Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Iyamah tops KOKO’s list of the best 20 designers in Nigeria and she is worth the hype.
Dumebi Andrea Iyamah born March 18, 1993 is a Nigerian-Canadian fashion designer from Lagos, Nigeria. Andrea Iyamah is the founder and CEO of the fashion label Andrea Iyamah, which specializes in bridal, swimwear, and ready-to-wear lines. Her take on women’s fashion and swimwear has been worn by celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Gabrielle Union, Ciara, and Issa Rae.
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The 29 year old fashion enthusiast/designer has staged several high-profile fashion shows in Africa, Europe, France and the United States. Iyamah was the fourth of four children born in Lagos to Andrew and Onyi Iyamah, both of Ika (Agbor) in Delta State. In Lagos, she attended Grange School for her basic education before travelling abroad for her tertiary education.
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She graduated from McMaster University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Multimedia. At the age of 17, she founded her fashion brand in Ontario, Canada, while studying at McMaster University. Dumebi is one of the youngest fashion designers in Nigeria. She started her Andrea Iyamah fashion brand in 2011, but now has her headquarter in Toronto and branches in Lagos and New York.
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