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Tinuola Arowolo is a Nigerian model based in NYC…..she had a very successful commercial modelling career for several years and was featured in magazines such as Essence. She also graduated from the prestigious, Stern School of Business @ NYU and worked for Arthur Anderson for a little while.
She launched a music project some years ago and released an album using the name, T-Naija.
The album actually debuted on the Billboard R&B Charts when it was released in 2003.
Anyway, Tinuola is back with an online store called myuniqueshop. Click HERE to visit the site. The site stocks an array of luxury goods but the item building the most buzz is something called the ‘Tinu ShoeBag’. This patented shoe-bag has been featured in various fashion mags and some celebrities have been started totting it…
Here are some pics of Tinuola and the ‘Tinu ShoeBag’…what do u guys think? The ultimate fashionista fantasy? Or just plain ugly?

I really like Tinuola, I think she is really stunning and she also seems like a really determined and focused person…..but that ‘shoebag’ is not for me……

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  1. Dammie

    July 19, 2006 at 4:12 am

    I loveee Tinu {been following her for years now}

    I love your blog, Bella. I think I am addicted!!

  2. Errata

    July 19, 2006 at 5:24 am

    I love her items, I will surely make a purchase soon.
    I think she is ingenious. Her tenacity is fierce.

    Im still out on the bag; the pucci ones are to die for

  3. Anonymous

    July 19, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    I love tinuola but that shoe bag is urgggg

  4. Tola

    July 20, 2006 at 1:05 am

    i dont like the shoe bag idea..its not attractive at all…at least she is doing her thing..good luck to her

  5. single man

    July 20, 2006 at 9:16 am

    Wow, some very lovely pictures… beautiful!

  6. Mona

    July 20, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    Lovin ur blog bella pls will u be able to zip n email me some songs u have on your posts…the links have expired cos yousendit is only 7 days…anyways can i email you the ones n and can u zip n send me please :o) PRETTY PLEASE! Thanks…[email protected] right? Holler back or at ma blog xxx

  7. Kunle....

    July 20, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    I really like tinu too but as for the shoebage ?????

  8. Mari

    July 20, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    Ugly mehn. Never heard of her but I like her site though. Nice hookup Bella

  9. Onada

    July 21, 2006 at 12:43 am

    dunno about this shoe bag…

  10. Bella Naija

    July 21, 2006 at 6:45 am

    yeah mona just email me at [email protected]….tell me the ones u want….ciao

  11. Anonymous

    September 20, 2006 at 5:29 am

    Hello everyone, thanks for your lovely comment about the site. I know most of you “here” don’t like the shoebag. I must say that will be a first as Stacy J from the Apprentice show (check, or recently chose to carry the bag for her perfume launch party. That was only a few weeks ago. I don’t know why someone here (without proof)would say celebs stopped toting it when 4 others are have actually requested it AGAIN for the upcoming oscars. Nicollete Sheridan and Teri Hatcher did the honors last year for oscar parties. Well I guess we can’t all please everyone. Nevertheless I love this site. I’m glad a friend was kind enough to send me this link so I can actually see what my own people think of my creations and activity in this country be it hate or love. I will always support my own. Thanks again for all your concerns and love.

    Tinuola herself 🙂

  12. Bella Naija

    October 12, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Tinuola….Thank you so much for the comment…
    I meant, celebrities have ‘started’ carrying the bag not ‘stopped’ (i have corrected it)…anyway, we have resolved it and I’m glad about tht….
    U will always have my overwhelming support because u r an inspiration!
    Even if people dont like the bag(as you said, life is not about pleasing everyone)…anyway, everyone stated that they luv and admire u sooo more grease to ur elbows…

  13. Lolade

    January 27, 2007 at 12:53 am

    I have loved Tinuola since I stumbled over her while she was still doing modelling fulltime (I think it was 200). It’s something about the way she has managed to stay focused. I love that she is taking modeling a step further and doing something that kind of relates to her degree. The shoe bag is different, yes. But I’m not so crazy about it.

    Do your thing girl!

    Bella, more ororo to your orokun.

  14. Dayo Olofinsawo

    July 31, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Tinu, keep up the good work. i’m really proud of you, ur originality about the shoebag is impressive cos i love creative minds.wishing you the best in your endeavours and keep the green-white-green flying sista

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