ABOUT

ABOUT IDAN

The Interior Design Association of Nigeria is a group of people — designers, industry representatives, — committed to interior design. Established to address the major problems that exist in the interior design industry in Nigeria, principally the absence of any:

  • voluntary association to stimulate and promote professionalism in the practice
  • legal regime, statute or regulation governing the interior design industry
  • institution offering comprehensive professional training in interior design

Membership in IDAN indicates your status as a qualified, experienced, ethical practicing professional in Interior Design in Nigeria.

IDAN provides you with support, networking, services and information to improve your professional practice. It provides you with a wealth of contacts, and connects you with colleagues from many industry areas.

IDAN strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
  • To promote excellence in interior design through education, training and continuing professional development of practitioners
  • Register all practicing interior designers in Nigeria
  • Provide the platform from which all interior designers may lend a collective voice to government and industry initiatives
  • Increase public awareness and promote the relevance of professional interior design in building the economic and cultural wealth of the Nigerian society
  • Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards of interior design through the education and training of practitioners
  • Establish a training institute to deliver high-value business tools and address issues that affect practitioners
  • Provide networking support and forge strategic partnerships within the interior design community in Nigeria and internationally
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
  • Establish the Society’s mission and purpose, periodically re-assessing to ensure that the organization is adhering to its stated mission and objectives and making modifications as needed and when deemed appropriate.
  • Executes the Association’s strategic planning process, setting the strategic direction and tracking progress based on pre-determined metrics with the support and participation of the Society’s executive team.
  • Provide strategic oversight to Society programs with ongoing executive team collaboration to ensure alignment with the Society’s strategic plan and achievement of agreed upon goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that the Society uses effective financial strategies, including reliable and diverse revenue sources.
  • Ensure protection of the Society’s assets and provide financial oversight:
    • Review and approve the Society’s annual budget.
    • Ensure adherence to all financial policies, both short- and long-term.
    • Ensure annual audits are conducted.
    • Require transparency in financial practices.
    • Delegate day-to-day oversight to appropriate staff and Board-designated committees.
  • Build an effective and competent Board by adopting policy that ensures candidates meet competencies and qualified members are nominated for election.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity of the Association, its policies, practices, and operations, ensuring compliance, transparency and accountability.
  • Enhance the Society’s public image and standing, serving as ambassadors and advocates for the Society.
  • Delegate day-to-day oversight to appropriate staff and board designated committees.
IDAN BOARD MEMBERS

The Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN) Board of Directors is the authority for the governance of the Society. The Board’s objective is to advise, govern, oversee and set policy, assisting in the leadership of IDAN and acting as representation of the overall membership.

Ekua Abudu

Chairperson Board of Trustees


Ekua Titilayo Abudu, a lawyer and chartered administrator, is the proprietress of Greenwood House School, a private nursery and primary school in Lagos. Under her leadership as school administrator, Greenwood House has won the MUSON music competition three times, clinched first place at the Oral Awards for the ballet intermediate category and third place at the World Dance Competition.
Ekua is active in several charitable organizations such as The Kwara Well-Being Foundation where she is an education consultant. She is also Chairperson of the Day Nursery of the International Women's Society and Membership Secretary of the Olave Balden Powell Society which founded the Girl Guides. Ekua is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Musical Society of Nigeria. She has a natural flair for interior design and has been involved in projects in Lagos and Ilorin.

Muni Shonibare

Director


A graduate of the Instituto Per Arte E II Restauro in Florence, Italy, Muni gained valuable experience working as an interior designer for a Kaduna-based architectural firm, Habibat Associates, before co-founding Avante Garde, a partnership that specialized in developing interior design schemes for homes, offices and hotels in Kaduna and Lagos.I
n 1987, Muni founded Interior Options Ltd, a leading interior design and furniture manufacturing company in Nigeria, which she has grown from a one-room showroom in 2 Kaduna to a 2002 m factory with offices and showrooms in Lagos and Abuja, employing more than 100 people. Muni also runs Ethiniki, an African-inspired furniture and accessories company.

