Charles Richard Aghedo, a 27-year-old burn survivor, has achieved his dream of running a successful fashion empire despite the curveballs life has thrown his way. Aghedo, a Kogi State University graduate of Philosophy, runs the fashion brand, Kaalon Luxury, which has dressed Nigerian celebrities such as Kim Oprah and Mercy Aigbe. His combined Instagram following of over 14,000 reflects his success.
In a chat with Legit.ng’s Kumashe Yaakugh, Aghedo opened up about his love for designing and styling celebrities. He recounts how his father’s passion for dress-making sparked an interest in him from a young age. Despite a scarring incident from childhood that left him with permanently scarred hands, Aghedo was determined to pursue his dreams.
In January, Nollywood star, Mercy Aigbe celebrated her birthday, wearing a dress from Aghedo’s fashion house. Aghedo described the experience as a “dream come through”. A few weeks ago, one of Aghedo’s TikTok videos went viral, showing his scars and some beautiful designs he has created in spite of it.
Aghedo’s story is a testament to the power of determination and the strength of the human spirit. His success serves as an inspiration to many, proving that no matter the odds, it is possible to achieve your dreams.
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