Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe is the frontline Nigerian haute couture designer daughter to Michael Ade Ojo of Elizade Motors. Deola was educated at the University of Miami and University of Lagos with a Masters in…

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1962, Lagos, Nigeria --- Original caption: Sherman Rosenberg of Chicago, (C), a chemistry teacher at Queens college in Lagos, plays basketball with her students of the college, a secondary school for girls. Rosenberg introduced the sport to the country. The basketball was donated by an American. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Americanism

Americanism, the propensity of the Nigerian to lean towards American ideologies increased after independence from the British. However, the year 1938 marked the formal beginning of cultural…

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Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija, Africa's richest woman, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg interview in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. XXXSecond sentence hereXXX. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***  Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija

Alakija Folorunsho is a business magnate and philanthropist. Folorunsho was born into a wealthy, polygamous family at Ikorodu in 1951. At the age of seven, she was sent, together with her younger…

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An afrobrazillian house in Lagos, Source:  JD Ojeikere

Aguda

Aguda is the term used for Yoruba Brazilian returnees in 19th Century Lagos. Many of these people, also known as emancipados, or Amaros were captured from the interior in the late eighteenth or…

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Remi Lagos at a fashion show

Remi Lagos

Remi Lagos, real name, Oluremi Dorcas Oshokale was a fashion designer, born 1961 to actress mother and a urbane father with whom she enjoyed frequent Sunday visits to the beach as a child. Her…

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Folake-Folarin-Coker

Folake Folarin-Coker

Folake Folarin-Coker is a Nigerian fashion designer with creations characterized by sensual shapes, rich fabric and exquisite detail. Born in Lagos, Folake schooled in Switzerland, England and…

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