Top African Fashion Entrepreneur
Sandra Tubobereni, born in May 1991, holds a BSC in Economics from Madonna University as well as an MBA in global financial services from Coventry University. She has always had a fashion background; growing up in Port Harcourt with a seamstress mother, she was able to begin her journey of sewing and design as a child, making her primary school uniforms herself.
Sandrah began sewing school uniforms and day wear for her classmates while in secondary school, and she began making money from her passion at a young age.
TUBO entered the Nigerian fashion scene in 2014, after leaving a career in finance and business development to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
Tubo Brides, TuboRTW, and TuboWoman are the three main lines of the TUBO brand. Celebrities like Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Bolanle Olukanni wear Sandra's designs.
Olakunbi Oyelese decided she wanted to be a major player in the fashion world, so she enrolled at the prestigious New York Fashion Institute of Technology.
She was ready to take on the world of fashion after finishing her studies, and in April 2010, she launched her fashion house with the somewhat oblique name April By Kunbi.
April By Kunbi is a fashion label that specializes in custom and ready-to-wear apparel, jewellery, and accessories for women who value fashion, fit, functionality, and affordability, and was founded on the philosophies of "newness, freshness, and colour."
April By Kunbi aims to be a one-stop-shop for prêt-a-porter and custom-made fashion items, with an ever-expanding portfolio.
Lady Biba went to the fashion world first as an independent fashion blogger and then as a fashion writer with different stints in Magazines like Thisday Style, Fab Magazine and Arise Fashion Week Magazine. Fashion internships and many sewing errors after; Lady Biba was born. It was this same machine that produced the very First Lady Biba pieces.
She is an accomplished fashion entrepreneur with a promising future in breaking grounds in the African fashion industry.