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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

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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 […]

Ankara with an Eclectic Twist! New Fashion Label FIA debuts Chic “Qua-Iboe” Collection

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In the age where fashion designer are popping up sporadically, there are a few that stand out and are peaking our interest. Emerging ready-to-wear fashion label, FIA, created by designing trio – Funke, Ijeoma and Abi, is here with a fashion line for the women who love their ankara fabrics. With unconventional designs & silhouettes created […]

BN Beauty: Transform into a Subtle Beauty with Stella’s Addiction’s Ankara-Inspired Makeup

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Can someone say ‘Transformation’?! For Stella’s Addiction‘s latest Ankara-Inspired Makeup Tutorial, she takes a cue from a yellow and brown ankara fabric shown above to create a subtle and flawless look on her model. The look is achieved with a dark crease & gold mobile lids, contouring and highlighting to add depth to the model’s […]

Bobby Valentino Gets Draped in Ankara for MADE’s Latest Issue Cover

The ladies used to swoon for Bobby Valentino, American recording artist, pianist, singer and songwriter but then after a while he seemed to have taken things slow on the music scene. Made Magazine finds out what happened in their latest issue with Bobby V as their cover star. With the tagline ‘What Happened to Bobby […]

BN Beauty: Be a Fabulous Bella in Stella’s Addiction’s Simple Ankara-Inspired Makeup Tutorial

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Nigerian makeup artist, Stella Maris of Stella’s Addiction is here with part 1 of her new series with an ankara flare. Inspired by Chidimma Umeh of ThatIgboChick‘s Ankara Series, she will be creating various makeup looks inspired by the African fabric. For the first feature, she glams up her muse, Ebele, in ankara featuring yellow and […]

Beyonce Slays in Ankara – Do You Want to Hear Her Fela-Inspired Album?

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It’s Queen Bey the ankara slayer! The singer showed off this long-sleeve ankara jacket with a deep V neck and leather belt, paired it with a below the knee black pencil skirt and Christian Louboutin blush pumps with gold-capped toes on her Instagram page recently. She must really be feeling the Nigerian vibe because her long-time […]