LUPITA NYONGO'O attends events in Kenya wearing not one but 2 Nigerian designer MAKI OH's stunning pieces


Oscar winner,  Lupita Nyongo’o currently on her  ‘Homecoming’ tour in Kneya – her first since winning the movie industry’s top award for her breakout role in 12 Years a Slave – was spotted in Nigerian design label, Maki Oh.

Lupita Nyongo’o wore not one but two classic hand-painted and hand-dyed pieces by the designer and champion of Adire – the traditional Yoruba art of dyeing cloth with natural indigo.

Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elite as her label was the first African Designer Lupita wore as she emabarks on a mission to save wild animals. She has since been named a global elephant ambassador.


Lupita wearing Maki_OH
At two of her public outings, the actress made fashion forward choices including a silk satin scarf blouse and silk cotton skirt ensemble to a mentorship talk where she spoke about the importance of Art in education. Later at a Press Conference, she wore a silk satin and velvet vest with silk cotton wide leg trousers to spearhead a new campaign to stop the slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory.

Founded by Maki Osakwe, the eponymous fashion label is internationally known for its strong sense of individuality and African identity; its ability to create alluring conversational pieces that fuse traditional techniques with detailed construction. The label has been an advocate for African textiles since its launch in 2010.

Maki Oh’s increasing creative success continues to earn the brand a star-studded cast of fans and startling reviews both in Nigeria and on the international fashion scene. Maki Oh is a favourite amongst international high-profile figures including Mrs. Michelle Obama, Solange Knowles, Lee Lee Sobieski, and Arden Wohl.