Meet Nigerian Canva Expert Ayodotun Akinfenwa
Today I am back with another in my series of Five Minute Firesides with Founders – Canva Experts spotlight. Today we’re off to Lagos in Nigeria to meet “Ayo”.
Name: Ayodotun Akinfenwa
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Business Name: Lifestyle Hues Brand Consulting:
Tell us briefly about your background
I am the Founder/CEO of Lifestyle Hues Brand Consulting, a boutique marketing agency, here in Lagos, Nigeria. My core strengths built in the last 14 years of my career are in Strategic Marketing and Branding and Communications Corporate Image/Reputation Management, Training/Curriculum Building and Project Management etc.
I have a BSc in Mass Communication and an MSc in Marketing both from the University of Lagos I also have a Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (CIM) which I obtained in 2020. I am also full member of CIM UK as well as an Associate Member of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
Working with big brands…
I kicked off my career working on some of the biggest international tobacco brands and campaigns across West Africa including Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and London King Size which I did for 8 years. I started her business in 2016 working with businesses who are o build brands or market their services.
Since 2017, I has been training over 10,000 individuals, businesses owners and corporate staff in the areas of Branding, Marketing, Content Strategy/Development, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing and DIY Graphic Design (Canva) via live classes and workshops, online courses and masterclasses.
How did you first hear about Canva/when did you join? And when did you become an ambassador?
I first heard about Canva through my mentor.
I remember opening my account in 2016 and closing the tab. I didn’t get it the first time, the second or third but after a while I came back and we have been inseparable since!
I became a CCC in March 2020 and an Expert in March of 2022.
What are your fave features in Canva? What feature could you not live without?
I’m completely obsessed with presentations. I can’t tell you all the amazing work I have done with Canva. From pitch decks, strategy presentations, classes, to course materials, it is such an enabler! It’s PowerPoint on steroids
The studio recording feature isn’t bad at all, i like it because I am trainer and a speaker- slides with my face and voice? Brilliant. I can share my great ideas with literally no limits! The sound quality is so great too.
Recommend a few non-Canva tools or resources you love…
What sort of Canva business do you have?
I train via online masterclasses, my video online course and live workshops.
My team and I also design communications for clients on Canva and we have a professional graphic artist on payroll, still we lean on Canva in a lot of ways!
Where can people find you?
Thanks so much to this week’s Canva Expert Ayodotun Akinfenwa for telling us a bit more about her and her business. She is someone that has amazing energy that surrounds here – in her messages whether that’s to me personally or on her online activity. What a joy!