CEO of Tiannah’s Empire, Toyin Lawani has the most amazing relationship with her daughter,Tiannah . Now, the proud mum has taken to social media to mourn: her child has finally left home.
“One of the most painful moments in a parents life is to let go. It was really hard to let go,” she wrote on her Instagram, adding, “but I [thought] about the future of her empire I’m building for her and I knew it was time.“
Toyin who has styled top Nigerian and international acts, including Ciara, has put great efforts into making her children fall in love with fashion, just like her mother did with her. Early this year, the designer and celebrity stylist announced the launch of Tiannah’s new collection which was eventually showcased at the Africa Fashion Week.
No week passes by without Ms Lawani sampling some new designs with Tiannah. And now that her 11-year-old has relocated abroad, the entrepreneurial mum writes about how lonely life is.
“Not easy sending your child off to secondary school abroad without you there,” she said. “Shes my best friend and my sister, we share everything – ideas, problems, cooking etc.”
“[I’ve] been moody since she left, but I know seeing her progress in acting school, fashion school, dance and music school plus her education will make me smile.“
“At the end of the day, my kids are who I’m hustling for. I teach them to be independent so people won’t be able to take advantage of them when I’m not here,” Ms Lawani continued, adding, “Lord, I commit her into your hands.“