Category Archives: Spotlight

Played Out Sleeves, Volumes & Undulating Lengths! Ayo Van Elmar Presents SS18 Collection “Boomerang” 

BOOMERANG || Spring Summer 2018 collection by Nigerian fashion brand Ayo Van Elmar is inspired by the originality and the undiluted stance of the native Australian in the vastness of her space. The pride and functionality of shapes and colours embedded in artefacts, particularly in the boomerangs, are expressed in constructions that are almost parallel…

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Actress Jemima Osunde Frontlines ‘The Roots Collection’ By My Q Lady

  The Collection celebrates our African roots, highlighting the adire fabric. Adire – which literally means “tie & dye” is at the core of the collection – as The Creative Director goes down history employing a modern twist to wearable pieces. The collection stays true to the MY Q aesthetic- with the use of lace, color…

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Bold Designs & Solid Colours! Ilàré Releases Its Autumn-Winter ’18 Collection ‘Datubi’

Ilàré is a high end ready-to-wear womenswear brand that focuses on the African woman’s body and creates pieces that are both flattering and celebratory of her frame. The brand has a creative approach of integrating bold designs with solid colours. The Datubi Collection is inspired by the essence of a woman, on her journey of…

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Contemporary Beauty Portraits & Hair Sculpture! Munachi Abii, Jeanette Uddoh & Isi Sakalis in HAIRDITORIAL

Two of Nigeria’s Finest Creatives, Emmanuel Arewa (fondly called SPOTLIGHT) an Art Director/Photographer and Azubuike Eneoma (ZUBBY DEFINITION) a Hair-Artist teamed up to create “HAIRDITORIAL” a photo series that reveals the beauty of Hair Art. Artist Munachi Abii, Magazine Editor Jeanette Uddoh and Fashion designer Isi Atagamen Sakalis front HAIRDITORIAL, a perfect blend of contemporary beauty portraits,…

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Inspired By Tropical Green Forests! Cameroonian Fashion Brand Maison d’Afie Releases Resort Collection “Ngondo”

For the Ngondo collection, Sarah Divine-Garba the creative head of women’s wear brand, Maison d’Afie, repurposes a Cameroonian Colonial classic maxi gown known as the Kaba which was paradoxically born by white missionary wives in the 19th century, as a cover for half naked Duala women who’s irresistibility supposedly distracted their husbands. Sarah draws from her…

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Jemimah, Wife of Celebrity Photographer Emmanuel Oyeleke Debuts Womenswear Brand Knanfe, Releases Capsule Collection “Cosmopolitan”

Contemporary Nigerian womenswear brand Knanfe has released its debut capsule collection aptly named COSMOPOLITAN. The collection features a unique utilization of up to the minute fabrics with sleek and structured minimalistic overtones; perfect for summer, spring and feel-good moments for every fashionable woman. A design brand os owned by the wife of popular photographer Emmanuel…

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Fashion Designers Makioba Olugbile, Kiki Okewale, Bunmi Olatunji, Patricia Onumonu for Vanguard Allure Fashion Issue

Patricia Onumonu of Trish O Couture Talent in Nigeria is constantly on the rise especially in the fashion industry, it’s an integral part of human wants and needs. There is a buzzing need for people to dress well and look good in this part of the world, on this week’s Vanguard Allure Fashion Issue, Makioba…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts French President Emmanuel Macron in An Interactive Session With African Entrepreneurs

While in Lagos this week, H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic engaged with over 2,000 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) alumni, together with other significant members of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, in an open forum, that will guarantee a free and frank exchange of ideas and opinions. The Forum allowed the President to hear…

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Bubbly Fashionable TV Girl Layole Oyatogun Covers The Nation’s Flair Magazine

Presenter, Producer and Actress Layole Oyatogun is this week’s cover girl for Flair magazine of The Nation Newspaper. The bubbly fashionable TV girl speaks on how she got inspiration from her late veteran broadcaster father -Walter Oyatogun, memorable moments, challenges and her life as an actress. See photos from the cover shoot below.    …

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