Music meets Runway : 9 Nigerian designers


Tolani Nkili Onajide (NKILI)

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Tolani Nkili Onajide (NKILI)

NKILI (means ‘Seeing Beautiful Things’) is a women’s luxury shirt-making brand focused on bringing light to the traditionally neglected yet single most important garment in a wardrobe, the shirt. Each piece goes on a journey, from design and print to production, nurtured by the highly skilled production team in Scotland. American celebrity Angela Simmons has been spotted wearing the NKILI Tattoo Shirt and British singer Lianne La Havas performed in the black NKILI butterfly shirt on her world tour.

Creative Director, Tolani Nkili Onajide was raised in Lagos, London and Oxford. She studied Architecture at the Architectural Association School or Architecture, London and University of Dundee School of Architecture, Scotland. She won awards, investments and grants for NKILI from business organisations: Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, Starter for 6 and University of Dundee Enterprise Gym. Her design aesthetic is hugely influenced by the style of minimalist Architect Ludwig Mies Van DerRohe and deconstructivist Architect Zaha Hadid. For more information, visit: