Olatorera Oniru, née Majekodunmi, 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. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the electronic commerce website Dressmeoutlet.com which retails fashion and beauty products from Africa. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Consultant of Olatorera Consultancy Limited working with Leading Businesses and High Net-Worth Individuals To Transform Africa into One of The World's Greatest Continents. In 2016, she was listed in Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 list of "30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa".
Early life and education
Olatorera Oniru was born March 3, 1987 to Chief Dr. Femi Majekodunmi and Justice Olatokunbo Majekodunmi in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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.
In 2008, she graduated Cum Laude Honors with a degree in Business Administration/ Management and Entrepreneurship from NC A&T State University.
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.
Prior to her establishment of Dressmeoutlet.com, Olatorera worked for 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.
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).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.
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.
Recognition and awards
Olatorera has been recognized as a global influencer for Africa's growth and development, primarily through her efforts championing the made in Africa fashion and beauty industries.
These include recognition by Forbes Media as the Nigerian Woman who is Building the Fashion Amazon of Africa; and Young Achiever of the Year Award by World Leadership Congress in Mauritius 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.
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.
She is currently a member of Lionesses of Africa, Africa’s Best and the National Scholars Honor Society the United States.
Olatorera Oniru is married to Prince Adedapo Oniru of The Oniru Royal Family and together, they have two children.
Documentaries, videos and podcasts