The ultimate photoshoot experience: It’s always summer, timeless and ever green. When I visited Nigeria for the first time since the pandemic, I also did a photoshoot that highlights the essence of the motherland. Our YTPshop team helped to organise the shoot with other creatives geniuses.
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.
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.
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.