Nigerian designer, Emmanuel Okoro, 27, has stated that he had no idea that a jacket he had been tasked to design will be worn by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May.
Okoro, head of EmmyKasbit told the BBC Pidgin service that when Director of British Council and another top industry player contacted him, the told him the jacket would be used by a VVIP of the United Kingdom.
He said: “They said they wanted a designer who could positively project African fashion, they wanted someone to clothe a UK VVIP arriving in the country.
“They did not mention a name and stressed that it was a top secret so that it will not result in a security breach.”
He added that he had been told that it was a project open to a number of designers, he was contacted about 48-hours to the arrival of PM May in Abuja on her official trip that saw her also visit South Africa and Kenya.
May shared a photo of meeting Okoro on her Instagram page. She captioned it: “I was delighted to meet @emmykasbit who designed the jacket I wore in #Nigeria #UKAfrica#MadeInNigeria”
Okoro added that his phone has never stopped ringing and his following on instagram had jumped by over 2,000. He currently has 12,800 plus followers on the platform.
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