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PACESETTERS bUSINESS eXPO psbexpo2018

ABOUT PACE SETTERS BUSINESS EXPO

Pace Setters Business Expo is organised to bring Entrepreneurs, Start-up Ventures, Small Businesses together from different works of life to showcase their products and services in order to create awareness in the community. The event allows participants to be exposed to the latest Marketing Strategies in order to help project and maximize their business potentials. The event also honours the people in the society who have set a good pace to be emulated by other.

PSBExpo is not restricted to any colour, tribe, denomination or sex. Our vision at PSBEXPO is creating a world changing event with a purpose of Embracing Diversity, Uniting People, Diversity Fashion Shows, Hair & Beauty, Food & Entertainment, Global Networking, Young Talents, Creating opportunities and providing a supportive platform to connect, learn other cultures, get Career advice, be inspired and make new connections. Above all celebrating One another Pace Setters Business Expo was conceived with several goals in mind:

• To offer recognition to diverse dedicated and inspiring entrepreneurs worthy of emulation in our community;

• To honour people that are pace setters for others to follow.

• To bring attention to our local talented business owners;

• To promote talented producers of branded products in our society.

• To share knowledge and tips to crack global markets and growth in a short time.

• To create an environment for “Business Networking”.

• To promote economic development by focusing on the creative class;

• To showcase global artists in the field of fashion, beauty, and performing arts.

This mega event will offer an international platform for designers, craftsmen, business owners and entrepreneurs from every works of life to network with buyers and the media. It is a great opportunity to showcase local talents and network with people of like minds.

Founder Titilayo Odunaiye

PACE SETTERS BUSINESS EXPO TEAM

TITILAYO ODUNAIYA

OLANIYI OLADIGBO (DJ OLA)YETUNDE ADEWALE

CHARLES OLAOYEGARRY TEE

BUKKY OLUSHOGATAI ABELESHIDOGBA

HANNIE MUKETESPECIAL GUESTS

HRM KABIYESI AFOLABI OLADIMEJI ODIDIOMOTHE OLU OF IGBOKODA IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

LADY AMB RUKAYAT ADEREWA BASARU

FOUNDER - TAHA AWARDS, ABEN

CHIEF LADY WAYNETT PETERS

ENTREPRENEUR, SPEAKER, MENTOR

GOLDIVA OLATV PRESENTER, HOST, MC, FASHIONISTA

CHIEF LADYWaynett

Peters

A Multi- Entrepreneur, Empowerment Speaker, Confidence Mentor, Positive Life Coach and a Humanitarian Ambassador

CHIEF LADY WAYNETT PETERS is a Multi-Entrepreneur, Empowerment Speaker, Confidence Mentor, Positive Life Coach and a Humanitarian Ambassador whose ‘Riches to Rags to Grace’ story has inspired thousands around the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and wider world.

Naturally inclined to business and getting results, Lady Waynett entered the world of business very young and by her midtwenties was already running numerous, successful businesses. Through a series of events that turned her world upside down and after the passing away of her mother, Lady Waynett lost it all. She soon found herself homeless and seeking friendship on London’s Camden streets. It was here whilst mentoring the alcoholics, drug addicts and

Awards and Achievements

rejected that she was to discover her greatest lessons about true wealth, success, love, happiness and her purpose in life.

The journey that took her from riches, rags to grace in an amazing testimony during which everything she ever lost was restored. Her story may read like a fairytale but it was anything but and at times Lady Waynett did not think she would make it through the night. Slowly by God’s grace, she rebuilt her business,becoming CEO & Founder of Dappers and Divas Pampering Boutique, taking it from its humble beginnings to its success that it is today.

Today, Lady Waynett also runs empowerment workshops and reaches out to the homeless, mentally challenged, abused and the disadvantaged. Through her work she has helped countless individuals realise their self-worth, develop their skills and talents, and escape many shackles. Her community work has resulted in people being able to find jobs, start businesses, heal and gain confidence including finding a sense of self-worth for individuals embarking on a journey of purpose or that of personal growth.