Titi Ogufere

Director


Titi Ogufere is a professional interior designer who earned her qualification in Interior Design from Dublin, she also holds a diploma in Events Management and PR from Dublin Business School. She is the creative force behind Essential Interiors Consultancy and Aesthetics Design Studio, and has been providing bespoke interiors for clientele in both residential and commercial projects since 1999.
Titi is also the editor of Essential Interiors Magazine, the first interior design magazine in Nigeria, and is the secretary general and founder of the Interior Designers' Association of Nigeria. She is the director and founder of the Interior Design Excellence Awards, the first design award in West Africa and has recently been appointed as a Co-opted Board Member of the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects (IFI).

Ifeyinwa Ighodalo

Director


Ifeyinwa Ighodalo is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is a multiple award winning interior designer and the Chief Executive of DO.II Designs. With over 30 years experience in the furniture industry, she has worked in reputable interior design companies such as Coonita, Casafina Furniture Company and Design Options Ltd an indigenous furniture manufacturing company which she co-founded in 1987.
As an icon in the Nigerian furniture manufacturing and interior design industry, Ifeyinwa has set out to reinvent herself through the brand DO.II Designs which services the need for a wide range of state-of-the-art design, a range of exquisite furniture, locally produced to global standards and high-end finishes. Her multi-disciplinary coordination and in-depth understanding of interior design has carved a unique niche and established the brand as the preferred choice and one stop shop for furniture and interior design solutions in Nigeria.

Anslem Tabansi

Director


Anslem Tabansi studied law at University College London and practiced briefly at the law firm of Bently, Edu and Co. before veering into the field of design.
With over 14 years' experience, he is the Managing Director of Svengali Design Ltd. Svengali offers a comprehensive range of services including furniture design and production, furniture sourcing, lighting and stainless steel manufacturing. The company also specializes in commercial office design and provides outfitting services for hotels and resorts through its sister company Tribeca Hotel Concepts Ltd.

Debola Omooba

Director


Trained as a lawyer, Debola holds an LLB & BL Law degree and is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He later had vocational training in Italy in design and manufacturing and now co-owns Interior Specifics Ltd, an award-winning interior design company based in Lagos. It has two subsidiaries: Interior Café Ltd and OffisDesign Ltd, specialized in contemporary and neo-classic designs for homes and offices.
His company also renovates and facelifts properties, and makes furniture. A growing brand, Interior Specifics recently got registered in Ghana.

Ken Uba

Director


Ken is an Italy-trained geometra and interior designer with vast experience in interior architecture.
He is credited with a lot of monumental work in and outside Nigeria. .He is the CEO of Portofino and Lifestyle Ltd, a company renowned for its Victorian/Classic wood decor paneling and walls.
IDAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Titi Ogufere

President


Titi Ogufere is a professional interior designer who earned her qualification in Interior Design from Dublin, she also holds a diploma in Events Management and PR from Dublin Business School. She is the creative force behind Essential Interiors Consultancy and Aesthetics Design Studio, and has been providing bespoke interiors for clientele in both residential and commercial projects since 1999.
Titi is also the Publisher of Essential Interiors Magazine, the first interior design/architecture magazine in Nigeria. She is the current President of The Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN). With IDAN well established, she founded the Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA), of which she is the Director. As a true leader in the Design community in Africa, Titi was invited as an Ex- Officio Executive Committee member of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI); the world body for the Interiors Profession.

Ifeyinwa Ighodalo

Director


Ifeyinwa Ighodalo is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is a multiple award winning interior designer and the Chief Executive of DO.II Designs. With over 30 years experience in the furniture industry, she has worked in reputable interior design companies such as Coonita, Casafina Furniture Company and Design Options Ltd an indigenous furniture manufacturing company which she co-founded in 1987.
As an icon in the Nigerian furniture manufacturing and interior design industry, Ifeyinwa has set out to reinvent herself through the brand DO.II Designs which services the need for a wide range of state-of-the-art design, a range of exquisite furniture, locally produced to global standards and high-end finishes. Her multi-disciplinary coordination and in-depth understanding of interior design has carved a unique niche and established the brand as the preferred choice and one stop shop for furniture and interior design solutions in Nigeria.

