Adewuyi Mayowa founded El Estandar Multiservices Company in 2014, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company providing internet solutions.
Would you please introduce El Estandar Multiservices Company?
El Estandar Multi-services is a creative and innovative driven company especially in the area of providing internet solutions to individuals, corporate bodies and agencies.The company is specialized in providing solution and promoting technology in Nigeria and other African countries. More so, we are not just a service provider but also platform developer.
What does EL Estandar mean and how did you come about the name?
El Estandar simply mean The Standard and the origin is Spanish. The company started in November 2011 as ADMAE TECHNOLOGIES but I was the only one running it. In 2014, I decided to start it as a full business entity and went for the Corporate Affairs Commission business name registration. It was stressful because the initial name i intended using was disapproved. In short, eight names were disapproved before I decided to go with El Estandar.
In what industry does EL Estandar operate?
El Estandar runs in the information technology sector and also brand communication which forms the complete definition of ICT (Information & Communication Technology)
What is your philosophy?
My philosophy is to be MAKING A DIFFERENCE when the people around me think I am M.A.D.
What did you do for a living before you founded El Estandar?
I was a student when I started El Estandar and had no job for about seven months before I decided to start El Estandar. I studied mass communication in the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu but I have always had my hands on the computer doing different things. I was firstly into graphics design, computer engineering, networking for a short period and then moved to web design and internet operations.
However, I have worked with Entrepreneurs with good knowledge of self development and learnt so much about entrepreneur from them. It is the experience that has sharpened my idea in starting up this current venture.
Why did you start El Estandar?
|Adewuyi Mayowa, CEO of El Estandar Multiservices Company|
In 2012, I was working with Digital Interactive Media Ltd and as I got closer to CEO’s and top Nigerian artist who are always complaining about their online presence. Majority of them just pay the guys on the street to build their website and at the end of the design don’t update the website for several months. I discovered that in myself as well and thought their is need for a proper structure for designing websites and managing the sites. Though my research showed that most of the website owner’s request for what they didn’t bargained for during negotiation. They want the website designer to continually update their site at the same cost they paid for the design of the site.
This prompted my entrepreneurial background to proffer long lasting solution facing major IT experts in Nigeria.
What is your mission and vision?
Our mission is adding value to brands by providing effective and Innovative ideas to all our clients with professional standards delivery. And our vision is to become a world class leading company using effective and creative techniques.
What is the ownership of El Estandar?
At present, the company is owned by me.
What will El Estandar deliver in 2016?
We are committed to providing solution to information technology. We have started our domain name registration and web hosting platform which was lunched in February 2016 and Cloud storage in March 2016. We will be lunching our online streaming platform in the second quarter of the year and we still have a lot in stock to deliver before the year runs out.
What are your ambitions in terms of (international) markets, growth?
Within the first one year of the business, we hope to have footprints in South Africa, Togo, Ghana and of course our base, Nigeria.
What do you want people and companies who read this interview to do?
I want them to patronize us and feel the goodness of what we offer. Our consultancy services is 100% free and as many people as I can attend to myself, I will be ready to meet with them. We are offering the cheapest hosting services in Nigeria and soon we will be lunching the biggest internet television platform in Africa. And to companies, film makers, media houses and personalities, they can email me to discuss further and how we are set to take their web experience to worth their expectations.
What is your advice for upcoming entrepreneurs
My advice is that they should remain focus and gather strength from their mistakes. Also the SWOT analysis have been working for me and I know it surely can work for them. It simply mean they should identify their STRENGTH, manage their WEAKNESS, grab the OPPORTUNITIES available to them and last control any THREAT.
How can the readers reach you?
They can reach me via my email mae@el-estandar, facebook.com and instagram @debravura, Twitter @adeymayowa or they can also visit our website at www.el-estandar.com