ENTER DAVID KOLAWOLE VAUGHAN(DAKOVA) EXCLUSIVE LIFE PROFILE AND STORY OF HIS RECORD 105 FASHION & STYLES EXHIBITION GLOBALLY






“Some men are born great; others achieve greatness, while some have greatness bestowed on them”
-William Shakespeare


*PROFILE COMPILED BY  MIKE CERUTTI  OSAGIE


After   a record of about 105 fashion shows in the African continent, David  Kolawole VAUGHAN, President and CEO of  DAKOVA Fashions and style luxury brands is back to his natural beat of needle and thread, coming few years after his  short and eventful stint as a night club owner in Abuja
Speaking in an exclusive interview recently with this writer, Dakova says he has no regret trying his hands in the night club business, but feel very excited to return again full force to the DKV Fashion business and now aiming to put more exhibition show shortly 



He says of his big return to the fashion scene “I am one of those few Africans that have gone to extra miles in the name of fashion and it is on record that I have done to date a record of exactly 105 fashion shows and exhibition, and my happiness is that despite this record that is worth being mentioned in the respected Guinness Book of records I love to be modest about it
“In the past I have staged no less than 12 shows a year organized for charity, high style, corporate companies, beauty pageant among several others, and it is on record that for many of such shows I usually use top grade A models not only in Nigeria but across the continent
“I decided to most time get international models for my show because I have never believed in the art of compromise, I go only for the best or nothing that is my nature that is my upbringing that is how God created me


“though it is on record for the world to see that I have tried and succeeded in different field of life, I always regard myself first as an artist and my happiness is that you can beat me in other are in school, when it comes to art I was never a man of second position in school, first is my filed
“By artist it can evolve from painting, to dancing, to fashion designing or even to what body form should be like, because everything start from a point-from that little dot, where you put your pencil down to start your strokes, that is where you start drawing, no wonder am regarded as one of the fashion designer that looks at the human body as my point”
Dakova says he will not mind to be call a merchant of fashion, simply because fashion is his passion and everyday of his life he sells cloths,            I began as far as 1986, and I give glory to God that am still in the business, I have passed through a lot but am glad I never gave it a thought to quit the needle and thread business and today as God will have it he is back to his first love,fashion

This writer can reveal that to date, no club has hit the record DAKOVA set as night club owner of Abuja Aristotle  lounge where people will come to party at midnight and stay put till 8/9 AM next day


DAKOVA BIODATE/RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

*AS COMPILED BY MIKE CERUTTI OSAGIE

·        
NAME: DAVID KOLAWOLE-VAUGHAN
DATE OF BIRTH: August 31, 1961
STATE OF ORIGIN: Lagos
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SCHOOLS ATTENDED/EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

: Ijero Baptist school, Ebutte Metta……1967-1973
Oriwu College, Ikorodu………………………………………….1973-1978
University of Lagos
Bsc (Business administration…………………….1992-1998


Chattered institute of  administration and local government

A  * Ordinary diploma public administration 2009-2020 

B  * Professional certificate in public administration  2014 -2014

 C  * Associations of chattered institute  of local government 2014


IMO State university Owerri
D.  *Bsc degree in Local government Public administration  2011-2014

Pan Atlantic University
* Entrepreneurship development center (EDC)
   (Lagos  Business school)
E *Professional certificate in Entrepreneurship  2015-2015 



·        BUSINESS EXPERIENCE


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dakova Exclusive fashions Ltd 1986 till date
Society & Style, 1996 till date
CEO/PUBLISHER: Eminent People weekly magazines

AWARDS

Designer of the year: 1888/89
Llyods Royal Ambassador de fashion 1989
Awards of Excellence
Lagos State Fashion &Beauty AWARDS NIGHT, 1990
HALL Of Fame, 1991
Ultimate Gold International Rotract Merit Award: 1989
Knighted by Llyods Organization worldwide, 1992
Designer of the year (Nigeria Union of Musicians) 1992/94
Designer of the year, 1997/98
Designer of the year (Award of Excellence) 2002

HONOR IN FIELD OF FASHION

· *Record 105 fashions shows in Nigeria and abroad
· *Adjoined one of the 40 young future leaders of Nigeria by Vanguard newspaper 1991

· *Recognition: FAME MUSIC AWARD 1991
·  *Recognition, Nigeria Music Award, 1991
·  *Grand Patron: Nigeria Youths Organization 1991 till date
·  *Patron of over 12 Nigerian universities student faculty/Association E.G: Unilorin Peacock Epicurean Club, 1990
·   Faculty of Science student Association, FASSA of Obafemi Awolowo university, Ile-Ife 19992
· *Dakova Annual Beauty Pageant competition,University of Ilorin
· *Current Head of projects
Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN)



POLITICAL EXPERIENCE AND PARTICIPATION  

Chairmanship candidate of Lagos mainland local government council area election under the people Democratic party (PDP)

Special Assistant to the minister of work Hon. Min.Seye Ogunlewe 2005-2006

Senatorial Aspirant for Lagos central senatorial District (2015 General election )

 Director of mobilization of P.D.P and Presidential campaign in Lagos for The 2015 Election General Deletion

UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT :


On April 8,2016 fire gutted his factory and house. lost goods and property worth over N200 Million

Close to 15000photograph and pictures of fashion shows/exhibition (105 show/exhibition)videos tapes of 30 year of show exhibition clothes, light. electronic gadgets,decoders. sewing/tailor machines, monogram, fridges, generator
Magazine furniture painting, Light, Air conditioner all companies and family Traveling Documents, passports, Birth Certificates, school certificates from primary to tertiary level professional certificate. House. land/properties, certificate, award/Honors certificate, plagues. etc

BUSINESS


Chairman NECTAR champagne Lounge Restaurant and Bar with two other partners  2007

Chairman/Owner Aristotle Champagne Lounge, Restaurant, Bar and Night Club  2008-2012










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