Reni Folawiyo

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Reni Folawiyo
Born
London
ResidenceLagos, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
OccupationFashion Entrepreneur Business woman
Known forPromoting Africa fashion
Spouse(s)Tunde Folawiyo
Children2

Reni Folawiyo is a Nigeria fashion entrepreneur, business woman and founder of Alara, West Africa’s first fashion luxury and lifestyle concept store[1][2] which was designed by British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye[3]. She owns NOK and NOK Garden by Alara to promote African cuisine[4].

Early life and Education[edit]

Folawiyo was born in London to late Chief Lateef Adegbite, former Attorney General of Nigeria and former Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs[5] and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria[6].

She studied commercial law in the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and came back to Nigeria to start practising in her father's law firm[7]

Personal life[edit]

She married Nigerian businessman Tunde Folawiyo in 1989 and they have two children, Faridah and Fuaad[8].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get to know ALARA Founder Reni Folawiyo in inspired video from CLAN's 'She' series". www.pulse.ng. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  2. ^ "Sola Sobowale, Ibidunni Ighodalo, Nkechi Eze...Here are Nigeria's Most Inspiring Women in 2018". Leading Ladies Africa. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  3. ^ "RENI FOLAWIYO – THE ALÁRÁ OF NIGERIA'S FASHION INDUSTRY". Nigerian Women Diary. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  4. ^ Searcey, Dionne (2017-10-21). "A Rare Gem of a Restaurant in Lagos". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  5. ^ editor (2019-04-14). "Sweethearts Forever: Tunde and Reni Folawiyo Celebrate 30th Wedding Anniversary". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  6. ^ Conway, Megan (2014-05-29). "Redefining African Luxury in Lagos, Nigeria". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  7. ^ "RENI FOLAWIYO – THE ALÁRÁ OF NIGERIA'S FASHION INDUSTRY". Nigerian Women Diary. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  8. ^ editor (2019-04-14). "Sweethearts Forever: Tunde and Reni Folawiyo Celebrate 30th Wedding Anniversary". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2019-07-27.