At the weekend, Nollywood actor, Kunle Afolayan who recently ventured into fashion business called Kunle’s Kembe, a reformed local outfit, posted a picture of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode embracing the new brand.
Kunle released a statement with the photo which reads:
“Apart from the kind of relaxation which the Kembe pants could give a busy State Executive like Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, he beams the kind of pride one displays when a protégé is delivering on the promises of lifting a cherished culture and tradition.
“Heartily, Ambode embraces the fast-trending pop Kembe fashion, a baggy-styled debut brand of wears under Kunle Afolayan’s label called Ire Clothings.
“I am a member of the Board of Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, and apart from running Ire Clothings as a business, Kunle’s Kembe, the ‘funkified’ Yoruba attire, made entirely from local fabrics, is just one of his ways of promoting Lagos State, and the South-West by extension to the rest of the world”.
He further said, “Patronage has been so unprecedented, running into thousands in less than a month of launching the product. I am optimistic that apart from the present local and international distributions for the product, Ambode’s subtle endorsement of Kunle’s Kembe is sure to galvanize market demand, being the People’s governor.
“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 among others”.