Chigozie Okorie: A Calling

Film by Dave and Jen Cooper

Chigozie Okorie came to the United States for college. After graduation she landed a career that she may not have been passionate about, but thought she could grow to love. But there was a constant pull she felt that would lead her in a different direction — a creative one with ties back to her experience growing up in Nigeria. She answered the call and today is growing a bespoke fashion line featuring beatiful Ankara fabrics Chigozie sources from back home. In this video, the Baltimore/DC based La Maryleen founder shares her story about letting go of fear and embracing your dreams.
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