Nigerian born Zori Makama is already a big name in fashion industry. The 25 year old graduate of Law from the University of Houdegbe North American University (HNAUB) has always wanted to play big in the fashion Industry, that led to her work displayed at the Arab Fashion Week Dubai 2019. During a chat with journalists, she spoke about her lifelong love for everything fashion and how it has helped her grow into the woman she has become. Modestus Anaesoronye reports.
From Law to Fashion:
During a chat with journalist, she tells about her interest in fashion from day one
”I studied law and graduated with a second class upper but even before I got into the university, I had always been interested in fashion. In fact, I started out as a model by playfully modelling and styling myself in outfits by the brands I love and taking pictures in them as a hobby. I would post these pictures online and tag my favourite designer whose outfit I was wearing and this was in the early days of social media so somehow one day I got a message from EGO UK and pulled off that gig more brands came and we kept it going on from there. It was pretty encouraging to see that I could make money from something I had fun doing”
Zori did not leave things at modeling and running social media influencer campaigns for international and local brands, she ventured to expand her enterprise. That year, Zori started a fashion and lifestyle blog called “Glam n Glimmer”.
This was an interesting venture for her as it grew quite well and attracted quite a buzz. The blog (which was not just her new and thriving business with a stack of valuable content but also as the platform that housed her professional portfolio) crashed some months after and she lost all the body of work she had accumulated there and all she had built over the many months of work.
A heartbreaking experience that led her to make a next big move. After quite these years of dabbling into different areas of fashion, Zori decided to get formal education about the industry. Upon graduation from law school, Zori gained admission to study fashion at the FAD Institute of luxury and design.
This move will prove very instrumental to her growth in the future and eventually lead her to have her work displayed on the runway alongside international brands like Irish Van Harper and Rami Kardi at the Dubai Fashion Week.
Zori makes it to our list of WCWs because we love her story of persistence and focus all while maintaining her stay within the fashion industry. Her persistence has made her quite known among the notable designers and successful players.