Category Archives: Biographies

#OBFocus: Kehinde Wiley – Nigerian-American Artist Who Produced Obama’s Portrait

Kehinde Wiley is a New York City-based portrait painter who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of African-Americans. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California. His father is Yoruba from Nigeria, and his mother is African-American. He and his five siblings were raised in South Central Los Angeles by his mother alone, who relied…

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#OBDesignerFocus: Emmanuel Okoro of Emmy Kasbit

Emmanuel Okoro Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus).   The fashion game in Nigeria has really come a long way. Fashion designers in Nigeria continue to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. From the mainstream traditional clothing to western like wears, the Nigerian…

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OB Focus: Ben Murray- Bruce – Nigerian Business Magnate & Politician

Benedict Murray-Bruce, MON is a Nigerian business magnate and politician. He is the founder of Silverbird Group.  A member of the People’s Democratic Party, he was elected to the Senate of Nigeria in March 2015 where he currently represents the Bayelsa East constituency, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Ben has served in various public positions. He served as Director General of Nigerian Television Authority from 1999 to 2003.…

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#OBDesignerFocus: Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture

Adebayo-Oke Lawal Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus). The fashion game in Nigeria has really come a long way. Fashion designers in Nigeria continue to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. From the mainstream traditional clothing to western like wears, the Nigerian fashion…

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OB Focus: Mallam Nasir El-Rufai – Governor Of Kaduna State

Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is a Nigerian politician who is the incumbent Governor of Kaduna State and former Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head privatisation agency in Nigeria and also the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 16 July 2003 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and elected as…

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OB Focus! Oby Ezekwesili – Nigerian Chartered Accountant & Activist

Obiageli Ezekwesili (popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili) is a Nigerian chartered accountant. She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Since then, she served as…

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#OBDesignerFocus: OG Okonkwo of Style Temple

OG Okonkwo Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus). The fashion game in Nigeria has really come a long way. Fashion designers in Nigeria continue to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. From the mainstream traditional clothing to western like wears, the Nigerian fashion…

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OB Focus! Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike – Governor Of Rivers State

Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is the sixth and current Governor of Rivers State. He is an Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology. Wike was appointed Minister of State for Education on 14 July 2011.…

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OB Focus! Ayo Fayose – Nigerian Politician & Governor Of Ekiti State

Peter Ayodele Fayose, The Oshokomole 1 of Yorubaland is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Ekiti State. Fayose became the second governor of Ekiti on 29 May 2003 after defeating the then incumbent Governor Niyi Adebayo in the governorship elections. Fayose could not complete his tenure as a result of an impeachment on 16 October 2006. During the 2014 Governorship election in…

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#OBDesignerFocus: Sandra Tubobereni Of Tubo

Sandra Tubobereni Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus). The fashion game in Nigeria has really come a long way. Fashion designers in Nigeria continue to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. From the mainstream traditional clothing to western like wears, the Nigerian fashion…

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