Very few people are able to make a successful career out of their passion. But Banke Kuku, a Nigerian-born fashion entrepreneur has been fascinated with knitting since she was five, subsequently growing such passion to become one of Africa’s inspiring entrepreneurship stories.

Banke kuku is now the CEO/Creative Director of Banke Kuku Textiles, producer of bespoke woven and printed fabrics for the fashion and interior industry.

Making her way in the fashion industry, Banke has worked with a number of fashion brands including Burberry, Duro Olowu, Jewel by Lisa and Jasmine di Milo fashion house where she earned the name “The Queen of Colour.”

Her designs – a fusion of African and western culture has been featured in a number of international fashion shows in Milan, New York and Paris as well as the world famous UK store – Selfridges. This year she won the Women n making 2014 competition…

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