To be sharing a platform with the woman I love and will be spending the rest of my life with, will be a blessing for me but I hope for you too.

Ayo Afolabi

I'm like a kid in a sweetshop as I love variety so trying to encapsulate who I am and what I do in one sentence is like trying to straightjacket an Octopus!

But one thing I know is that I have a passion and love for numerous things. Be it sports and my particular predilection for football and all things Manchester United, Rugby Union in the thrills of the Six Nations, the NBA and the magic of the Splash brothers and countless others stars (not a bandwagoner for following Golden State..). Or music, whether I’m listening to my very eclectic mix from Red Hot Chilli Peppers (and yes I have seen them perform live twice) to Kendrick Lamar, or making the most of a jam session on the piano or the drums.

Given my love of the arts I actually majored in History and Politics at Warwick University which probably explains my colourful use of the English dictionary and my verbosity (see what I did there...?). This is all set against the backdrop that by day I’m a Management Consultant which enables me to advise clients in the corporate sector.

My interest in fashion stems from my formative years where my love of shoes superseded my love of toys (I once destroyed my most expensive pair of shoes on a nursery playground!). Whether it be my country’s traditional attire, or a well tailored work suit or my plethora of hats, style over functionality is important to me(If you can rock it, work it!).

To be sharing a platform with the woman I love and will be spending the rest of my life with, will be a blessing for me but I hope for you too. Outside of work I mentor young people and it was actually our love for helping people that brought us closer together. Hopefully this platform will be a way that we are able to connect with and meet new people.