The TFP officially launched in 2008 as a ready-to-wear label. In 2011, the TFP store was launched in Ibadan, and also was the fashion school. The vision behind the name Tolumi, The Fashion People is that of a team of people , rather than just the head designer ,gets the credit for the wonderful pieces. The team works hand in hand to give the best service to our clients. The brand has been able to carve for itself a place in the fast-growing Nigerian fashion industry. The TFP label is for the stylish and young at heart woman. She is always a show- stopper. Every TFP piece tells a story and is uniquely made and finished.
Tolumi Abiola, the creative designer and head fashion teacher at TFP is one who has been working in fashion since 1997. Although young, she started her career very early. Like she says ‘I was born to be a fashionista’. One of the most striking aspects of her story into fashion is that she is self-trained.
A trained registered and accredited dietician, she studied human nutrition and dietetics at the university of agriculture, Abeokuta and also went ahead to have her M.Sc. in public health human nutrition at the university of Ibadan. Having been opportune to practice dietetics at the prestigious teaching hospital of the Obafemi Awolowo University, she says, “I love dietetics. I care deeply about people, but fashion is my passion, it’s who I was meant to be’.