We always love to see African stars repping African fashion, so imagine our excitement when we spotted Lupita Nyong’o sporting Camer label Kibonen NY not once but twice.
@LupitaNyongo and I had a sexy face-off.
The first look Lupita wore on the Ellen Degeneres show, was a red and turquoise print number with a matching headwrap.
This is how the designer Kibonen Nfi shared the news on her Instagram:
We all have dreams and we all work hard to achieve our dreams. We cannot give up! No matter how many times we don’t make it we have to keep trying. Very grateful that @lupitanyongo wore one of our pieces on @theellenshow. #ourdreamsarevalid and they truly are. Love the fact that she is indeed creating opportunities for us as she mentioned in her @voguemagazine spread. Thank God for this opportunity. Check more on her look on our website. Www.kibonenny.com for preorders of this look. #lupitanyongo #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #queenofkatwe #africanfashion #africanprints #
Kibonen headlines back in November 2015 when she was featured on the very popular site Humans Of New York (HONY). The attention the post garnered was so immense that within hours, Kibonen NY’s website crashed.
Back then, she had shared her story to the world that she had made some outfits for a female celebrity who never wore her outfit and this lead to the Cameroonian designer being very disappointed as she was almost sure that the “actress” would choose one of the outfits she made for her per the request of the actresses stylist.
It was a double whammy for the designer as Monday, Lupita Nyong’o popped into Good Morning America to chat about Queen Of Katwe in a blue fitted shift dress she paired with a bright yellow wrap and red pumps.
The designer once again took to social media to share her excitement and thank her team.
This is specially dedicated to our workers at the @madein_camer factory. Thank you for believing in this dream and standing strong by me. For the people who share this culture the #Bamenda #bamileke #tikar people our culture is rich and loved. For my fellow Cameroonians I pray i made you proud. For my dear young people struggling to build their dreams – we can do it. We made it. Fichian Nfi you held this down thank you. Hope this made you pleased. For my spiritual fortress my pastor Agatha Coates I can only say thank you. For my backbone @davidnso_ what will this be without you? Thank you for believing in me and holding me strong. Thank you Barry Finch for everything. The journey to this day has not been easy but the bible says In Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Today I understand what this means. ……… #fashiondesigner #blackgirlmagic #sistershelpingsisters #trustgodsplan #seekgodfirst #africanfashion #madeincamer #fashionbloggers #fashionfordevelopment #queenofkatwe #lupitanyongo
We hope Kibonen fortified her website after the last crash as we reckon there will be hoards of fashionistas heading there right about now…by