Opeyemi Sheriff Anidu, also known as Shefani, produces quality and affordable handcrafted foot wears.
He started when he was in the university. “I buy and resell foot wears to support my education but I wasn’t making much but I wasn’t discouraged because I love creativity. I make designs and describe what I want and people appreciate it. After school, I decided to learn the skill before and during my youth service.”
When asked about how he gets inspiration, he mentioned that he has a talent for drawing and usually draws during his quiet time, and that helps with his designs and patterns.
Speaking on a project that made him believe in himself, he says, “I was with my boss one day and he made a female foot wear, I looked at it and imagine a better but similar design which I later produced and people saw it and love it. We later produced more than 200 pairs due to high demand of that footwear.”
And now, he wants to produce quality and yet affordable foot wears because he believes in Nigeria today, we believe quality products are expensive.
“Also, fashion industry in Nigeria is fast-growing and it’s getting bigger and better but footwear production lacks skilled professionals, therefore, people appreciate one when they see it.
Concerning youth empowerment, he says, “Some youths are skilled but not empowered, therefore, they go into something else and abandon their skills. This is killing our production and exportation capacity. Youth empowerment is the key to a greater better Nigeria.”
Reach him on
Instagram: @shefaniwears, @iam_anidusheriff
WhatsApp: 09056968882, 08132261343