Earlier this week, we brought to you a recap of a collection by Jason Porshe who was at the Memkoh Meetup, Lagos. Today I’ll be sharing with you the works of another creative who I met by virtue of the same meetup. I hope you are taking notes, because you don’t want to miss the Memkoh Meetup when it comes to your city (or close enough).
HOW I MET HENRI
Henri Uduku and I met in person we were hosting the Memkoh Meetup. As host and co-host, we had to be sure that the venue was right and obviously make sure we were not catfishing each other over the phone after such a short amount of time. It’s been months after, and Henri is one of my favorite creatives. I honestly can’t imagine how under-the-rock I would have been not to have met him and I continue to follow his work on the ‘gram, of course. Henri’s styling career in particular has picked up pretty wonderfully and with every magazine cover shoot he shared, I grew fonder and fonder of him as a person, and also as a creative because I know how passionate he is about his art and I know some insider stuff too. You know, the struggles we creatives share 😉 Let’s follow those struggles and see what successes he was able to land on the way.
Now for all too common question I know you’ll ask. How did Henri get into the fashion biz?
Henri: Fashion for me, came almost naturally or at least for as long as I can remember. For certain, I had no idea what I wanted to do after University, until I realized that I could make something out of fashion which came to me almost naturally and over time, I designed and styled friends and family for events that they would attend.
You’ve probably heard someone say that they were passionate about fashion and styling before, so how exactly did Henri align himself with the stars, as I would put it. Or in more easy-to-digest terms, how did he get close enough to styling some of the top artists in the Nigerian entertainment industry?
Henri: I began working at Guardian Life magazine as the Social Media Manager, and on one of those days preparing for the next issue, the in-house stylist was unavailable. Between myself and the editor who knew I had a flair for fashion and at least some experience at it, I got the role of in-house stylist.
Wow! So much for humility and dedication. And of course, being in the right place at the right time, with the right people surrounding you, just where God wants you to be. Let’s find out where Henri is headed from here on out.
Henri: It’s been a beautiful journey so far. Styling top shots of the Nigerian entertainment industry wasn’t something I saw coming, but yes, it’s been challenging yet great experience so far.
This is just the beginning as there’s a lot more to be done.
As you can see, Henri’s styling career is off to an amazing start and we wish him only the best!
Thank you Henri for sharing your amazing work with us.
MORE STYLING BY HENRI UDUKU
Stay connected with Henri and his work on Instagram/Twitter @mruduku