The ABÈBÍBYTAN KIMONOS come in different colors, prints, lengths, and variations and instantly dresses up your look; it transforms your look from day to night. Point is, there is something for everyone!

The debut collection was created as the perfect wardrobe staple for every woman seeking comfort and style. There’s something gloriously decadent about robe-like garments, not many items of clothing can be worn for a holiday at the beach (it just might be the most dramatic bikini cover-up) and then thrown on for cocktail hour and beyond.

“Embrace the breezy, barely there brilliance of an ABÈBÍBYTAN KIMONO and rack up those style points.”

The ABÈBÍBYTAN KIMONOS come in different colors, prints, lengths, and variations and instantly dresses up your look; it transforms your look from day to night. Point is, there is something for everyone!

All Kimonos are made locally

"Embrace the breezy, barely there brilliance of an ABÈBÍBYTAN KIMONO and rack up those style points."

ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR (FOUNDER)

Oluwaseyitan Omatsola Atigarin is an award-winning TV presenter, producer & the creative director of ABÈBÍBYTAN. Earning her masters’ degree in International Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University, Seyitan’s love for media started after interning at CHANNELS TV and INSPIRATION FM. She also had a brief stint working at ARISE TV London as the news intake manager. In 2014 her career kicked off, working as the production manager for PLAYCENTER NIGERIA on projects such as Dance with Peter, Celebrity Basketball Faceoff and Mavin Access Concert.

She became a regular contributor on Ebony Life TV’s Men’s corner and gained notoriety working at UBA’s RED TV, hosting ‘The Sauce’ -an entertainment and lifestyle show-, and the platforms’ red carpet show ‘Red on Red’. She was nominated in the Best TV Presenter ‘Lifestyle’ & Best Lead TV categories organized by the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and went ahead to win the Best TV Presenter award in 2017. She combined her life in media with her passion for travel by collaborating with three other media personalities and RED TV to create Here & Now: The adventures of TASA, an online series documenting four young women experiencing the diverse cultures Africa through travel.

Seyitan always had a fascination for kimonos and got the inspiration to create her own line of kimonos while recording the second season of Here & Now: In Senegal. She launched the debut collection for Abebibytan in Lagos in September of 2017 and featured in leading Nigerian publications like Thisday Style, Bellanaija, Schick.com, 360Nobs, and TheStyleConcierge. Atigarin was commended for embodying a sense of affordable luxury in her designs & in December of the same year, she was named as the Best Promising TV Personality by the Oodua Image awards in Houston, Texas.

By the end of 2017, she took a hiatus from presenting to focus on her kimono brand ABEBIBYTAN and in 2018, the brand went on to launch it’s bridal collection and was one of the ten selected to feature at the 2019 social media week ‘SHOP AFRICA’.  In that time, however, she carved a niche for hosting events and went on to host the SME 100 NIGERIA’s 25 UNDER 25 AWARDS, THE LORD OF RIBS COMEDY FESTIVAL (Red Carpet), SHOP TALK CONFERENCE, NIGERIA ENTREPRENEURS AWARDS. In the same year, she collaborated with The African Radio and Drama association to equip upcoming presenters by teaching and training them with the skills they need to thrive in the industry. Shortly after, she was invited to speak at the BUSINESS DAY MILLENIAL HANGOUT where she spoke further on her life as a Media personality and Fashion Entrepreneur.

By 2019, Seyitan was back on TV,  this time with Arcadia Premium TV Africa as a presenter on Kitchen Dash, Live on the Red carpet, Games Night and a Producer of Serious Banta & Sensei’s Corner. In March of the same year, she hosted the SME 100 AFRICA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY conference.

Seyitan is a big sister to two wonderful boys and currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria.

Seyitan Atigarin

Photography: Ibukun Williams
Kimono type: Ade