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Mai Atafo: Excellence In Every Stitch

By Billy Praise 11 February 2018   |   6:00 am

His gait, full beard and clean-shaven head make him seem overpowering to some, but behind that facade lies an easygoing and pleasant personality.

The creative director of eponymous fashion brand Mai Atafo has built a premium lifestyle brand using his experience in marketing and branding and his love for fashion to create a synergy for the perfect success story. Firmly rooted in the Nigerian creative space, Atafo exudes a sartorial elegance that makes him a model for upcoming fashion brands in the country.

The designer has had an interesting career in the fashion industry that spans different facets of clothes making — from making the wedding outfits for the highest grossing Nigerian movie, The Wedding Party, in 2016 to being a part of the most anticipated wedding of 2017, between Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington.

But, speaking with Atafo in his studio, it is evident that following one’s dream, not hype, is key to his success.

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