Man Crush Monday:Mai Atafo


Mai Atafo was born in Ile-Ife, Osun State. He spent his early life in Lagos, attended the University Staff School Benin, then the Federal Government College Ido-Ano Ondo State,Mai Atafo later earned a master’s degree from the City University Uk,in Information System and Technology.

Mai Atafo, upon returning from the United Kingdom in 2002 worked in various positions in the marketing department at British Nigerian Tobacco, In 2006 he left to Guiness Nigeria where he sat as Brand Manager as of his resignation in 2010.

Before leaving Guiness,Nigeria, Mai Atafo started a bespoke clothing label; Mai Atafo Inspired, that gained media acclamation by a pioneering clientele of mostly celebrities like Omowunmi Akinnifesi,Banky W and IK Osakoduwa a host of others. He sat briefly as Fashion Editor for Genevieve Magazine.

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Atafo has been recognized around Africa for his contributions to fashion design and style.

  • 2009 City People Fashion and Style, Hottest New Male Designer
  • 2010 City People Fashion and Style, Special Recognition.
  • 2010 Mode Men Fashion Designer of the Year
  • 2010 Mode Men, Best Dressed Man of the Year
  • 2010 FAB Magazine, Fashion Brand of the Year
  • 2010 Covenant University “Redefining Fashion Contribution”
  • 2011 Allure, Most Stylish Man of the Year
  • 2011 Thisday Style, Best Dressed Man
  • 2013 GLITZ, Designer of the year

2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Menswear Designer of the  Year.

All Hail the Fashion King!

Mai Atafo wikipedia

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