Hi, Bunmi can you introduce yourself?
My name is Oni Oluwabunmi Joshua, I am a final year medical student of Obafemi Awolowo University, and I am from Ekiti State. I am a brand influencer, brand consultant, and a fashion stylist.
We both attended the same primary school and we also did pre-degree together, and I can remember vividly how your name was always a constant during prize day and you were also always top of the list in pre-degree as well. As cliché as it may sound, you would ordinarily think someone smart like you would only care for their academics alone. How did your interest in fashion come about?
I totally get your point *laughs. I never thought I would love fashion, when I was younger my priority was only “book” related but when I got into the university and I just randomly developed this interest of always looking my best even while I was in pre-degree, and I started getting different compliments “Guy you look so good” or when I take pictures and post them on my socials, I would get comments like “You look so photogenic”. So, all these built the love of fashion in me, and then I started making intentional efforts towards it like taking professional photoshoot and growing my followers. That was how fashion came along
As a medical student, how do you manage to create fashion content?
Being a medical student is definitely demanding and time-consuming. Basically what I do is Time Management, I know what time is best for my shoots, and when it’s time to study; in fact when I have exams I don’t joke with it at all. In summary, I know what and when to prioritize.
What were the steps you took to putting yourself out in the Fashion world?
Luckily, I had (still do) friends who are photographers, and stylists, so, collaborating with these guys made it easier since we all wanted to create content, which saved me money, sometimes I would volunteer to pay for their lunch. But, when I started getting paid jobs from different brands, I started paying for these services. So I would say I started putting my fashion brand out there through collaborations and also growing my Instagram page (which is my major platform) and my followership like I said earlier, I was also very consistent in pushing my contents, because I feel like when you are consistent people would take you seriously and I also had a content schedule, you know everything needed to look sweet and nice *laughs
Tell me one fashion trend you think should never have existed?
There was a time when there was this fashion idea of guys wearing skirts, I’m not sure if it trended in Nigeria, but that fashion style was a No for me, it didn’t fit at all.
What fashion outfit do you mostly spend your money on?
Ahhh, I spend my money mostly on suits (I have lots of it) and accessories (bracelets, wristwatches, necklaces, etc) I love them a lot. I barely spend money on shoes though
Five things you could never go out without?
If we are speaking in terms of ‘five things generally’ then it would be My phone (obviously), my wallet, my sense (I mean you need to go out with it *laughs) a perfume (I like to always smell nice) and yea my shades! I hate the Sun I really do, so, my shades is a ‘never go out without’
What’s your pet peeve?
Dishonesty! Not a fan at all. Also, when someone chews loudly (drives me nuts)
Aside from medicine and fashion what would you rather do?
While I was in secondary school I used to love mathematics and physics, so, I would probably have been an engineer or maybe trade forex (I love money)
Tell me something most people don’t know about you?
Ermm let me see, I think it would be, I prefer boobs to ass *laughs hysterically. Let me think of something else, oh yea, people don’t know that I am very serious with my academics, it doesn’t matter how lush I take pictures, my academic is my top priority
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