Designer Ini Archibong Finds A Patron in Actor Terry Crews

Designer Ini Archibong Finds A Patron in Actor Terry Crews

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By Amanda Dameron / Photos by Ike Edeani
An actor uses his clout to spotlight an emerging designer, helping to deliver nascent concepts to the world stage.

Artists need patrons to find fame. Talent isn’t enough. Great desire, coupled with an aptitude for strategic self-promotion, isn’t enough. An artist needs a believer, a kindred spirit who will use whatever power and resources they have to give the artist room to create without restriction. This crucial support is often the nudge that can catapult any creative person—designer, actor, musician—into the global arena.

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