Oluwapelumi Komolafe popularly known as Àriké Onibàtà, is an exceptional shoe-maker and a student entrepreneur.
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Full name: Oluwapelumi Komolafe
Stage name: Arike Onibàtà
Relationship staus: Single
Occupation: Student entrepreneur and shoe maker
State of origin: Osun state
Date of birth: 17th February 2003
Miss Pelumi comes from an all-girls family. She was born on the 17th of February, 2003. She has 4 sisters and she’s the second. She hails from Ilesha in Osun State. She was born in Ibadan, Oyo State.
She started her education in Bible Life International Nursery and Primary school then proceeded to University of Ibadan Staff school in the year 2011 where she had her primary 5 and 6 classes. She then went to The International School, University of Ibadan (I.S.I) for her secondary school education and finished in the year 2019. She is currently in her second year in the University of Ibadan, department of Psychology. She’s also the current University of Ibadan Freshman of the year.
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Àriké Onibàtà started her business officially on the 31st of November, 2020. She has always wanted to learn shoe-making since she was a child as she has always been fascinated with shoes. She was fully motivated by her aunt who is a also shoe-maker. Her entry into the shoe-making world was not smooth or easy. She had to wait after a lot of plea and convincing speech for her parents to allow her have her long time time dream.
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Miss Pelumi has been faced with situations that push her further to do more. Although as a start-up, it’s not always easy with funding the business. It’s one day, she has it all sorted out, and the next day, she’s looking for grants or loans.
Handling school, work and every other thing has not been easy but she learnt how to balance and efficiently use her time. She learnt when to take a break and when to put more energy. With God’s help and guidance, She is able to balance everything she does.
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ICF Head Usher. (2018/19)
Honourable member of NPHR 11th Assembly (Nigeria Association of Psychology Students House of Representatives) (2020/21)
Chief Whip of NPHR 12th Assembly (Dec. 2021 – March 2022)
Honourable Member of FATSSSA House of Representatives (March 2022 -till date)
Electoral Officer, Obafemi Awolowo Hall Electoral Committee (2020/21)
Obafemi Awolowo Hall Covid 19 Ambassdor
P.A to the students Union House Secretary
Volunteer at FAME FOUNDATION (September 2021 – till date)
Facilitator at Community Grammar School, Samonda Ibadan (September – November 2021).
Uber Campus Ambassador.
University of Ibadan Freshman of the Year (September 2021 – till date).
Top 14 most Influential Freshers.
Social media handles
LinkedIn: Oluwapelumi Komolafe
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