JeJe Empire is a holistic lifestyle brand, that is currently made up of a culture-inspired, and unisex clothing and bead boutique. Being holistic means that she considers each person as a whole as she creates her unique pieces, products and provides services.
JeJe prides herself in creating unique and custom wearable art pieces. She incorporates a variety of textiles, colors, beads and, embellishments to create a physical manifestation of the heart’s desire of her clients and customers. JeJe believes that anything becomes more sentimental when you were a part of its creation/birth. Thus, she is inspired by the individuality of each person using unique characteristics including their shape, skin tone, personality, purpose, and lifestyle to create her one-of-a-kind pieces and designs.
Olori JeJeJe was Born and Breaded in Lagos Nigeria but has been blessed to have lived the fundamental parts of her life both in Nigeria and in the USA. This upbringing has left her with a unique blend of cultures and a very open mind. Being raised in a family of designers, Olori learned how to sew at a young age. She is also constantly studying to keep up with the needs of her clients as knowledge of self and the universe is an important part of staying unique.
Olori’s interest in beading, the use of African print in design, and Yoruba traditional/ holistic studies stem from her time in Nigeria when as an adult when she studied Nigerian art, history, and culture in the university. Upon migrating back to the United States she felt an urge to make use of this knowledge, and incorporate it as a lifestyle.
Once she opened the traditional chapter, there was no going back. Today, the imagination of her next piece and the opportunity to bring together such diverse cultures, beliefs, and mindsets into one piece of beading or clothing is an exciting experiment to look forward to every day.
Hello, and welcome to the JeJe's Beading! My name is Olori JeJe. I'm a young Yoruba beader and designer currently based in Maryland. I am a full-time entrepreneur and spiritual healer.
JeJe's Empire is my passion which I started to build in 2015. It started as a passion project and has become my entire passion. As I build my business I consequently learn and unlearn, grow, and learn to overstand myself and life.
I love the fact that it allows me to celebrate my heritage, sharing my long-standing Yoruba tradition with others, connecting with my personal heritage, and is very grounding.
Modern Traditional Teading
It is my tradition as a Yoruba woman to wear waist beads and other body beads as a way to celebrate womanhood, culture, and beauty. We believe that every woman deserves to wrap her waist in something beautiful with intention
Our waist beads are authentically African and are specifically designed by me and strung by my sister and I. We work hard behind the scenes to source materials from bead makers at a fair price in Nigeria each strand is individually measured, thread, clasped, and quality checked by my sister and I. They do not go through too many hands, and are all cleansed and filled with love and intention before packaging. Do not forget to set your intentions before adorning.