The designer of Super Eagles traditional outfit to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been revealed.
Esimaje Awani, the CEO of GT Stitches, is the Nigerian-Canadian designer that designed the ‘Buba’ and ‘Sokoto’ worn by the team to the World Cup host country on Monday.
Awani’s identity was revealed by a social commentator, Freedom Atsepoyi aka ‘Mr Jollof’ following outrage over absence of credits for designing the outfits.
Mr Jollof, in a viral video, berated the media for not celebrating Awani’s designs as they celebrated Nike’s jersey designs.
The white outfit finished with green neck embroidery, attracted media attention similar to the now sold out Nike jersey, and attracted further international interest.
Awani is a Warri, Delta State based designer who specialises in making male and female caftans.
Awani’s outfits earned the Super Eagles rating as “The team with the best traveling uniform” in Russia by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The rating comes days after a world fashion magazine GQ rated Nigerian Super Eagles Jersey as the best for the 2018 World Cup.