The late Safaricom boss Bob Collymore loved looking sharp.

The secret was his designer, Ozwald Boateng. Born in London to Ghanaian parents Boateng’s talent for flare and design came very early.

After dropping out of the computing course he was studying at the time he enrolled into Southgate College to study fashion.

Recognising that the signs for his future career had been around him all along, working from his mother’s sewing machine he created his first collection which he sold to menswear fashion store Sprint in London’s Covent Garden in the late 80s.

Screen Shot 2019 07 05 at 11.35.49 AM - Meet Bob Collymore’s tailor who has dressed Idris Elba and Will SmithHis design evokes the essence of a man’s spirituality and character through the enhancement of the physical being.

His website states, “The acknowledgement that style is an extension of one’s self culminates in the wearer having their own voice. The quintessential cut. A thought, a revolution, detail, concentration, pushing the craft of bespoke tailoring further. Crisp and structured, exquisite artistry, innovative classicism. Our secret, uniquely Boateng.”

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Ozwalad Boeteng

His artistry was vouched for by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said during Collymore’s memorial service at All Saints Cathedral,

“I know that tailor, the man (Peter Kenneth) spoke about, I actually did have a conversation with Bob Collymore about that tailor, I used that tailor, he is a great tailor.”

Boateng’s skill has seen him dress all the A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

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Here is the list of popular entertainers he has dressed.

  1. Idris Elba

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Congratulations to my brother #idriselba and his beautiful wife #sabrinadhowre so happy for you. #britishvogue #edwardenninful #verawang #charlottetilbury

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2. Jamie Foxx

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Jamie Foxx at the Met Gala 2019 wearing #OzwaldBoateng . . . -Black Mohair Suit -Speckled Black Thin Tie -Oxford shoes in Purple . . . . . #ozwaldboateng #ozwaldboatengxharlem #metgala2019 #jamiefoxx #cardib #katieholmes #savillerow #bespoketailoring #bespokecouture #mensfashion #mensstyle

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3. Jidenna

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It always a great when we connect @jidenna #fullcirclefestival 1f1ec 1f1ed - Meet Bob Collymore’s tailor who has dressed Idris Elba and Will Smith

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4. Rio Ferdinand

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Congrats to my brother @rioferdy5 for winning the #BAFTA for his documentary Being Mum and Dad. Looking sharp in #OzwaldBoateng

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5. Raphael Saadiq

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So good to see my brother @raphael_saadiq rocking the classic black #ozwaldboateng tux at this years #oscars

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6. Omari Hardwick of Power TV series

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My brother @omarihardwickofficial looking sharp1f44c - Meet Bob Collymore’s tailor who has dressed Idris Elba and Will Smith1f3fe - Meet Bob Collymore’s tailor who has dressed Idris Elba and Will Smith

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