I came across a new, refreshing line while trying to find what to wear for the summer and especially for the NRC Reunion in New York. Thru my search I noticed Motherland Krooks, a line started by philanthropist and designer, Seyi Sowunmi which captured and blended urban and african influences. Being an amebor I decided to interview him and find out more…..CHK it Out
AMEBORÂ» When did you launch MK?
MKÂ»â€Žâ€‹Motherland Krooks started in 2007
AMEBORÂ» What inspired you to start this line?
MKÂ» First of, I will like to say thank you for this interview. The inspiration comes from my interest in fashion and passion for africa. I wanted to find a way to differentiate how clothing
AMEBORÂ»No doubt, we appreciate ethnic fashion and what they bring to the community.â€Žâ€‹ Where did the concept for MK come about?
MKÂ»As an African, one can help to notice how corrupt are countries are. Corruption, hunger and poverty are top issues in Africa and I want to capture these issue through clothing. Motherland-of course refers to the continent of Africa and Krooks – refers to the people that are causing and not preventing the top issues
AMEBORÂ»â€Žâ€‹Of course you know @ amebor we are in your bizness, Tell us about the “Stop The Krooks Foundation”.
MKÂ»â€Žâ€‹Well, that’s a project we have created to execute the purpose of motherland krooks Inc. We currently just collaborate with non for profit organization as we hope to do more of out own projects to help the problems facing Africa.
AMEBORÂ»â€Žâ€‹So you are a designer/philanthropists, we need more people like you in our world. So now to minding who Seyi Sowunmi is? Where are you from other than Naija?
MKÂ»â€Žâ€‹I am from The Bronx, New York.
AMEBORÂ»â€Žâ€‹The home of Fat Joe and them, cool cool…so what is a typical day in the life of Seyi like?
MKÂ»My days are pretty unpredictable, but a typical day will be going to the office in the morning, then trying go to class in the afternoon. I usually pick up ideas for new designs during the day. When I get back on campus I start designing, promoting or studying. Sometimes both. â€Žâ€‹I don’t sleep till I’m able to get ideas out my head by sketching or research.
AMEBORÂ» â€Žâ€‹We see from your designs that your hard work has really paid off, congratulations, where can we purchase Motherland Krooks designs??
MKÂ»â€Žâ€‹Thanks. We just launched the Motherland Krooks website with the online store. Anyone can get their hands on our design by simply logging on HERE
AMEBORÂ»â€Žâ€‹We definitely love the line and wish you the best of luck