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“SlippersByKene” by Kene Rapu presents its Resort 2013 Collection



Resort collections are always a nice break from the routine we see each year. Kene Rapu, the brand behind the line of ankara footwear “SlippersbyKene” (SBK) brings to you its 2013 resort collection. The brand was created by lawyer, part-time model and fashion enthusiast Kene Rapu whose love for fashion and the Nigerian fashion industry prompted the creation of label. She launched in late 2011 with the primary aim to promote the development of the local Nigerian industry.

In a recent interview with the The Publicist blog, Kene shared the thought process behind the brand; “I believe my brand will play a role in the growth of the local Nigerian industry through the use of locally sourced materials & workmanship, providing jobs & revenue for craftsmen who may otherwise have a steady income flow. I also see Slippers By Kene becoming a household name; every lady should own a pair”

The lines signature pieces use locally sourced materials and workmanship to create the dazzling bespoke hand crafted slippers. 2013 saw the brand grown wider as they started making the crafted slippers for men too. “SlipperByKene” for gentlemen gives men the choice to pick between colorful and bedazzled slippers and their conservative brown and black counterparts.

The SBK slippers can be made to order and the clients have the option of choosing their taste of ankara. Take a look at the craft.

Classics from SBK

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And now Ladies…

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and for the gentlemen…

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  1. jade

    March 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    They are gorgeous where can i go to get them

    • Kene Rapu

      March 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thankyou! They are made to order and delivered to you. Please place an order via

  2. Aisha Mami Buba

    March 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  3. temi

    March 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    beautiful, I love them

  4. e-bukun

    March 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Pretty, but they look kinda uncomfortable.

  5. Precious

    March 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    simply nice, welldone kene!

  6. whocares

    March 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I feel like the hater here.. the slippers are ugly, the sandals I like.

  7. Been there

    March 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    ver nice. where can one buy these?

    • Kene Rapu

      March 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thankyou! They are made to order and delivered to you. Please place an order via

  8. beeess

    March 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Nice… Do you ship to the States?

    • Kene Rapu

      March 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Thank you! Unfortunately, we have not spread our wings to the US yet, we only ship within Nigeria for now. But it is on our to do list!

  9. Yewande Aje

    March 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    kene rapu FTW!! they are actually comfy, i bought a pair last year and they were really comfy.

    • lala

      March 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

      oh, thanks.

      I was wondering about the comfort cuz I bought 2 of these slippers from another and comfort was zero for my strange feet.

      Good to hear!

    • Uju

      March 5, 2013 at 7:36 am

      They are very comfortable. I have 3 pairs which i wear all the time.

  10. aglow

    March 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    These are so beautiful!!!!! Great job Kene! The finishing is just out of this world! People like you make me feel ‘proudly Nigerian’!

  11. @ajiriavae

    March 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    They look perfect for just a casual, running errands kinda day. Would like to see them styled on the streets.

    • Kene Rapu

      March 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Hello, thankyou! You can have a look at Street Style pics on our website

  12. Sara Adebayo

    March 5, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Ugly! though i am not a hater, but, i don’t like them, too flashy….That is my opinion not someone else and you don’t have to comment

  13. Miss Mo

    March 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Lovely and creative work. Keep it up. 🙂

  14. Felicious

    March 5, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Love both d sandals n slippers ,do u train people ? Will love to knw hw to make them too ?

  15. BB

    March 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Love the embellished ones, will check out the website for sure

  16. POSHILLA!!

    March 5, 2013 at 9:35 am


    • Italian Princess

      March 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Ehm… Emm

  17. BlackMagic Babe

    March 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Nice to see sumtin different..what the cost price?

  18. bibiee

    March 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Really nice do u trAin

  19. rop

    March 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I completely love how Kene Rapu is disregarding the HATERS’ comments. Geez!!! you guys should have constructive criticism and not just hate…aah aah. Why would some of us use words like “UGLY”. That’s very hurtful…wetin?

  20. Mary

    March 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    – all D̶̲̥̅̊ haters real hard. Instead o̶̲̥̅̊f̶̲̥̅̊ condemning someone else’s creativity Ãήϑ effort when U̶̲̥̅̊ av never done anything good urself while п̥̥̲̣̥ø̲̣̣̥τ̲̣̣̥ encourage. As far as A̶̲̥̅♏ concerned these slippers Ãήϑ sandals are perfect. Well done Kene

  21. Priscy

    March 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I like…I want!!!

  22. .....just saying

    March 6, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Some designs are great, others not quite. In other news, Is she a lawyer or she read law?…Just wondering..

  23. Chi

    March 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    How do I keep them clean?

  24. toluh

    March 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    lovely! BN i think you should feature TT Dalk too

  25. Grace

    March 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Lovely slippers with a really good finish. Well done! I hope you’re looking at bags next. x

  26. Helen

    August 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    After looking at pictures of the sandals and slippers, wondering why I spend money on the cole haans etc when theres Kene .I think they are all beautiful. Lapses if any are normal in the early stages of any project and are bound to be sorted out with time.As a nation we must learn to support the dreams of others whether they meet our individual differences or not.Kene Rapu soar with your dreams.

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