Lamide Akintobi Launches Capsule Collection With The 5K Shop

Lamide Akintobi Launches Capsule Collection With The 5K Shop

By Chux Odoh

Media personality Lamide Akintobi has launched a collaboration with affordable fashion brand The5kshop, called “#WhatLamideWore x The 5k Shop”.

The 8 piece capsule collection consists of paperbag high-waisted pants in 3 different colours, a high waisted pencil skirt, a pencil dress, and three tops.

Lamide currently hosts and produces “Classic Moments: True Stories” airing on EbonyLife TV. She’s also the editor of Diaspora Quarterly Magazine, an event host and content consultant.

See collection below:

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By Osagie Alonge

Dagrinn at a press briefing held at HipHopWorld Awards in 2010

Popular video director Abiodun ‘Gini‘ Olayinka has announced he will be releasing a documentary on the late rapper Dagrin to mark the second anniversary of the rapper’s death.

According to the director, the one-hour plus clip will feature ‘never-before-seen clips and images of Dagrin. It will also contain interviews with individuals that crossed the path of the young man and contributed to his rise to fame in the Nigerian music industry.

Titled ‘Remembering Dagrin‘, the documentary will further cover the mysteries which have surrounded the late young man’s death and will serve as a reference point to many upcoming acts.

We were very good friends and he convinced me on his dreams and plans for his career and the Nigerian entertainment industry. Dagrin had plans of having his own crew made up of young artistes like him who are struggling through various adversities to make their voices heard. So OMOITA was created to also help artistes like him realize their dreams and carry on the dreams he had for Missofuyin Entertainment‘, Gini says.

Dagrin who had just started to rip the fruits of his labour tragically lost his life on April 22, 2010 days after a ghastly motor accident.

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Watch the behind the scenes video below:

Q: Why a fashion collaboration?

A: I really like fashion, and while I don’t think I’m necessarily the most fashion forward person, I know what I like, and I know what works for me, my shape, and my lifestyle. I call it “comfy chic.” As a bit of a tomboy, I’m more likely to be in jeans or outfits that let me move around comfortably. At the same time, because I’m pretty slender, when I want to dress up a bit, my go-to silhouette is form-fitting/pencil because it flatters my shape.

Q: Why a collaboration with The 5k Shop?

A: I’m actually a long time customer. I love that their pieces are fashionable, affordable (nothing is over N5,000. They also have a premium line called MyT5s, but none of those pieces are over N10,000), made in Nigeria, and durable. The affordability is the best part for me, because we all have responsibilities, so even though we want to look good, we don’t always want to break the bank. I’m a freelancer, so I gotta be frugal, but I still have to look good for events, and pulled together for meetings and every day activities. Also, the founder of The 5k shop, Sophia Ike-Onu, is an amazing lady and I love her drive and spirit. I love working with people like her.

Q: What was the process, and What’s your favorite piece in the collection?

A: I picked the designs for the pants and top, picked the corresponding fabrics, and the 5k Shop team did the rest. My favourite look has gotta be the paint splash co-ord set. You can wear it with the shirt tucked in and it looks like a jumpsuit, or tucked out for a different look. You can also wear either piece solo. I adore the print as well. When I saw it, I just had to have it.

Q: Why is it called “What Lamide Wore”?

A: It’s a hashtag I use when I post outfit shots on instagram, so I thought it’d be cute to use it for this as well.

How to buy:

Instagram: @The5kshop

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