“Africans Must Embrace African Brands”: Meet Luxury Handbag Designer Leilani Lawani

Lawretta Egba May 10, 2016
Leilani Lawani

Africa is a wonderland of opportunities, resources and growing possibilities. Often times, few innovators and creators tap into these resources and nurture them into beautiful works of art, solutions to problems, and sources of income. One of these innovators is Leilani Lawani.

Leilani Lawani is the Creative backbone and entrepreneur behind the brand “Koélé”. Seeing beyond geographical and cultural restraints, Leilani takes her love for fashion and Africa and combines them into quality luxury items, trading within and beyond the shores of Africa.

The brand emanates from the dynamism and richness of colour, prints and textures of the African community; holding quality and finesse as its critical success factors.  Koélé firmly seeks to affect the general bias that African and particularly Nigerian products, are of inferior quality or class.

Face2face Africa recently sat down with  Leilani to understand her story and the vision behind Koélé, and to give you a peek at her outstanding handbags…

Last Edited by:Deidre Gantt Updated: May 10, 2016


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