Kene Rapu is an eponymous footwear brand Nigerian
established in 2011.
They major in slides, slippers and the modern-day Havainas style flip flops.
Creative Director, Kene Rapu is a trained lawyer who moved back to Nigeria in 2011 to attend Law school.
She realized that she wasn’t too keen on Law as a profession
but was more passionate about fashion and the business side of it.
Also, being a savvy female with larger-sized feet,
she noticed a gap in the market
the true creative emerged and she ended up making a pair of slippers for herself.
At the time she started, it wasn’t fashionable to wear slippers,
most of the slippers I recall were those white and blue flip flops you’d wear to the market or wear in a boarding house.
Well, Kene made herself slippers and so many compliments and requests encouraged her to make a business out of it.
5 Reasons To Purchase Kene Rapu
Durability; You can wear for years
Size inclusive; for larger sized feet like hers
Unisex; The brand caters to both male and female
Fashion-forward; These items could be a fashion statement
Made locally; You don’t have to go abroad to find cute flip flops
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono