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Olatorera Oniru

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Olatorera Oniru
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BornLagos, Lagos state, Nigeria
🏡 ResidenceLagos, Nigeria
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 Education
  • Queen's College, Lagos
  • Leesville High North Carolina
  • NC A&T State University
  • Emory University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
💼 Occupation
CEO of www.dressmeoutlet.com and www.olatorera.com

Olatorera Oniru, née Majekodunmi, (born March 3, 1987) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, business mogul and development speaker recognized in 2018 as One of Top 7 Women Who Have Made Their Mark On E-Commerce[1]. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the electronic commerce website Dressmeoutlet.com which retails fashion and beauty products from Africa.[2].[3] She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Consultant of Olatorera Consultancy Limited[4] working with Leading Businesses and High Net-Worth Individuals To Transform Africa into One of The World's Greatest Continents[5]. In 2016, she was listed in Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 list of "30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa".[6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Olatorera Oniru was born March 3, 1987 to Chief Dr. Femi Majekodunmi and Justice Olatokunbo Majekodunmi in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.[8]

Olatorera grew up partly in Nigeria and the United States of America. She attended Mary Hill Primary School, Oyo and had her secondary education at Queen's College, Lagos. By August 2000, she had moved to the United States, and attended Leesville High North Carolina.[9]

In 2008, she graduated Cum Laude Honors with a degree in Business Administration/ Management and Entrepreneurship from NC A&T State University.[10][8][11][12]

Olatorera has a scholarship-based Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Emory University, the United States where she focused on Finance, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. She also has Executive Management Certificates from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.[13]


Prior to her establishment of Dressmeoutlet.com, Olatorera worked for two Fortune Top 500 companies, namely Bank of America and General Electric. She joined the Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she worked for two years as a Senior Analyst for the Global Markets and Investment Banking Business Development Group.[14][15]

During her years as an employee at Merrill Lynch, she also served as co-founder and president of Network of African Professionals in New York City and as a Junior Board Member of CASA-NY (Court Appointed Special Advocates New York).[16]

After two years at Merrill Lynch, she went to work for the Central Bank of Nigeria as a Senior Supervisor.

After the completion of her (MBA), she went to work for Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a Global Consultant and later as Head of Sales Governance for MTN Nigeria account.

In 2016, Olatorera established a website selling fashion products, health & beauty products, and home goods. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Sales at Dressmeoutlet.com.[17][18]

In 2016, her quote on Forbes.com went viral: "Push your dreams, do not let anything stop you from doing anything great for the world."[19]

In 2018, Olatorera Oniru founded Olatorera Consultancy Limited. Olatorera Consultancy Limited provides business development and consulting services to established companies and high net-worth individuals with clients across Africa and globally. .[20]

Recognition and awards[edit]

Olatorera has been recognized on various international platforms as a global influencer for Africa's growth and development, primarily through her efforts championing the revolution of the made in Africa fashion and beauty industries.[21][22][23][24]

These include recognition by Forbes Media as the Nigerian Woman who is Building the Fashion Amazon of Africa;[6] and Young Achiever of the Year Award by World Leadership Congress in Mauritius [25]

Olatorera was nominated by the Future Nigeria Awards for Best Use of Advocacy in 2007 and was a finalist for Hearst Corporation’s “Cover girl of the year” award in 2008.[26]

She founded Nigeria’s leadership program Top 100 Our Generation, in 2007; a company that brought together and inspired many of today’s young leaders.[27]

She is currently a member of Lionesses of Africa, Africa’s Best and the National Scholars Honor Society the United States.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Olatorera Oniru is married to Prince Adedapo Oniru of The Oniru Royal Family and together, they have two children.[29] [30]


  1. https://www.kooomo.com/en/7-women-who-have-made-their-mark-on-ecommerce
  2. Https://www.dressmeoutlet.com/about
  3. "5 Successful Nigerian Women in Tech - Bossman Nigeria". www.bossman.ng. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  4. https://www.Olatorera.com
  5. https://www.olatorera/com/expertise
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nsehe, Mfonobong. "30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2016". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  7. Nsehe, Mfonobong. "Meet The Nigerian Woman Who Is Building The Fashion Amazon Of Africa". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tonye Bakare (April 2, 2016). "Olatorera Oniru: passion driven by values". the Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  9. "Meet The Nigerian Woman Who Is Building The Fashion Amazon Of Africa — Nigerian Entertainment Today — Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Nigerian Entertainment Today — Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily.
  10. https://relations.ncat.edu/pubs/alumnitimes/2017/apr27/olatorera-oniru-08.html
  11. "IMD News - IMD Business School". IMD business school. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  12. "topstories.ng". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  13. "blackgivesback: African American MBA Students Compete in 2012 Business Case Competition on Corporate Philanthropy & Black Nonprofits". blackgivesback.com.
  14. Karen Hanson. "Forbes Features Olatorera Oniru". Hello! Nigeria.
  15. http://threshwoman.com/2016/05/wcw-of-the-week-olatorera-oniru/
  16. "How A Nigerian Fashion Whiz Got The Nickname "Amazon In Africa"". AFKInsider.
  17. "Meet The 29-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Breaking E-Commerce Boundaries — HelloBeautiful". HelloBeautiful.
  18. Dammy. "Meet Olatorera Oniru, The Nigerian Woman Who Is Building The Fashion Amazon Of Africa". How Africa.
  19. https://www.juicyquotes.com/quote-about-inspiration-93/
  20. "About Olatorera.com". Olatorera.com.
  21. https://medium.com/@lisimbapink/100-must-follow-black-entrepreneurs-influencers-speakers-in-2017-94a8330d1f66
  22. "A Lil Positivity: Africa's #1 Fashion Retailer Run By 29-Year-Old NC A&T University Alumni Olatorera Oniru". 31 August 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  23. King, Laiza (2 September 2016). "One of Africa's Leading Female CEOs, Olatorera Oniru, Championing the Mobile Fashion Industry, Shares Growth Agenda". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  24. "Former Aggie Is A Forbes List Successful Entrepreneur And Pioneer For Change - HBCU Buzz". 1 September 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  25. [1][dead link]
  26. Linda Ikeji. "Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog". lindaikejisblog.com.
  27. "Olatorera Oniru, digital Queen". Divas.
  28. "Olatorera Oniru — The startup story of a Nigerian entrepreneur on a mission to grow her company to become one of the leading fashion retailers in Africa". Lionesses of Africa Website.
  29. "DR FEMI MAJEKODUNMI STEPS UP PLANS FOR DAUGHTER'S WEDDING". 22 August 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  30. Olarewaju, Olamide. "Dressmeoutlet: CEO of fast rising online fashion store Olatorera Oniru dishes on the brand". Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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