''You do know what they say about not giving up on yourself?''...Well, he actually made his first dress at age 10..funny right! Its not really about the possibilities but the reality of having to make a dress at that age, apparently, he took his mum's prized Wrapper to make a dress for his niece..He was spanked by his brothers but he never stopped finding himself and some family members only stated that they should be happy that this little boy had discovered his purpose in life...He went further to buying his own clothes at age 12...At that age, My own mum still takes me to the Old Tejuosho market at Yaba to shop for what to wear at Christmas, Easter or New Year.
Today, Kamsi TCharles seems like the most knowledgeable about styling and fashion in his family and whatever transpired back then should be in the history books now because his brother accommodated him and invested in him, even while they both stayed in a room apartment...His search for materials to work with led him to more findings and that transpired into his development in making more classy, defined and bold outfits today...
Kamsi TCharles started his business with just 1,500 Naira in 2006 and had to give out some of the clothes that was not sold..His first client was actually one of the Dancers of a highly rated Nigerian Music group, who paid 2,000 Naira for an outfit but today..there is a price to be paid for getting dressed by this quietly creative personae.
Kamsi TCharles admires Fashion Designer, Clement Mudiaga Enajemo.A.K.A Mudi a lot, he follows his works closely as a source of inspiration and strongly advocates that young designers in Nigeria should have access to loan facilities to help them grow in the business of fashion.
Back to the accessories..We might have thought that was a childhood thing but he got arrested by whatever spirit drives his creativity to go back to doing accessories which was like the first love of his childhood style drama.
This former Photographer has graced the grand finales of the Model of Africa, Lagos Accessories Show, Lagos Copper Beach Soccer Event, Taruwa Festival to mention a few...
I truly know a lot must have transpired while growing up with his mum in Ebonyi but Kamsi TCharles says his mum is proud of him today; being able to express himself positively and has gone further to help other young people grow..My lesson 101- When you see your child destroying your gadgets and looking inside, send them to an engineering school, If you see them using your kitchen utensils as microphone, grab a music talent hunt fast before the window closes...Kamsi TCharles enjoys his work so much that he barely creates time for relaxation, simply put; He relaxes while at fashion exhibitions and shows.
There are always difficult times in any career but holding on is the best prescription anyone can get, where you wondered what could happen next but Kamsi TCharles is still very much alive in the game of making good cloths..He says "I love my Job, I express myself and I get paid for it, What feels more better''.