Meet the brain behind Nigeria’s leading ready-to-wear African based prints
Zikorah Africa is an African based female fashion outfit in Lagos Nigeria founded in April 2017. Zikorah Africa specializes in creating hand tailored, bespoke, indigenous designs from Nigerian, African made fabric for ladies and women in general. Zikorah Africa also promotes the patronage of African textile by transforming them into different aesthetic designs for their various clients.
My creative drive stems from the satisfaction that comes from my clients and their appreciation when they encounter my outfits and designs.
Born Obiageri Blessing Odoemena 24yrs old from Imo state Nigeria, is a Stylist, Fashion designer, entrepreneur and the Founder of Zikorah Africa. Inspired by the satisfaction derived from her client’s commendations after individual encounters with her outfits and designs, Zikorah Africa was founded.
One of the outstanding and endearing qualities of the young designer is her resilience and her vision to become a global brand name across the globe. Her vision to be recognised in her field has been met with challenges ranging from funding, inadequacy of capital for expansion, creating and maintaining her spot in an already established and thriving industry amongst others.
Her determination to succeed against all odds over time has been rewarded with a number of awards and above all the appreciation and praises of her clients. Some of such achievements include: SME100 25 under 25 Awards (fashion designer of the year).
“In 5yrs, I see myself being a global brand, stocking my pieces in fashion retail stores across the globe, gracing international run ways and being the top names when it comes to Afrocentric pieces”. Amongst other goals, is a vision she has set for herself.
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