Why I dumped my chemistry certificate for fashion – Honey Bee’s daughter, Temitope Jolayemi |Says “I will only work in Chevron if….”

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Mr. and Mrs. Jolayemi
 Temitope Esther Jegede now Mrs. Temitope Jolayemi was in a very happy mood on Saturday April 4th 2015 when we met her inside her mother, Princess Bunmi Jegede aka Honey Bee’s Oke Ana Quarters country home in Iwaraja area of Ilesa Osun state.
Wearing a smile that is very symbolic with the event of the moment which is her nuptial, the Abuja based Fashion designer who was about to be handed over to her husband and his family. It was few hours to her changed of name from “Ms” to “Mrs”. Spoke to Asabeafrika at 8:15am in the early hour of the day. She told Afrika’s number 1 Celebrity encounter blog, Asabeafrika how she met and fell in love with her fiancé Mobolaji Jolayemi aka Beejay and how she dumped her chemistry certificate for fashion business due to the influence of her mother, Princess Bunmi Jegede. Tosin Jegede is not Princess Bunmi Jegede’s biological kid. She was born by Princess Bunmi Jegede’s elder brother, Prince Segun Jegede and adopted and raised as a baby when she lost her biological mother. The very intelligent and amiable bride told this blog what makes her complete as a woman and how the Honey Bee Textile boss raised her to become a complete woman in life.
Temitope Jolayemi
How do you feel today as you walk into marriage today?
I am very elated, I feel honored and I thank God for making it a successful outing for me and my husband. I want to specially thank my family for the understanding and care that has come with my decision to marry Mobolaji, his family is very accommodating and supportive. Thy are just like my own family. 
“I grew up in Abuja with my mum (Princess Bunmi Jegede), she taught me everything I know today, to cook well, to dress, to do business and so many things. I am a business woman, I am a fashion designer. I love fashion and I got that from her”.

Temitope with mum, Princess Bunmi Jegede
You just took a picture with your dad, can you talk about him?
My father is a wonderful man, in fact thinking about my father just bring tears to my face. He is a wonderful man, the best dad I can ever ask for. My dad is a contractor; he works with Tower Aluminums Ltd. He is a peaceful man, very gentle and very responsible. 
How did you meet your fiancé?
I met my husband through my sister; actually my sister Tosin introduced me to my husband.
So, what other thing attracted you to him?
He is very caring; he is the best man I have ever met. He is very, very wonderful, God fearing, caring and nice to a fault.
“You have to be respectful and if as a woman, you are rich and your riches scare away people then it is of no value to you and humanity. Your riches must come hand in hand with humility and a profound sense of duty”.

Temitope Jolayemi with Asabeafrika's Gbenga Dan Asabe
Temitope with her husband Mobolaji & Cousin Prince Oluseyi Ajayi
Was it love at first sight?
We actually started talking over the phone and gradually I fell in love with his person and that was it, like I said, my sister Tosin introduced her to me and we got talking on the phone and later we became friends and something led to another, we became intimate and today we are married.
Can you share some thoughts with us about your mum, Princess Bunmi Jegede?
Oh, my mother, she is the most precious person in my life. She is very wonderful, very unique. She has a good heart, she loves party as you can see; she has a heart of gold; caring. She takes care of us with the best care a child can ever ask for. She can be very caring as well as very strict. She is just a mother in a million and I don’t think I can express my gratitude to her in words.
“I am sure I will do well in business and fashion except they have a fashion department that is when I will work in Chevron. Without a fashion department, they can as well forget the appointment”. .

Temitope with Grandma, Lady Evangelist Juliana Jegede
How has her influence on you help you to be the person you are today?
I grew up in Abuja with my mum (Princess Bunmi Jegede), she taught me everything I know today, to cook well, to dress, to do business and so many things. I am a business woman, I am a fashion designer. I love fashion and I got that from her. She is wonderful, she is stylish and she is a gorgeous lady. Even her brand, Honey Bee has a trademark of excellence.
Temitope Jolayemi to Asabeafrika....'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'
I learnt you read chemistry from the University of Abuja, did you equally attended a fashion school?
I trained from her because of her versatility in business, while I was in the university (University of Abuja) I was going for tutelage and I practically learnt everything from her. She encourages us to be versatile and unique in our own way. She is an interesting personality.
So, what is the correlation between studying chemistry and studying fashion?
When I was in school my sisters used to say I have two degrees, that is business administration and chemistry because I never worked with my degree because when you talk about fashion in our family, they will say ‘Ah, e pe omo Bunmi Jegede’ (Talk to Bunmi Jegede’s daughter) and something like that. So, although I studied chemistry but my flair for fashion through my mum has helped me a lot to become a business conscious person and to me, that is what defines me as a person. I am a fashion enthusiast.
“I love shoes, it boost the confidence in me. When I wear good and quality shoes I really feel on top of the world and it makes me feel very confident. I just love good shoes. That is me”.