In 2014 Lady Waynett founded (TEA) The Extraordinary Achievers as a TV Talk Show Host, a series where interviews share positive stories of unsung community heroes to inspire, motivate and encourage others. In 2015 Lady

Through her work she has helped countless individuals realise their selfworth, develop their skills and talents, and escape many shackles

Waynett originated Loving Our Valued Elders (LOVE); an initiative to honour, appreciate and assist our elders in the community; an opportunity to be the elderly’ friends. In 2016 Lady Waynett initiated (ROC) Reclaiming Our Children Back from the Streets; a community based program aimed at uniting and supporting parents whilst coordinating change champion programs with external parties, authorities, government bodies and youth organisations.

Lady Waynett is a Collaboration Management Business Analyst & IT Auditor by background who has worked at senior level positions with organisations such as Enron, KBR, Reuters, Mayor’s office, TfL, Police Enforcement Services and Metronet Rail. She is a woman who‘can think on her feet’, ‘has a huge drive for results’ and is happy to share her enthusiasm for success with others. Lady Waynett’s ethos on life is that when you are ready to humbly serve humanity, when you are desperate enough for a miracle and put your faith in your creator; positive change comes into your life and this has helped anyone who hears her testimony to easily connect with her and find inspiration from her journey.

Chief Lady Waynett is well known for her unrelenting faith, thinkbig mentality, determination and gracefulness that has resulted in Lady Waynett receiving numerous awards, accolades and invitations to speak.

• Inspirational Entrepreneur & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014

• International Women of Power Ambassador & Star Woman Changing Lives Award 2015

• Humanitarian Acknowledgement Recognition in 2015 & 2016

• Ambassador for Goodwill and Leadership Certificate 2016

• Youth Empowerment Award 2016

• Leadership Mind Ambassador 2016

• Best Female Motivational Speaker 2016

• Top 15 LMA Outstanding People 2016

• Outstanding Business Entrepreneur & Female Achiever of the Year 2016

• PGE Award of Excellence 2016

• Distinguished Woman of Benevolence Award 2016

• Hope Alive Mission Appreciation of Support against domestic violence Award 2016

• UK Africa Diaspora Forum Ambassador: Making a Difference 2016

• Performance & Excellence in Community Work and Nation Building 2017

• In Appreciation of Benevolent ways towards the less privileged 2017

• Inspirational Mother from Father2Father 2017

• Ambassador Iroko Events & Charity 2017

• Future Keys Mentor 2017

• Humanitarian Ambassador for Igbokoda Kingdom of Ondo State 2017

• Chief of The Igbokoda Kingdom (Yeye Bobaselu of Igbokoda) 2017

• Social & Humanitarian Award (Lioness Award for Women) 2017

• Women of Purpose Excellence Award 2017

• Panache Global Entertainment Ambassador 2017

TEMMYZ HAIR

EXTENSIONS AND WIGS

Titilayo Odunaiya (Mrs.), the founder and Creative Director of Temmyz Hair

A graduate of Computer Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria. Style, elegance, dignity and beauty are concepts that drive her to serve others. She Started Temmyz Hair, a business based in United Kingdom, in 2013 with a passion to instil courage and self confidence in today’s women. She prides herself in the commitment of giving all customers access to superior quality virgin human hair in Mongolian, Russian, European, Peruvian, Malaysian, Cambodian extensions/ weave and the very best hand tied/ machine instock/custom made glueless silk top full lace wigs, u part wigs, half wigs, 3 part lace closure, lace frontal, braided wigs, comfortable to serve the needs of women worldwide. Our wigs are mostly handmade, custom just for you.

Temmyz Hair is luxurious, tangle-free. It does not shed, its soft and reusable for years depending on the care. Temmyz hair products are with you in mind. Hair care and beauty is very important to us. That is why our slogan is “Love your hair, Love Quality” Titilayo opened a branch named Temmyz Hair World studio in Liverpool. A Hair and beauty studio. Customers are able to make a purchase of hair weft/ wig and beauty product and also receive the service of highly qualified hair stylists and beauticians. Temmyz Hair has distributors in Nigeria, USA and still looking to expand to other part of the world.

