Toyin Lawani is a Nigerian fashion designer, stylist, interior designer, and entrepreneur. She is well-known for her profession Tiannah Place Empire, of which she is the founder and CEO.
Early Life & Education
Toyin Lawani was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 1, 1982, to Atinuke Babalola and Olanrewaju Lawani. Olanrewaju Lawani, her father, was a politician who served under General Yakubu Gowon. Her mother, on the other hand, was a successful textile businesswoman in the United States. Her grandfather was as a police commissioner, and her grandmother is the Regent of Ikole Ekiti in Ekiti State. Toyin Lawani graduated from the University of Lagos with a bachelor’s degree in English. In Nigeria, she attended the Oprah Benson Beauty Institute, and in London, she attended the Carlton Beauty Institute. Toyin Lawani graduated from Korea’s John Yim Beauty School with a certificate and a license to practice as a cosmetologist.
Toyin Lawani began her entrepreneurial journey while still a student. She opened a small supermarket, a store, and a spa when she was 16 years old. Toyin Lawani, the CEO of Tiannah Place Empire, started the company. She has built a reputation for herself in the fashion industry through her labels.
Among the Nigerian celebrities for whom she has styled clothing are Banky W, Funke Akindele, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Keri Hilson, Ciara, Natalie Nunn, and others. Denim Agbada’s Dream Collection, The Transformer Collection, Face Collection, Asiko Collection, Ready To Wear Collection, and many other collections are designed by Toyin Lawani.
She was a guest judge on Next Top Designer Lagos and the creative director of Exquisite Magazine. Toyin Lawani owns two businesses: Tiannah Styling Fashion Academy and Tiannah’s Glow.
Toyin Lawal and Segun Wealth will marry on February 14, 2021. She was first married to Lord Trigg, with whom she had a son named Lord Maine. Tiannah, her daughter, is also her name. Toyin Lawani was also said to be in love with Segun Oniru, the Lagos State Commissioner for Infrastructure, and Taiwo Afolabi.
Who is Toyin Lawani’s husband?
The celebrity stylist is married to Segun Adebayo, better known as Segun Wealth. He is a Nigerian photographer and a masked musician. The two got engaged on 14 February 2021 and tied the knot on 12 June 2021. Together they have a daughter who was born in 2021.
Toyin was previously engaged to artist Lord Trigg. The two share a son named Lord Maine Tennor. They split in 2016. Her firstborn is a 17-year-old daughter called Tiannah from her first marriage. She was rumoured to have dated Taiwo Afolabi and Segun Oniru, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Infrastructure.
Raped at 15
Toyin recently revealed some shocking details about her life.
In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the Real Housewives of Lagos star said she left home at a young age as a result of an unsavoury experience.
“When I was 15, I got raped by one of my uncles. It was so bad for me. I couldn’t tell my mum. Do you know when someone bullies you to the extent that you can’t talk?
I opened up to one of my aunties, and she took me to Ibadan where they tried to get rid of the pregnancy. The pregnancy was about five months already because I didn’t tell anyone. It was around that time that I was to get admission to UNILAG.
Toyin Lawani is a stunning designer with a net worth of $5million. Although, her net worth has not been verified on Forbes. Some unverified sources even reported that she recently purchased a property in Lekki for 300 million naira.