Nollywood Biz | 15 June 2012 11:49 CET

I do not regret shutting down Indulge Spa – Modupe Ozolua

By Bola Akinboade

Body enhancement expert, Modupe Ozolua has been off the scene for some time now. She was reported to have called it quits recently with her spa business which she opened about two years ago. The mother of one opens up to BOLA AKINBOADE on the real reasons for the closure of Indulge Spa in this exclusive interview. She also addressed the controversial nude picture, which graced the April/May 2011 cover of Mania magazine. Enjoy!!!

You have been off the scene for some time, what kept you away?

I have been busy making time for myself by taking a long vacation and re-inventing my various business interests. I have been very busy conducting business meetings all over America.

For some time now, there has been news about town that you have called it quit with beauty business and that you have sold the place?

That's not true; the body enhancement enterprise is still very much operational and will not be going out of business soon. For 11 years, I have done this and made a success of it. I only shut down Indulge Spa last year. The spa was completely different from my other business; the building is not mine so it's not possible for me to sell it.

What really happened that led to the closure of your spa?

It was my choice to open a spa and it was my choice to shut it down. It was my money that I invested, and when I felt I wanted to close it down, I told my clients about it and I went on a long overdue vacation. It's not as if I am financially distressed.

Any regret of venturing into this type of business?

No regret. Initially, I had wanted to sell the business but all the offers were not satisfactory. At the end of the day, I decided to shut it down. It's a business I have spent a lot of money on. I realized it was taking too much of my time. I brought the first aesthetic laser machine to Nigeria and introduced laser treatment. I am happy to see people following the trend and also investing in expensive machines. Many people still contact me asking for spa and laser services, I just decline, because I don't want to be pressured into it again. They ask for referrals and I have tough time referring them because of the negative feedbacks that I get. Although, I have sold my other spa equipment, I still have my laser machine. However, I am still considering other options for my laser clients but I will not personally continue offering laser treatments unless I am absolutely ready to commit all the time it requires.

When last did you do an enhancement surgery?

The services hold twice every year, April \May and October \November.

You posed half nude on the cover of Mania magazine, what informed that?

The reason I did Mania is not the reason people think. Long before I became committed to it, Dimeji had approached me for an interview but we were not able to conclude anything for several years. Finally, Kelechi and I met to discuss the project based on the concept they had in mind, which was pushing the edge and creating a world class content, quality magazine worthy of comparison to Vogue. After a survey they concluded I was the only Nigeria woman who could deliver on what they wanted, a fearless edition. I guess they were right because my hectic schedule and their preparations almost took one year from the time we met to when we finally did the photo shoot.

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