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Ohimai Atafo (Creative Director, MAI Atafo Inspired)

Ohimai Atafo (Creative Director, MAI Atafo Inspired)

Ohimai Atafo, the creative director of one of Nigeria’s leading fashion brands – MAI Atafo Inspired, hosted Savile Row Master Tailor Darren Beaman for a 2-week intensive training of the MAI team in production of bespoke Savile Row suits.

On Saturday 7th June 2014, an event tagged MAI Atafo Inspired | Bespoke at his Atelier in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, marked the end of the training.

It was organized in partnership with Chivas Regal Whiskey, in line with the brand’s global strategy of supporting Savile Row Bespoke tailoring.

Spotted at the exclusive event were Isio Wanogho, Ene Maya-Lawani, Chin Okeke, Kunbi Oyelese, Ikane Akhigbe, Bawo Okoro, Chiedu Edozie, Ono Bello, Kazeem Bello Osagie, Michael Lawanson, Francis Obozuwa, Audu Maikori and Toju Foyeh.

The designer who has dressed stars like Waje, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and most recently Mo’Cheddah at the 2014 MAMAs, took guests through the journey tagged Savile Row Inspired.

He stated the drive behind recruiting the services of the Savile Row Academy and the drive to take suit tailoring to the highest international level.

Darren Beaman demonstrated to guests  how a typical Savile row bespoke suit is measured. He applauded Ohimai Atafo for his distinction in being the first of  its kind to take a remarkable step in influencing Savile row standard tailored suits in Africa.

If the new range of suits by MAI Atafo Inspired are anything to go by, it puts the label among the world class brands which make tailored suits.

All guests at the event who sipped on Chivas Regal Whiskey cocktails and munched on delicious Hors D’oeuvres by Fiona’s Indulgence, were treated to a one-day discounted and personal consultation service from the Savile Row Master Tailor.

The event  which was all about celebrating craftsmanship, heritage and style, ended with a lasting impression that fine bespoke suit tailoring is now available through Mai Atafo Inspired Bespoke in Africa.

Photos!

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Isio Wanagho

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Emeka Igwe

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Ene Maya-Lawani

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Ikane Akhigbe

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Kaylah Oniwo

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Bawo Okoro

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Ono Bello

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Michael Lawanson

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Cynthia Omorodion

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Julius Afolalu

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Beeba Ademowo

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Niyi Ogunwuyi

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Nkechi Okafor

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Yomi Ayoola

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Chechi Arinze

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Adejoke Adepashe

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Bidemi Adedeji

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Damilola Oke

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Motun Adeshina

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Mojisola Daniels

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Darren Beaman (Master Tailor) & Latasha Ngwube

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Darren Beaman (Master Tailor) & Sola Oke of Chivas

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Mai Atafo & Isio Wanagho

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Chin Okere & Mai Atafo

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Darren Beaman, Sola Oke & Mai Atafo

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Niyi Ogunwuyi, Sola Oke, Chin Okere & Ozzy Agu

A cross section of MAI Atafo Inspired Atelier
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Kunbi Oyelese

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Damilola Oke & Tito Akomolafe

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Mavi Olugo & Cynthia Nwaru

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Nkechi Okafor & Olu Raheem

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Ono Bello & Mai Atafo

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Mojisola Daniels & Mai Atafo

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Francis Obozuwa & Chiedu Edozie

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Mai Atafo & Okwuehi Ogboi

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Mai Atafo briefing guests

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Darren Beaman

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Mai Atafo & Darren Beaman explain the quality of a Savile Row Bespoke Suit

Darren Beaman demonstrating on Francis Obozuwa

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Beeba Ademowo

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Okwuehi Ogboi & Olu Raheem watch with intense concentration

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Niyi Ogunwuyi

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Ikane Akhigbe & Chiedu Edozie

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Yomi Ayoola

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Michael Lawason & Mai Atafo

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Chin Okere & Sola Oke

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Bawo Okoro, Julius Afolalu & Emeka Igwe

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Emeka Igwe & Bawo Okoro

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Francis Obozuwa, Chiedu Edozie & Ikane Akhigbe

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Michael Lawanson, Abiola Aloba & Mai Atafo

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Aisha Igbinovia, Ono Bello & Yemisi Suleiman

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Abiola Aloba

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Chiedu Edozie, Darren Beaman & Francis Obozuwa

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Bawo Okoro & Emeka Igwe

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Latasha Ngwube & Mojisola Daniels

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Darren Beaman, Latasha Ngwube & Mai Atafo

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Ikane Akhigbe, Mai Atafo & Obinna Omeruo

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Darren Beaman, Ono Bello, Mai Atafo & Aisha Igbinovia

Training at the MAI Atafo Inspired Atelier
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20 Comments

  1. Amh

    June 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    No dress code. I wonder what the girl with the dirty denim shorts is doing there. Would be uncomfortable if it was me.

