Best known as Nuel Bans, Emmanuel Ekuban is a pioneering digital fashion and lifestyle
magazine publisher in West Africa and a forward-thinking tastemaker.
As the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Debonair Afrik, he is one of the individuals credited
with the early documentation of fashion and lifestyle in Africa and helping bring it to the
forefront of pop culture on the continent and also Serves as a Creative Consultant to Tex
Styles Ghana ltd ( GTP )
Founded in 2015, the publication is rated as one of the premier destinations for all things
fashion and lifestyle in Africa. It has since evolved to include Debonair Afrik Studios and is
helmed by Ekuban as its Creative Director. The company provides bespoke services including
art direction, content creation, and production of shows and events for social, lifestyle and
Ekuban’s unrelenting drive, expertise, and passion for all things fashion and lifestyle have
seen him work with high-profile brands/companies including Vogue, Maybelline New York,
LOreal Paris, MasterCard Foundation, Open2culture (Germany) Instagram, Afrochella, GTP,
and the African Fashion Foundation amongst many others.
He is also the founder of Style Lounge Platform, a non-profit organization highlighting young
and emerging designers, and partnering with local artisans who work with these designers to
produce indigenous clothing for global consumption. The Style Lounge Platform is host to
The Style Lounge Weekend and the DOTS Trade.
Ekuban serves as a consultant and speaker on wide-ranging issues connected to the fashion
and lifestyle industry in Africa. His extensive experience working with these leading brands
in the industry has been featured in publications like Vogue Business.
His impact over the years has earned Ekuban an enviable status as a torchbearer for the
African fashion industry.