Dorothy Ughenu was born in Lagos,Nigeria. Even though she loved to play dress up as a young girl, she never imagined a career in fashion. She believes “Fashion found her”.
She studied pharmacy at the College of Medicine University of Lagos Nigeria, and was always working in the fashion and beauty industry. In 2010, she took a leap of faith and decided to start an accessories brand, now known as DOT. After researching and experimenting with leather for about a year, a chance meeting with the founder of Lagos Fashion and Design Week-Omoyemi Akerele, resulted in her being chosen as one of the exhibitors for Fashion Week under the umbrella of British Council in 2011. That was a ‘light bulb’ moment which cemented her love for fashion. During Lagos Fashion Week the next year, she was one of the selected designers to showcase at the SELFRIDGES/NDANI Pop-up in London in December 2012-January 2013.
Ughenu’s passion for design has resulted into a brand that is known for its quirkiness and rock-n-roll-ability.