Isoken Ogiemwonyi

Isoken Ogiemwonyi is a Nigerian entrepreneur in film, television and fashion. She is a producer of the Smart Money Woman TV Show, which was nominated for multiple Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2022 #amvca8 She is the founder and CEO of the fashion label "Obsidian" and retail store "ZAZAII". She is known also as the Co-Founder of Winterfell Ltd, which owns Le Petit Marche Nigeria and L’Espace trademarks. She was the winner of the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week/British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2013, The Guardian placed her among the 25 most influential women in Africa.


  • Now I enjoy it from the bottom of my soul. Both things can be true. I can enjoy talking and thinking about business and tech and also enjoy fluffy romances with a HEA and debate celebrity fashion choices like its paying my bills.
  • In my opinion, creativity is best defined with this quote by Mary Lou Cook, “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
  • Focus. Keep improving your craft on all fronts – technical and otherwise.
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