This season RedTV bring you Nigeria’s first Interior Design reality competition – Interiors by Design which will air on RedTV.
Interiors by Design will pit 15 aspiring interior designers against each other in a quest to be the winner of the competition. In the first season the designers go head to head to see who truly is the most talented. Each week the winning and losing contestants will be selected by a highly esteemed panel of judges.
Who are the judges?
Titilope Fowora – Lead Judge and Mentor
She is the glamorous Lead Interior Designer with Inu Design Ltd and the principal host and mentor on Interiors by Design. A veteran in the industry and one of the pioneers of the design practitioner renaissance currently emerging across Africa, she brings over a decade of experience, with commissions across the globe.
Extremely proud of both her cultural heritage and the potential of the youth in Nigeria, Inu Design is headquartered in Lagos where the business has been at the vanguard of the industry, providing creative solutions for an eclectic clientele. Keen to share her knowledge, Titi heads the committee of Continuous Professional Development Programmes at the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria of which she is also a member.
Titi is the holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Kent at Canterbury as well as a full Interior Design Diploma from The Design School, London. She also sits on the board of AFPCM, a construction management company with over 35 years of design and project management experience. Prior to her career in interior design she worked in finance, specialising in English corporation tax. It is this winning combination of industry expertise and business acumen that makes her the consummate host for the show.
Osaru Alile – Judge & Mentor
She holds a BFA in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC – while in school she worked as a design assistant with studioLUXE learning the ropes of the professional world and thereafter as an Interior designer with CetraRuddy Architects, also in NYC.
On leaving CetraRuddy, She co-founded Caxton Alile Design and CC Interiors Limited and has since successfully worked on numerous creative projects in the UK, USA and here, in Nigeria. CC Interiors has since been recognized as an award-winning firm whose main focus is in Interior Architecture and Design Consultation for Residential, Commercial and Hospitality spaces. Osaru acts as a GLOBAL SHAPER in the Lagos Hub of the World Economic Forum (WEF), she was selected in 2014 as a Vital Voices GROW Fellow and sits as the committee chair for education, Interior Design Association of Nigeria (IDAN).
She is very passionate about creativity, entrepreneurship, education and the empowering of Nigerian Youths “I believe it is important to support Young Entrepreneurs in Nigeria because we face hurdles which are unique our nation and can potentially stunt organic business growth, We must be equipped with the knowledge & confidence to see bold ideas through!”
Each week there will be a different guest judge from the various fields of interior design.
Akinola Fafowora – The Host
Akinola is fast becoming an emerging talent in the entertainment industry, he will be the host of the series, giving us insight to tensions between the contestants.
ABODERIN Olalekan, University of Lagos, Architecture
AKPOGHENE Ese, Covenant University, Architecture
BABALOLA Seun, Covenant University, Architecture
CHINWUBA Oluchi, Anambra State University, Accounting
CHUKWU Vivian, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Architecture
IJEOMA Matilda, Lagos State University, International Relations
MOHAMMED Ummi, University Of Lagos, Urban&Regional Planning
OLADEJI Folarin, Ogun State Polytechnic, Town&Regional Planning
OLANIPEKUN Tayo, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Architecture
Olanrewaju Shem Oseni, University Of Lagos,Architecture
OLAWORE Ifeoluwa, Covenant University, Estate Management
OSUNSANYA Olutayo, University Of Ilorin, Mechanical Engineering
TIJANI Ohunene Zainab, University of Abuja,Mathematics
Ukpe Mfon JAmes, Federal University Otueke, Political Science
Please join us as the contestants endure a series of design challenges meant to separate the wheat from the chaff and leave us with one incredibly talented winner!