Alhaja Atinuke Amope Animashaun is quite popular on Lagos social scene and also a big fabric merchant in Lagos Island. She is the brain behind Laola Stores that has been in existence for over 30 years but many don’t know that her sisters are also top Fabric Merchants in Lagos. The 4 Abagun Sisters are big players in the fabric business. Do not be surprised because they learnt all the rudiments of the business from their mother Alhaja Zenat Abagun who was one of the biggest lace sellers in the 60’s and 70’s. Of course, it is very common among popular society women who are running a big and successful business to have some of their daughters in their line of business.
Many have been able to stay in business for over 3 decades and still counting and they have also taught their daughters the rudiments of fabrics business. This is one of the reasons why the Aso-Ebi vogue can never go out of fashion because while the Matriarchs of Lagos Society Supplies Aso-Ebi for the old, their daughters also supply Aso-Ebi for the young celeb babes who want to rock the best fabrics. This is also the case with late Alhaja Zenat Abagun who has her 4 daughters in the fabric business. It is very common to see a daughter of a big fabrics merchant also selling fabrics but the Abaguns are quite different because it’s not just one of them that developed an interest in their mother’s business. There is quite a handful of them that are also into the business.
One of them is Alhaja Atinuke Amope Animashaun, a very big and popular fabric merchant in Lagos Island. Her tall building which houses Laola Stores is always a beehive of customers who always come to get the best fabrics for their Owambes and of course, you will be forced to patronise her when you meet her at one of her stores because there is no way you will see her and not admire her. She rocks the best fabrics to parties and also to her store. As earlier mentioned, she took after her mother Alhaja Zenat Abagun in the fabric business and she has been selling fabrics for over 30 years and still counting. She is also a close friend of top fabric merchants who have also been in the business for over 3 decades. The likes of Mrs Bisi Kuku, Mrs Saidat Kalejaiye, Alhaja Kari Odunayo.
What about Iyabo Abagun? She is the CEO of IY fabrics. Her brand is very popular in Lagos. She is one of the leading fabric merchants and also supplied many Aso-Ebi for many events. She travels far to get the best fabrics to satisfy her customers.
Not many know that the beautiful Big Babe behind Twins Fabric travels far to get her unique collections. When you are talking about top fabric merchants making waves abroad, Taiwo Abagun Zubair’s name will definitely pop-up.
She is the Twin Sister of Kenny Abagun Dawodu. Taiwo Abagun runs one of the biggest textile stores in the UK. She also handles Aso-Ebi for many celebrity parties in London. These 4 beautiful sisters are rich, influential and very successful in their fabric business. Let us also add that they are fashionistas because whenever they step out to attend any function, everything about them speaks volume of class.
We also couldn’t take our eyes off them when we sighted them at their elder sister’s 60th birthday, Alhaja Atinuke Animashaun of Laola Stores. They were gorgeously dressed in different luxury fabrics.
– Toyin Ogundiya