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Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for recent bombings in Abuja and Lagos. AFP broke the news via Twitter: According to a more detailed report by AFP, culled by The ...
 
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Normally every Valentines Day brings with it some form of excitement. But, Sunday was different. I stood looking at the huge bouquet of flowers which had been delivered at my address at exactly 11:15am with somber reflection. The card attached read...'Glory, you've always meant more to me. ...
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Our Wedding Story is Bella Naija's special wedding feature that delves a little bit deeper. Our very special couple is Oyinlola Sawyerr & Tagbo Azubike. Oyinlola and Tagbo both reside in Lagos, Nigeria where she's a banker and he is a medical doctor. The couple tied the knot on Monday, ...
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It is the small businesses that make a buoyant economy, and here at BN we make it our responsibility to encourage individuals who have taken the bold step to set up their own businesses. Chiamaka Iwunze is young and doing something entrepreneurial in fashion. She took her love for jewelry ...
Arise Magazine African Collective Part III
Loin Cloth & Ashes designer Anisa Mpungwe took her inspiration from her father's hometown of Ifakara,  Tanzania but contrary to preconceived notions, her Fall 2010 collection is not about bright, flirty prints. The designer's obsession with structure has ...
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Nigerian Designer, Deola Sagoe also showcased her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the ARISE Magazine Africa Collective III runway. Deola Sagoe in this collection combines the fierce cuts of military inspired garments with a feel for texture. Opting for a dark palette, the collection features ...
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South African Label Black Coffee showcased their Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the ARISE Magazine's Africa Collective III runway at Bryant Park yesterday. Black Coffee designers Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen present a collection that features voluminous coats combined with wide ...
Arise African Fashion Collective Part III
Arise hosted its 3rd "African Fashion Collective" at the tents in Bryant Park last night. There seemed to be something different about this year's show--maybe because the energy was a little low as the fashion community is still recovering from the death of McQueen or just the simple fact ...
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The buildup to this year's Future Awards lasted for almost a year. From the tour featuring previous winners to the townhall meetings which took "The Future'" from Lagos to Enugu to Johannesburg to London and beyond...Finally after all the anticipation, the D-Day arrived. On Sunday 7th of ...
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It's that time of the year when many women wish for brightly coloured greeting cards, bouquets of flowers, delicious chocolate, nicely wrapped gifts, candle-lit dinners and everything else - affordable and unaffordable. However, my preoccupation is not with outward ritual and empty consumerism ...
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Kilon Bubblezz! I have thoroughly enjoyed the British Celebrity Big Brother. I can’t help but think one of our ‘graphics’-advanced terrestrial TV channels ought to team up with Endelmol UK and do our very own Nigerian Celebrity Big Brother. Although I strongly believe Nigerians tend to be ...
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Aschobi’s fourth collection, Black and White, projects the "refined rock chic" look with its muted use of colour and embellishment of the pieces with various materials including metal studs and chains. Aschobi shows through this collection that monochrome pieces can be stylish, sophisticated ...
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Nike Akinola London has come out with a Summer/Spring 2010 Collection inspired by ‘The Long Weekend’. ‘This collection captures the very essence of what it means to be an independent woman going into a new decade’, says creative director, Nike Akinola. The collection illustrates seasonal ...
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Valentine's Day is on its way and you know at least one friend will call you after the weekend to tell share those two words - "I'm Engaged!". Our BN couple today, Nkemjika Umenyiora & Chika Nwobi tied the knot during a beautiful ceremony which took place in December 2009. The couple's ...
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2010 is definitely set to be an exciting year for African fashion and style. We just received some amazing news. The BIGGEST reality show focused on Nigerian/African fashion and style is being launched in 2010. The show called STYLOGENIC is a totally unique concept that has never been done ...
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In June 2009, Ermenegildo Zegna, the 100 year old giant of Italian tailored suit-making announced that they would be expanding and exploring new markets. According to an article published in the New York Times, Gildo Zegna, chief executive of the company said  “What we used to call the ...
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Valentine's Day falls on Sunday this year! So you have the whole weekend to celebrate your love with those close to you, those in need or just to pamper yourself! Here are some exciting Valentine's weekend events and ...
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In the spirit of Valentine's Day gifting, a few brands have decided to hold contests, others have created special Valentine's Day packages. See below for information. Note that these contests are not being run by Bella Naija, therefore we are not involved in the picking of winners or ...
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Orleans designs is a London based women’s wear and accessory brand. Their Spring/Summer 2010 collection presents African prints in 100% silk. Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the designer behind this collection ‘has been inspired by the cultural richness on her upbringing on West Africa’s tropical ...
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The Face of Africa 2010 has come and gone. Arguably the most prominent fashion event ever held in Nigeria, the Face of Africa 2010 finale definitely lived up to the hype. For weeks leading up to the event, "Do you have Face of Africa tickets?" was a question that was repeated time and time ...
In this new year, this much is true. While we will have new possibilities open up and as Valentine's day fast approaches, many of us will have new loves or even redefine our love for old flames, there will be still some who find themselves in painful situations. Some will get hurt. Some will ...

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