From the producers and merchants of fashion apparels ranging from stylish outfits to stunning accessories, here are inspiring stories of some Nigerian fashion entrepreneurs as they recount their challenging journey to hard-won success in the Nigerian fashion industry.
Yomi’s Fashion Hustle; Creating Affordable Made-in-Nigerian outfits
With just his transport fare and a pair of hand-made footwear for sale, Yomi Awoyemi relocated to Lagos with the hope of breaking grounds and exploring opportunities. Years down the line, Yemi runs several fashion retail outlets across Lagos. Read his full story HERE.
Bolanle’s Nigerian Hustle: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
Bolanle Abudu made an uncalculated decision to rent a showroom instead of sticking to mobile retailing. This led to a loss of her business capital and subsequently the showroom and her clientele. However, she strategized and started all over again. Read about how she did it HERE.
Customized T-Shirts for All: Elvis’ Nigerian Hustle
From the staircase of his sister’s apartment, Elvis Omokhegbele started a small T-Shirt printing business with the name Priddi International. From there, he rented his own store, another one, and the business kept growing. To read more on the expansion journey of Elvis’ fashion brand, click HERE.
Building a Retail Empire 1k at a Time: Temitope’s Nigerian Hustle
Temitope Banwo believes that quality fashion items should be available to everyone at an affordable price. She created an online empire where each item is sold for not more than N1,000. This is how she started. Read HERE.
For The Love of Bags: Adeyemi’s Nigerian Hustle
While Josh Adeyemi was working as an accountant in a company, he couldn’t help but notice the delight his female colleagues got from buying bags. So he decided to grab the opportunity – he started making female hand bags. Read the full story HERE.
Jennifer’s Nigerian Hustle: Stylish Clothes for Every woman
In a bid to find the perfect size of cloth for her slim frame, Jennifer Akpabio started a Fashion Brand, that indulges women of every size from work O’ clock to party O’ clock. Read more about Jennifer’s fashion hustle HERE.