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Article: Z Talks with Eki Ogunbor

Z Talks with Eki Ogunbor

Z Talks with Eki Ogunbor

We caught up with one of our favorite Nigerian lifestyle blogger, fashionista and Zivanora Woman, Eki Ogunbor to talk jewelry, style, and business. She is the founder of KISARA, a line of fashion-forward locally made handbags.

Z: Tell us a little bit about yourself & what you do

I’m a designer and fashion entrepreneur, I make and sell handbags with my brand KISARA. I’m also a content creator and a lifestyle blogger.

Eki Ogunbor lifestyle blogger

Z: What was your inspiration for setting up Kisara? 

I’ve always loved bags but after designing clothes and blogging for sometime I decided to try making handbags with a little twist, something to make it unique. We started with cane but there’s a lot more I’d love to explore as the brand grows.

Eki Ogunbor founder KISARA cane handbags Eki Ogunbor Bellanaija Editor

Z: Of all the things in the world, why handbags?

Because one size fits all 😂 but honestly, it’s a great way to elevate your look and once you find a unique piece it’s really hard to let it go, I want to give people something special that can always make them look good no matter their size. In addition, being a part of the Nigerian leather industry’s growth is my way of contributing to the African fashion industry as a whole; creating jobs and feeding my passion to create all at the same time.

Z: Who is Kisara made for?

KISARA is for any lady who’d like a statement bag, a conversation starter, something unique.

Z: How would you describe your personal style?

I’d say comfortable, colourful & simple.

Eki Ogunbor personal style KISARA handbags

Z: What was the first piece of jewelry you ever owned?

Probably earrings my mum gave me for school which I most likely misplaced after a couple of weeks 😄

Z: How did you get it & and how did it make you feel?

Got them from my mum and made me sparkle so I felt good, it was definitely a confidence booster.

Z: How would you describe your jewelry style?

Pretty much everything Zivanora makes I love. I like simple and elegant styles but I also like quirky jewelry as well for days when I want to make a statement with shapes or colour.

Z: What is your favorite Zivanora piece?

My hoops! They need to be polished/replaced but it’s my absolute fave. Next would definitely be my engraved necklaces.

Z: What's 1 great insight can you share with other female entrepreneurs?

Be patient, it’s always darkest before the dawn. Lastly, be a believer in believing (something I learned from my husband).

Z: What's your dream for 2020?

To continuously improve on myself and my business. Becoming a better me, spreading love, positivity and helping others do the same in any little way possible.

Z: Random Question! straight or curly hair?

CURLY ALL THE WAY SIS! I feel more like myself when I have curly hair, I don’t know what it is but I just feel more like me.

Find Eki on Instagram @ekiogunbor and shop her brand at 


Shop Eki's Looks


Essence Double Hoops   Essence Initial Pendant Necklace

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