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Category Archives: Interviews

Washington Roberts Speaks With Aina Fadina About The Inspiration Behind His SS15 Collection

Aina Fadina, the brain behind I of Africa interviews Nigerian born, New York based designer, Washington Roberts. The interview was filmed during his New York Fashion Week presentation where the designer discusses his roots, love for architecture, especially the Aomori Nebuta House Museum in Japan, and the inspiration behind his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Enjoy the…

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“I Learnt To Take Risks”- Bolanle Olukanni On Pursuing Her Dreams & Hosting Project Fame

To Bolanle Olukanni, life is not about acquiring things. What matters to her is building relationships and doing the impossible through hard work and con­sistency. Bolanle who co-hosts Moments with Mo alongside talk show host and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu and Dolapo Oni only recently joined the reality music show, MTN Project Fame…

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Rwandan Designer Matthew Rugamba Of Fashion Label ‘House Of Tayo’ On CNN Start Up

CNN African Start Up sat down with up-and-coming “Afro-dandy” designer Matthew Rugamba of fashion label ‘House of Tayo’.  Rugamba’s classy and elegant designs combines bold African patterns and textures with western accessories to produce wax-print bow ties, colourful pocket squares and infinite scarfs for “Afro-dandies” in Rwanda capital of Kigali and beyond. Sartorially chic Rugamba,…

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Because I Come From Africa, People Think Am Not Good Enough-Aamito, ANTM Winner

Aamito Stacie Lagum, winner of the first ever “Africa’s Next Top Model” visited the set of Sahara TV’s“Inside the Diaspora with Fatima” to spill the beans on winning the competition and life after moving from Uganda to New York City. The 21-year-old also shared some adversities models encounter working in the fashion industry.   Watch…

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Joan Okorodudu Clocks 56! Launches ‘Vogue Talent For Africa’ In Partnership With Vogue Italia

Joan Okorodudu, an ex-beauty queen and “godmother of the Nigerian modelling industry” clocks 56 years old today! Happy birthday!!! Joan Okorodudu The woman who is single-handedly placing Nigeria and Africa on the global fashion map is the CEO ISIS modelling agency, Creative Director of Fashion brand ‘House Of Jola’, organizer of the annual Nigeria’s Next…

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Comedian AY Makun, Speaks On Divorce In The Entertainment Industry

It seems the sanctity of marriage is something people take extremely lightly amongst the Entertainment industry, or that’s what seems to appear. And something like divorce is something people choose over simple roadblocks in their life before trying to work things out. Is this true? AY & wife Mabel Makun Popular comedian, Ayo Makun as…

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President Goodluck Jonathan Is Not Giving Me Money- Ibinabo Fiberisima

Earlier this month, it was announced that Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima was re-elected as the President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) following a landslide victory. The elated Fiberesimaafter the pronouncement took to Facebook to thank her colleagues and fans. Moving on almost two weeks from that announcement, Fiberesima in an interview with Punch, talks about her plans…

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Designer Extraordinaire! Mai Atafo Featured In GQ SA, Prepares To Showcase At Upcoming MBFW AFRICA

Next week South Africa will be host to the most exciting event in its annual fashion calendar- Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Africa taking place at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, from 29 October to 1 November. Click here to read our previous story on this and other Nigerian designers showcasing.  Showcasing the talents of several local and invited designers,…

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