Omoyemi Akerele

Nigerian fashion designer, fashion editor and businessperson

Omoyemi Akerele (born 13 May 1978 in Lagos) is a Nigerian executive, businesswoman and entrepreneur. Akerele is the founder and CEO of Lagos Fashion Week, Style House Files and special advisor to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). She has several advisory positions including Industrie Africa and Jendaya, and has been an advisor to the MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, UN, British Fashion Council and State of Fashion Netherlands.

Akerele in 2017

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  • More than ever before, we have to realise that it is important to come together as a community.
    • [1] Omoyemi Akerele talking about unity.
  • There are so many opportunities available right now for African designers to access funds. But the no one is taking advantage of these opportunities.
    • [2] Omoyemi Akerele speech about opportunities.
  • Life is a journey. Once you understand that some of the most important things are purpose and passion driven, combined with a deeper need to make a difference beyond self as well as contribute in some way to what is happening around you, it certainly makes waking up daily an easier task for me. When you earn a living this way, it is certainly more fulfilling.
    • [3] Omoyemi Akerele speech about Purpose.
  • You never know who you are going to meet, what doors could be opened, or what opportunity awaits you.
    • [4] Omoyemi Akerele Speech about readiness.
  • Understanding that some of the most important things in life are purpose and passion driven, combined with a deeper need to make a difference beyond myself and make an impact.
    • [5] Omoyemi Akerele speech about purpose.
  • For us as a company, it’s always been beyond Lagos fashion week. I’m more inspired by the work that we do that people don’t see and they don’t even know about.
    • [6] Omoyemi Akerele speech about her work.
  • To see where we’ve been and coming back to Earth, it’s almost impossible to deny that there is the existence of a higher being, it surely can’t just be science.
    • [7] Omoyemi Akerele speech about God.
  • Only the dead have seen the end of the world.
    • [8] Omoyemi Akerele speech about life.

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