Canadian-based Nigerian designer, Dumebi Iyamah ( @dumsy_ ) first showcased her line of resort wear and ready-to-wear, Andrea Iyamah, on her blog in 2011, which gained her acclaim from the fashion industry. The youngest in a family of six, she fondly recalls how she would save up money just to purchase a sewing machine. She vividly remembers her first collection; it consisted of only two pieces of clothing: a pair of shorts and jacket. Her sister modeled them and she photographed her.Andrea Iyamah has been featured in various local and international fashion shows. From a student-run cultural extravaganza at the University of Pittsburg to fundraising for a nonprofit children’s organization in Nigeria, Iyamah has established an international presence for her clothing line.