Minku | Nigerian Maker of Leather Bags for Men and Women

Minku | Nigerian Maker of Leather Bags for Men and Women

Minku is a Nigerian maker of quality goods established in 2011 which specializes in leather bags for men and women.

Three years later, Minku continues to define a fresh sub-Saharan aesthetic through its subtle use of cultural elements and artisan approach to contemporary bagmaking.

Meet the Founder and Read Her Story

Minku’s founder Kunmi was on a computer science research and consultancy path when she discovered her intense enjoyment of designing and creating everyday items.

Kunmi received her Masters degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2007, and graduated summa cum laude with a Computer Science Bachelors degree from Howard University in 2005.

She then interned in the technology division of Goldman Sachs in the summers of 2003 and 2004.

Prior to that, she attended secondary school in Queen’s College, Lagos, Nigeria.

There, she won the Fine Arts prize every year.

Young and Promising African Entrepreneur

In 2014, Forbes Magazine named Kunmi as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa.

Minku’s founder held the distinct honor of being the speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Marrakech from Nov. 19-21.

Minku is a family-run limited liability company.

Kunmi hand-makes each bag in the Minku line, working from her workshops in Barcelona and Lagos.

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