  2. Amh

    June 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Oops i forgot, her partner in crime, the girl with the half torn dresss with dirty slippers. Una no get shame. Abi na waka pass you do. Cant you see how the ladies were dressed appropriately in a demure semi formal elegant look .but both choose to look scurry and dirty. Mtcheew. To a nice event. You just digraced yourself.rubbish.

    • miliee

      June 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      shut uppppppppppppppp jeezzzzzzz…..ever think maybe they were out chillin with friends or something and just came to show support…..it looks like a chilled event not the freaking oscars…..goshhhhhh

  3. Troll

    June 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    http://static.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MAI-Savile-Chivas-on-BN-June-2014-BellaNaija.com-01075-600×399.jpg
    They should have allowed these waiters rub powder before taking the picture. Love Mai’s suit ‘tho.

  4. Idak

    June 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Very lovely jackets on display up there.
    Well done to Mai and his team. Looks good seeing a man invest in his craft.
    Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
    May your hustle and packaging pay!!

  5. @edDREAMZ

    June 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Lovely pics all in all and this atafo is really doing naija proud no doubt….
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  6. Berry Dakara

    June 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I completely agree with Idak. I’m very impressed that he’s chosen to continue learning and teaching his staff from someone with more experience. I wish ALL creatives and entrepreneurs would adopt the same practice.

    berrydakara.blogspot.com

  7. Bunmi

    June 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    MAI looks good in his suit & the white tailor guy’s work are nice too. I admire MAI as a business man but like many other Nigerian tailors & “couture” “designers”, I do not like the details of his suits even the one he is wearing. The pockets look off to me. He is simply a good looking man. For someone whose name is highly publicized on these blogs I expect quality & not the quantity of suits he has made or makes for countless tastless Nigerian celebrities. Unfortunately, I havent really seen good quality from his work. Anyway, I have forgotten that mediocrity is more valuable in Nigeria. There are a handful of people in the fashion industry that I admire. This is because their work is of high quality work to me. I may not always like their direction or style but I like quality work especially from Nigerians. We know we can get away with jaga jaga & trash like our politicians. And the truth about these creative people that I admire is that their designs are not seen on many of these blog celebrities to attend every red carpet event. They are not cheap for a good reason.

    • Idak

      June 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Please feed my curiosity. Kindly mention a few of the persons you admire in the fashion space?

    • Bunmi

      June 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Okunoren Twins
      JBL
      Maki Oh
      Deola Sagoe
      Bridget Awosika (hit and miss)
      And Orange Culture. When he only does men’s collections

    • Idak

      June 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks for your response.
      However, I find that list slightly inconsistent.

    • Naomi

      June 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Can you please mention the names of these designers…

  8. Blackberry

    June 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Gosh, thirsty from looking at the cocktail!

  9. St tracy

    June 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Mai, you have done very well. To train your tailors to be excellent. It must have cost a lot of money to bring him and keep him for 2 weeks. Well done. Inspired dot come

  10. Cheliz

    June 13, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    ok, nice o.

    chelizrubycube.blogspot.com

  11. Fatimah

    June 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Okunoren twins ke? *pims mouth*

  12. damepenelope

    June 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Way to go MAI! Keep making Nigeria Proud!

  13. sam

    February 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    The suits are nice but they are not bespoke. They are made to measure. That oyunboyoyunboyu OYINBO s not a Seville row tailor his address is fake. There are no savillsavisav ta bespoke tailortailors in Nigeria

  14. sesan

    March 13, 2016 at 12:03 am

    @ Sam it depends on how you see,I think i’m a fan of mai atafo and it really worth it and looking forward to meeting him one day and have some times of training with him

  15. Pryze

    September 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    This man Called MAI just won’t seize to inspire me sha

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