IJGB: Introducing The First Nigerian Footwear Brand – Kene Rapu

IJGB: Introducing The First Nigerian Footwear Brand – Kene Rapu


Today, I visited the self-claimed first Nigerian footwear brand: Kene Rapu. The Ankara footwear brand was set up in October 2011, by female entrepreneur Kene Rapu. It was launched as an initiative to promote the development of Nigerian fashion industry by providing employment and support for indigenous producers.


Apart from women slippers, Kene Rapu also stock Ankara cover notebooks/diary and male slippers mainly in black colour. Also, they stock Ankara inspired cross bags and clutches from other Nigerian brands.


I visited the  store located at N°1A Olajide George street, Lekki, Lagos and for once, I was glad It was easy to locate. Welcomed by a beautiful young lady. She immediately opened the door and ushered me in.


I am a big love of Ankara and slippers. So, I just fell in love with most pieces. But, as usual, I had to pick my top 5 pieces which were once again very difficult to achieve. After minutes of contemplating on which slippers to pick because I love them all, I was able to finally make my pick:

Pick 1
Pick 2
Pick 3
kene rapu
Pick 4
kene rapu
Pick 5

Maryam Salam
This is Maryam Salam. I am a blogger, fashion content curator and founder of The Blogger Point Nigeria. Multi-lingual graduate of Marketing and Branding degree from Nottingham Trent University. To know more about me, visit my website www.fashionbydaisy.com and on social media: Instagram - @fashionbydaisy. You can also email me at maryam.daisy@yahoo.com

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