You may call him a jack of all trades but he sure is an expert at fashion. Mr. Yusuf Abubakar Tumi is known as Uzay or Mr AP. A Computer Engineer, Designer, Stylist and Personal shopper. The serial entrepreneur is definitely on top of his game.
His latest achievement is becoming the official wardrobe designer for Premiership Captain of Newcastle United, Cheick Ismael Tiote. Yusuf is to work hand in hand with Tiote to launch a selection of jackets, shoes and t-shirts in April 2014.
The founder of Apparelpolo, Mr AP is also the watch ambassador for Ritmo Mundo (www.ritmomundo.com). Creating a platform for upcoming designers, in 2012, Mr AP founded the Stag House Fashion Show in Newcastle. He did not stop there, Mr AP recently launched his website MRapTumi which puts the spotlight on fellow designers and fashion bloggers.
Mr. AP is truly an extraordinary gentleman who is constantly pushing the boundaries. He is working on a collection for a TV host on the Oprah Winfrey newtork “OWN”. #Unorthodox is the new norm in the world of Mr AP. His advice is to “be anything but ordinary.”
The winner AriseMagazine Award for designer of the year 2012/2013, Mr. AP’s hope When he stands before God at the end of his life is that he “would not have a single bit of talent left and could say I used everything you gave me”. In his own words” #BeEpic”.
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Text by Faith-Rose Ansah