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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fashion's Nigerian and Pop Crossroads Meet At Allen & Fifth

Written By: Ronke Adepoju—Ese Aigbogun has always been in love with art so it came as no surprise when she decided to start up her urban/street wear apparel line, Allen & Fifth. Allen & Fifth captures Nigerian/African pop culture with graphic tees that reflect African experiences in a fresh new light. Allen & Fifth represents two distinct and dynamic cultures, Lagos and New York so its designs take a little bit from these cities with vibrant characteristics.

Ese’s designs appeal to Africans and non-Africans because they strike a chord of nostalgia and curiosity that enlighten people about what Africa and Africans have to offer; drive and creativity. With tees like See No Evil, Do You Know Who I Am, Efiko, Aso Rock, Chop Knuckle and many more, you are sure to find designs that suit your personality and style. Though based in New York, upcoming collaborations with artists and retailers around the world guarantee that more freshness from Allen & Fifth is coming your way very soon.

In addition to designing fresh tees, Allen & Fifth is affiliated with Africa Outreach Program, AOP; an initiative that provides school supplies for children in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from sales are used to fund AOP—

Visit Allen & Fifth at or send Ese an email at ese[at]

(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Blueprint By Ronke—www.blueprintbyronke.comFor Allen & Fifth)


Anonymous said...

Just checked the allen & fifth website and i think the tees are really cool,the desgins behind them are prodigy....thumbs up to the brains behind it. Baba la wo tee is really cool & naija like

NB:can you request for your own design???

ese said...

hi! thanks for checking out the site. as for requesting your design, we usually take pointers from customers, however we do not make t-shirts specific to one customer. be sure to be on the look out for more of our tees, i'm sure you will find a bunch that you like. :)