Today Onyinye Obiora-Okoye shares with us her experience as a Face of Nigeria. Read our interview with Onyinye and discover her tips to success!
WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE THE FACE OF ORIFLAME NIGERIA?
I joined Oriflame to “LOOK GOOD”, “MAKE MONEY” and “HAVE FUN” but discovered thereafter that it also offered a huge platform for a wide spectrum of other opportunities. Being the Face of Oriflame Nigeria meant that besides looking good, making money and having fun with Oriflame, I also had the awesome privilege of being identified with an exquisite International brand. This therefore meant that my face and identity would invariably give credence and endorsement to my voice and opinions on the immense business opportunities in Oriflame.
WHAT PERSONAL IMPACT DID THE TITLE FACE OF ORIFLAME NIGERIA HAVE ON YOU?
I have won a number of titles, awards, crowns, pageants, cars, gifts and so on in the past decade but none of these accolades have had as much of a personal impact on my life as the title “Face of Oriflame Nigeria”. It gave me a whole new persona of confidence and acceptability that was worth much more than everything else I had ever won in my very successful modelling career. The title Face of Oriflame Nigeria gave me chance of personally meeting, interacting and relating with some of the most wonderful people on this planet and this has had a most tremendous personal impact on my life and career.
WHAT MADE YOU TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION?
I must confess that I really love competitions and over the years I have learnt that a healthy spirit of competition (and a consistent practice of the same) is an excellent motivation for continuous improvement and advancement in life. The truth in life is that everyone competes in one way or another every day without even consciously knowing that we are in competition. However, whenever a formal platform arises for specific competitions a lot of people back out. I took part in the competition because I had the chance to participate and this is one unique thing about Oriflame. Everyone gets the chance to be part of everything that is done in Oriflame and anyone can win anything in oriflame.
WHAT TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE THE NEXT FACE OF ORIFLAME NIGERIA?
I have “trailer load” of tips for the next face of Oriflame Nigeria and I pray that she would do even better. I will still be here by God’s grace to give her all the support and advice that she would need to succeed. Without mincing words, a very useful tip to the next face of Oriflame Nigeria that I would love to briefly talk about is the need to work as a TEAM…because
As the face of Oriflame Nigeria you must understand that you are part of a larger Oriflame family of consultants and in Oriflame we work together to build and achieve successful business platforms.
HOW HAS, BEING THE FACE OF ORIFLAME NIGERIA, HELPED YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS/DEVELOP YOUR NETWORK?
I had been in Oriflame for just a few months when I became the face of Oriflame Nigeria and my business network was still relatively small. I have however moved up very significantly in developing my business network with the opportunity. It is an awesome privilege to have your face on the catalogue and online. People who would never have joined the business get to join through you and this helps you build your network. A lot of people who already know you and even people you do not know would also want to join the business for the same reasons. This portends huge business opportunities that help you grow your business/develop your network.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ORIFLAME PRODUCT?
My favourite Oriflame product is the “Divine Eau de Toilette” (Product code: - 11355). It celebrates the ultimate woman with light, natural notes of bamboo, violet petals and ivy. An enchanting six-petal orchid heart blooms before descending into a sensual harmony of white musk and sandalwood. 50ml. It’s elegant poise, charisma and sophistication, bathes you with and enchanting mythical presence and simply makes you the embodiment of true feminity…
There you have it from Onyinye herself.. empower yourself people go out there and be great do not wait for government or whatever..