Meet the Creative Director
I am Hakeem Balogun, the CEO and creative designer of King hakbal International. He is happily married with two kids.
King Hakbal as a brand was built and put together to give every king at heart his Signature look.
At King Hakbal International, we believe every man is a king… that’s how we see you.We believe that is how you should see yourself.A King never looks shabby, He always looks sharp like a great man that He is.
King Hakbal was founded in the year 2003 the founder – Hakeem Balogun’s university days at the University of Lagos (unilag) while studying mathematics at the Faculty of Science.
He has always been fashionable. I will say he got that from his fashionable parents – Mr and Mrs Balogun.
He always wanted to be unique in everything especially the way He dressed essay writer and seen by people.That was how the dream started. He and his brand has been growing ever since then.
He learnt most of the things he knows from his grandpa [Late Alhaji Chief T.A Balogun Esq]
He has worked with several celebrities such as: Dbanj, Shank, Burnaboy, Dammy krane, Davido, Wizkid, Ks1, Malaika, MI, Iceprince, Don jazzy, Sean tizzle, Uti & a lot more…
He styled all the men’s outfit in the Burna boy Tonight’s video.He also styled all the men’s outfit in the Gentle man music video by Yoye.
He also dresses Men of High Repute such as: Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Obat, Oba Elegushi and many others.
The Brand Kinghakbal
King Hakbal is an International Fashion brand for men that sees itself epitomizing the qualities of majesty associated with Royalty and Kingship. The meaning of the brand name ‘King Hakbal’ is firstly how the designer Hakeem Balogun sees himself, ‘King’ and secondly ‘Hakbal’ – a combination of the first 3 alphabets from his first and last names.
King Hakbal as a brand started in 2003 in Lagos, Nigeria and has grown astronomically to become the stand out male brand for weddings and all kinds of high caliber occasions. Since then this brand has brought back the regal & ethnic legendary outfit called ‘Agbada’ which has now become its trademark in the fashion industry.
King Hakbal also makes very sharp bespoke suits for weddings mostly for the groom and grooms men as well as Royal Traditional Couture, even consisting of hand-made shoes, headgear and royal canes all made in Nigeria from the most quality fabric and materials. He has been essay writer featured on several runway shows such as the ECOWAS fashion week, the Africa Fashion week to mention a few.
King Hakbal Bespoke is a prestigious brand clothing which caters to the high and mighty in the society both home & abroad.
This brand has indeed come a long way and is concluding final plans towards opening stores in Savile Row, London and in Manhattan, New York to better service its clientele in these locations and in furtherance of its global vision to be the leading Fashion brand out of Africa within this decade.