Vera Akporeha is a Creative Director and CEO of VeraNora Couture (VNC), an Urban African Fashion Label based in Warri, Delta State. She started VeraNora in 2009, inspired by her mother, Nora, who is a retiree, at the age of 18 while still in the University of Port Harcourt majoring in Biochemistry.
VeraNora started out as a hobby with just one tailor in her employment and two dresses a week, four years later, it is now a Full Fashion house with specialty in Both Women's and Men's Fashion with more than 12 staff and interns in the training division and a factory that produces over 500 dresses a month supplied to a nationwide market.
Miss Vera was Recently Nominated for the Prestigious "FUTURE Awards Africa2013 in the Fashion and style Category for her achievements this passed year in the Fashion industry.
The label has featured in Fashion shows in Port Harcourt and Delta State and in Magazines and websites like BellaNaija, Ono Bello, TwinsGist, ObiNaija, and Linda Ikeji Blog. Her creations have been showcased on runways and red carpets across the country worn by celebrities and beauty queens like the Miss Nigeria and MBGN Winners for 2012.
She is currently filming a Style Programme with a Lagos based TV and Media Company to be aired on DSTV. Vera also runs a social responsibility project where she gives back to her community by running free design training programmes for young girls in Warri and craft making for secondary school students during the Summer holidays. In addition, the studio runs skills acquisition training for NYSC members. The aim of VeraNora is to become a truly Nigerian retail fashion brand and in line with its CSR programmes, to inspire young people to follow their dreams.
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