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Business Profile of Mai Atafo, the Creative Director of Atafo Fashion Brand

Mai Atafo is a Nigerian fashion entrepreneur. Mai Atafo is the creative director of the Atafo fashion brand. Atafo is a brand that specializes in bespoke men’s suit and traditional outfits.

Mai was born in Osun state Nigeria. He spent his early life in Lagos. He has been in the fashion scene for a decade. He is known for his spontaneous urban wear styles and his name have continued to ring a bell among the fashion and style conscious Nigerians and the world at large.

Mai had his secondary and university education in Nigeria after which he proceeded to the City University of the United Kingdom in Information System and Technology for his master’s degree.

Upon his return back to Nigeria in 2002, he worked with various organizations which includes British American Tobacco Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria. The latter was his last. He resigned from Guinness Nigeria in 2010 and established the Mai Atafo Inspired (MAI) brand.

His major break into the fashion world was his gig at the reality dance show “celebrity takes two” where he styled top celebrities and performers. Ever since then, Mai Atafo has waxed in the fashion space in Nigeria.

He is notable for styling many Nigerian celebrities like Banky W, IK Osakioduwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Femi Adebayo, Omowunmi Akinnifesi amongs others.

In 2011 Mia introduced another segment into the Mia Atafo brand called “wedding by Mai” which specializes in wedding and evening dresses. The “wedding by Mai” brand created traffic in the social media space in 2014 during the Lagos fashion week. Ever since then it has continued to make a roar in the Nigerian fashion industry.

Mai Atafo has banged a number of national and international awards for his hard work and consistency in the fashion industry. These awards includes; City people fashion and style Awards as hottest new designer Male (2009) and special recognition (2010), Fab Magazine Fashion Brand of the year (2010), Mode Men magazine fashion designer of the year (2010), Best dressed men (2010) (2011), Allure, Most Stylish Man of the year (2011), Glitz, Designer of the year (2013), Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Menswear Designer of the year (2015) and many more.

Mai Atafo is a versatile, urban, stylish and clean fashionista. The Atafo brand is focused on delivering a high service to all his customers.

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