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Meet Yinka, founder of YTPshop African Print Fashion

Born with humble beginnings in Lagos, Nigeria, my early years were not the easiest because my family did not have many resources but filled the home with love. I founded YTPshop in 2017 with no formal fashion training after many years of gifting my friends with chic African-inspired clothing. I design our products in the U.S., while our gifted artisans manufacture in Nigeria.

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The MVPs of YTPshop: Our Artisans

This post is a tribute to the artisans who work behind the scene. Our YTPshop production process is simple but also cuts across two countries: The U.S. and Nigeria. Yinka designs all products in the U.S. and the YTPshop team sources the fabric from the open-air textile markets in Nigeria. Then, the YTPshop network of independent female artisans handcraft the products with love in Nigeria.

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How to Dress for a Nigerian wedding, YTP style

Nigerian weddings are known for the hype, fashion, food, music and of course fun. Now, it is time to bring out the Yoruba in me. Yorubas (one of the three major ethnic tribes in Nigeria) love to party. During my trip, I was fortunate to attend a wedding of a close friend in Abuja. Want to see my Nigerian wedding escapade? Keep reading. 

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[New Dress] Greetings from Zamunda, an ode to Coming To America

Hello your majesty,  Like King Akeem in the movie “Coming to America”, I have travelled far and wide from our home country in search of a lost treasure in the U.S.  I have searched all high and low of Queens just to bring to you The Zamunda dress with a complementary headwrap. Shop Now Let me give you a little back story  As a Nigerian immigrant, Coming to America reminds me a little of my history. I left Nigeria for college in the U.S. with nothing but a dream. Over the years, I have made magic and I worked hard to show the world what I was capable of achieving.  My first fashion collection was designed in my college room and...

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