we are thenublack: Fola & Fela Fagbure of Alex Folzi

Introduce yourselves

We are Fola and Fela Fagbure aka (The Fagbure Twins). We are designers, stylist, fashion gurus, entrepreneurs and inspiring individuals. ALEX FOLZI is an elegant brand inspired by vintage looks, and the iconic design styles of the army, air force, navy, sailors and North American/European couture.

Favourite song lyric

“I’d rather die enormous than live dormant that’s how we on it.”

– Can I Live, Jay-Z

We’re inspired by

We are inspired by life. Breathing alone is well enough to motivate us to do what we do.

Our icons past/present

We look up to my mum, who has been a successful businesswoman for over 25 years now. We learn a lot from musicians (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi) – a lot of times we can relate their music to our lives, its like it talks to us.

Thenublack philosophy/mantra according to Fagbure Twins

The longer we live, the more we realize the impact of Dreams on our lives. A Dream to us is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, the circumstances, the failure, the successes, what people think, say or do, it is more important than appearance, giftedness or skills. It will make or break a company… a foundation… a home. It all starts as a dream, Martin Luther King Jr once said- “I have a dream…”

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