The contemporary Afro-European label, Ayo Van Elmar has unveiled celebrated Nigerian actress Funke Akindele Bello (more popularly known as Jenifa) as her new face. The multifaceted actress has received several awards and recognition for her hard work and versatility in Nollywood.
“Mrs. Akindele is an exciting muse and a source of inspiration; she embodies the strength of the African woman and resounds the aesthetics of Ayo Van Elmar,” the creative director Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun revealed about the choice of the actress as muse.
Funke Akindele speaking on the brand:
“I am delighted to be the face of Ayo Van Elmar, an aspiring global fashion brand with international standards. It’s a great relief for me in particular knowing that I can patronize our made in Nigeria fashion pieces and still look classy.”
Ayo Van Elmar recently explored the world of men’s fashion at the first edition of Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 and has successfully showcased collections at the Nigeria, Vienna, Lagos, Ghana and London fashion week. The brand was also contracted to design the wardrobe for the TV shows Nigeria’s Got Talent (2012) and Glo X-Factor West Africa (2013). With her headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Ayo Van Elmar Fashion Café is based in Lagos at the Lobby of the New Wing, Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki Road, Victoria Island and is a force to be reckoned with.