Chioma Onukwuire, MEM student and founder of CHIMU
CHIMU brings African clothes to Cleveland
“There was something in me that said, ‘Go for it!’”
That’s when Chioma Onukwuire, a Master in Engineering and Management student at Case Western Reserve University, started CHIMU, a business that brings African fashion to Cleveland.
“When I was growing up, getting African clothing was a nightmare. My mom would have to contact my cousin in Nigeria, who would then find a tailor there to make the clothing. I had no say in the style or even the color. I just had to trust the tailor to make me look good,” Chioma said. “I wanted to make the process more accessible and convenient.”
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