Nigerian singer/songwriter, entertainer, and fashion enthusiast Teniola Apata MON professionally known as Teni a.k.a Teni The Entertainer and Abuja-based creative brand — SHUSHI have collaborated to launch a limited-edition eyewear collection tagged SS23: SHUSHI x TENI.
Released on the 31st of August 2023, the collection is a mix of Teni’s eccentric signature style and SHUSHI’S futuristic, minimalist aesthetic.
SS23: SHUSHI x TENI features two limited pieces — “Sugar Mummy” & “Makanaki” of which only 200 pieces will be available worldwide.
This exquisite eyewear collection designed by TENI and SHUSHI is now available for purchase at shushiofficial.com and in stores at their stocklist with 41 Luxe in Abuja and Lagos. Fashion aficionados and art enthusiasts alike can look forward to exploring this extraordinary collection which pushes the boundaries of conventional creativity.
According to Teni, the collaboration with SHUSHI on this collection is an exciting one because they are a perfect fit for her style and aura. Teni has always been in love with SHUSHI’s designs when she was gifted the pink Alté pair from their first collection in 2019.
Teni is particularly looking forward to seeing how people style the pieces from the collection. Her partnership with SHUSHI marks a significant step towards merging the realms of artistry, design and fashion in an unprecedented way.
The collection debuted on the big screens through Teni’s latest music video “Lanke” which is a burst of colour and personality through which the glasses stand out as they adorn the faces of the female models.
We’re thrilled to be working with Teni on this collection. It’s been in the works for some time now and this collab is inspired by both our cultural heritage and the fun, loving youthfulness of young African creatives.
She’s a true street fashion icon, the original sugar mummy of the world. We’re honoured to have her be a part of our brand and us a part of her story now.
— said Aisha Sambo, SHUSHI’s founder.
The collaboration is a unique fit for both Teni and SHUSHI, who are both known for their bold and confident eclectic style. This collection is sure to be a hit with fans of both brands.
SHUSHI’s design language reflects a theme for each collection. While their first collection aimed to pay tribute to and salute the Alté fashion & music community, this recent collection drew inspiration from the essence, style and evolution of Teni the Entertainer. Welcoming you to own a part of this music fashion collabo.
Sugar Mummy from the SS23: SHUSHI x TENI was designed to make a bold fashion statement while offering eye protection. With sleek and compact frames, these unisex-coloured eyewear are fragile however, made with premium textures: steel metallic frames and UV-protected lenses.
The tiny silhouette is available in five colours (black, white, pink, blue and green) named after their Yoruba & Hausa given names. An intriguing piece of coloured fabric is delicately placed on one side of the lens.
Unlike the commonly used expressions of the term, this collection redefines “Sugar Mummy” as the essence and bridge between masculine and feminine energy.
We envision the owner of this limited edition piece as an independent individual, finding the balance while still being celebrated in their community as someone with a strong sense of self. It’s time to burst out of your bubble to create opportunities for a lifetime, spreading happiness and love.
SHUSHI is a creative visual brand focused on storytelling through designing merchandise, home and fashion accessories, starting with eyewear.
Founded by Aisha Sambo in 2019, with a rebellious spirit and one lofty objective: To be the ultimate home of exclusive art, design, and fashion accessories, defining style and creating authenticity that celebrates YOU and your style, now and forever. The brand is known for its futuristic, minimalist street-style aesthetic and its bold and confident designs.
SHUSHI represents self-reflection, extraordinary talent, and creativity, an affirmation of confidence and fearlessness. The brand is both inclusive and exclusive, giving customers a range of price options for purchase, and pricing is just as revolutionary as the designs.
SHUSHI shades have been seen on several notable artists and designers, including Teni, DJ Cuppy, Yemi Alade, M.I, Olamide, Di’ja, Nancy Isime, Wurld, and P-Square.