Business is now booming for Nikky, but that was not always the case. According to Nikky Okeyere, his mother wanted him to be a Lawyer or a Doctor but he had dreams of being a barber.
He decided to follow his passion and thus took the chance and headed to the UK where he built his brand and now cuts the hair of top English Premier League players like Crystal Palace‘s Wilfred Zaha and Bakary Sako.
Okyere prides himself on delivering a quality service along with a warm and welcoming atmosphere in his South London barbers, Slick Rick.
Having elevated himself to the dizzy heights of hairdressing fame, Okyere’s client list is growing by the minute, with the Premier League’s African representatives queuing up at his door for a fresh cut.
Crystal Palace due Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako are among that growing list and have even made the leap of faith by welcoming Okyere into their homes on a regular basis.
‘Me before a game I like to have a fresh trim,’ Zaha said in the BBC’s documentary. ‘It’s good for my confidence and everything, do you know what I mean? So Barbers are so important.