Chimamanda Adichie is making us feel proud that we are from this part of the earth called Africa with her “Wear Nigeria” campaign. She is making us appreciate the fashion and style of Nigeria; giving us a good reason to want to dress like her, like an African.
In her own way of supporting the country’s campaign of ‘Buy Nigerian to Grow The Naira’, She decided to wear mostly Nigerian brands for my public appearances.
“In the past few weeks, I’ve bought more Nigerian brands than I ever have in the past. I’ve discovered new names. I’ve been filled with admiration for the women and men running their businesses despite the many challenges they face. I’m particularly interested in ‘inward-looking’ brands, those for whom dressing Nigerian women is as important as other goals.
I’ve changed quite a few dodgy zippers, been disappointed by some poor quality fabrics, and been impressed by some detail-oriented finishing. Overall, I love the clothes, their cut, their whimsy, their color, their flair, their ability to make me feel like myself. Their makers, from designer to tailor to button-fixer to okada-delivery-person, deserve to be supported.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Nigeria’s most prominent faces. She’s the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, winner of the O. Henry Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her accomplishments are staggering.
All clothes are made in Nigeria
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