The title must make you wonder if this blog is about a music band just like in Ike and Tina Turner. Well it’s not. In another blog perhaps?
Meet Nike Campbell-Fatoki, owner and creative director of Eclectic Goodies, an online business which initially started as a party favours and gift packaging company in June 2011. Over the past two years, Nike has catered to people looking to make their events unique by providing themed and personalised party favours for their guests.
How did the company come about? We asked, “The company was born out of my love for making every event as special as possible.” Nike says.
Nike is now taking the company to another level through her love of home décor. She loves decorating her home and every few months would find herself either moving accessories around or buying one or two pieces from home décor stores to give her home a new lift. One day, looking around her home, she realised that with as much time and money she spent at the home décor stores, not one piece represented who she was or where she came from – an African woman. There and then Nike decided to change that by starting a home décor line inspired by African print, celebrating the beauty and depth of Africa.
Nike, a wife and mother of three believes in portraying the real Africa – sophisticated, beautiful and forward moving. Her home décor pieces are a true personification of this.
Her Fall collection comprises of Ankara print table runners, table mats, coasters and decorative throw pillows in Fall colours. Her unique pieces are beautiful and practical at the same time. To stay authentic and true to her calling she sourced materials directly from her home country of Nigeria. Nike also has a goal of empowering young girls and women and this passion has seen her partnering with upcoming tailors starting out in their businesses. She will also continue to design and use African print, going beyond the borders of Nigeria to Southern and Eastern Africa.
This multi-tasking lady is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service, MA in International Development Program, BA in Economics, Howard University, Washington, DC. She is also the author of Thread of Gold Beads and a Budget and Finance manager in the municipal government.