In a nutshell, Koko Celeste is a marriage between my love of fashion, my Nigerian heritage, and philanthropy. After spending over a decade grinding in the NYC fashion industry, making beautiful images with beautiful people I started to lose my interest. I was starting to feel empty. What brought me joy was landing in the dusty countryside of my parent's hometown of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, and taking in the sights, smells, and feelings that were the foundation of my first generation youth. Being able to reconnect to my family and roots started to put the light back in my soul. I soon dreamed of a way I could better my life and others. That was to start a line collaborating with the amazing craftsman in my country, whilst giving back proceeds to better education, women’s health, and entrepreneurship. Being on the ground listening to real people and their stories are what motivates me. The beautiful artisanal goods our line provides is what will keep us going. This will be a journey I hope you will all come along.