Chief (Mrs.) Oyenike ‘Nike’ Monica Okundaiye’s first workshop was conducted at Oshogbo in 1968. There, she was able to begin the production of her world-renowned pieces of art. She operates three profitable art galleries including the Lagos Gallery currently the largest in West Africa where art from her students and other artists is sold.
Mrs. Okundaiye explaines, ‘’Profit from sales is divided into three, one goes back to the business, another goes to the family and the last goes to the Nike Centre for Arts and Culture Foundation’’. The passion Nike has for the artsis well appreciated in Nigeria and abroad.
Nike has been able to impact so many lives through her workshops, teaching people how they can earn money with their hands. These trainings are an integral part of her strategy for empowerment. The idea is to task all those she has trained to become trainers. Nike’s model can be said to have a multiplier effect in the societies where they’re conducted by assisting people to not only be self-reliant but also to be agents of positive change in their communities.
Business Website: http://www.nikeart.com
Year Founded: 1968
Number of Employees: 2-10