Temitope in a show of affection with husband, Beejay
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is everything, I am sure you are wearing clothe as you speak to me. For you to patronize people, you must look good and unique. In fact in Abuja there, there are some people who pay my mum, (Honey Bee) just to tell them what to wear so that they will look good. So, fashion business is good business. Fashion is a lifestyle and for me it is my passion.
Are you telling me that if you get a job at Cheveron that can pay you two million naira per month you won’t drop fashion for the job?
(Cuts in) I am sure I will do well in business and fashion except they have a fashion department that is when I will work in Chevron. Without a fashion department, they can as well forget the appointment. You can’t trade a passion for a profession. No.
Temitope giving her husband Mobolaji a new ring on their wedding day
What makes you beautiful?
You can see that my mother (Honey Bee) is fashionable, stylish and very alert to details. You can see the way she talks, the way she dresses and how she carries herself. I got everything fashionable from her. I went to her school of fashion and style and today I am a graduate of the Honey Bee School of fashion and style.
Temitope being led to the ambience of her husband
Can you define beauty?
Beauty for a lady is not actually about the clothes she wears, it is her attitude. That is the first thing, then the way she composes herself, that goes a long way to express the beauty of a lady. There are some people that will just wear expensive things but they don’t have composure. So, it starts within and radiates outside and that is when it could be noticed by those who care to check for details. To me, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but your attitude is what makes your altitude.
Set for the blues....Temitope & Mobolaji
What do fashion accessories mean to you?
I can say a lot of people invest in it like my mother (Honey Bee) she loves jewelries, she loves good laces and good shoes. So, most women invest in jewelries but for me, fashion accessories should mean confidence. That is what my mum taught me, that fashion should not necessarily mean an article to display arrogance but to glorify God and exude confidence. That is it.
Newly Wedded Mr. Mobolaji and Mrs. Temitope Jolayemi
You grew with riches and you must have enjoyed a lot of it from your mum, Honey Bee, how does it affect you as a person?
You have to be very considerate; some people are rich and it brings out the worst in them. They will say ‘oh, that girl is snobbish, that girl is disrespectful’, but my philosophy is that riches should not define your outward display. You have to be respectful and if as a woman, you are rich and your riches scare away people then it is of no value to you and humanity. Your riches must come hand in hand with humility and a profound sense of duty. You must be totally humble.
How many kids are you expecting from this union?
You see marriage is a long journey and you never can predict what you want and how you want it. God is the author of all successful marriages. I put everything in his hand, I hear things like ‘oh, it is not an easy thing’ and some people say ‘it is easy’. I just leave everything to God. I pray God will direct me. With the things I learnt from my mum (Honey Bee) and every member of the family, I am sure I will go all the way.
Temitope Jolayemi (Nee Jegede)
You live in Abuja, what kind of city is Abuja?
Abuja is very cool, calm and reserved. I live most of my life in Abuja and I can say Abuja is a very calm city.
What about the night life?
I am not a night person actually as you can see my mum is very strict. Abuja gives you room to study and achieve if you are focused. I only attend parties with my mum, so, I know more of Owanbe parties because that is what we deal in and unlike before, it is more glamorous. We sell style, we sell quality fabrics and the Honey Bee brand is known for style and panache.
What is the name of your first car?
My first car is a Toyota Metrix. I had a car when I didn’t know how to drive so I went through a lot and I employed a driver and I learnt over the years before I became good at it. I got the car after I left school. It was fun and interesting.
Temitope with sister who introduced her to Beejay
Is there any book you read that has changed you?
 I read Christian literatures mostly. They uplift my soul and give me the courage to live. But I must confess to you that my Bible remains the most powerful book I ever read. There is nothing in life that is not in the Bible. Your way of life, about your marriage and even fashion and life style are all in the Bible. So, the Bible is the biggest book that comprises all the wisdom of the world in chapters.
Temitope with her brand new husband, Mobolaji (Beejay) after thir traditional marriage @ Iwaraja
Do you have a role model?
Yes, I will say my mother Princess Bunmi Jegede because she has the greatest influence on me and as you can see, today, every body is here because of her. She has a good heart; she forgives easily and I learnt that from her. I mean to forgive easily, when someone offends me, immediately I have forgotten and people will be like ‘O ye koo si ma ro’ and things like that. That is how Princess Bunmi Jegede is and that is what I have learnt from her, she forgives people easily and I am glad that I learnt that from her.
Mr. & Mrs. Jolayemi cuts their wedding cake
Temitope with Sisters
Can you recall a holiday you enjoyed?
I think that was when I went to New York with my mum (Honey Bee) and my brother. We had fun that was like two years ago. We went to New York and we enjoyed ourselves. You know when you travel alone, it is boring. On this particular journey we got to eat African food and all those things and it is more expensive when you travel but she (Honey Bee) footed all the bills; if I tell her I want this, she will say ‘ok, you can have it’ unlike when you travel by yourself. We stayed in a nice apartment. It was really interesting and the memory still lingers till this moment.
Mobolaji gives his bride, Esther Temitope a wedding ring
What is the best meal you can cook since you have learnt the art of cooking from your mum?
It is Amala and Vegetable soup. Trust me I can cook that almost without stress.
As a fashion person, what fashion accessories will you not do without?
My shoes! I love shoes and I can’t do without them. When I was still very young, shoes used to fascinate me a lot. I love shoes, it boost the confidence in me. When I wear good and quality shoes I really feel on top of the world and it makes me feel very confident. I just love good shoes. That is me.
Mobolaji & Wife Temitope signs dotted lines of L-O-V-E
What do you dislike in people?
I hate people that are not straightforward; I mean why should you lie? Life is all about being serious and faithful. You must be faithful to your cause and the cause of humanity.
Do you have an advice for legion of spinsters that are still looking for a man to call their husband?
Just look up to God and be careful with men. Look up to GOD and be prayerful. It is only God that can give you the right person.
Tope & Mobolaji set to cut their wedding cake as Bar. Toyin Aladegbemi, Mrs. Adekunle & Justice Remilekun Hastrup looks on.
Do you have anything to say to people who came for this event?
I want to say a big thank you to every Nigerian that is here today. I thank my sisters for their massive support. I am thanking Tosin, Yinka, Joke, Tomi, Koki, all my sisters, they have stood as pillars. My aunties, Aunty Lara, Aunty Folashade, Aunty Bose, Aunty Dayo, they have been my support. I thank my uncles and my mother, Princess Bunmi Jegede and my father. You all made my day. God bless you all. 
Mr. & Mrs. Jolayemi

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