In the Nigerian fashion industry, Seyi Vodi is one of the most successful leading fashion entrepreneurs, who has acquired a lot of wealth through his fashion business and other companies the businessman manages.
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|Real name||Seyi Adekunle|
|known as||Seyi Vodi|
|Date of birth||19th of July|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Tailor, Entrepreneur|
If you are unfamiliar with the A-list tailor or would want to know more about the fashion designer, then keep reading below as we do a deep dive into some interesting facts about the businessman’s life.
Seyi Vodi Biography
Seyi Vodi, who goes by the name Seyi Adekunle was born on the 19th of July in Lagos, Nigeria but hails from Osun State. Seyi comes from a family of many children, as his father has over 50 children. While he did his primary and secondary education in Lagos, where he was born, he moved to the North for his higher education. He did his undergraduate program at the University of Maiduguri, where he studied Geology in 1999.
After the completion of his undergraduate program in 1999, he moved on to his National Youth Service Program in the early 2000s in Akwa Ibom State. It was there he picked an interest in tailoring.
In 2011, Seyi Vodi got married to his wife, Bunmi Alade-Adekunle, and together, their marriage has been blessed with a girl and two boys, and he currently lives in Abuja with his family.
Seyi Vodi Career
Seyi Vodi, the fashion entrepreneur, is the chairman and lead designer of the Vodi Group of Companies. A company that designs customized men’s outfits. It all started with a back story that began during his Nysc year in 2000.
During his NYSC year, Seyi picked an interest in tailoring, and it was then he began sewing shirts and boxers for fellow Corp Members. By July 8th, 2001, after NYSC, he had already started his business properly by registering it as Testimony Fabrics. However, he later switched the name to Vodi in 2003.
While managing his growing business after Nysc, he secured a banking job in 2003 after a failed interview in 2002. However, he later quit the job to focus entirely on his growing fashion business.
Since starting his business, he has grown considerably in his craft and has had the opportunity to create unique designs for A-list Nigerian celebrities like Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Ayo Makun (AY Comedy), and many others.
Through his fashion business, Seyi Vodi has styled several Nollywood stars, providing them with some of the most iconic fashion styles that are still relevant to date. His fashion line is distributed through his business, Vodi Group of companies. Vodi Group of Companies, on the other hand, is founded on an opulent ideology that has enabled it to establish itself as one of the modern apparel for men today.
His fashion business pays attention to details and silhouettes in its creation process. Seyi Vodi notes that the business line is largely inspired by dimensional patterns and vertical structures for creativity. Currently, his brand designs and tailors outfits for top government officials in the country, including the current Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima.
Despite starting with the fashion business, he has also gotten involved in other businesses that have made him collaborate with brands and A-list stars like Davido, Kizz Daniel, Ubi Franklin, and Tim Dakolo, amongst others.
Celebrating 20 years in the fashion business in 2021, he wrote:
“The tailor who started on completion of his NYSC primary assignment 20 years ago in Akwa Ibom has now built a tailoring outfit, offering services beyond our primary Vodi Clothing brand, with clients and partners all over the world. In the story of our success over the past 240 months, several big and small companies, public and private, have disappeared through the times. But we have survived and thriving. This for us is a celebration of the African enterprising spirit. It is a celebration of the people that have stood with us through the years and those that will find us in the future. This is the beginning of our third decade, and we intend to take you along our journey of exemplary service and greatness.”
Seyi Vodi Cars
Seyi Vodi uses his social media page to market his business. As such, he rarely posts about his personal life with cars. However, the fashion designer and entrepreneur can afford to purchase some of the top luxury cars like:
- 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
The G-Wagon is a luxury off-road SUV that almost every wealthy person in Nigeria drives. With about 416 horsepower, the G-Wagon offers an insane performance, and it cannot be said whether wealthy men in Nigeria purchase the vehicle for its luxury or because of how easy it makes driving through Nigerian roads.
- 2018 Range Rover Sport
The 2018 Range Rover Sport is another luxury SUV wealthy Nigerians purchase. The SUV by the British Company is one of the best off-roading luxury vehicles you’ll find in Nigeria today.
- 2018 Toyota Hilux
It’s impossible to spot a wealthy Nigerian who doesn’t own a Hilux or any pickup truck. The reason is that the Hilux is their favourite vehicle for business engagements, and Seyi Vodi can afford one.
- 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary
Regardless of the number of SUVs or cars a wealthy man has in Nigeria, they are quickly drawn to the luxurious Land Cruiser SUV. It’s one of the vehicles used for events, and Seyi Vodi could have one in his garage.
Seyi Vodi Net Worth
While Seyi Vodi’s clothing brand offers services to a lot of people, one of his main lines of business is the top politicians within and outside of the country. As such, he has acquired a lot of wealth through providing clothing services to them. His net worth is currently estimated at $500,000.
Seyi Vodi is a celebrity fashion designer and stylist who has worked with A-list personalities across various industries in Nigeria, and through his many business involvements, he has acquired a huge amount of wealth.