Kolade Adebajo Taiwo, CEO of Accolade Jewellers posing with Dvido and Mayorkun

Kolade Adebajo Taiwo, CEO of Accolade Jewellers posing with Dvido and Mayorkun

Nigerian superstars, Davido, Mayorkun and Zlatan are among celebrities who have been spotted rocking multi-million naira worth watches by Accolade Jewellers.

The Nigerian jewellery sector is booming with the entrance of super creative designers.

One of the brands with all the heat behind it right now is none other than Kolade Adebajo Taiwo, CEO of Accolade Jewellers, who has garnered a soaring reputation among celebrity jewellery collectors on the strength of his very dressy and classy jewellery.

Taiwo’s pieces have found their way into the jewellery boxes of famous celebrities in Nigeria, one of such that made huge news recently is the diamond-encrusted 2021 Skeleton Cartier valued at about N30m flaunted by Nigeria’s talented singer, Davido.

The watch, Santos De Cartier which was fully covered with diamonds is an extremely expensive timepiece that was “busted down” (taken apart) by the jeweller, Accolade and then encrusted with high-grade diamonds.

Other celebrities spotted with Taiwo’s luxury watches include Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, Aka Zlatan Ibile; Adewale Mayowa, popularly called Mayorkun – with watches that were said to worth not less than N15m.

The list of artistes, actors, actresses, other top names who patronises Taiwo is growing and endless.

The explosive growth of Accolade Jewellers is premised on stern quality control management, which has emboldened several collectors to turn their back on international jewellers.

Kolade Adebajo Taiwo, born in the Surulere area of Lagos State, comes from a family line well steeped in the art of jewellery making.

He started his elementary education at The Mazons Montessori School, Lagos, then proceeded to Nickdel College in Ibadan, Oyo State, for his secondary academics before getting admitted into the University of Lagos, for his higher education.

He bagged a BS.C degree with honours, but instead of pursuing a white-collar job in one of the multinational or blue-chip firms in the country, Kolade Adebajo Taiwo, like his grandfather and uncle, opted to follow his predecessors’ paths by taking up to jewellery production.