Kembe: Ambode endorses Kunle Afolayan’s fashion venture

Kunle's Kembe

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has embraced the fast trending Kunle’s Kembe, a baggy-styled brand of wears under Kunle Afolayan’s label called Ire Clothings.

Kunle, a member of the Board of the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, was at Lagos House on Thursday to present the attire to the governor of the state.

Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Steve Ayorinde, was present at the presentation.

Kunle’s Kembe is made entirely from local fabrics and the October 1 director said it is just one of his ways of promoting Lagos State, and the South-West by extension.

Already the Irapada actor is inundated with demands for the product by fellow celebrities, socialites and politicians who have found the simple-styled fashion as a refresher.

Some of the celebrities who have signed for Kunle’s Kembe include Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ali Baba, Desmond Elliot, Faithia Balogun, Falz the Bahd Guy, Femi Adebayo and Toyin Abraham.

The filmmaker, on Thursday, also unveiled the official logo of Ire Clothings, a creative lettering bearing the scissors as a center of attraction on a blue fabric, dotted by sparkling cowries.

Kunle reiterated that the attire, “is one of the products that I intend to also use to promote Lagos. It is one of the souvenirs that tourists will have to take away from here subsequently.

“And I must add that all fabrics are locally sourced and so are the hands used in piecing them together. It is hundred percent Nigerian.”