Jane didn’t have the best of childhoods, as she confirmed in a recent interview.
From humble beginnings in the Surulere suburbs of Lagos, Jane Michael Ekanem had a brush with poverty in her childhood.
“I grew up raised by several people, exposed to different environments and culture. I am not one of those kids who had the luxury of having an amazing childhood; but the experience helped form the woman I have become,” she said.
At 10, she and her family were experiencing accommodation crisis and they didn’t live together under a roof for a very long time.
“The journey of my years growing up was trailed with molestation, segregation and as a result, issues with self-esteem,” Jane had said.
Jane is not just a stylist, but a designer and brand consultant. Jane works from a home-office but the impact of her work is felt all over the country.
She has been the official stylist for MTN Project Fame from Season 2 till date.
In 2016, she was featured on CNN African Voices where she talked about her past and her love for fashion.
Jane was a nominee for the 2016 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Prize for Fashion.
For pushing through challenges she faced, not as an adult, but as a child, and sitting on top of the Fashion industry in Nigeria, Jane Michael Ekanem is our Woman Crush Wednesday this week.