Rukkie Folashade Ambali fondly called Rukkie is the 25 year old CEO of Rukkie Global Company. She started her company whilst an undergraduate in the university.
She is a young leading designer and retailer of designer women’s clothing in Nigeria. Rukkie global company is the story of a woman entrepreneur with a passion for fashion, beauty, and style combined with the entrepreneurial drive to start a business providing women clothing plus a movement to educate and inform women on how to look beautiful on their everyday appearance. What attracts you to Rukkie apart from her beauty is her creativity , consistency, integrity and excellence.
Rukkie’s drive, motivation and success so far has been established on a secret. The Nigeria women diary reveals to us what this secret is in an interview with the young CEO.
NWD: Hii, can we meet you ?
Rukkie: My name is Rukkie Folasade Ambali..CEO Rukkie Global Company. I’m a 25 years old graduate of the department of Biochemistry, LAUTECH..Hail from Ibadan, Oyo state
NWD: Why fashion ?
Rukkie: Fashion has always been my passion. Fashion is very important. It is life enhancing and like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
NWD: What inspired your transition into that line ?
Rukkie: It has always been a dream of mine to be able to start my own business and Company..I’ve always loved making people look good from head to toe.
NWD: Can you tell us about rukkie clothings and is it a different brand from indulgence by rukkie.
Rukkie: Both Rukkie clothings and Indulgence by rukkie are under the same brand name Rukkie Global Company.
NWD: Did you encounter any challenge starting your brand ?. If yes ! What are the challenges and how did you overcome them.
Rukkie: I started my business while I was in the university.It wasn’t easy running both together, But I learnt that everyday is a hustle.Do I get tired? Yes..Do I give up? Absolutely not.
NWD: What do you major on in rukkie clothings ?
Rukkie: Rukkie Clothings major on women/kiddies wears as well as shoes,bags etc. We do strictly women wears.
NWD: What do you do when you are not working , better said what do you do for fun.
Rukkie: I love being indoors, reading and spending time with friends and family.
NWD: Where do you see yourself / brand in the next five years ?
Rukkie: In five years, I see my brand expanding all over Nigeria.I have put my heart and soul into it and I can’t wait to announce everything we have coming..
NWD: As a beautiful lady that you are , how do you cope with distractions.
Rukkie: Lots of distractions but I find strength from within in order to accomplish everything I want.It is so important to surround yourself with positive, like -minded people that support and encourage you.
NWD: Which top Business magnate / brand, would you like to do business with or rather partner with.
Rukkie: April by Kunbi
NWD: Do you think you might indulge in having a runway show for your brand.
Rukkie : I look forward to that.
NWD: Who are your mentors / role model in the fashion industry.
Rukkie: There are so many successful business women who inspire me. A Ton!! However, my family ( parents and husband), they drive me the most.As well as my addiction to create and inspire others.
NWD: On a friendly note, which Nigeria celebrity would you like to have a dinner date with ?
Rukkie : Mo’Cheddah
NWD: Wedge or Stiletto ?
Rukkie : Stiletto
NWD: If you had the opportunity to ask one thing from Lanre Da Silva , what would that be?
Rukkie: what keeps her going ?
NWD: Greatest phobia of all times ?
Rukkie: It’s the fear to see time fly by and yet to have achieved clear success.
NWD: What designer would you rock anytime anyday?
Rukkie : Chanel
NWD: Favourite Fashion accessory ?
Rukkie: My jewellery particularly my neckpiece because without statement accessories my clothes and shoes would be boring.
NWD: What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs like you out there hoping to start up something.
Rukkie: My advice to them is to stay grounded.As they say “You’re the only thing standing in your way”.You have to believe in yourself.Never give up.
NWD: Apart from being the CEO of Rukkie clothings, what other things are you into ?
Rukkie: I deal in luxury bridal needs.Everything for the stylish bride-to-be.
NWD: If you have the opportunity to change something in Nigeria , what would that be ?
Rukkie: There are a lot of things that needs changing in Nigeria.So help us God, we are getting there. Thank you so much for having me. I’m excited and honoured.