A brand on a mission
Inspired by her entrepreneurial parents, Ade always wanted to run her own business. And she wanted to do something that made a difference.
“Nubian Skin’s motto is: ‘Empowering women. Embracing our colour.’” says Ade. “That’s the ethos that I try to live by and have the brand really embody, because it’s really important to me that people know that they matter, their skin tone matters and that they are represented.”
Less than four years after the business launched in 2014, the brand has really taken off. Nubian Skin lingerie is now stocked around the world – from the US to Nigeria – and was used by Beyoncé in her Formation World Tour.
And in 2017, Ade’s hard work and dedication was acknowledged with an MBE for services to fashion.
In building up a successful business, Ade has found it liberating to be able to dedicate her time to something that she really cares about.