Category Archives: Biographies

OB Designer Focus: Oluwakayode Etti Of Skentele By Etti

This week’s designer spotlight shines on the creative director of Skentele by Etti, Oluwakayode Etti. A man of many talents, this Lagos-based recording artist and fashion illustrator is a champion of African prints. In 2017, Etti emerged winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund Initiative which included a couture masterclass that assisted in boosting his career…

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OB Designer Focus: Amy Akudo Iheakanwa Of Shekudo

Today we’re shinning the spotlight on Amy Akudo Iheakanwa, an Australian born community development worker who is also the co-founder of the accessory brand, Shekudo. After co-finding the brand with Shetu Bimpong and later become the sole creative director, the all-around creative moved the brand’s base across the Indian Ocean to commence production in Lagos…

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OB Crush: Meet Gozie Coker, The founder Of Coker Creative

Today we’re crushing on Gozie Coker who is the founder and ‘Chief Experience’ designer of Coker Creative, a boutique event company specializing in designing experiences for its clients handling everything from concept to reality and delivering a fully customized, stress-free and personalized service. Growing up, Gozie was nicknamed ‘the organ’- short for organizer as she always planned all…

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OB Designer Focus: Adenike Adegboye Of ‘Denike’

As the landscape of the Nigerian fashion industry constantly evolves, we are always on the lookout for emerging designers and talents and Denike ticks every box. Creatively headed by Adenike Adegboye, the emerging womenswear label not only caught the eye of the Lagos Fashion Week organizers but had Adenike chosen as one of the 2018…

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OB Crush: Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, Founder Of FalGates

Our OB Crush for this week goes to Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, a Kaduna-based Nigerian farmer based who is also the founder of FalGates. Falalu is a degree holder in Management from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and master’s degree holder in Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in 2014. When he…

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Meet Chinwetel Ejiofor, The British-Nigerian Actor Casted Alongside Beyoncé In The Lion King Remake

The Lion King just got its very first trailer and the internet can’t get enough. Projected to hit cinemas in July 2019, the Jon Favreau-directed Disney live-animation stars our very own Nigerian born English actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor alongside American singer Beyonce and a bevy of other industry giants such as Donald Glover, James Earl Jones,…

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