Popular Ibadan-based wardrobe consultant, Bashiru Kuti has revealed how the death of his manager, Bigger, has affected him.
According to the chubby clothier, who has been in the industry for 15 years, explained that he died about four months ago and I have not been able to get over his death. It was one death that really ravaged me and put me in a bad shape.
‘For weeks, I was holding his phone hoping receiving his calls and hoping that he would come back from where he had gone to. I could not bring myself to believe that one of my competent and trusted staff has died.
So, that sad development put quite a number of things on hold because I had to attend to many things that I was never used to. In fact, there are some of our clients that I have not seen in the last five or six years because Biggy was the one dealing with them. Let’s just say I am just getting over the big loss,’ he revealed.
Bashy Kuti, as the CEO of BKK Ultimo, is widely known, disclosed that the incident is also responsible for his sudden change in his social gathering appearance, adding that ‘I would say what is largely responsible for that is the death of my manager and one of the most trusted hands in my company, Biggy.’
He revealed how he has been busy since the beginning of the year. ‘I have not been able to travel as much as I used to do because the job has been very overwhelming and we are always making conscious efforts to work on the BKK brand and put our best elements forward every time.’
Speaking on why he opened BKK London office after many years in Ibadan, he noted that the London office was opened when we considered a number of factors that would enhance our business and help us to meet up with certain demands that have been coming up recently. If you remember I told you that I would only consider the London option when the need for it is very pressing. Despite the fact that we had the capacity to run it successfully without any hitch for many years, I decided to wait until we saw the need for it.’
Bashy Kuti, who consults for governors, senators and industrialists, said he does not see that as affecting his job in Nigeria.
‘I don’t see that happening. I don’t stay long when I travel. I just came back from London a few days back and I am here again monitoring the job in Nigeria. It may not be easy but this is what we have been doing for many years. Before we opened the London branch of BKK, we delivered to any part of Nigeria and even beyond the shores of the country. The new opening will only enhance the service delivery and help us to explore new markets out there. It is not a bid deal as far as I am concerned. The London office is really moving very well. I deliver to Dublin, United States, and even Canada,’ he said.