TOP 5| African Brands I Love

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Hello Fashionista, It’s a new week & the last one in July. Funny how the year is already running out. I have a goal of getting to 5k Engaging followers by November *Fingerscrossed. Okay down to today’s post, this isn’t a style post but it’s what makes a Style Post. The dresses, the pants, shoes, bags, my top 5 African brands both luxury & affordable all wrapped in one post 🙂

It’s sorta my secret weapon to looking good (asides thrifting) so here’s me sharing my top 5 Brands, reasons they’ve caught my heart and why you should love & patronise them too.

  1. ShopMaju

What captured me to this brand?

Has to be the handbags, I came across ShopMaju a year ago and their bags made me fall in love. Funny I don’t own any yet.

You might be thinking “Oh yh! she did a collaboration with them that’s why they are on the list”. Okay yes I did but that’s not the reason why, it might have made me fall in love a little more but I appreciate quality & good brands when I come across them and ShopMaju is one of those brands.

-They take pride in their customer service

-They provide affordable luxury: Affordable pieces that’ll leave you looking Luxe

– Their packaging: They have this little hole at the tip of their shopping bag with a little ribbon that you can use to fasten the two ends together which helps prevent an item falling out of the bag.

top 5, African brands, Thisthingcalledfashionn

top 5, African brands, Thisthingcalledfashionn


Tip: Always look out for their sales

Connect with them , IG- @ShopMaju



What captured me to this brand?

The bags are handwoven in Ghana + their instagram feeds attracted me

Ghanaian designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi has captured my heart with her handmade raffia bags. Okay its not an affordable brand but it tops my wishlist when it comes to luxury handbags YES! Amongst the Celine & Gucci, thats how much I love AAKS. Why?

– A A K S is a luxury accessories brand (I mean who doesn’t love luxury?)

-They create handcrafted quality bags in unique styles that maintain the spirit of Africa

-They make use of bright exuberant colours and are very creative with their products.

-Have you seen their new collection pictures? That made me want the bag even more. Note: Your Brands photography image goes a long way in attracting people to buy your brand and for luxurious items your images have to be top notch.


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top 5, African brands, Thisthingcalledfashionn

*Fingers crossed i’ll be getting this as soon as I start cashing out

Connect with them, , IG – @a.a.k.s


3) MELbyFashpa

What captured me to this brand?

The asymmetrical cuts of the skirts & Stripes

Yes! to Nigerian luxury brand fashpa starting a new diffusion brand “Mel” .

I hear The new ready to wear line is for free spirited girls? Well I could be one :). Mel is quite new and I hope to patronise them soon. When I do, i’ll be giving a proper review. Their prices are not expensive but not cheap either. I think its one of those “If you really love this piece, just get it”.

Okay here are a few pieces from Mel i’m currently loving:

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Connect with them, , IG – @melbyfashpa


4) MujiLagos

What captured me to this brand?

Their well crafted Made in Nigeria bags, the size and color.

You can tell I have a thing for fine handbags and Muji is no exception. As usual I came across them via Instagram and ever since then I fell in love. I have always wanted to write up a review on them and Muji is the first brand I ever reached out to as regards a collaboration but for some reasons I haven’t done that yet but I promisee I’d definitely be styling one soon. Title “A day out with MujiLAgos” Shhhh don’t tell.

-MUJI is a leather goods brand that epitomises precision, craftmanship and style

-It’s proudly made in Nigeria (of courseee i’m all about quality goods made in Nigeria)

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top 5, African brands, Thisthingcalledfashionntop 5, African brands, Thisthingcalledfashionn


Connect with them, or IG – @Mujilagos




What captured me to this brand?

Have you seen their Instagram feeds? Enough said!

Whenever or Wherever I get the priviledge of meeting ‘Buki Ade’ the Creative Director/founder of Bfyne I’d give her a big hug. Bfyne is one of those brands that if you don’t stop to find out you’d never know it’s a Nigerian Brand. So Much Lush in one brand. I’m totally lovestruck.

-They go extra to get the perfect shots

-They embrace Africa with every print made

-Quality feels really good, I do not own a pair but I know a few stockists in Nigeria, I’ve seen and felt them and they are definitely worth the price.

Brand Motto: Unleash your inner Fynebabe

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For more Bfyne visit: IG – @Bfyne


These are just a few of my fave brands stick around for more, @TZar almost made the 5 cause i’m all for tshirts and slides.

Note: This List might be concentrated with more of Nigerian brands cause i’m still uncovering and discovering affordable brands in Africa (I know a few brands in Africa but mostly luxurious).


Disclaimer: This post isn’t sponsored in any way, just my honest opinion. Decided to share cause i’ve been told I have a good eye for details and quality 🙂


|Thanks for reading|

Till next time






Hope you enjoyed reading this post? Would you want me to share more Top 5 secrets? Please let me know by leaving a comment below

Published by Nayonde

Creative Genius, Fashion Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Personal Shopper, Economist and Philanthropist living in Lagos, Nigeria.

10 thoughts on “TOP 5| African Brands I Love

  1. Loved this post! Been looking into all these brands as well but the way my bank account is set up it’s gonna be awhile! Love their quality and definitely love the looks you selected! Can’t wait to read more from you!

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    1. Thank you 💛, You are not alone 😩. It’s so hard to satisfy me like I love good quality. One day we would all be able to afford these brands without worrying about our bank accounts 💛🙏


  2. My issue with most Nigerian brands especially the ones you mentioned, is that they are generally expensive. I believe affordability is subjective so everyone might not feel the way I do but 25k for one piece is much oh. I’d rather buy some quality material and get a good tailor. I will say though, I love how our local designers are coming up so this is good. I however hope to see more affordable brands come up too. A few brands that I love is grey projects and wanasambo, though the price again so I just love from a far.

    Princess Audu 

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    1. You are right but due to the high cost of production in Nigeria producing affordable quality is would range from 9k upwards but you should check out ShopMaju they are more affordable. Wana & Grey have very beautiful pieces. Don’t worry we would all get there someday 💛


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