About Lami

Lami was born in Oxford to an accountant father and educationist mother. She is married and blessed with 5 wonderful children 28, 22, 15, 13, and 8. She returned to Africa to adapt to her royal roots, being a grandchild of Oba Akitoye and Sir Mobaji Bank Anthony. There she studied dressmaking at Yaba College of Technology where she was spotted and was offered to model at fashion shows for the British Council in Lagos. She returned to the UK to pursue her career and studied at Croydon College and qualified as a Beauty Therapist, Makeup Artist, and a Nail Technician; she then went on to study special effects photographic makeup and makeup artistry at Westminster.

Lami was again spotted by Bernard Evans from New York, a personal makeup artist, and stylist to Janet Jackson, and began modeling with Black Beauty Hair Magazine and Pride Magazine. Ever since she has worked as a Makeup Artist with renowned companies in Selfridges and started off with Karen miller. She later moved on to Estee Lauder followed by Elizabeth Arden and finally became the Accounts Manager to the popular IMAN cosmetics. After a few years, Lami then decided to return to Lagos and opened up her boutique where she met the love of her life, Jasper who ran his private label company. They both decided to return to the UK. On her return, Lami decided to open up her studio Landez Institute of Make-Up where she started training young prospective make-up artists whilst continuing to work for Black Up Makeup.

Lami is a qualified agent with Super Cover Professional Makeup and a professional member of BABTAC and Itec. She is also an event organizer and specializes in bridal makeup, media makeup, catwalk special effects for TV and film, and worked as the official make-up artist for the Miss Nigeria Uk with Prince Ojei, owner of Celebration Magazine for 3 years consecutively. Lami has also worked with TV presenters such as Princess of Arise Margo Holder, Reuben P Joseph (international chirographer), Bernard Evans, and many more. With the help of God, she has diversified into making her own label and makeup range in cosmetics and skincare called LAMI.

Lami was recently a judge on the Black Up competition and has recently launched her own real hair virgin line.

As a role model, she strives to raise awareness and educates individuals by regaining their self-esteem and confidence by the way they look and appear leaving an everlasting legacy for her children. Make-up has always been her passion.

Lami believes that makeup is all about creating a character. Here are her words – “Makeup is about well-being and enhancements and I strongly believe that if we look good we feel good. I am passionate about making people look and feel beautiful, makeup enhances our inner beauty. Although modern make-up has been traditionally used mainly by women, an increasing number of males are gradually using cosmetics usually associated with women to enhance or cover their own facial features which are kind of exciting to me as everyone wants to look and feel great.