Motunrayo often called Ayo, is also known to some as Ayo Elizabeth. She is the creative director of

Ayo Van Elmar. 

Beautiful, empathic, kind and intelligent Ayo has a loving heart and is always ready to help and support others. She is the one you are staring at as you read this, she moved to Vienna, Austria, at the age of 17 and founded the Ayo Van Elmar brand in 2010 with four friends who are business professionals in non-fashion related industries. 

Her higher education began with life sciences, she earned a degree from the University of Vienna, where she studied Nutrition Sciences.


After that journey, she completed a five years magister (Diploma) programme of Fashion Design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, one of Europe's most renowned art universities.


Together with her business partners, the brand is committed to impacting lives through successful business ventures, training African youth, especially women to become professionals in the fashion industry.  The brand founded the Sunshine Project, a charity mission in 2012.

'Ayo is energetic and optimistic, a purpose-driven leader and a natural-born business enthusiast.


Ayo loves to study, she is always hungry for knowledge and has an insatiable curiousness for learning new things. She is a Christian who dearly loves her faith, she believes in getting understanding in all she does and she believes in God's grace, God's goodness and His mercies. 


She loves great cuisines, and issues of public health and nutrition. She loves to read, she is an ardent traveller who enjoys exploring the world.