Tijani Mohammed popularly known as Tjay or Tijan, is an award winning entrepreneur in the Nigerian events industry.
Tjay as he is fondly called, is a graduate of Geography and Regional Planning, from the Lagos State University. He is the CEO of Tijan balloons Excellence and Entertainment. Tijanballoons has been in existence since 1995, rendering the first of its kind – balloon artistry services to clients both within and outside Nigeria. Tijanballoons is a member of the Qualatex Balloon Network.
Tjay has attended several world balloon conventions in the United States of America, as well as international balloon artistry trainnings abroad. He is a member of the Association of Professional Party Organizers and Event Managers of Nigeria (APPOEMN).
In 2019, he was awarded the “Best Balloon Artist of the Year” by the Association of Professional Party Organizers and Even Managers of Nigeria.
Tjay is highly regarded by members of his immediate community, and has been described by them as a selfless individual whose generosity is felt by everyone in the community. Tjay finds joy in reaching out to the needy, both Christian and Muslim alike. He also has a soft spot for children in orphanages, and contributes as much as he can to put a smile on their faces. One of his choice orphanages, is the Heart of Gold Hospice Surulere. Every year, on the 2nd of January, he hosts the children, staff and volunteers to a lovely party where attendees receive cash and gift donations, with lots of entertainment for everyone.
Tjay is passionate about young people and economic empowerment. As a way of supporting the promotion of SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), he has organized over 50 trainings and workshops on balloon artistry to young people in Nigeria, Uganda, Togo, Ghana and a host of other African countries. Many of his students are now doing very well in this industry and some have become industry leaders in their various countries. Tjay has been invited to speak and train in more than 30 conferences, workshops, and talkshows.
Tjay is happily married with children.