nigeria's top 5 female designers

Folake Folarin Coker


Folake Folarin Coker is the creative director of Tiffany Amber. Her fashion brand was launched in 1998. Ever since then she has been an unstoppable force in the industry. In 2008, she made history as the first African-based fashion designer to stage a show twice at the New York fashion week. The Petroleum law graduate made the Forbes Power women list. It is safe to say this woman is worth hundreds of millions. Tiffany Amber is known for her colourful designs and is one of the top fashion designers in Nigeria.

Deola Sagoe


Deola Sagoe is an haute couture fashion designer from Ondo State, Nigeria. Sagoe began designing in 1989 and has gained international notoriety for her lively and colourful designs. Deola Sagoe was one of the designers who led this Nigerian fashion expansion. The House Of Deola Sagoe is on Lagos' Victoria Island and caters for Nigeria's who's who.   

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

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Lanre Da Silva Ajayi’s bold and outspoken support for Fashion and the industry is quite refreshing and brave! It gives hope to the budding creatives and educates the people. It proves that with hard work, passion and dedication, we can conquer and make our dreams a reality. The designer who started out a career in the banking industry made a switch when she kept getting positive feedback from her designs, which then, was majorly done for friends and family.

Olakunbi Oyelese (April by Kunbi)


Olakunbi Oyelese attended the renowned New York Fashion Institute of Technology. Launching April 2010, she decided to call her fashion line, April by Kunbi. Her label specialises in custom made and ready to wear attires.

Zizi Cardow


Zizi cardow launched her label in 2000. She won the prestigious designer of the year award at the premier event, Nigerian fashion show (NFS) in 2001. Being the recipient of such prestigious award opened the doors of the African market, where her designs were hugely received.

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