Gbenga Ayo-Dada is Nigeria's most renowned male jeweller. He is the designer behind the contemporary jewelry label, Gbenga Artsmith. Fondly referred to as the king of the Nigerian jewelry industry, his works have received critical acclaim and rave reviews in both local and international circles. A multiple award winner, he was the only accessory designer chosen to showcase at the maiden edition of GTB Fashion weekend in 2016.
Gbenga is the go-to person in Nollywood for any movie/TV series that is especially wedding-related; some of his portfolio includes providing bespoke accessories for the blockbusters "The Wedding Party 1 $ 2," "Isoken," "Royal Hibiscus Hotel," "Tinsel," to mention a few. Gbenga is young, purposeful and savvy!
The lookbook, "ZARIA" is a contemporary adaptation of life in the ancient city of ZARIA in Northern Nigeria. The pieces are ingenious and meticulously crafted to bring familiar nuances of the city to life. The inspirations from ZARIA heavily influenced everything in the lookbook- from the use of exotic snakeskin, conceptualization, cultural aesthetics to the intentional styling.
Dark-skinned model: @tomike_a
Caramel-skinned model: @officialmaryrich
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