Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Kembe’ To Debut At African Fashion Week Nigeria

Kunle Afolayan, Nollywood movie director


Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, is set to showcase a collection from his Kunle’s Kembe line at the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN).

Kembe, is a traditional baggy trouser which has enjoyed a transformation after Afolayan made it his signature outfit.

The Kembe has already become popular for celebrities as we have seen Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ali Baba, Desmond Elliot, Faithia Balogun, Singer Simi and Big Brother Naija’s Tobi Bakre all rocking the pants.


Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, recently took delivery of his own pair of Kunle’s Kembe.

Kunle said “It is one of the things about our heritage that has captured the pop culture. The motive is trado-modern, and I am glad to be promoting it.

“This attire is one of the products that I intend to also use to promote Lagos. It is one of the souvenirs that tourists will have to take away from here subsequently.

“And I must add that all fabrics are locally sourced and so are the hands used in piecing them together. It is hundred percent Nigerian.”

Afolayan will showcase alongside 80 fashion designers from Africa and Europe at the fifth edition of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria.


The event will hold between September 15 and 16 at the Lagoon Restaurant on Victoria Island in Lagos.


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