Titilayo Odunaiya Creative Director: Temmyz Hair

International Food Store Liverpool

INTERVIEW OF JOHN ITORO

THE BUSINESS MUST KNOW YOUR NAME, YOU MUST PUT ALL YOUR EFFORT IN IT AND THOUGH IT MIGHT NOT BE ROSY AT FIRST, IF YOU HAVE A FORESIGHT OF WHERE YOU’RE GOING THEN THE SKY WILL BE YOUR STEPPING STONE NOT YOUR LIMIT. - MR JOHN ITORO

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The passion to serve the humanity in the capacity of distributing

African food products

HM: GOOD EVENING SIR. CAN YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

My name is Itoro John. I’m the owner of the International Food Store also known as an African Shop in Liverpool.

HM: CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

Well, from the look of things, we are the African food specialists so we specialise in the African food products; all African groceries.

HM: WHAT MADE YOU GO INTO THIS BUSINESS?

The passion to serve the humanity in the capacity of distributing African food products in small scales made me go into it because you have these very products elsewhere but you have people buying in bulk but not everyone will be able to do that. I looked at it and I knew I could bring it down to small scale where everyone can be able to afford everything that they need from Africa.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD STORE ALSO KNOWN AS THE AFRICAN SHOP IN LIVERPOOL

INTERNATIONAL FOOD STORE - MR JOHN ITORO

HM: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS?

8 years

HM: WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THE BUSINESS WORLD?

The ability to effectively serve customers and satisfying them.

HM: SO IS THERE ANY BUSINESS PERSON THAT YOU LOOK UP TO? DO YOU HAVE ANY ROLE MODEL IN BUSINESS?

No

HM: REALLY! YOU DON’T HAVE ANY ROLE MODEL IN BUSINESS?

Definitely, after running this business successfully for 8 years, I am my own role model.

HM: HOW DO YOU HANDLE THIS BUSINESS BEING A MAN? It’s just like handling any other business being a man.

HM: AS A FAMILY MAN, AREN’T YOU BUSY? FOR INSTANCE, IF A WOMAN WAS RUNNING THIS STORE, SHE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE MORE FLARE, MAKE MORE FRIENDS, AND SOCIALISE MORE WITH THE PEOPLE.

I have more friends in this business and running it is not that hard at all because it doesn’t stop me from doing whatever I want to do and however I want to interact with people do it.

HM: HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE STRESS OF BEING A BUSINESSMAN?

When you have your goal and you need to achieve it, you just have to focus, think straight. Try to do the ones you can do and leave the ones you cannot do.

HM: AT THE MOMENT, YOU ARE ALONE IN THE SHOP; DO YOU ALWAYS OPEN THE SHOP BY YOURSELF OR DO YOU HAVE STAFF?

Yes. I do have staff but I open and close the shop myself. Although the work load is harder and tedious but I just have to put the best in it to satisfy every customer

CONTACT US ON

68 Prescott Road, Liverpool, L7 0JA Tel: 01512603499 / +447405192365 E-mail: ifood68@yahoo.com

Opening Hours Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

“You have to put yourself aside and think straight about the business... you cannot be running a part time job and want a business at the same time”

HM: WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UPCOMING ENTREPRENEURS?

If you have the zeal to do something; first of all you must love what you want to do, you don’t just want to go into something because other people are doing it; it must be what you love. If you do something because other people are doing it, you’ll find yourself, at the end of the day, wanting to get out of it. What I’m saying is, we had other African shops that were opened here too; there were two down the road that closed in less than 6 months because they did not know what they wanted to do. And there were others from 8 years ago. Before I actually started this business they said there was no gain in African shops. I can categorically say that’s it’s a lie because this business has been producing and reproducing in other fields as well. As long as you have your goal or aim and you know what you want to do: there’s nothing stopping you. You have to put yourself aside and think straight about the business because you cannot be running a part time job and want a business at the same time. The business must know your name,

you must put all your effort in it and though it might not be rosy at first, if you have a foresight of where you’re going then sky will be your stepping stone not your limit.

HM: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED SINCE YOU STARTED THIS BUSINESS 8 YEARS AGO?

