Prince Akanni Idowu was born in Lagos one of the sons of His Royal Majesty the Oba (King) of Ikorodu Land! (The Ayangburen of Ikorodu).
He is presently the National President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN). The first male and the 4th President from inception of the association in 1998. He trained as a designer from the Yaba College of Technology and Macs Institute of Fashion & Dressmaking both in 1986/89. He also studied Marketing Management at the Abubarka Tafawa Balewa University and Business Management at Lagos State University where he bagged his degrees. He became interested in technical dressmaking in 1989 when he was asked to help manage junior classes while in Mac’s Fashion/dressmaking school, Lagos.
His training ambition started from there (1989), and started developing his skill through understudying of different fashion schools abroad; he also worked in three other fashion schools in the late 90’s. In 1993, he resigned from working for people due to his passion and desire to set up his own label, then Nobel Fashions which was later changed to Nobel Afrik – the change came to existence because of his love for African Fabric Culture.
Over the years Nobel has trained students as pattern makers, cutters and dressmakers with one of the student becoming the Nigeria best designer in the year 2004 (Bayo Adegba of Modela Couture). His designing label as proven it’s self in the fashion industry both home and abroad. His belief is that everybody is blessed with a means of achieving their dreams in life as he welcomes you to Nobel Afrik Training & Dressmaking where dreams become a reality.