At about this time last year, we launched Iya Eko as an online platform to enable fashionable minds connect and be inspired by trending traditional styles and designs. Over the last year, we have seen the platform explode right before our eyes and we are proud to say that we have inspired many in a fashionable way.
Of course, this could not have happened without the support of our website visitors like you. We really want to THANK YOU for your continued support of the Iya Eko vision.
So What has been happening over the last 12 months?
Well, we have pulled over 200,000 images to the Iya Eko platform from Instagram with the Image below being the MOST VIEWED on Iya Eko with 4022 unique views so far. The picture shows that black is indeed beautiful with the lady wearing a vibrant yellow lace with yellow and black gele mix. She is a true definition of less is more with minimal makeup and accessories. We also love the fact that it is a man that is tying her gele, he is brilliant at it and it shows.
We believe that every image uploaded to Iya Eko is beautiful. The top five most viewed images on Iya Eko other than the Image featured above that people could not resist click on are
Culture and Inspiration were the key thoughts on our minds at Iya Eko over this last year and so far we have passionately worked hard to identify companies/bloggers/enthusiasts that also share this same vision with us on Instagram. We call them channels as they continually strive to generate high quality content that are relevant to the Iya Eko vision. You can see for yourself the top five trending images generated by channels on Iya Eko
On a wider scale, we owe the Iya Eko awesomeness to our visitors that live their everyday lives in search of what is trendy. We call you Iya Eko and with your continued usage, we have recorded over 1.6m views, over 100K unique visitors and over 200K images in our first year. This journey is been an amazing one with your support and continuous visit to the Iya Eko platform. We are hoping that in the coming years, we will be able to bring you even a memorable time whenever you stop by on Iya Eko. So check out some of the trending images from our users
As you can already figure out, we love our users here on Iya Eko and always love to celebrate them. So in the last year we also teamed up with DealDey to give our users some cash via the #IyaEko #DealDey #Mum competition for Mothers Day.
The lovely picture below of Olukemi Marlene Adejumo's mother won our deal day 2014 mother's day contest. She was awarded a cash sum of N10.000.00 and 10 other lucky winners won N2, 000.00 each. We hope that in the coming years that we would host many more give away, so watch out.
Overall, 2014 at Iya Eko has had its high and low moments, however one of the moments that we will always cherish will be the moment we were interviewed by the BBC! For us, it was the confirmation that we were on the right part. We were also mentioned in the Arik in –flight Magazine and major print and online publications around the world. So we also want to say a big thank you to everyone that has been involved in making this a reality
Finally, as a proper Iya Eko, I get also special privilege of selecting my own personal favorites for 2014. Here they are.
Pretty in Pink.
ASO EBI DELIGHT
MAKE UP & GELE ON POINT
SHOE & BAG
Once again we want to thank you for your continued support and we hope that you will stick around for more fun, creative and inspirational traditional outfit ideas and style ideas on Iya Eko in the new year and beyond. We are excited and looking forward to a brighter Iya Eko.
Even as we hope to have a happy, fulfilling and prosperous New Year here on Iya Eko, we wish you the same and much more.