About our Founder, Ogunbekun Olaitan

Ogunbekun-Olaitan-Founder-Crafts-Village-NigeriaOgunbekun Olaitan, is the founder of Crafts Village Nigeria™, a leading brand that offers a multidisciplinary platform to BUY or SELL all Arts & Crafts items, an online community that promotes and connects artists, crafters and other creative businesses in Nigeria to their target customers as well as an Art Academy to learn different Arts & Craft skills. 

Founded in 2015, Crafts Village Nigeria™ started out just as an e-commerce online store to easily shop for Art & Craft products such as Art Supplies & Craft Tools as well as other locally made African Arts, Afrocentric Fashion Items, Wall Arts & Paintings and more on the go. The platform grew in 2017 to feature an online art directory that helps consumers connect easily with local artists, crafters and other art & crafts businesses near them across Nigeria.

In the same 2017, the brand expanded further to not just an online platform when it launched it’s Art Academy in Lagos to teach creative art and crafts courses for Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced levels. And finally in 2021, Crafts Village Nigeria™ launched it’s flagship African Art Store at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall (Shoprite), Surulere to bring affordable arts and crafts closer to consumers and art enthusiasts in the neighborhood. 

Ogunbekun Olaitan is a graduate of the prestigious University of Lagos where he bagged a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry. He has accrued several years experience in the e-commerce & online business industry where his skill set has been further broadened to include Business Development, Web Design, Development and Management, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization & Content Management. 

Ogunbekun Olaitan is a multi-potential creative guru who has personally built himself in several creative skills which include Digital Prints, Branding Services, and Graphic Designing. He is also a reputable Paper Crafts Artist who specializes in Handmade Greeting Cards and have impressed up to the Presidency level of the Country.

Born into the Ogunbekun Royal Family, of Ibeju-Lekki Town in Lagos. He is a Yoruba Native bred and brought up in Surulere, Lagos.

Ogunbekun Olaitan also currently runs other creative outfits; DottyDot Crafts and CV Impressions.  

Watch the interview of our Founder with WavesMedia Plus below to catch more insight on how the Crafts Village Nigeria brand all started. 



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