Chimamanda Adichie made her official debut on Instagram last month, April 6 to be precise, and her page has been pure fashion delight.
Her Instagram bio reads, ‘Writer. Project ‘Wear Nigerian.’ Account managed by her nieces Chisom and Amaka.’
A quick perusal of her Instagram page reveals that ‘Wear Nigerian’ is exactly what she’s doing.
The award-winning writer uses the picture sharing platform to showcase not just her slightly quirky and chic style but her love for Nigerian labels.
Labels, big and small, are undoubtedly falling over themselves to dress the revered writer; and while the fashion savvy author definitely has the final say on what she wears or not, a good part of what makes it into her wardrobe will depend on Ezinne Chinkata who curates most of what she wears.
Pieces by known brands like Style Temple, Moofa, Gozel Green, Vonne Couture and relatively unknown brands like Eric & Anna, Kareem Amak and MsBeeFab have all made appearances on Miss Adichie’s Instagram.
Noticeably missing however are ‘high-end’ Nigerian labels like Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Deola Sagoe and Lisa Folawiyo and while it may be too early to make any assumptions, we can’t help but wonder if it’s a deliberate snub or…
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