Category Archives: Biographies

OB Designer Focus: Abiola Adeniran-Olusola

Launched in 2017, Abiola A. Olusola is a contemporary womenswear brand made in Nigeria. Eponymously named after the owner and creative director, Abiola Adeniran-Olusola, the brand’s aesthetic philosophy is built on the belief that dressing should be effortless and chic. Certainly not afraid to enter the ring with bigwigs of Nigerian fashion, the brand showcased its…

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OB Designer Focus: Meet IDMA-NOF, The Designer Crafting Native Nigerian Stories Through Fashion

After working for a few years as a pharmacist, Mfon Ogbonna, head designer of IDMA-NOF, decided to go back to school to study fashion design which led to the launching of the contemporary womenswear brand in 2016. Studying fashion in America, Paris, and London gave Mfon the practical skills to carry out her fashion dreams.…

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OB Crush: Venture Investor, Maya Horgan Famodu Of Ingressive

Our OB Crush this week is the delectable venture investor, Maya Horgan-Famodu who is the founder of Ingressive, a market entry firm that supports the pursuits of the new generation of African innovators to scale. Maya is a Nigerian-American who is very committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before starting Ingressive, Maya supported global advancement initiatives with Steve…

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OB Designer Focus: Meet Luto Tailo Of N.A.C.K, The Lagos Apparel Brand Championing Streetwear

Luto Tailo, Creative Director of N.A.C.K No other streetwear brand is breaking the mold in Africa like fast-rising label, N.A.C.K at the moment. The street style–inspired label founded by Luto Tailo launched a few years ago, has already established and earned firm nods thanks to fashion celebrity and fashion influencers like Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun, Wande Coal, Akpororo and newcomer Vanessa Azar. The brand epitomises the best…

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OB Crush: Kolawole Olajide Of Bridge Labs & Clock Education

Technopreneur, Kolawole Olajide is a serial creative that has designed solutions in education, marketing, insurance and banking. Not only is he passionate about education, he strongly believes that many Africans will not be given education but they will have to take it. Which is why his goal is to use his technical skills to bring…

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OB Designer Focus: Faith Oluwajimi Of Bloke Is The Nigerian Knitwear Designer Gender-Blurring Fashion

As far as knitwear is concerned in Nigeria, Faith Oluwajimi stands a lone player in a field that reeks of so much potential. However, knitwear is not all that puts fast rising creative director in the exclusive class. It is the genuity of his quirky, deconstructed, gender-blurring pieces are really what make him special. Faith’s artisanal androgynous label,…

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OB Designer Focus: Oluwakayode Etti Of Skentele By Etti

This week’s designer spotlight shines on the creative director of Skentele by Etti, Oluwakayode Etti. A man of many talents, this Lagos-based recording artist and fashion illustrator is a champion of African prints. In 2017, Etti emerged winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund Initiative which included a couture masterclass that assisted in boosting his career…

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OB Designer Focus: Amy Akudo Iheakanwa Of Shekudo

Today we’re shinning the spotlight on Amy Akudo Iheakanwa, an Australian born community development worker who is also the co-founder of the accessory brand, Shekudo. After co-finding the brand with Shetu Bimpong and later become the sole creative director, the all-around creative moved the brand’s base across the Indian Ocean to commence production in Lagos…

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OB Crush: Meet Gozie Coker, The founder Of Coker Creative

Today we’re crushing on Gozie Coker who is the founder and ‘Chief Experience’ designer of Coker Creative, a boutique event company specializing in designing experiences for its clients handling everything from concept to reality and delivering a fully customized, stress-free and personalized service. Growing up, Gozie was nicknamed ‘the organ’- short for organizer as she always planned all…

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OB Designer Focus: Adenike Adegboye Of ‘Denike’

As the landscape of the Nigerian fashion industry constantly evolves, we are always on the lookout for emerging designers and talents and Denike ticks every box. Creatively headed by Adenike Adegboye, the emerging womenswear label not only caught the eye of the Lagos Fashion Week organizers but had Adenike chosen as one of the 2018…

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