KENE RAPU; QUEEN OF NIGERIAN MADE FOOTWEAR.
Kene Rapu is the founder and CEO of ‘Kene Rapu’, the No.1 Nigerian footwear brand championing local production, established in 2011.
They launched their first line, ‘Slippers by Kene’, in 2011, as an initiative to promote the development of the local (Nigerian) industry, by using locally sourced materials and workmanship, to provide bespoke handcrafted slippers and sandals.
In May 2019, they launched our second line, ‘Neons’. ‘Neons’ was created because there was a needed fashionable, affordable and fun addition to our everyday wardrobe. ‘Neons’ comes in a variety of great prints that will brighten up any day.
Her brand has played a significant role in changing the face of ‘Made in Nigeria’ footwear. Kene is a fully qualified lawyer with an LLB law degree from the University of Bristol, UK and a Master’s Degree in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the London College of Fashion, UK.
In 2016 she was selected by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as one of 1000 African Entrepreneurs who’s idea could “change Africa”, in 2017 as one of 100 ‘Most Influential’ women in Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa and most recently listed in the prestigious Forbes Africa ’30 under 30’ class of 2018, in the business category.
All Kene Rapu slippers are proudly made in Nigeria for the global community.
Today they are the No.1 Nigerian footwear brand, championing local production. Honored to play a significant role in changing the face of ‘Made in Nigeria’ footwear, Kene Rapu is not relenting anytime soon.