As the Creative Director of House of Joyce, Layo Shittu is both diligent and committed to the Fashion Design profession. Her experience spans over 11 years. She started by learning from Ginani Fashion Training in 2007 and proceeded by making bespoke tailored garments for her clients whom she has served since 2008.

She started House of Joyce in 2012 with a cutting edge and personalized training style that will continue to suite the ever changing and dynamic trends in fashion.

Prior to her full time work as a Fashion Designer, she worked  as Executive Assistant and Administrative Officer in Jawa Pharmaceuticals, Lagos from 2003 to 2007.

Layo was born and raised in Lagos. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Federal University of Technology, Akure. She is married with three kids.

It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the sphere of Fashion Design and Fashion Design Education that Mrs. Funmilayo Shittu is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award.