It’s been a long time…..I shouldn’t have left you {left you without a dope beat to step to}

19 Jan
Hey guys,
It’s been way too long. Did you miss me???
Firstly, allow me to apologise sincerely for the long hiatus, moving to Nigeria was a huge adjustment and work leaves no time for anything else.
But I’m back, bigger, better and here to stay. The blog has a new outlook and is now devoted to promoting African fashion. YUP!
It’s a great time to be part of fashion in Africa, especially in Nigeria. The Nigerian fashion industry has grown consistently and is now making headway in the global arena. The world has finally begun to recognise the amazing talent we’ve got on our shores.
We are now recieving international recognition with personalities such as Michelle Obama wearing Nigerian designs,
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many thanks to designer Duro Olowu. How awesome is that? Does it really get better than the 1st lady of America wearing Nigerian designs? We also have artists such as Kelis Image and video hosting by TinyPic
and Dawn of ‘dirty money’ wearing forefront designer ‘Jewel by Lisa’. Kendall Kardashian Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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look fabulous in JBL in these fashion editorials, thanks to celebrity stylist of nigerian descent Ugo Mozie. Gwen Stefani used African prints for her latest collection. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Even my (yes my) Rihanna has caught the bug 
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and she looks ecstatic to be wearing her African inspired blazer.
Nigerian celebrities are also repping Nigeria these days, honestly with the likes of Deola Sagoe and Tiffany Amber in the land, there really is no reason for them to go elsewhere.
Our very own Nneka whose fashion style is usually best described as simple, bohemian chic, traded in her t-shirt and sandals for stilettos and this sexy Deola Sagoe piece, and doesn’t she look stunning in it? Image and video hosting by TinyPic
{I don’t think she needed that necklace}.
It’s not just Nigerians making waves, designers from all over Africa are being ackonwledged and shinning brightly if I might add, here is Kourtney Kardashian wearing a piece by south Africa’s Gert Johan Coetzee 
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Congratulations to him, Kourt in his creation? thats’s huge!!!
If you can’t tell already, I am extremely proud of all the designers who are revolutionising African fashion. God bless them all as they continue to serve as inspirations to us all, may they keep making us proud.
I am so inspired by whats going on in fashion in the motherland right now, that I lauched my very own BuyNigerian campaign.
The BN campaign was instigated by fashion frontrunners ‘Stylehousefiles’ in a bid to encourage Nigerians to support the industry, support their own. Now I’ve decided to take the initiative and run with it, how could I not? It definitely got me fired up and I hope to encourage everyone to BuyNigerian. After that, comes my BuyAfrican campaign. To not support the fashion industry right now, is almost a crime in my eyes, everywhere you turn there Is amazing fresh talent and there’s something for everyone, even the men. Apart from pioneers like Deola Sagoe, Tiffany Amber, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Jewel By Lisa etc, there is also an influx of fresh amazin talent such as, Obsidian

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Viv La Resistance (yup that’s me in that photo ad VLR muse also photographed by me 🙂 Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Maki OH Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Bridget Awosika (as photographed by me)
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Vonne (as photographed by me 🙂 Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Grey 
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Toju Foyeh (singer Tiwa Savage in Toju Foyeh body suit)

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Kem Kem studios 
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Rehabia 
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and Babushka, these are just to name a few. And men, yes, we cater to you to 🙂 You know we loves our men…mmm hmmm, with designers like
Mai 
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and Okunoren twins, with their perfectly tailored suits that would put any Italian brand to shame and their made to measure shirts that’ll have you looking like you just stepped out of the pages of GQ, what’s not to love?
What’s that? you say, these aren’t for you? you like your get up more casual than not? Well there’s
purple pepper clothing
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and Literati, an elite nigerian t-shirt line (photographed by yours truly as well) Image and video hosting by TinyPic
So you see, there is absolutely no excuse not to BuyNigerian. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got it.
If you are not in Nigeria and are wondering how to BuyNigerian, try http://www.myasho.com
To find out about more Nigerian designers and where to buy go to any of the following sites and do a search :
My buy Nigerian campaign showcases 5 fresh and new designers on the scene that are definitely ones to watch in 2011.
They are Toju Foyeh, Kem Kem studios, Viv la Resistance, Babushka, and Rehabia.
The campaign will be spread out over the next month, tune in to the blog regularly to experience the fabulousness.
IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BACK!!!
P:S This will probably be my longest post ever so I hope y’all enjoyed it.
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4 Responses to “It’s been a long time…..I shouldn’t have left you {left you without a dope beat to step to}”

  1. Anonymous January 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    nice post but solange was not styled by ugo mozie in that image just kendall.

  2. Yemzi Bosset January 26, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    Thanks for this post, some great pictures & I am behind you with supporting Nigerian fashion!

    britnig.blogspot.com

  3. **OnYxStA** February 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    LOVE this post…great love for nigerian designers and i'm so happy to see a few familiar names and watch them grow <3

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

  4. abeautifulmind88 March 15, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    You are good!
    I like the fashion-photo combo (well they can hardly survive apart from each other)
    Love ur blog

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