Tope edu

Secretary General


Tope Edu is the founder and Lead Interior Designer at Topeedu Designs. Her unrivaled personal and seamless service is characterized by functional designs with attention to detail. She holds a Second Class Upper degree and a Masters degree in Law. After having worked for several years at Aluko and Oyebode, she decided to follow her passion for Interior Design. She studied at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts and Design.
Tope Edu is driven by the desire to follow the highest standards in providing client specific, innovative and functional design solutions to raise the standards in choice of accommodation for modern living creating interiors for the most discerning Clients.

EVARISTA OSOBASE OAMEN

Asst. Secretary General


Evarista Osobase Oamen, LEED AP, ID+C , is the Principal and founder of Phase 3.Dimension Design, Ltd., a full-service interior architectural firm in Abuja, handling business and residential spaces. Eva previously worked with IA in Los Angeles, California on various corporate projects.

BUNMI AJAGBE

Treasurer


Bunmi Ajagbe is the MD of WOW! Interiors, is a certified Interior Designer who trained at the prestigious KLC School of Interior Design in the United Kingdom.
She is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design as well as the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria. Her expertise is garnered from several years of experience in interior design and her vast travels to choice locations in Europe, Asia, Far East and the United States makes her wealth of knowledge a vital resource in the creation of your dream space.

DOTUN ADEBOYEJO

Finance Secretary


Dotun is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is presently the Managing Director/CEO of Doshlaps Ventures Limited, a company founded by him over 12 years ago. He is member of the Enterprise for Development Services (EDS) – Lagos Business School, Convention for Business Integrity (CBI) and a member of the Interior Design Association of Nigeria (IDAN).
He started his career as a field engineer with Societe Internationale de Telecomunication Aeronautics (SITA), an international airline protocol services company in Nigeria. He joined LeatherWorld, an indigenous furniture design and manufacturing company where he served as Maintenance Manager in 1996. Dotun drew his inspiration for interior design given this exposure and created a niche for himself, in the area of window coverings.

THERESA AKPIEYI

Public Relation Officer


Theresa Akpieyi is the CEO / Managing Director of Beautiful Ideas Limited. She is a certified Electrical Engineer by qualification, she has worked with top oil firm in the country; thereby acquiring a vast experience in construction, renovation and project management. After years in the Engineering field, she decided to focus on her gift and childhood passion; Interior Design.
With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, she brings creativity to every project handled. Also, her vast experience in the engineering and make-over field has made an indispensable asset to the interior design industry as a whole.She heads the team and is very passionate about her work, which gives her the extra zeal she applies in running the firm.
IDAN COMMITTEES

IDAN relies on the commitment and dedication of its member volunteers to keep the Association’s programs vital to and inform future projects.

The following is a current listing of the Association’s committees. For information on leadership opportunities, email committess@idanng.org

ELECTION COMMITEE
  • Kaine Dosekun (Chairman)
  • Mimi Odiachi
  • Yetunde Oghomienor
    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
  • Mrs. Yetunde Oghomienor (Chairman)
  • Mrs. Habiba Waziri
    ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
  • Kaine Dosekun (Chairman)
  • Titi Ogufere
  • Muni Shonibare
  • Debola Omooba>
  • Mimi Odiachi
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  • Osaru Alile (Chairman)
  • Ekua Abudu
  • Mrs. Tope Edu
  • Titi Fowowa
  • Nora Azubuike
  • Tope Olagbegi
GUIDE 2016 COMMITTEE
  • Tola Akerele (Chairman)
  • Omon Anenih-Mordi
  • Osaru Alile
  • Opeoluwa Olubowale
  • Obida Obioha
  • Naomi Smith
  • Deise Smith
IDAN AFFILIATIONS AND PARTNERS