Friday 20 December 2013

From dust to gold story of Nigerian designer, Chris Aire’s success in Hollywood

Known in Hollywood as the ‘King of Bling’, Nigerian-born jeweler, Chris Aire has stars such as Angelina Jolie, 50 Cent Shaquille O'Neal as well top sport stars on his clientele list.

Nigerian jeweler Chris Aire (right) during a show of some of his designs.
How did he start?  "I had my little coach bag," Aire says. "I had everything in it 'cause seriously I didn't know any of these guys. So walking up to them you really have just a minute -- if even that -- to say 'yo, this is what I've got,'" he adds. "I had instances where people thought I was selling hot items -- 'this dude out here man, he's got some stolen stuff.'". Read MORE.

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