Fashion & Lifestyle

Mai Atafo, Yomi Casual… Here are 5 most sought after Fashion Designers in Lekki

Who are the top 10 Nigerian designers? We’ll have to come back to you on that. Today, we’re looking at the top 5 Nigerian Fashion Designers in Lekki. There is no denying that Lekki is the melting point for fashion, arts, food, bars, celebs, shopping and modern living in Lagos. You and I know fashion is a huge part of this lifestyle.

The average Lekki big boy or big girl is a fashion lover!

When we say fashion designers, we do not mean boutiques or ordinary fashion labels. Our spotlight today, is on 5 personalities who make bespoke, custom pieces.  Although their signature attires are pricey, those who adorn it do not mind as it leaves them the cynosure of all eyes at any outing or special occasion.

The guys on this list are people I would go to – to make me a 3 piece suit for my own wedding or an agbada for my dad’s 70th birthday.

I’m talking about the Mai Atafos, the Yomi Casuals and some others who have taken fashion and not just made it into an ordinary label but have personified it and turned it into a lifestyle to the reach of a few and the admiration of all.

Here are the 7 mos sought after fashion designers in Lekki.

  • Yomi Casual

Someone described him to be among one of Nigeria’s finest fashion designers and we totally  agree. Yomi Casual designs are Africa inspired and a favourite of top Nigerian celebrities including his comedian elder brother A.Y Makun, Alex Ekubo and Richard Mofe-Damijo.


                                                                      R.M.D in Yomi Casual



  • Mai Atafo

Self described bespoke fashion tailor, a men and women fashion brand.  He’s know for his clean cut suits that leaves you looking like a million bucks. Mai Atafo is another celebrity favourite. Some of his famous clients include Chef Fregz, Banky and Adesuwa Etomi, Dakore and even Ebuka. Mai Atafo has launched a bridal line called Bridal Atelier.

                                                                                              Mai Atafo Bridal Atelier



  • Ugo Monye

He shares a name with a Nigerian footballer in Europe but here. we’re referring to the Nigerian fashion designer in Lekki. Ugo Monye makes very unique agbada pieces and is responsible for Ebuka’s agbada that broke the Nigerian internet.

His store is on the popular Admiralty way in Lekki Phase 1.

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  • Tiannah’s Place Empire

It’s a luxury fashion, styling house and academy run by the controversial Toyin Lawani. A user describes it as a great place to shop, get a hair cut, pedicure and manicure with a restaurant. I for one only go there for the Amala as I believe Tianah is a women only brand.

  • David Wej

David Wej boasts of unique styles that appeal to fashionistas with an outgoing rare confident taste for a remarkable stylish look. Their main specialization is suits and shoes.

Their address is 42, Admiralty Road, Admiralty Way, Phase 1.

  • Kimono Collection

Not yet as popular as the other fashion brands above but this is one bespoke luxury clothier that leaves all its clients with a great experience. The brand makes exquisite clothing for clients in house. Someone says the fashion house smells and looks great. With a cordial reception, great catalogues, and friendly tailors who make trendy natives and English wears.


Which among them is your favourite fashion house? What other top fashion designers in Lekki do you think we may have omitted from the list?




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