Madam Wokie is an emerging African brand created by Mary-Ann Kaikai in 2009 to design exclusive yet stylish, durable and affordable African garments for Sierra Leoneans. The brand name Madam Wokie is inspired by Mary-ann's maternal great-grandmother - Madam Wokie Massaquoi. She was a beautiful, strong and super stylish lady who loved expressing herself through fashion. Madam Wokie, a Paramount Chief, was presented with a crown by the Queen of England in 1961 and to this date, the location of the crown remains a well guarded family secret.
The Madam Wokie brand fuses heritage Sierra Leonean aesthetics with elegant modern designs. Having started off with a ready-to-wear line, the brand has now expanded to include bags, jewellery, footwear and fabrics.