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Igee Okafor: Founder and Editor Of His Website

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By Juwan Williams

 

Igee Okafor is the Founder and Editor of Igeeokafor.com; the eponymous website is well respected in the fashion industry. Igeeokafor.com content includes menswear, grooming, food, travel, and design. In 2013 Igee moved to New York City and is currently a studying Business and Marketing at St. John’s University. He writes for Jones Magazine and The Source. Igee has also collaborated with brands such as GQ, GAP, Stacy Adams and many more. Now as the founder and editor of his own fashion website Igee is wearing many hats.

 

  1. Where are you from?
  • I was born in Lagos, Nigeria so I’ve always been a city boy. In December of 2008 my family and I moved to Virginia where we lived until I attended college in New York City. My parents were big on education so we mostly moved to the states for better education opportunities.

 

  1. What do you do?
  • First and foremost I am a college senior and I graduate next summer. Aside from that, I am an internet blogger focusing on men’s fashion, lifestyle, and travel. I am a writer, model, content creator, and photographer.

 

  1. When did it all begin for you?
  • Before this all began I always wanted to be an actor and model, I lived to be on stage. When we moved over from Nigeria, I had ties with a few acting agencies; This was the reason for me coming to New York. As I got older I tapped more into my fashion sense and knew I wanted to express myself through the way I dressed and carried myself. Since then I have created the website to share those styles and ideas with other adult men around the world; especially men of color.

 

  1. What lead you to becoming a fashion blogger?
  • For a while I was in school and interning for a few people. There was a Canadian blogger who reached out to me to become a writer for her male audience. At first I didn’t know what I was doing. At this point I didn’t even know whether I had a voice and if people would even listen. Once I got the hang of it I was comfortable for a while. When I decided that I would move on to my next goal it was my mom who gave me that big push. She provided the seed money for me to start my website and here I am today.

 

  1. What inspires your fashion styles?
  • I am very infatuated with old Hollywood and the authentic every day styles. I am inspired through the movies and photos that I’ve seen. Their style was so effortlessly elegant. A lot of these fashion pieces are a big part of history and I like to reveal that through my work. When I am working with a brand, I have to cater to their specific needs. Every brand is different and that means the approach has to be different each time.

 

  1. When did you launch the website?
  • I launched the website in 2014

 

  1. How does it feel to have accomplished so much?
  • It’s an amazing feeling. Personally I don’t feel like I’ve reached my peak but I have been making strides. So I pat myself on the back. I have met the right people and consistently pushed myself to be better. I am very grateful for where I started, where I’m going. I want to continue to continue to grow and inspire people in the process.

 

  1. What is your most prized possession?
  • I don’t have a materialistic favorite possession but if there is anything that I do cherish it would be my family and the bonds that we share. Many times it was my strong relationship with my family that pushed me to do all these great things.

 

  1. Are there any brands that you look forward to working with?
  • Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and a few others. These brands are all iconic on so many levels. In the fashion industry they are seen as powerhouse lines with timeless pieces.

 

  1. What does the future look like for Igee Okafor?
  • Branching out into my own fashion line is the ultimate goal. I also look to master the art of digital media and marketing and creating better content.

 

  1. What is your favorite quote?
  • “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic”

 

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