Country – Nigeria
Age – 29
The Executive Director, Operations at the House of Deola and Creative Director and founder of CLAN has gained 7 years of work experience in creative conceptualization and brand management at the House of Deola Sagoe. She is a graduate of the Law LLB program at the University of Exeter. Her passion lies at the intersection of enterprise and establishment and as such she brings to bear a dynamic intuitiveness and flair to the business of branding and sustainability
Age – 28
graduated from the London School of Economics in 2015 with a BSc in Management. Aba has 5 years’ experience in retail, venture management and operational deployment, across a range of sectors including Textiles & Apparel, FMCG and Food & Beverage. Aba has run the Corporate Services division of Africa’s leading fashion organisation Deola Sagoe Limited for 5 years. In this capacity Aba oversees the Finance, HR, Business Development and Admin departments of the business. Aba currently manages CLAN’s supply chain and distribution network, reaching across Nigeria, the UK and the US, with leading retail partners including FarFetch, Browns Fashion and Wolf & Badger.
Age – 23
graduated with a First-Class Honours in BA in Textile Design from the University of the Arts London (Chelsea College of Arts). Tiwa currently functions as the Executive Director of Commercial and Retail Operations, CLAN and Deola Sagoe Limited. Tiwa’s textile works are part of University of the Arts London’s Historic Collection alongside the works of Yinka Shonibare. Tiwa is strongly passionate about blurring the boundaries between art and fashion. Her artistic nature gives her a unique edge to her approach to fashion and textile design.