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Let’s Go Local: COMO Laucala Island for Videographer

Mr Lomoloma is the director of Matata Production, a video production start-up and is one of the first youths from the Northern Division to provide sound systems, stage lights, studio recordings, video shooting, visual projection and professional photography services.
18 May 2022 04:00
Let’s Go Local: COMO Laucala Island for Videographer
Inset: The Lomaloma family, Ilai and his wife Talei with their children, Selai, Ratu Rusiate and Beulah. One of the many scenes at COMO Laucala Island - 5 Star Luxury Private Island Beach Resort.

From school dropout to businessman, Labasa entrepreneur, Ilai Lomaloma, believes that the success of his business means turning failures into opportunities.

Mr Lomaloma is a recipient of the Ministry of Youth’s $5,000 business start-up.

What began as a dream more than 10 years ago has now translated into a thriving business based from home.

 

Mr Lomoloma is the director of Matata Production, a video production start-up and is one of the first youths from the Northern Division to provide sound systems, stage lights, studio recordings, video shooting, visual projection and professional photography services.

The father of three did not stop when he failed in Year 12.

 

He is self-taught thanks to technological guidance from YouTube videos.

He married his high school sweetheart from Vatoa, Lau, when he was 21 years old, and is neither a consumer of alcohol or kava.

Over the years he has expanded his business and is also printing t-shirts and designing fabrics.

 

Below is an excerpt interview with Mr Lomaloma.
How many places have you visited around Fiji?
I have been to all the towns and cities except my wife’s village, Vatoa Island, in the Lau group.

I have also taken my family to InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa at Natadola Bay, Wailoaloa Beach Resort Fiji at Nadi Bay and Daku Resort in Savusavu.

 

Savusavu town, on the island of Vanua Levu in the province of Cakaudrove.

Savusavu town, on the island of Vanua Levu in the province of Cakaudrove.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to, and why?
I would recommend that visitors visit Vanua Levu to experience first-hand the Friendly North hospitality and feel at home.

 

Labasa Town

Labasa Town

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie, and why?
Radah Harvest Restaurant located on the backstreet of Labasa Town.

The location offers privacy and a quiet place for a good taste of coffee.

 

Volleyball action in Suva during the Easter Championship in last year. File Photo.

Volleyball action in Suva during the Easter Championship in last year. File Photo.

What is your favourite backyard spot, and why?
I love a game of volleyball.

 

Como-Laucala-Island

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list, and why?
(COMO) Laucala Island.

I have heard so much about the private island and its luxury service and experience.

 

Actor, Ludacris, was one of the guests at Laucala Island, Fiji which is one of the most exclusive private islands.

Actor, Ludacris, was one of the guests at Laucala Island, Fiji which is one of the most exclusive private islands.

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