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This Nigerian Entrepreneur Is Designing Swimwear For Black Women’s Bodies | Black Enterprise

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By Alisa Gumbs, Black Enterprise

Pinghwa Okorie developed a passion for the beach early in life. Okorie, whose father is Nigerian and whose mother is Taiwanese, often traveled to tropical destinations, such as her mother’s homeland and the Philippines. But no matter how many pieces of swimwear she bought, they were never quite right.

“Growing up in Lagos, it was hard to find swimwear that I loved and felt comfortable in,” she says.

Okorie, who studied business at George Washington University in the U.S. and is a digital marketing specialist by trade, realized that there was a growing market for such swimwear. In addition to the boom in tourism that many parts of Africa have been experiencing, Okorie has noticed that over the past few years, locals have been taking more advantage of the city’s proximity to beaches.

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