Born in Congo and raised in Uganda and now a resident of Sweden Baraka Sebise is the founder of Vvipsons. Baraka who ventured into creative art has made a name for himself in the fashion world.
He is the maker and distributor of high-quality accessories like chains, branded necklaces, and other quality accessories. In the past years, he has designed some musicians like Fik Fameica, Abryanz, InnosB based in Congo, and Diamond Platinumz among others.
He shared his story about his business and working with celebrities.
Briefly tell us about you?
I am Baraka Sebise founder of VVIPSONS. Born in Congo, raised in Uganda but currently living in Sweden where I do all my works. I am blessed with a very beautiful family. I can also say I am a very creative man.
Where did the love to make accessories come from?
I loved wearing accessories from my childhood. Even when I was growing up, I would never move out of home with no bling or accessory on me. So what I am doing now is my childhood dream.
Is making these accessories something you went to school to learn?
No, I didn’t go to school to learn how to make such accessories. The love and passion for accessories pushed me to learn the skill. This is a skill I acquired while living not in the classroom acquired.
How did you end up in Sweden, is it because of the business?
I am based in Sweden so I decided to register my company here because I wanted to put all my mind on it. I couldn’t live abroad and time has the business running in Uganda. Secondly, Europe has legit and high-quality materials that come in handy when I am making these accessories.
When was your first sale and to who?
This was 2017. My first sale my made in Sweden to a Swedish man who bought an African print Jacket I made in Uganda. That sale brought me so much joy and hope for my business.
You are currently, celebrities globally how did you manage to penetrate their circles?
I have been doing events in Sweden with different celebrities. I have dealt with big music managers, events managers, and big named music stakeholders. In doing so, I managed to get in contact with celebrities and I managed to have these people on my figure prints.
Which celebrity have you worked with intentionally?
There are very many celebs I have dressed but briefly, I have dressed LeJeune , a top fashionista based in Germany, INNOSS’B one of the best singers in Congo and Africa at large, and many more. INNOSS’B recently had a successful collaboration with Diamond Platnmuz. The song has placed high as the biggest ranked singer in Congo today.
Where do you get material, are they made out of real gold?
To start with, I get material from Pakistan, Turkey, and Swiss. The material depends on what clients want. There is real gold and real silver. It all depends on a client’s budget. We have average ones, we call them plaited gold and plaited silver. So the keyword is legit. We use legit and certified materials.
Briefly take us through the process of making these accessories especially those with branded names?
We have made many accessories, branded bags, sunglasses, shoes, and chains among others.
Given that you are based in Sweden how do you manage to do business in Uganda?
I have a huge following on Instagram. People look up to me online and it has made my business easy. I don’t need to have marketers on the ground. I use the internet.
For celebrities who want your products, how can they reach you?
We are so easy to be reached. VVIPSONS we are both on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media channels. We are followed by many celebrities.
The industry of art is growing fast, what’s your take on this especially in your section?
Yes, I see this every day. I am art myself. Every day I wake up and think of something new. I have a fast mind to match the wave.
How has the internet helped art today?
Today, the internet is the only way to go. The world is simply connected by the internet. We sell our products on the net and this makes business easier.
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