December 4, 2020

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Official Website Of Union Of Campus Journalits, University of Ilorin.

SUNDAY’S SUN

3 min read

Interview by Ogunsola Omowunmi

Hello There!

Welcome to another episode of Sunday’s Sunday,our Sun today is Olalekan popularly known as Lanky,an undergraduate of Law in the University of Ilorin, a one time politician, an online publicist and a business man. 

Excerpts:

*My name is Omowumi, 
Can I meet you?*

I’m Olalekan, popularly known as Lanky.

*What department and level are you?*

I’m a 400Level student of Common Law

*Great! 
*What do you do asides being a student?*

Well , I’m an online publicist, digital marketer and content creator.I recently launched my business, Lanky Fashion; a brand that sells men’s accessories in wholesale and retail.Currently, I work as a PR for Cab86 company and many other reputable brands within and outside Ilorin.

*Wow you do so much!  
*How do you manage to combine all This ,together with your studies? *

It is very difficult I must confess.
But I try my best to catch up with my course mates by photocopying notes and all of that because I miss most of my lectures
It’s all about time management. I try really hard to devote time for all the things I’m doing. Even though not enough time has been put in my academics lately

*I know you are also a politician…*

(Cuts In) I Was a politician,
I just want to focus on my business and academic life this session 😁

*Why?  
 you were the former law PRO and you also contested for the post of PRO at the student union level*

True
Well I did contest and I lost. I’ve moved on to the next chapter of my life. Which right now , is my business and academics.

*Did you quit politics because of the election lost?*

I believe that if one door closes, another one will open
I became a politician because of how much I love and enjoy Public Relations
I wanted a bigger platform to do more
Since I didn’t get it, I decided to create one for myself.
That’s why I’ll also be Launching my Publicity Brand, ‘Lanky Media ‘ on the first of October

*That’s beautiful! 
*But then how did you feel about how the election turned out, despite the publicity*

God’s plan prevailed, who am I to question it?

I accepted it in good faith and congratulated Intellect that same night.
*Nice 
*So since you love public relations, why did you go for law and not another course that really goes in line with the real public*

I started public relations after I became a law student.

I still love Legal Profession actually, I’m just not limiting myself to it. 

*Okay,but then do you see yourself as a lawyer or a business man in the nearest future?*

Yes I love business just as much as I love law

*So both right?
*So being an online publicist and the rest does it pay more*

Yes

*Or you are doing it because you enjoy doing it*
I enjoy doing it
And of course, I get paid

*Smiles*

Underpaid sometimes
But I get paid
*hmm,okay
*I know fashion pays alot,but in a city where everyone is selling stuffs, what do you have or what do you plan on doing to make yours stand out*

Exactly
It’s all about branding and packaging.
My branding is topnotch and so will my packaging be. I will sort it once I get to Ilorin this weekend

*That’s the real deal, we would keep our fingers crossed for Lanky fashion
*Can I go a little personal?*

Please do

*Are you in a relationship*
(Laughs) 
What type of relationship?

*(Smiles) you know What I mean*
Ah I don’t o(laughs) Please be specific

*Okay Are you in a romantic relationship?* 
Do you have a girlfriend?*

I’m in an adult relationship

*That means a very serious relationship? * 

No I don’t have one girlfriend.

*(smiles) But you have two or more
I understand*

Those are your words , not mine(laughs) 

*(laughs) Thanks for your time and I wish you the very best in all your endeavors 
*The UCJ team also wishes you the best*
Thank You

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