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First Ever Ankara Kids Store Little Sts Officially Opens in Abuja | Photos

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Little Sts Kids is children’s clothing that caters for kids between the ages of 0-16 yrs. We combine fashion and functionality to give your kids the perfect look. With the growing need to dress our children and showcase African fashion to the world, we make contemporary styles with the African fabric commonly known as the […]

NYFWSS17: Ankara Craze! See the Xuly Bet Collection by Mali Born Designer Lamine Kouyaté

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  a model walks the runway at Xuly Bet fashion show during September 2016 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mali born, Parisian based designer Lamine Kouyaté of the iconic brand Xuly Bet used a lot of ankara/wax prints for his Spring Summer 2017 collection for New York Fashion Week this year. Mixing the African print fabrics with denim and other prints, the designer’s collection had a lot of bomber jackets and tracksuits with some of […]

Fashion Fix is Back with Tips on How to Rock Ankara the Fashionista Way! Watch on BN TV

On this episode of Accelerate TV‘s Fashion Fix called “Ankara Anxiety,” Mercy Ajisafe and stylist Harvella Styles focus on African print and how to rock them by combining other fabrics and the right accessories. The ladies are back to team up and bring the best looks and tips for slaying in Ankara. Watch the Video

What makes a ‘Classic Man’? Jidenna talks about His Love for Ankara, says why Burna Boy Should Break Out Internationally & More – WATCH

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Long Live the Chief! In this interview Jidenna had with Wazobia TV talks about a lot of things from his fashion to his favourite Nigerian musicians and what makes a Classic Man. A few tidbits – Did you know his middle name is Theodore? His love for his father influences his fashion – that’s why he infuses Nigerian […]

Catch the Ankara Fever! Kenny Adelaja presents this Ankara inspired Beauty shoot with Heaven Essence Beauty

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Kenny Adelaja teamed up with Evi Photography and makeup artist Ibilola Tiwo of Heaven Essence Beauty to bring us this ankara themed beauty shoot, leaving us hungry for more. Ibilola worked with similar colour palettes for both models – berry lips and gold shimmery eye with a subtle smokey effect, giving us inspiration for our next […]

BN Style: Ellana Turner’s Love for Sewing led to Stunning Handmade Ankara Accessories

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In this post, jewelry designer Ellana Turner of E. Turner Couture showcases some of her handmade statement accessories and jewellery crafted primarily from ankara wax print. Ellana Turner’s hand made pieces are true testament of the versatility and flexibility of our wax print, it shouldn’t just stop at sewing wrappers and blouses, there’s so much more that can […]

Exclusive: Ade Bakare Debuts Colourful Ankara Range Collection

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Inspired by an old photo of his mum in the 1950s Lagos, leading Nigerian couturier/designer – Ade Bakare, attempts to pay homage to Lagos’ 50s style, which was largely characterized by elegant A-line dresses in Christian Dior inspired bar length cuts. A total turn-around from the designers often unmistakable romance with silk crepe and gazar (which were still […]

Burkina Faso Issues International Arrest Warrant for Ex Leader Compaore Over Former Pres. Sankara’s Murder

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Burkina Faso has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted leader Blaise Compaore in connection with the murder of former president Thomas Sankara, Al Jazeera reports. According to the report, “Sankara, a revolutionary figure who is still a hero to many in West Africa, was killed on October 15, 1987, during the coup that brought his […]

BN Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Statement Piece! FelicitiBelle Shows How to Make a Reversible Fur-Ankara Cape | Watch

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Get ready to look fabulous! UK-based custom made clothier, stylist, fashion consultant, personal shopper, and the woman who gives you stylish pieces you can make at home, Phola of felicitiBelle is back with something chic & furry. In today’s installment of BN Do It Yourself, we are going to learn how to make a reversible […]

Fun Pieces meet Vibrant Ankara as BYGE unveils New Capsule Collection – “Sisi Series”!

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Here’s a vibrant capsule collection for your viewing pleasure. Nigerian fashion brand, BYGE, presents its capsule collection for 2015 titled “Sisi Series“, and it features fun and simple silhouettes created with bold ankara fabrics. The collection has been created for the chic lady who wants to spice things up with fun tribal prints. The “Sisi […]

Ezinne Chinkata: From Pastel Pieces to Fierce Ankara! 9 Fabulous Outfit Ideas for #HeinekenLFDW

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It’s that time again – fashion week is upon us and we are all set for all the amazing collections, this year’s Fashion Focus generation, the fab exhibitions and more! The 28th – 31st of October would see all fashion-lovers converge to witness amazing African fashion! We are ready…well almost. We still have to look […]

Check out Jidenna at the “All Things Ankara Ball” Last Night

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The “Classic Man” was at the All Things Ankara Ball in Maryland, USA last night. BellaNaija brought you the amazing promo shoot for the event and that ramped up major hype for the event. Jidenna and model Jessica Chibueze were the honourees at this year’s event. Check out the first look at the duo rocking […]

BN Beauty: Get This Look – “Neon Flush” Ankara Inspired Makeup Tutorial | ThatIgboChick!

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That Igbo Chick returns! Chidimma Umeh of ThatIgboChick is back to making makeup tutorials and she’s kicking them off with an electric ankara inspired makeup tutorial we have dubbed “Neon Flush”! The look is definitely one that will make heads turn with a combination of white frost, lemon & dark green colours, and a fab […]

Nigerian label Elvira Jude launches New Ankara-based Diffusion Line – Elvira by Elvira Jude!

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Emerging womenswear fashion label, Elvira Jude is doing something new – launching a diffusion line – Elvira by Elvira Jude. ‘The brand, which launched earlier this year, has become a fave for celebs like Bolanle Olukanni & Toke Makinwa and seems to be garnering more momentum with its new diffusion line. This sub-label has been […]

Go Behind-the-Scenes of the All Things Ankara Ball 2015 “Nigerian Renaissance” Campaign featuring Jidenna & Jessica Chibueze with Raro Lae!

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Last month we gave you a look at the EPIC All Things Ankara Ball 2015 campaign featuring music artist Jidenna and Nigerian-American top model Jessica Chibueze. If missed it, you have to check it out HERE. Today, we are excited to take you behind the scenes of the campaign. TV presenter Raro Lae chats with the […]

EPIC! The All Things Ankara Ball 2015 “Nigerian Renaissance” Campaign featuring Jidenna & Jessica Chibueze


This is one of the most epic ad campaigns ever! The All Things Ankara Ball will take place on Saturday, October 17th 2015. The Ball is a formal social event in which the guests attend in classy, elegant & couture Ankara print attire. It is also the Official Nigeria Independence Ball and will celebrate Nigeria’s […]