TGIF: The unofficial Ankara day

  Friday is unofficially a dress down day and in Nigeria, also a day for traditional dressing. It is actually fun and inspiring to see when many corporate establishments have their staff come in on Fridays dressed in Nigerian/African fabrics, styles and in some cases with a contemporary twist. After donning looks from the western culture from Monday to Thursday, you can actually see them let down their hair and even look somewhat relaxed in their Ankara, linens and brocade garbs. These are often very colourful in patterns and cuts…

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Emem Isong: Fabulous producer

  Emem Isong is one of Nollywood’s foremost film makers. She is also a talented screenwriter and film director, whose fame has gone beyond the shores of the country. Emem, who is the first child of her parents in a family of four children, obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar. She hails from Ikono local government Area of Akwa Ibom State. She began her career in film production in the year 1994 when she co-produced and also wrote the script for the film ‘Jezebel’. She…

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Slay in glamourous off-theshoulder Asoebi trend

These days, if you are not well prepared, it’s possible to go to a wedding of a close friend and still feel out of place. This is because when you see some of your friends in their outfits, you will be wondering if it is not the same ‘Asoebi’ you all are wearing! Glamour seems to be the new trend for ‘Asoebi’ these days. They are simply exotic, magical styles that take your ‘Asoebi’ to the next level! So to get in on the glamourous trend, start planning your outfit…

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Nike Oshinowo: Gorgeous Socialite

Adenike Asabi Osinowo is one of Nigeria’s ex- beauty queens. She is also regarded as a model, fitness expert, style icon, entrepreneur and ambassador. It is of little wonder why she is now a household name in the country. Nike was born in 1966 in Ibadan, Nigeria where she had her early life before attending boarding school in England. She graduated from the University of Essex where she studied politics. Shortly after graduation; she won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageantry hosted in 1990. After her reign as beauty…

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Rock mixed braids for new look

Being fashionable is not just in the uniqueness of your outfit. Other areas have to be taken into consideration such as shoes, accessories and of course the hair. It also deals with the uniqueness of the hair, as the hair is known to be the glory of a woman. What really makes a hairstyle unique? Well, the hair length, colour and pattern all add up to make this happen. In terms of colour, a lot of us have come across the m u l t i – c o –…

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Grab attention in sexy red lipstick

  Red lips are the little black dress of beauty — glamourous, feminine, and timeless. So timeless in fact that the use of red lipstick dates back to ancient Egypt when Mesopotamian women would decorate their pouts in crushed red semi-precious stones. Wearing red lipstick is the right beauty decision you can make when attending special events and getting ready for the holiday season. Moreover, it has actually become an inseparable component of a modern girl’s beauty bag for almost all occasions. You can always go out completely bare-faced wearing…

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Florence Ita Giwa: Graceful politician

Senator Florence Ita Giwa is an accomplished stateswoman whose larger than life gait has made her stand out as one of the most influential woman in Nigeria. Florence, born on February 1946, was brought up in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross River State. She graduated from Kilburn Polytechnic in London as a nurse before becoming a representative for some medical companies. She became actively involved in politics during the early 90s in order to address issues that concerned the Bakassi people as her contribution to the society. She has remained…

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