The designer of the Super Eagles traditional wear to the World Cup, Esimaje Awani, has been revealed.
The Eagles hit Russia in stylish Ankara dresses that earned them the ‘best fashion team’ award, leaving many eager to know the maker of their dresses.
Well, it turned out the wanted man is Awani, whose identity was revealed by a social commentator Freedom Atsepoyi aka ‘Mr Jollof’.
Mr Jollof, in a now viral video, berated the media for not celebrating his designs as they celebrated the team’s now famous Nike’s jersey designs.
Nigerian-Canadian designer Awani is the CEO of GT Stitches, and the brains behind the ‘Buba’ and ‘Sokoto’ worn by the Super Eagles to Russia on Monday.
The white outfit finished with green neck embroidery and white hats, attracted media attention similar to the now sold out Nike jersey as it distinguished the three-time African champions from other sides.
An indigene of Delta State, he specialises in making male and female caftans and other native wears, and his beautiful work for the Eagles earned the team many fashion accolades.