Full Name/Real Name: Omoniyi Makun
Date of Birth: January 25, 1985
Age: 34 years
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State of Origin : Ifon, Ondo State in Nigeria.
School Attended : Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Year Active: 2008 – present
Spouse: Grace Onuoha
Early, Educational, Family and Career Life
Omoniyi Makun, widely known as Yomi Casual, was born on January 25, 1985 in Lagos. But Yomi is not a native of Lagos, his relatives, and ancestors are from Ifon, Ondo State. Yomi was born into a large family, with six older brothers, some of whom are also popular in Nigeria and beyond. Ace Comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY is Yomi Casual brother.
Yomi started designing at a very young age, but he was able to achieve the great success and recognition . Now, most fashion lovers wants to buy his clothes because creations under his fashion label are a sign of chic and style.
Omoniyi Makun graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State, where he studied design and clothing technology. And the university woke up the talent of the guy, there he realized that fashion and design are what he really wants to do in life.
He started his fashion career in 2007 under label Yomi Casual. His unique and incredible designs has been outstanding in the world of fashion industry.
Since Yomi is very popular, he’s being patronized by many giants of music and film industry, such as Timaya, Chidi Mokeme, Chioma Chukwuka, Uti, Alex Ekubo, Ramsey Nouah Jnr, Seyi Law, Bovi, Alibaba, 9ice, Ay, Desmond Elliot, etc.
Yomi Casual is one of the best fashion designers in Nigeria in demand. All Nigerian men want and buy his clothes.
Yomi recently married the beauty Grace Onuoha who is the CEO of Fab Jewels. After dating for quite a long time until decided to tie the knot in 2017. The newlyweds had a gorgeous celebration, which was attended by many famous actors of Nollywood and other celebrities.
They had a luxurious white wedding on the 14th of October, 2017. So, very soon these two will celebrate their second anniversary.
Yomi casual is worth over $1,500,000.
Yomi Casual has received many awards, including:
- Fashion designer of the year at the Nigerian Youth Merit in 2011.
- City People Hottest designer for the year in 2011.
- Effizzy Awards newest designer of the year in 2011.
- Dynamix all youth Awards also recognized him as the designer of the year in 2012.
- Vconnect Award of Merit in 2012.
- Cynosure magazine acknowledgment award in 2013.
- Exclusive impact magazine fashion designer of the year in 2014.
- Peace ambassador nomination in 2014.
- The award for inspiration excellent service in 2014.