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Hi Everyone,
Happy New Year once again!
I am so excited about the New Year…so many new possibilities!
By God’s grace, all will go excellently! It has already started…I got some very fabulous news on Friday plus I got a gift I have been craving forever today!
Anyway, thanks sooooo much for the award!
Best Blog 2006!
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This year is going to be even better! Just watch out!
So what did u get u to this Christmas? Did u get married? Lol…I swear, everyone and their mama got married this holiday…God will bless your marriage. AMEN.

On to what we luv – Fashion!
The CatWalk the World – Fashion For Food show in Accra, Ghana was tres fab….
I have the most comprehensive coverage with all the pics you just need to see.
So sit back and enjoy!
Various designers and celebrities participated in the show. They include Nigeria’s Deola Sagoe, Ghana/UK’s Ozwald Boateng, South Africa’s Stoned Cherrie, Ghana’s Tina Atimeo, US Music Mogul, Damon Dash and his wife, designer/NY socialite extraordinaire Rachel Roy amongst others.

Designer Deola Sagoe with models Oluchi Orlandi and Ojy Okpe

Alabah Collection

Stonned Cherie

Tina Atiemo Collection

Sika Collection

Konadu Collection

Damon Dash, his wife – Rachel Roy, children – Ava & Boogie, Obaro Ibru

Ozwald Boateng at an orphanage + his collection

Kofi Ansah + Other designers

UK Press Conference for CatWalk the World Ghana

Matthew Mensah – Obaro Ibru – Deola Sagoe

Caroline Chikezie

That’s it folks. Let us know what you think! Several thousand dollars were raised at the event and these funds will benefit children through the UN World Food Programme.

Props to Deola, Mensah and Obaro. Deola’s collection was styled by the team of Yemi Akerele and Bola Balogun. I luv Deola as always, my other favs are Ozwald, Tina Atiemo and Sika Collection + I luv Rachel Roy, her fashion sense is fabulous – she is the ultimate fashionista! Let us know what you think of the clothes or whatever.

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  1. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 9:41 am

    This girl sa always current with events..Nice Expose

  2. TaureanMinx

    January 8, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Congrats again and were you at the show? Nice converage of the event.

  3. Dimples

    January 8, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Nice one…trust Bella Naija…i guess that’s why your “Blogger of the Year”

  4. Mona

    January 8, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Nice pics – well done :o)

  5. Nilla

    January 8, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Congrats on the award girl!
    An award well deserved.

    I especially like the Sika collection, and the outfits made of african prints.

    Good job as usual.

    Emm….so when are you starting your magazine Missy?

  6. Monique Barb

    January 8, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Yasmin Warsame is my favorite !

    View her profile on

    Yasmin Warsame – Profile on

  7. Ms Nu Booty

    January 8, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Rachel Roy is not the ultimate fashionista. She is the ultimate social climber.

  8. Dammie

    January 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    WoW, I’m very impressed on your coverage and of course the show!!!…..

    Soo, that’s whatt Mr Mensah looks likeee……hehehhe

  9. sola

    January 8, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    hey,happy new year! missed the blog thanks to naija. anyway its good to be back. congrats on ur award, read an article in marie claire about female bloggers and one of them has bin published as a book.nice pictures

  10. naijagal

    January 8, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    congrats bella on the award. As per Rachel Roy All I can say is it pays to have a rich husband;)

  11. tatafo!

    January 8, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    stoned cherrie did the damn thing! her collection is breathtaking.

  12. Biodun

    January 8, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Congrats on the awards, you truly deserved it! I love this post, thanks for keeping up posted!

  13. Ms Nu Booty

    January 8, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    @Naijagal, my sentiments exactly

  14. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Yeah I was just gonna say about Rachel Roy. she just dey..

  15. chainreader

    January 8, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    oh, bella naija. you just made my week. you know i’m going to have to come back everyday and stare at these pics. fabulous work.

    i particularly liked the stoned cherie, Tina Atimeo and Alabah collections. most of them are wearable.

