I bought five cars using a T-shirt
SEE ALSO :Start-ups win Sh1m scale-up capitalOkoko then quit starting his business, Nevyl’s Collections. But the road wasn’t a smooth one for the Form Four drop-out who couldn’t proceed for futher studies due to lack of fees. “I had no printing machines but all the same, I bought, printed and sold T-shirts at Sh500,” said the 32-year-old. Two years later, “I moved to my shop which is now well-equipped for the printing job.” But how did he do it? “The moment I established my business, I worked hard to print many T-shirts and caps as my friends helped me sell them,” he said, explaining that, “I use high quality materials for T-shirts which now retail at Sh1000 each”
SEE ALSO :Man who sells eggs from his MercedesOn a good day, Okoko can sell up to 300 pieces. Okoko’s life is clearly transformed and he has moved from Mathare to Umoja Innercore. As a matter of fact, Okoko owns two complete printing shops in Nairobi and Kisumu. He is also a proud owner of five cars, courtesy of his company Nevyl’s Collections. His first car was a BMW, and then he tried a Mitsubishi before buying a Toyota E90. Okoko’s fourth car was a Toyota Ipsum and now he drives a Toyota Mark X. His advice to the youth and any ambitious Kenyan is never lose focus. “Treat your hustle with seriousness, stay focused, never regret about your current situation and always work hard. Also, remember to surround yourself with good friends and you’ll be successful,” he told Citybiz.