My greatest challenge was sourcing for the products because I had people already in this business who said they would show me this and show me that. At one point, I was waiting for a lady in Manchester for 4 hours, she never showed up. I called her; she answered and said that she never told me to start a business. That challenged me to start sourcing for my own product from other places in order to make each business day count and it worked.

HM: WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND YOURSELF?

I might open another branch of this shop here in Liverpool and outside Liverpool but like I said for me; just filling the world of business.

HM: THIS IS CLEARLY A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, WHAT WOULD YOU ATTRIBUTE IT TO?

Success can only be delivered on the platform of hard work. Apart from that, you have to pray to God so that whatever you are doing will be prosperous. However, success needs hard work, for example, people who work in McDonalds, they work 9am-5pm but somebody started that business and has out in a lot of work for it to be a success and people working there contribute to that business being a success. Whatever you want to do, you need to create time for it and put all your zeal and energy into it and it will be a success at the end of the path. That’s what I actually did: making sure that the business opens on time, going the extra mile to make sure that we have what other shops don’t have; having what will attract more customers. That makes success in business.

HM: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME SIR. WE WISH YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOUR.

You’re welcome.

MANAGING

BUSINESS and MINISTRY

Interview of REV. PHILIP BUKOLA OYEWALE (Penticost Baptist church)

YA: Can you please introduce yourself? - My name is Philip Bukola Oyewale, I’m a pastor with Pentecost Baptist Church Liverpool, I’m a business owner and married with five children.

YA: Can You Please Tell Us What You Do?

- Like I said earlier, I’m an ordained minister and founder of pentecost baptist church alongside my wife. Also, I’m a business owner. I’m into media, television production and i own television station here in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. I’m also into recruitment services. I provide non permanent staffs to companies around merseyside. I also own a music band that sings and writes songs. I enjoy doing anything and everything that will make money as long as it is not stealing. The name of my business is Immaculate Radio, Immaculate Television, Immaculate recruitment services and Hossanah Band.

What Made You Venture into Business?

- Right before I relocated to the United Kingdom with my family, i was a full time pastor with the church paying for my bills. Moving to England was totally a different ball game because the church I pioneered was not able to pay my bills as it was brand new, i had to think out of the box to provide for my family.

Also, I have passion for media, not just from the fact that it provided me the opportunity to lead more people to Christ. It was a case of following my passion. My desire not to ever lack in life is also great motivation for me.

How Do You Juggle Business With Ministry Successfully ?

- I believe everything is in phases, when I started the church and the business I was fully involved and I could not travel for 10 years just to ensure things were in place. As things got stabilized, I got trusted people to help because I believe nobody can do it alone. For example, I may not be in the country for weeks but the church will be well run as well as the business because of the trusted people that I have delegated responsibilities to. The most important thing in business is not what you can do but what you can make others do for you. The strategy is not what you can deliver but what you can make others deliver for you.

What Challenges Have You Faced In Business

As A Black Man In A Foreign Country?

- The greatest challenge I have encountered in business as a black person is unfortunately other black people. They spread false information about other black businesses to ensure they

The most important thing in business is not what you can do but what you can make others do for you. The strategy is not what you can deliver but what you can make others deliver for you.

do not suceed. This is because most Africans see life as a competition. So many times people have heard untrue and unfounded stories about me even before we met. When we meet, they are surprisedto see the kind of person I am. In my recruitment business, I do not experience these challenges because I do not work with black people. We do get discrimation because of skin color and some companies may not want to give audience until I introduce myself as a doctor. After I give my pitch, they ask for my surgery and i have to explain that I am not a medical doctor but an academic one.

How Do We Surpass These Challenges? - The black community needs to stop discouraging others, celebrate ourselves, support each other and stop bad mouthing businesess. Let Africans help develop each other in a foreign land.

What Advice Do You Have For Upcoming Entrepreneurs ? - The advice I have for new business owners is to believe in yourself. You only need one talent to go far. Do not venture into business just because everyone is doing the same. Study before you start a business, get trained and get registered. Do not be easily disuaded, pursue your dreams and dare to be different.

Whats Next? - Next thing for me is acting. I desire to get an acting role. Not in nollywood but british movies. I would love to land a role in a major soap opera.