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Home is where the heart is!

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Going back home, to Nigeria, in a way always keeps me grounded. Seeing and realizing that everyone’s life truly is different is such an eye opener. I had the opportunity to go to Ethiopia and Nigeria this time…

What I wore #OOTN

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With the Buckeyes being named the Undisputed Champions and being born and raised in Ohio I think this attire is very fitting right about now. This sweatshirt was purchased from the Ohio Against the World website in all…

Empowering the African Child

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 “What children are exposed to (in terms of play toys) impacts them psychologically in the long run. ” – Taofick Okoya How freaking cute are these African dolls! Nigerian designer, Taofick Okoya, is the owner and creator of the Queen…

Black Tie Affair

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I had the pleasure of attending a Black Tie Affair while I was in Dallas visiting family for Thanksgiving. This event was hosted by an organization called Umu Igbo Unite, Dallas chapter. I loved how everyone looked so elegant…

Something new: Ankara Turban

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Trying something new. I don’t normally wear hats or turbans but with it raining cats and dogs today and losing my umbrella for the hundredth time, I had no other choice. I had extra fabric laying around from…

Lagos Fashion Week

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“Fashion is a way to bring a message of positivity. People usually look at Africa in a skeptical way, a place that needs to be helped. But fashion creates a vehicle to showcase Africa in a different way.”…

OOTN Ankara Jumpsuit

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You all know how much I’m obsessed with jumpsuits and this little number I created just made my obsession a little bit stronger! This is what boredom on a Saturday leads to but I must admit it’s not too bad. I…

Be bold, Be beautiful, Be You.

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This year, Beyoncé has been stepping out in some gorgeous Ankara pieces. She is not afraid to go bold by choosing different unique patterns and bright colors. To me, seeing Beyoncé in these Ankara pieces, in a way, tells me a story and also…

IGBO KWENU! 54 years strong.

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On October 1, 1960, 54 years ago, Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom. 54 years later, despite the challenges and issues Nigeria has faced we are tackling those obstacles and still have remained one nation. When I was younger,…

Art x Ankara

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Being able to dress up and admire the creativity of different artwork just might happen to be a couple of my favorite things to do. *sigh* Ohio just doesn’t quite have events like this…. And people wonder why I’m always gone…