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ÉKÉTÉ
ÉKÉTÉ: The Ethical Nigerian Brand Big On Traditional Craftsmanship
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Launched in April 2018, Ékété is an accessories brand that made its fashionable introduction with intricately woven basket bags. While they exude the essence of blissful holiday, rooted at its core is rich culture and a fervent appreciation for ethical...
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87ORIGINS
87ORIGINS: Nigerian Brand Filling The Wardrobe Essentials Void
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Statement pieces are great, but what are you supposed to wear for the other 300 plus days of the year? You still need a visually appealing day-to-day selection, which is sophisticated and functional, as well as, relaxed and uncontrived. 87ORIGINS...
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Taofeek Abijako
Taofeek Abijako: Nigerian-born designer is HEAD OF STATE
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The year was 2016 and Taofeek Abijako was a 17 year old teen embarking on a remarkable expedition. He launched Head Of State, a design company that would focus on fashion, furniture, art installation and product design. But this wouldn’t...
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Àsìkò: Nigerian Visual Artist Articulates Why Your Story Is Important.
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They say a picture speaks a thousand words. But for London-based Nigerian visual artist, Ade Okelarin (aka Àsìkò), that’s just not enough. He’s been a fashion and portrait photographer for nine years, exploring ideas through his lens. While the artist...
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RAYA: Nigerian Jewellery Brand Making A Statement
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It starts with a signature yellow box. An indication that this Lagos-based brand is the furthest thing from a wallflower. Ivie Omenai started Raya in 2014 when she noticed the lack of indigenous jewellery brands in Nigeria. Since then, she...
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The Woven Beauty of Nigerian Brand: ETHNIK by Tunde Owolabi
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Reinvent and sustain culture. It’s already a fact that Africa is a hub of prodigious design. Nevertheless, now more than ever, it needs to go a step further and preserve heritage; before the techniques and stories are disremembered. So what...
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HESEY DESIGNS: Nigerian Brand that Made Shoes For Richard Branson
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It's difficult to follow your dream. It's a tragedy not to. ~Ralph Martson N10,000. That’s all the start-up capital Eseoghene Odiete (aka Ese) had to launch her fashion brand, Hesey Designs, in 2013. Don’t let the zeros fool you though....
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SHOLA DESIGNS: Nigerian Designer Turns Shoe Addiction Into A Brand
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We all claim to have a shoe addiction. That we have a fierce fidelity to certain brands and are prepared to lay down months’ worth of savings to get your hands on a pair. But how many of you can...
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Nifemi Marcus Bello
NIFEMI MARCUS-BELLO: Form, Function & User Centred-Design
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Meet Nifemi Marcus-Bello, an industrial designer from Nigeria who creates products around the people using and making them. You may know him from his internationally acclaimed Tebur (pronounced tay-boo). A flat-pack table that is functional, lightweight and portable. His prowess...
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Fruché Free spirits
FRUCHÉ: A ‘Free Spirit’ Womenswear Brand, Made In Nigeria
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Founded by Frank Aghuno, Fruché is a Nigerian brand with a zany edge. Taking an artisanal approach, the ready to wear brand has garnered a reputation for fun and fanciable fashion. A fusion of contemporary silhouettes and Nigerian culture, saturated...
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aso-oke
ASO OKE: The Prestigious ‘Top Cloth’ Made In Nigeria
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Aso-Oke, the Nigerian loom-woven textile transcends the runway and is sewn into the fabric of society
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ADIRE: The Blue Blood Tie-Dye Textile, Made In Nigeria
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Adire is a traditional textile craft made and worn by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Derived from the Yoruba words, adi (to tie) and re (to dye), Adire means tie and dye. The original versions were indigo-dyed and decorated with...
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AKWETE: Igbo Traditional Textile, Made In Nigeria 
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In August 2018, a rather spirited dancer - also known as British Prime Minister Theresa May - wore a custom-made Akwete jacket by Emmy Kasbit. The Akwete cloth is a hand-woven fabric from the Akwete area, near Aba in Abia...
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LADUNNI LAMBO: Juxtaposition Of Culture And Modern Influence Made In Nigeria
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Launched in 2016, Ladunni Lambo is a ready-to-wear fashion brand made in Nigeria. Founded by its eponymous creative director, Ladunni Lambo, the brand is quickly attaining awareness through its distinctive unification of cultural motifs and modern silhouettes. From having their...
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