Reni Folawiyo is a shrewd businesswoman and entrepreneur, as the founder of one of the biggest conceptual stores in Africa – Alara which stocks fashion, homeware, textile, and art, Reni uses her platform to sell the vision of modern Africa to the world through the promotion of traditional African culture in fashion and art.

In this interview with BBC, she discusses the glamourous side of African fashion, the importance of storytelling, cultural appropriation and more.