Meet Student Entrepreneur: Baliquees Salaudeen

Baliquees Salaudeen is a 20 year old fashion enthusiast who became the CEO of Quees boutique. Learn more about her in the interview below.

  • Tell us about yourself

My name is Baliqeees Salaudeen and I’m from Kwara state Offa L.G.A. I finished my national diploma in Mass Communication from Kwara state Polytechnic Ilorin. I am 20 years old and I currently reside in Abuja.

  • Tell us a bit about what you do

The name of my business is Qees Boutique with CAC Business name no: 2519947. I started my online boutique in 2017 and it’s a platform to promote made in Nigeria products, I am partnering with different companies like TRAC, Imani living Ltd and Zareefzs footwear that makes dresses, shoes, perfumes and lots more. Presently building  a website for the boutique to enable easy purchase for my clients. Before the end of 2018, the website will go live and we will be building the next no.1 online store for Nigeria made products and made in Nigeria product. Our aim is to make all our clients look simply elegant.

I also have a foundation named: BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION

Bays planet foundation is for victims of RAPE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE AND A REHABILITATION CENTER FOR DRUG ABUSE.

Bays Planet Foundation will create a beautiful world for generations to come.

  • What was your inspiration to start up?

My inspiration to start QEES BOUTIQUE  is to drastically reduce the rate at which people ignore made in Nigeria products and bring the easiest online store for the purchase.

My inspiration to start BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION: to help bring victims of the above mentioned out of the stigma that they cant achieve their dreams in life.

 

  • How long have you been a CEO?
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1 year

  • What would you say has been your highpoint since you started this journey?

Putting my own trust in what I do and putting my purpose before anything else.

  • Who are the people you look up to/your mentors?
  • NASTY GAL: It is an American online retailer that offers all what is needed by young women such as shoes, fashion clothing and accessories. The company was founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso. Located at Los Angeles, USA
  • ALIBABA.COMIt specializes in e-commerce businesses which are based on the internet and is the largest online business-to-business trading platform in the world especially for small businesses. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.
  • WALMART: It is an American multinational retailer that provides you with everything you may need such as electronics, video games, home furnishing, clothes, jewelries and lot more.
  • AMAZON:  It is known as the most popular and ranked as the largest online retailer in the whole world and not just in the United States. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States.

 

  • What is your long-term goal?

Building a world class online platform for Nigeria made products and made in Nigeria products (QEES BOUTIQUE)

Building a world full of safety for generations to come (BAYS PLANET FOUNDATION).

 

  • What would your advice be to fellow Flexxers wishing to pursue this similar path?

Be consistent, you may fall but never stop rising up, you could be discouraged but listen to that little voice in your heart.

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