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The Fola Folagbade Effect: Nigerian Entrepreneur To Watch


Fola Folagbade also known as, Cherished Pholar is a trained accountant turned creative entrepreneur.
Pholar is a definition of hobby turn profits. He started designing web and creating graphics when he was working with a Multinational company where he later resigned to start his venture, Pholar Studios.

In the first year of operation, the company recorded working with over 70 brands both home and abroad. The company primarily help brands with visibility and strategies to dive into the market, standout and attract more clients.

Fola is highly skilled in photography, graphics, brand development, web design, book publishing among others.
In 2015, the same year he started his business, he became the recipient of the “Under 30 Creative Entrepreneur of the year” by Under30 Achievers Award.

Pholar has successfully impacted over 10000 folks home and abroad through different social media platforms and physical trainings. In 2018, he co-founded CREPTS MULTIMEDIA a photography and videography company situated in Lagos.




Some of the brands he has worked with includes InnocentMINDS, HeadStart Africa, SOBCA, RCCG, House on The Rock, Geoscape, The Esther’s Company, UK among others.
Pholar is known for his great gift of listening and keen patience while working with people.
Below are some of what people are saying about him and his company:

Kitmwa Sitkukka (CEO Azurfa Organics )- we needed a beautiful design for our skin care line..We had contracted others to do it previously and we weren’t satisfied with the outcome. Pholar Studios helped by creating a very simple yet beautiful design for our products. Lots of people keep asking me about the company that did it. We will always use your services whenever we need to.
Now that kind of feedback reinstated my focus on building the best brands one step at a time.




Read what the Convener of Live year Dreams Africa had to say too:

Pholar Studios is definitely a top-notch graphics design firm. Now, this isn't a tad bit of flattery, but reality. One borne out of my experience with the quality of service rendered to me. Fola helped me design my company logo and he was highly professional about it. From conceptualization to final designs, every process was hitch-free. He asked the appropriate questions to elicit the desired expression for my thoughts about the company. By the time he was done, it was picture-perfect. He got the right imagery for my thoughts and also converted it into beautifully printed complimentary cards.
Clearly, Pholar Studios isn't just a design firm but a superior customer delight firm. They not only got my job done, they did it so professionally that they got me grinning from ear to ear. Want to do away with the headaches of poor imagery for your ideas? Then join the community of ardent followers of this tribe. Patronise Pholar Studios today!
- Bankole Williams (CEO LYDA)



From Sam Obafemi (President SOBCA): If intuitive design, prompt response and very patient attitude makes you part with your money, then Pholar Studios is the place to go. Pholar Studios has an uncanny insight into designs and has a very mind blowing approach to conceptualizing ideas. I will always vote for their speed and precision.




These testimonials look mind blowing but they reflect our standards and vision as a company.
Read more feedback below.

Pholar Studios has made an amazing transformation of our brand identity and corporate culture at InnocentMINDS. In our one year of working with Pholar Studios, our organisation has gained faster recognition and respect than the three previous years put together. Their level of understanding of their client's business needs and language puts Pholar Studios on a high pedestal and as a leading source of branding. This is in addition to their excellent designs for start-ups and ambitious professionals who are desirous of a more visible identity and impact.

Through innovative conceptualization, brilliant thinking, quality designs and fast delivery, our organisation is becoming one to be reckoned with and taken seriously. I do not hesitate to recommend the services of Pholar Studios to any individual or organisation desirous of unequalled brand visibility. — Innocent Usar (CEO InnocentMINDS)




Folayemi is an expert. He’s phenomenal. He’s the real deal when it comes to graphic designs. Temperate and businesslike in approach, he’s got the patience to work on projects. What gets me sublimely is how he exactly reads my mind and designs exactly what wows my mind. — Emeka Nobis (Creative Writer)




You can be assured that working with Pholar Studios is a perfect combo to kick start your visibility and professionalism.

You can connect with him on all social media platforms as Fola Folagbade and on YouTube as CherishedPholar.

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