•Founder, QUINCY AYODELE Reveals
These are happy times for Mrs. Quincy Ayodele, the founder of Quincy Herbal Slimmers. This is because her herbal slimming products are doing so well in the global market. Over the last few days, the company, Quincy Herbal Slimmers made headline news in many U.S papers and magazines, especially in Hollywood, because one of its products Quincy Herbals Detox Tea was featured in the luxury gift bags for the just held Oscars. FOX NEWS reported that some A-listers like Meryl Streep, Damzel Washington, Woody Harelson, Octavia Spencer, just to mention a few had the Quincy Detox tea and enjoyed its awesome benefits.
At the Oscar, prestigious goody bags were given out to A-listers. They received £100,000 dollar worth of treats, including holidays, jewellery and skincare products. In the bags were things like Edible jewellery from chocolatines, underarm sweet patches from Dandi Patch, a 12-night Tanzania trip for 2 from international expeditions, a 7 day Hawail trip at Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu, a week long spa retreat at Golden Door, a luxura diamonds conflict free necklace, healing saint’s skin serum and follide stimulant, organic, vegan and small-batch delicacies Lollipops, 10 piece inception of beauty make up set, M. Y. O cosmetic clutch, Qumere anti-aging skincare, Paiva Aloe Cleanser and mask and Quincy Herbals Detox tea, to mention a few of the products.
Many newspapers and magazines ran the story. Mirror had the headline: Inside Oscars 2018 unofficial goodie bags: See the $1000,000 gifts this year’s nominees will get.
According to Mirror of UK the boxes contain an exciting array of extravagant holidays, posh cosmetics, Spa treatments and fancy fitness gadgets. Cosmopolitan Magazine also ran the story. Foxnews did too. So also USA Today and even FORBES magazines.
Hayley Cuccinello, a Forbes Staff, in an article titled Inside The £100,000 Oscars Gifts Bag Of 2018, wrote: only a select few will set to take home the Gold at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, but the losers will not got home empty-handed. For the past 16 years, Distributive Assets has rewarded Oscar nominees with a lavish assortment of freebies, ranging from vibrators to all-inclusive vacations to diamond jewelry. The Everyone Wins Nominee Gift Bags are sent to all 25 nominees in the acting and directing categories in the week leading up to the Oscars ceremony. The event took place on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
How did Quincy Herbal Slimmers get accepted in the global market? How did her products enter the US market? Last week, Quincy Ayodele, the founder of the company, who is one of the biggest names in the herbal beauty business told City People Publisher, SEYE KEHINDE and Assistant Editor, SUNDAY ADIGUN about the transformation of the company from the small company it was in 1996 to the global brand it has become today.
Congratulations on the good news from the US that one of the products of Quincy Herbal Slimmers made it to the Oscars. Tell us more about it. You were at Grammies, then Oscars…
Yes, you are right. Last year December was Grammies, but this last Sunday was The Oscars. The good news is that one of our products The Tummy Blasting Tea happened to be one of the important products that made it into the bags given to nominees and celebrities two Sundays back. The good news is that within few hours of mentioning that these are the things in the bag we were sold out even one amazon.com.
Some people were even ready to pay money down for us to supply them whenever it’s ready. We didn’t do that, my daughter, who is the MD has taken off to the U.S. to sort that out, by doing more production and do fulfillment for Amazon dot.com to meet up with the demand. We didn’t even know that it was going to be this big. I had no idea. That they will be talking about Quincy Herbals in America. I didn’t know them before. We were not at the Oscars. We were here in Nigeria but our product was there and they were sending all the details to us. We got the report of the UK Mirror.
How has been on Amazon.com helped?
Thank God for the fact that Quincy Herbals is on Amazon.com. That happened about get on to amazon.com. Anything about skin and weight-loss is not easy to do in the US. Americans are so particular about these 2 issues. So, you have to meet up with their FDA requirements. Thanks God our products made it and we were listed. So that was what actually gave way to all these Kelvin Arington, Grammies, and Oscars.
It was Kelvin Arington that started the whole thing. I didn’t know him from anywhere. He just called me here in Nigeria from America that he has bought most of our products from Amazon.com. He has tested them and they are 100% organic and they happen to be the only one that is 100% organic. I said wow, can he partner with us? We have our company registered in the U.S. and on amazon.com.
He sent us all the legal documentation and we traveled out to go and enter into legal agreement with him and he did the partnership with us. He did a lot of things for us. He did advertisement for us. He actually believes in our product, whilst our people here in Nigeria want us to beg them to use our products. Then, Katty Ireland of Modern Living TV now found out about the product that Kelvin Arington was promoting. She actually invited us to Hollywood. They said I should come and talk to them in Hollywood, I said I can’t talk there.
So, I sent my MD, who happens to be my daughter, to go and talk there. She schooled in America. My daughter is very knowledgeable about my business.
They accepted. We all want to the US together but I refuse to appear on the Hollywood programme. But as they were talking to her in the studio, this Oyinbo woman beamed me life at home, directly at home and she was telling viewers, I love this woman, I love her skin, bla, bla. They were interested in one of our skin products, the serum. She wanted my daughter to speak on that product that it was 100% organic.
It is anti-wrinkle, anti-aging. So, I ended up being on set, although I wasn’t ready. They showed me at my home in America. I believe the whole things started from there, because they started mentioning Quincy Herbals. It was after that Grammies got in touch on email that they are interested in our products. They said they are interested in our products. They said they wanted to enlist us, to put our products in their goodie bags that they give to their nominees. We wrote back and forth. We entered into agreement.
Then we did the Grammies and next Oscars got in touch with us. I just thank God that Quincy now has global recognition.
When they say Quincy products are 100% organic what does it mean?
It means our products are 100% natural, no addictives, no preservatives. It is natural. It is done in such a way that it won’t lose its potency. Other companies add some other things to their own, we don’t add anything. Right from the time, I started practicing natural medicine in Nigeria, over 20 years ago; I made sure that I don’t dilute what I produce. I don’t add wanted to apply the plants as it is, do some natural treatments like sundry it. There are certain ways you can naturally treat medicinal plants that will make it to remain 100% organic. We have access to nature.
Then, I traveled out of Nigeria to go and find out how to preserve Nigeria corn silk. If you put it down within 3 days it will dry up. The big question then was how do I preserve it. Without losing its potency, without adding something else that will now cause side effect? I was taken through process of how to do that. From those early years I maintained that anything we are giving out at Quincy of its natural medicine, it has to be 100% organic.
Thank God it has paid off now. I can categorically say that in the US market right now, Quincy herbals is one of the top most herbal medicine companies that can beast of producing 100% organic herbs that is not really, really, too processed. And they have found it to be so. And our products are from Nigeria. We take the herbs from here in Nigeria.