigeria, and MTN Nigeria. She also owns and manages a fashion school known as KIKI Okewale Fashion School in Lagos State, which has over 200 graduates annually.
In addition, one of the attributes that set her apart is her passion in giving herself, her resources, and energy to see other people, especially women, discover and actualize their full potential. In light of this, Kiki Okewale launched the Women High Achievers Trybe, which is a platform that provides mentorship, safe space, empowerment, skills acquisition, and business opportunities to women, both young and old. She also operates a developmental foundation known as Kiki Okewale Foundation (also referred to as Stitches of Hope foundation). The work and activities of the Foundation border on spreading joy and restoring hope to as many people as possible across the society. Over the last years, Kiki Okewale Foundation has partnered with food outlets to feed thousands of less-privileged people yearly, providing clothing, shelter, educational access, etc. for them . This is done as a reminder to the less-privileged that no matter what, there are people who care about them, thereby restoring hope in their hearts. The Foundation has also engaged in other humanitarian activities in economically disadvantaged communities, including providing school uniforms, school textbooks, writing materials, and food to over 40 students at the Makoko Dream School in Lagos, Nigeria. In the same community, over 300 women have been empowered through entrepreneurship and soft skills training, styling skills acquisition, and fashion design training.
Kiki Okewale is an epitome of hope and happiness to the women, youth, and children who have come in contact with her, and she aspires to do more by reaching people across the wider Nigerian community, restoring hope and supporting the dreams of youngsters.