Michy Okafor, the West Africa fashion award nominee and CEO of Michy Conglomerate turns 22 today as he releases his blue age photo shoot with a top Ghanaian fashion photographer. Michy Okafor popularly known as Michy has been found to be an innovative fashion personality and entrepreneur to grace the Nigeria fashion industry.
He has been able to set an unparalleled benchmark for other fashion brands in Nigeria. He has become a role model for several fashion entrepreneurs who have been able to associate with him. Michy Okafor is indeed a creative thinker when it comes to fashion business in Nigeria and international. Michy is not one who gets comfortable on a particular level. I can tell you categorically that Michy is relentlessly working out things to make a lasting impact in Nigeria fashion industry.
I know you will like to know what Michy Okafor is popularly known for in Nigeria. Lets go there. Michy Okafor is known for the production of four major pageants and award in Nigeria. These includes
- Mr & Miss Fashion Nigeria World Pageant
- Most Beautiful Teen in Nigeria
- Mr Teen Nigeria
- Nigeria Icons Fashion Award
Michy Okafor’s biography, life and style will inspire you. Ride on with me as I take you through his life story so far
Who is Michy Okafor?
Michy Okafor was born into a family of Mr & late Mrs Okafor on March 21, 1994 in Imo state, Nigeria. His home town is Ihinna Autonomous Community.
Michy Okafor’s childhood was very tough for him. Even though his dad gave him best educational opportunities as a man. Things became easier for him when his dad got married to his step mother 9years after his late mother passed on. May the soul of his mother rest in perfect peace. In his own words, he said,
I learnt a lot from my dad, whom I call my first love and my step mother, my childhood experiences was really tough and I learnt from it to be independent and hardworking.
Michy’s late mum was a teacher. She died after Michy clocked 2years that was 20years ago. His dad is an Engr.
I love my daddy so much, I call him my 1st love, he has been taking care of me even up till date.
At the beginning of my career, my dad never wanted to hear anything from me, because he wanted me to be a medical doctor. He was so mean and disciplined over my career. But as God may have, here I am today in fashion where my passion is and not hospital where my dad’s passion for me is.
Michy Okafor’s educational background was simple and solid. His primary education was at St Joseph Catholic Primary School, Ihitte/Uboma LGA, IMO State while his Secondary School was Mount Olivers Seminary, Umuezeala Nsu, Ehime – Mbana, In IMO State. He later went further to study Microbiology At University Of Jos where he graduated in year 2014.
You might have wondered how this young chap managed to start his career so early in life. Well, Michy Okafor’s early age was not easy. As we all know how our economy is and how the industry operates. The industry lays on who you know. No body wants to assist or work with an upcoming brand for free.
According to Michy Okafor, he was able to solve the chicken and egg problem in his career by believing in God. The sincere truth is that God has been faithful to him.
Michy started his brand when he lost a contest in 2013. That was then Mr Teen Nigeria 2013. As at that time, he represented plateau state and lost out. But today, the story is different as he is now the producer of Mr Teen Nigeria. After the contest in 2013, he made a decision to start up his own brand with the name ” House of Michy ” which is now known as Michy Conglomerate Intl Ltd, the organizers & owner of Mr & Miss fashion Nigeria pageant, Nigeria Icons Fashion Awards and Most Beautiful Teen in Nigeria pageant .
Since inception of House of Michy, his brand collaboration with other brands has been wonderful. He has been able to collaborate with several other brands especially those who truly want to work and share ideas with him. There has been some brands who are bent on how to destroy and bring him down. But guess what, God has been faithful.
Talking about Michy Okafor’s celebrity mileages, I can tell you that it has been cool and lovely for him. Michy’s celebrity mileages has recorded a lot of success stories with personalities like, Wofai Samuel, Uche Ogbodo , Mc Shakara, Chris Okagbue , Naomi Mac, Vul Edochie, Chinwetel Agu among others.
Let’s look at the awards Michy has received or nominated for
Michy has received over 11 Awards so far. Isn’t that amazing? Well, that’s just the beginning as the one he is praying to win is West Africa Fashion Awards 2016. He has been nominated for ” Next Rated Fashion Entrepreneur Of the Year”. Let’s watch out for that.
There is something bubbling underground about Michy Okafor. He is now engaged and he will be getting married any moment from now. Ask me for your invitation when the time comes.
Michy Okafor’s ambition still remains high. He aimed to be a worldwide trending fashion personality. Woow! That sounds great.
You might want to know about his political views. Well, Michy Okafor, is not a politician neither. If you even try to ask him what he things about the current situation of Nigeria and her economy, he will just laugh and tell you that Nigerians got what they deserved by electing the wrong government.
Michy Okafor’s message for young and aspiring personalities out there is that they should believe in themselves and never give up for once. No matter how difficult the road may be. Success will sure come.
As a person of personality, you know he will always have admirers. His word of advice for them is that they should not just admire the Lord’s doing in his life, but they should be inspired and be motivated. He advised every one of his fan to start up something in life, because time waits for no one
Let’s wish Michy Okafor a happy birthday as he turns 22 today
- Michy Okafor’s Invitation To Pageant Organizer Fashion Personality and Entrepreneur
- West Africa Fashion Awards 2016
- PATRICK MBAMA & JENEFRANCES ADIMACHUKWU OF MR AND MISS FASHION NIGERIA WORLD 2015
- Mikky Jones – Mr Fashion Nigeria World 2014 Winner, Shares His Experience As He Prepare to Handover
- Meet The Celebrities & CEO’s Set To Judge At Mr & Miss Fashion Nigeria World 2015 (Season 3)
- Nomination: Nigeria Icons Fashion Awards & Mr/Miss Fashion Nigeria World 2015