32-year-old Ade Hassan launched lingerie brand, Nubian Skin in 2014. Her international upbringing across the UK, Nigeria, the Middle East and the USA has given her a global perspective, which continues to influence her today.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree at Duke University and her Master’s degree at SOAS, London, Ade entered the corporate world, and worked at various finance and consulting institutions, all the while harbouring her entrepreneurial ambitions. Though the concept for Nubian Skin was born in 2011, with a growing pay cheque and an expanding collection of shoes, the idea was put on hold, until an apt reminder came in the form of a birthday card from a friend in 2013. ‘It’s time to start living the life you have always imagined’. Old business plans were dusted off, domains were bought, and the Nubian Skin journey began.