Title

Elijah Akilo, 30, a native of Nigeria, and Greg Collymore, 25, are meeting a loc

Authors

Zoe S. Miller

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-24-1998

Pages

22-23

Abstract

Elijah Akilo, 30, a native of Nigeria, and Greg Collymore, 25, are meeting a local need by providing local teenagers with hip-hop clothes. Akilo and Collymore opened their Strictly Culture store on Congress Street in Portland two years ago and have started a second store, the Tunnel, in the Auburn Mall. Akilo also works for the People's Regional Opportunity Program. He wants to break down stereotypes, be a good role model, and teach drug prevention, while selling clothes to his young clientele.

Subjects

Clothing trade, Elijah Akilo, Gregory Collymore

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