  16. boorish male

    January 8, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Congrats Bella and thanks for stopping by my blog!!!!!

  17. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Where was this event held. And Deola Sagoe – is she half ghanaian, reason i ask is cos “Sagoe” is a ghanaian name. I know Paul Boateng and Kofi Ansah are but i am curious for Deola. The clothes are very nice, where can i buy some if i am located here in US. I want to support our ppl.


  18. Anonymous

    January 8, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    ignore my question in the last post. I do notice you mentioned it was Accra – thought so. Were you there too? Was it in LaPalm Beach Hotel

    Gosh i miss home so much.


  19. Overwhelmed Naija Babe

    January 8, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations on winning.. na wetin i vote self… you know we luv your blog much! whao.. this is the first time in my life i’ve ever seen african clothes and actually thought “i could and would wear this”!

  20. azuka

    January 8, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Congrats on the award [and for being the bigger lady, you know how ;-)]

  21. Toni Payne

    January 9, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Mensah is a hottie

  22. Anonymous

    January 9, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Deola Sagoe is married to One of the SAgoe Men..she herself is Yoruba..Her husbands family descend from Ghana

  23. Naija Vixen

    January 9, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    wow….nice pic n collection!!!!

  24. Mari

    January 9, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Loves me some Ozwald Boateng…hehehe

    Nice write up dear! Hope u are having a glamorous week.

  25. reen

    January 10, 2007 at 4:21 am

    bella merry christmas and happy new year! congratulations on ur blogger of the year award! the designs are hot!

  26. Adaa

    January 10, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Congrats on the award, you really deserve it!!! Keep it up and real too.

  27. The Life of a Stranger called me

    January 10, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Good on you for winning the award – and nice posts as usual. Super outfits.

  28. Africainement

    January 10, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Gal..respect..ur blog is on point:)
    U seem very dedicated and thorough..!
    go on sista….


  29. mola

    January 10, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Hey congrats! I did not expect less from you… Best Blogger of ’06… Keep thinkin of that stuvs.

  30. Vera Ezimora

    January 11, 2007 at 1:08 am

    All I wanna say is, how can a sister (AKA me!) get one of those outfits? They’re rocking!!

    Bella, u have no idea how jealous I am of you that you’re in Naija…where the finest clothes r worn. Gosh, I’m mighty jealous.

  31. Jaja

    January 11, 2007 at 5:56 am

    I absolutely love all these fashions and their use of colour and cuts. I would love to attend one of these shows or one day maybe be in them! Wow.

  32. angelica

    January 11, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    nice designs, would love to get one of those. good stuff, bella. cant keep my eyes off ur blog. keep it comin.

  33. Elle Woods

    January 11, 2007 at 4:27 pm loving you blog. Africans are doing it big…were you at any of the events.
    As foir Rachel Roy…had my eye on that chick for a while now. She always turns up looking like she didnt try too hard…but she always looks amazing.
    Fashionista indeed!

  34. Guy Horny

    January 11, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Bella, wassap naw! Please update o! Ur readers are itching. LOl

  35. [email protected]

    January 17, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Hey man lovely pics. i was there too but u had nicer pix than i did. [email protected]

  36. Anonymous

    January 17, 2007 at 10:35 am

    bola balogun and yemi akerele styled the catwalk the world fAShion show in ghana for deola sagoe

  37. Anonymous

    January 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Bella. Obaro Ibru and hiw wife; Hirit, Femi Amure and Matthew Mensah are really keeping hope for children in need alive. Through what they are doing and organising, using Catwalk for fashion as a forum.

    A very creative way of helping to stop hunger and poverty in the lives of African Children. “… children are our future” like Whitney sang in one of her hit songs.

    Bella. as usual, always keeping it real. More to u, girl

  38. Niki

    December 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

    new year again. it’s a new start.

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