Welcome to Lola Ade! The shop name comes from my West African heritage. Lola Ade (pronounced "Law-lah (like lullaby) Add-A") is a Nigerian name from the Yoruba language. Lola translates to "Wealthy" and Ade means "Crown." The two words are a combination of names given to me by family: my maternal grandmother named me "Lola" and I inherited "Ade" as part of my last name from my paternal lineage. The cultural pride my family has instilled in me to humbly wear my head held high and display my "crown" is the same type of love and dedication I apply to aspects of my shop: authentic and original with splashes of cultural pride.
Living in Lagos, Nigeria, as a child opened my eyes to an abundance of color, textures, and local artisans who could create anything by hand. Now, as an avid traveler, I am constantly in awe of the pops of color I see in different cultures. Since 2010, I have been handcrafting jewelry locally inspired by things I have seen and places I have been.
I curate and create pieces that can easily be a part of a minimalistic or glamorous wardrobe. Everything that you order is packed with love, using specially curated materials that I can't wait for you to see!
Order now. Treat yourself.