Torge events is run by Omotayo and Oluwatosin Odunlami, both graduateds from Olabisi Onabanjo Unversity and have been married for 8 years and blessed with three wonderful boys.  Tayo and Tosin both worked in Multinational companies for several years before both resigned in 2010 to infuse their calm, humble and caring personalities into Torge events.WP: What inspired the entrant into the industry?

TE: Having worked for a while, We always had this desire to transform or bring in the art of creativity anytime we attended events, We had a common taste for beautification and creativity, so for years prior to our marriage, our conversations usually drifted towards the décor whenever we attended events together, We always admire the professional works of decorators, We were going to start a family and we wanted more, it was an easy decision for us to resign and pursue our passion. Back then, in Nigeria the number of professional companies in this field could be counted off hand, so it was an easy decision for us at that time. Tosin had already taken a course in Event décor prior to our marriage and another in interior décor after we resigned.

WP: What singular event moved you to another level?

TE: For us our Growth has been gradual, so we can’t point to an event as that event that moved us to the next level, but thinking back there has been many events that has challenged our creativity but God has always been sufficient in supplying ideas and how to effect the ideas.

WP: What inspired the entrant into the industry?

TE: Having worked for a while, We always had this desire to transform or bring in the art of creativity anytime we attended events, We had a common taste for beautification and creativity, so for years prior to our marriage, our conversations usually drifted towards the décor whenever we attended events together, We always admire the professional works of decorators, We were going to start a family and we wanted more, it was an easy decision for us to resign and pursue our passion. Back then, in Nigeria the number of professional companies in this field could be counted off hand, so it was an easy decision for us at that time. Tosin had already taken a course in Event décor prior to our marriage and another in interior décor after we resigned.

WP: What singular event moved you to another level?

TE: For us our Growth has been gradual, so we can’t point to an event as that event that moved us to the next level, but thinking back there has been many events that has challenged our creativity but God has always been sufficient in supplying ideas and how to effect the ideas.

WP: What differentiates your job from every other?

TE: Having in mind that people need to be valued and from our decors we try our possible best to value our clients by giving them the best of our creativity, What has always differentiated us is the creativity and dynamism in our designs, our ability to break boundaries and our effort to improve per job/design, this has always given our jobs its unique identity. We listen to every client and customise our designs to suit their wants, this has helped us give each client a signature design.

WP? What are the challenges on the job?

TE: For one, the economic factor. A lot of what we use are imported and with the exchange rate not being favourable it’s been a huge challenge. The items we fabricate in Nigeria are now twice the amount, Having dedicated staff that one can trust and train to a level of having a succession plan is a big challenge as well, most of our staffs are not truly dedicated in learning the art and trade of the industry they are mostly in this field for the money and, there is lack of professionalism (a common disease ravaging Nigeria) and Plagiarism. When you have non-professionals stealing your work and using it as their own brand or work.

WP: What are you planning to do differently in 2017? What are the trends you are likely to rock?

TE: This year we plan to do more than we have done in the past by learning and expanding our scope to meet world class standards. Creativity is key for us and our most cherished brand, we intend to keep at doing more research to be ahead. Above all, connecting more to the main source of our/my creativity which is God. He enables us with a depth of ideas for whatever stage we are in. There’s never been any idea that hasn’t been His.

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