Mai Atafo was born in Ile-Ife, Osun State. He spent his early life in Lagos, attended the University Staff School Benin then the Federal Government College, Ido-Ani, Ondo State. He later earned a master’s degree from the City University UK in Information System and Technology.
Mai Atafo is a Nigerian bespoke fashion tailor. He caught the attention of the fashion industry for the creation of his brand, Mai Atafo and by enrolling in the Leeds-based Savile Row Academy to further train as a tailor. Before venturing into the fashion industry, Mai Atafo has worked in various positions in the marketing department at British American Tobacco Nigeria, in 2006 he left to Guinness Nigeria where he sat as Brand Manager as of his resignation in 2010.
When he was about leaving Guinness Nigeria, Mai Atafo started a bespoke clothing label; Mai Atafo Inspired, that gained media acclamation by a pioneering clientele of mostly celebrities like Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Ebuka, Banky W, IK Osakioduwa and a host of others. He sat briefly as Fashion Editor for Genevieve Magazine. In 2011, Mai Atafo through his parent brand Mai Atafo Inspired, launched a wedding line called Weddings by Mai.
Mai Atafo has contributed immensely to the fashion industry in Nigeria through his great works. He’s not only a fashion designer who dresses others but also, he’s really good at dressing himself and his appearance never falls short of good taste. It is safe to say he’s a fashionable man and he has that choice of clothes that makes him looks confident and in control at work.
He’s a force to reckon with in the fashion industry and we can’t but to honor him as our Celebrity Style of the Week @stylewithjibs
Why is Mai Atafo our CSOTW?
He’s a man who’s interested in his clothes and appearances because he’s fashionable. One can see that through his works. You can’t be a fashion designer and not loves looking good, it’s impossible. Mai Atafo should be regarded as “Man’s hot”
- Traditional Outfit
Mai Atafo traditional wears game is mind-blowing, he rocks African wears like no other. Very smart and charming. If he’s the brain behind most of this popular traditional wears design (Agbada, Atiku, and etc.), how much can he not look good on it? He’s a blessing to this generation when it comes to traditional wears.
- Classic Man
Mai Atafo is a true definition of a classic man. Whenever he’s on the English man dress (formal dress), he has this elegance that’s unfathomable, so appealing and attractive to the eyes. The bespoke suit complements his person without having to speak. He has indeed carved a niche for himself in the fashion industry.
- Fashion Signature
There’s this thing with fashionable men, they always have something to qualify their outfit. in the person of Mai Atafo, the modern traditional cap and hat are the fashion signature we observed on him and he sure does rocks it well on any outfit of his choice.