Bridal train in Aso Ebi

Aso Ebi

Aso Ebi (also called Ashebi), which literally means ‘family cloth’ originated with the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria, as can be deduced from the name. It refers to a piece or set of…

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Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego; highly sought-after international model and a spokesperson of L’Oreal, the renowned French cosmetic house with her face appeared on several billboards around the world. On…

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Emmy Collins

Emmy Collins

Emmy Collins, born of Nigerian and Dutch parents,  is a London based avant garde fashion designer who is well known for his sartorial taste in fashion. Also a fashion blogger, Emmy have declined…

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Betty Irabor launching her book amidst flowers

Betty Irabor

Betty Irabor, Editor-in-Chief of Genevieve, a lifestyle magazine, one of the most consistent female media professionals. In 2005, Betty, through Genevieve, launched a war against breast cancer….

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Lady in Gele

Gele

Gele; popular headdress fashion in Nigeria. Gele was for the fashion divas of the 1950s the ultimate head piece. At no other time did the beauty of the gele become more apparent than in 1960 when…

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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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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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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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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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