From Sailor to Celebrity Barber, Dare Dada turns passion to profit

Dare Dada and Siya Kolisi, South Africa’s Springbok captain

Dare O Dada, popularly known as Dada, originally from Nigeria, in West Africa, is a barber and CEO of Modern Cuts based in both Lagos and Johannesburg. He says he came to South Africa years ago looking for greener pastures. Dada is a respected member of the Nigerian community known for his calm character and fashion style.

Dada was established back in Lagos, Nigeria as a barber with his first salon being called First Modern barbing center. Dada’s brilliant work has also earned him the celebrity barber title having to have groomed stars like Trevor Noah, Siya Kolisi, Zakes Bantwini, Mpho Popps, Nandi Madida, Nomcebo Zikode, Tumi Molekane, Bohang Moeko and many others.

The married father of one recently shared with Nigerians in South Africa that his passion for the beauty industry is what keeps him going.

“I have been a barber for 27 years now, professional for 17 years, I established back home in Nigeria 2004 in Lagos, the name of my salon is called First Modern Barbing Centre, the name Modern Cuts is originated from there. I operate the business from 2004-2013 when I decided to relocate to SA, leaving my comfort zone to SA, it wasn’t easy at first but consistency & God’s grace speak for me,” said Dada

Talking about challenges Dada says that there are challenges as well as successes in all businesses however believing in God for him is one of the keys to success.

“I have passion for the beauty industry, that is what keep me going. There are challenges and success in all businesses. Believing in God, focus, and consistency are the keys to success. May God help us all.”

You can follow Modern Cuts on Instagram @modern_cuts

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