Fashion Designer Extraordinaire And Shrewd Entrepreneur Shaking Nigeria’s Creative Space Bold. Daring. Mega Talented and Super Stylish. Toyin Lawani is one hell of a badass and yes, she tops the list of fashion rebels in her home country Nigeria.
The creative genius constantly gracing the spotlight with refreshingly out of the box ideas isn’t your typical damsel in distress saved from the shackles of poverty by oh so sweet fame and fortune: born March 1, 1982 to a prestigious family in Ekiti State, the independent minded then budding fashion stylist and entrepreneur at age 16 and an undergraduate, already owned a boutique and a mini supermarket.
Lawani would later graduate with honours in English Language from the University of Lagos.
She is CEO and Creative director of Tiannah’s Place Empire and also the founder of the Fashion Academy, Tiannah’s Styling Fashion Academy in Nigeria.
The fashion guru honed her skills in fashion at the Opral Benson Beauty Institute in Nigeria, after which she attended the Carlton Beauty Institute in London, and John Yim Beauty School in Korea where she obtained a practitioners license as a cosmetologist and also bagged a diploma in hair processing.
Then till now, Lawani has grown become one of the movers and shakers of the Nigerian Fashion Industry with an impressive list of clientele including a-list celebrities.
And you can add author to her growing list of titles, the 38 year old mum of two penned The Business Mogul Guide which is a sort after inspiration guide for today’s Nigerian youths
Toyin Lawani is a proud recipient of several notable awards including the City People Awards and ELOY Awards.