June, 2009

A Good book is priceless: EC Osondu

A Good book is priceless: EC Osondu

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Bookaholics sought out this fine Nigerian writer who has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize. Trust us, we asked him some questions.
Three adjectives that best describe you
This is little hard for me. The question, I mean, puts

A Nation’s Identity Crisis by Reuben Abati | Response by Banky W

A Nation’s Identity Crisis by Reuben Abati | Response by Banky W

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

This is created huge buzz and inspiring heated debates both online and offline! Both are a long read but well worth it! What do you think?
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A Nation’s Identity Crisis by Reuben Abati
You may not have noticed it:…

Mode Mag exclusively reveals Stella Damasus’ husband – Emeka Nzeribe

Mode Mag exclusively reveals Stella Damasus’ husband – Emeka Nzeribe

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

When news that well-loved Nigerian actress Stella Damasus had remarried broke, the majority of her fans began asking. Who did she marry? Soon after we got a name, Emeka Nzeribe but still no details on Mr. Nzeribe were leaked. Not…

Naming Game: Who are your favourite Writers?

Naming Game: Who are your favourite Writers?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

We believe on Bookaholic that one of the secrets to being a fantastic writer is to read about good writers (their works and interviews); we snooped this one out for you…
Pambazuka interviews Binyajavanga Wanaina, Kenyan founding editor of Kwani …

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Odio Mimonet

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Odio Mimonet

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

With velvet, silks, African and geometric patterns, the Nigerian label Odio Mimonet… presents a collection that is oozing in elegance. The intricate details melt in the jewels tones and the cuts of her designs make them move easily across the

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tina Atiemo

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tina Atiemo

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Ghanaian designer Tina Atiemo …in this collection displays a variety of styles;  from the short and playful peek-a-boo and cut out dresses and jumpsuits to the crisp tailored whites with soft details, frills, pleats and a bit of ruching.
The

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Gloria Wavamunno

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Gloria Wavamunno

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Ugandan designer, Gloria Wavamunno’s … collection features monochromatic pieces, lots of yellow and lilac pastel coloured pieces and black contemporary designs.
Each piece in this collection is designed to the capture the essence of  femininity. The cuts, the silhouettes, the patterns

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Heni

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Heni

Friday, June 19th, 2009

South African designer, Heni… fuses the softness of white with stripes and patterns for his casual pieces. This softness is juxtaposed with the black voluminous pieces, layered in intense ruffles. The collection’s strength lies in its rich texture and the

STOP!!!

STOP!!!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Before you slather on your foundation, check below to see if this applies to you.
It’s a vicious cycle, you wear makeup to cover up your blemishes, only for you to take it off and discover more blemishes!! If this…

Modelling Artwork – Nnenna Okore Exhibition

Modelling Artwork – Nnenna Okore Exhibition

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Are you a lover of arts? Do you like meeting other art lovers like you? Then, you have to be at Nnenna Okore’s art exhibition.

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Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ade Bakare

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ade Bakare

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Nigerian designer, Ade Bakare’s collection diffuses from a colourful palette to a toned down white one. He features lots of designs with long sleeves and embroidery details, and in true Ade Bakare … fashion, quite a number of sweep coats.
His

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Samantha Cole

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Samantha Cole

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

London based label, Samantha Cole  presented at the Arise Africa Fashion week.  Samantha Cole,  a Nigerian-born… designer featured lots of dramatic black and monochrome pieces accentuated with voluminous sleeves, intense ruching, hems lines, bubble hem details and ruffles in

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ben Nonterrah

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ben Nonterrah

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Ghanaian designer, Ben Nonterrah’s… collection is all wild fires! He features casual multi-coloured maxi and short day dresses in African fabrics that can  easily transition into evening wear, due to their bold accents. 
Like with his women’s wear collection, he

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ituen Basi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ituen Basi

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi… fuses (what seems to be this season’s hottest trend) bright colours with African fabrics in her collection. The collaboration resulted to contemporary ethnic pieces which electrified the runway!
Her designs are feminine, playful and have a

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Nkwo

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Nkwo

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The Nkwo …collection features volume created with layers of tulle, silk and the softness and fluidity of chiffon in earthly warm colours. The vibrant print fabrics come alive, with bubble hems, frill details on the necklines, tulip skirts and dresses.

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tiffany Amber

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tiffany Amber

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

With Tiffany Amber collections, one should expect floral fabrics; as Folake Folarin’s… designs are an embodiment of softness, flow and femininity. This collection definitely captures that particular feel to her creations with floral and intriguing peacock patterns, plunging necklines, cascading

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Christie Brown

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Christie Brown

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Aisha Obuobi is the Ghanaian behind the label Christie Brown…. Her collection was nothing short of amazing! The fabric combinations and well articulated designs added a contemporary flair to her designs.
Showing an interest in the fashion of the

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Eyola

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Eyola

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Nigerian label, Eyola …presented a collection that engaged the audience in a fantasy with hoop skirts, metallic corsets and archery type dresses. However, in the collection, she also presents very wearable piece, which can be easily translated from the runway.

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Sika Designs

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Sika Designs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Ghanaian label Sika Designs… presented a collection that engaged the audience in such an appealing manner! From the solid structured pieces which combined simple cuts with interesting details like flower embroidery and sequins on the necklines to the patterned short

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Helen Asrat

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Helen Asrat

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Ethiopian designer, Helen Asrat’s …collection consisted of a lot of black dresses and cobalt blue ones in sheer, tulle, satin and lace fabrics. The dresses are intricately detailed, with pleats, feathers, ruching and cuts! From layered tier short dresses to

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Thula Sindi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Thula Sindi

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

South African Designer, Thula Sindi’s …collection was sophistication epitomised, from the classic LBD’s (Little black dresses) to the soft silk floor length garments. With splashes of bright yellow, pink and cobalt blue, his collection hit all the right notes. The

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Monday, June 15th, 2009

LDA…’s collection filled the runway with yards of lace, Tartan and adorable flower applique. She features dresses which can be worn out to lunch and those  that will definitely make statements in social events! She mixes soft colours with

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Jewel By Lisa

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Jewel By Lisa

Monday, June 15th, 2009

In popular fashion, Jewel by Lisa’s …collection features African fabrics with sequins and detailing on the bodice, neckline and sleeves which never fail to captivate an audience!  This collection is pleasantly colourful, and features quite a number of beautiful individual

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Mustafa Hassanali

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Mustafa Hassanali

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Tanzanian designer, Mustafa Hassanali’s… collection can be described as tropical candy! The vibrant colours combined with soft sheer floaty fabrics, capture the allure of a fine summer’s day and an enchanting summer’s evening!
His garments emphasise on the hands and

Lanre DaSilva opens new store + launches Ready-to-Wear Collection

Lanre DaSilva opens new store + launches Ready-to-Wear Collection

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Lanre DaSilva… recently opened a new store and launched a Ready- to -Wear collection. The new store is undoubtedly a client’s haven; finely furnished with exquisite taste and an impeccable eye to create the allure of a store that’s not