We celebrate top Nigerian fashion designer Makun Omoniyi better known by the name Yomi Casual, this day January 21
Celebrity designer and younger brother of Stand-Up comedian AY Makun, Yomi has no doubt made a name for himself via his brand, in the Nigeria’s Fashion industry.
Although he hails from ondo state, he was born and brought up in Delta state Warri, the last child from a family of seven.
Many thanks to his background in fashion design and clothing technology (grudgingly, as his sister while helping him to apply for admission filled the wrong form; instead of Fine and Applied Art she wrote Fashion Design and Clothing Technology) so that was how Yomi Casual found himself studying fashion in Auchi Polytechnic and thankfully, the perceived mistake was only a blessing in disguise as fashion designing has paid off big time.
He is noted for utilizing celebrities to debut his new collections, amongst whom are; Desmond Elliot, Zack Orji, AY, Alibaba, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Ebube Nwagbo, IK Ogbonna, Sammie Okoposo, Iyanya, and others.
Yomi Casual has notably bagged many awards;
: Nigerian Youth Merit Awards fashion designer of the year 2011
: City people Hottest designer of the year 2011
: Future Awards nominee 2012
: Effizzy Awards newest designer of the year.
: Dynamix all youth Awards designer of the year 2012
: Vconnect Award of excellence. 2012
: Cynosure magazine recognition award 2013
: Exclusive impact magazine fashion designer of the year.
:Peace ambassador nominee 2014
: The inspiration Excellent service awards 2014
:NMAA designer of the year 2014
: Miss common wealth Nigeria award for excellence 2014
He turns 31 today. Happy Birthday Yomi Casual!
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