Omoyemi Akerele is a pioneer in the Nigerian fashion industry. The founder of Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week is known to have a flair for style.
If you look at Omoyemi’s Instagram, you will be strucked instantly by how African her style is. Her high-end outfits are peppered with traditional prints and a whole lot of ankara. Most of her clothes are by Nigerian designers interspersed with some international luxury brands.
Her style choices are unexpected and yet on her, they make perfect sense. Her love of prints, colour and clean lines is clear and her fantastic figure makes her the perfect clotheshorse for these outfit choices.
Usually wearing braids or her signature blunt cut wavy bob, there is something understated about Omoyemi. A woman who has done so much for the Nigerian fashion industry and driven it to great heights, yet shys away from the glitz and glamour herself.
Omoyemi, who has just been honoured for the 6th year in a row by the prestigious BoF for her contribution to the industry is a pioneer for the Nigerian fashion industry and a lot of designers are indebted to the businesswoman for giving them a powerful platform.
Akerele reached the finals of the Tommy Hilfiger Social Innovation Challenge, beating out thousands of applicants for the chance to win a significant amount of money to support their ventures as well as a year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s internal experts globally, after completing a business development course with the Tommy Hilfiger team in Amsterdam.