Five reasons Why I Buy (and support) Nigerian Brands

If you don't already know, I'm a Nigerian - American based in the USA, and I buy and support #MadeInNigeria brands. 

Below are 5 reasons why I buy and support #MadeInNigeria Brands and why I think you should too!

1. It's a good thing to do - Are you a Nigerian based outside of Nigeria and considered buying #MadeInNigeria brands? We Buy Made in (fill in the blank brand here), so why not Nigeria? If you have ancestry/roots from Nigeria (even if you don't), it's a good thing to do because you're  supporting and encouraging people from where you are from.

2. I'm supporting a small business owner - regardless of where they are located, supporting a small business owner is a great thing to do. 

3. Nigerian Fashion is on POINT - Take a look at my Instagram page to see some of the fab designs that come out of Nigeria. I strongly believe that the Nigerian fashion industry can be a major sector that produces revenue from outside of the country.

4. I'm empowering a young man or woman to follow their dreams - similar to supporting a small business, by #buyingNigerian, I'm supporting a Nigerian man or woman in their business endeavors and that gives me a sense a fulfillment.

5. Nigeria is the next the next big thing - we've all read and seen or heard about how much potential there is in Africa.Though Nigeria is experiencing tough times now, it wont last forever. Things will get better.

Nigeria is blessed with talented individuals  and supporting fashion designers is one way that we, Nigerians in diaspora, can help make Nigeria become a producer nation.

Today, I encourage you to #BuyNigerian and support the great work that Nigerian designers are doing!

Visit the Ankara Luv website for #MadeInNigeria brands available in the USA.



Written by Ayo D

Anthropologie Luvs Ankara Print!

Ankara is in fashion. No matter where you turn, it is out there! Our friends over at PureGrayce tagged Ankara Luv  in the following picture on instagram, and my heart smiled!



African Inspired Fashion is everywhere and we LUV it!! Below are some of the African inspired outfits that can be found on the Anthropologie website.





Where else have you seen African Inspired Fashion?

Randolph Street Market

We had a fab time at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois and plan to be back in the near future. Did you attend? How did you like it?


The Tote Bag

Whether you're a student who wants to carry your books in a fashionable way around campus or a mother that wants to carry a lot of stuff in fashion bag, this tote is for you. This is how we would rock it. We LUV it and we know you will LUV it too!


Purchase this bag HERE 


All White

We LUV the all white trend that's going on. Of course, we would add some color pop to it! Take a look and let us know what you think!


Get the purse HERE




Ankara Luv @ the YASM Conference!

Ankara Luv will be vending (and participating in the fashion show) at the YASM Conference this weekend! Stop by and support us!


Thanks in advance,

The Ankara Luv Team


Excited!!! #Shakara

We are excited to be adding #Shakara apparel to Ankara Luv! Pre-order yours today!!

June Giveaway! - Ankara Luv


We are having a Giveaway! and it's so EASY!!!!


Get the details HERE!

The Voice Behind Ankara Luv

Owned by Ayo Dahunsi, Ankara Luv was created in 2012 and started with a simple ankara hair bow. Ayo received her BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas and her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Ayo has always been passionate about businesses and seeing people succeed by using their gifts and talents. This site promotes small business owners from across the globe and provides them with a forum to showcase their products and creativity.

In her spare time, Ayo enjoys travelling, event planning and bringing people together.

Want to connect with Ayo? Send an email to

Ayo Dahunsi

How Ankara Luv Started. . .

How It All Started. . .
When I (Ayo) found out I was having a girl in 2010, I was super excited. I'm not sure about you, but the shopping spree began! I started collecting all kinds of items - dresses, shoes and accessories.

Then I started thinking, I have all this ankara material, why not use them to make hair bows? So I did. And that's where it all began. Since then, we have had the opportunity to work with talented designers all over the world and we are growing everyday.