Real name: Omoniyi Makun
Date of birth: 25th of January, 1985
Profession: Fashion designer
Omoniyi Makun, who is also known as Yomi Casual, was born on January 25, 1985 (so now he is 33-years old) in Lagos. Yomi was born into a large family, with six older brothers, some of whom are also popular in Nigeria and beyond. If you still don’t know, Ace Comedian, Ayo Makun, which is as popular as AY is Yomi Casual’s brother. Yomi is not a native of Lagos, his relatives, and ancestors are from Ifon, Ondo State.
Omoniyi Makun graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State, where he studied design and clothing technology. And the university woke up the talent of the guy, there he realized that fashion and design are what he really wants to do in life.
How He Started His Brand
Yomi Casual picked interest in Fashion out of his passion to be outstanding among the wide range of competitors in the fashion designing industry. He began his fashion career in 2007 under the label Yomi Casual. His unique and incredible designs have blown up the world of the fashion industry. Yomi started from small, but he was able to achieve great success and recognition. Now, everyone wants to buy his clothes because creations under his fashion label are a sign of chic and style.
What’s exceptional about the brand “Yomi Casual”?
In the whole of Nigeria and Africa, the founder and CEO of the biggest African inspired Ready to Wear Clothing Label, Yomi Casual stands as the most favourite fashion designer to a majority of entertainers and Celebrities far and wide. He has a passion and determination to always provide smashing styles and designs that speak volume to the world.
The voice behind the fashion designs of Yomi Casual is targeted towards portraying African culture and tradition. Talking about the Yomi Casual brand, it spreads across every city in Nigeria and Africa at large as a true representation of originality and perfection. The brand “Yomi Casual” even goes further to penetrate the hearts and wardrobes of most big men and women, most especially politicians and celebrities in Nigeria.
Notable among the vast clientele base of the Yomi Casual brand are some prominent personalities including:: JJ Okocha, Desmond Elliot, Alex Ekubo, Sammie Okposo, Timaya, Alibaba, AY, Majid Mitchell, Bovi, Chioma Chukwuka, Chidi Mokeme, Ramsey Nouah Jnr, Seyi Law, and many others.
Yomi Makun is married to Grace Makun nee Onuoha. She is the CEO of Fab Jewels. Yomi got engaged to Grace on the 9th of July, 2017 at the Funnybone Untamed II comedy display in Eko Hotel & Suites. The designer got her a stunning ring with her name already engraved on it — Mrs Makun. The couple got married in October of the same year and they currently have a child together. Her name is Kahley Makun and she was born in January 2018 in Atlanta, U.S.A. Yomi revealed in an interview that he met his wife at a friend’s party. The designer revealed that she was the only reserved girl at the party and that attribute endeared her to him. Yomi also revealed that fatherhood has taken away his bad temper as he is now a calm person.
Achievements and Awards of Yomi Casual
Yomi Casual has been nominated for several award categories, and in the year 2014, he won the inspiration Excellence Award. Apart from this, Yomi Casual has also been honoured with many other awards as listed below:
- In 2011, he was honoured with the city people hottest designer of the year
- Also in 2011, he won the award for the fashion designer of the year at the Nigerian Youth Merit.
- He was also honoured with the Efizzy Awards newest designer of the year.
- In 2012, he was awarded as the designer of the year by Dynamix all youth Awards
- Still, in 2012, he won the VConnect Award of Merit.
- In 2013, he won the Cynosure magazine acknowledgement award
- The award for inspiration excellent service, 2014
- He also won the exclusive impact magazine fashion designer of the year in 2014
- He was nominated as a peace ambassador for the year 2014.
(Sources: Henry Obinna, Legit.ng and xyz.ng)