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Style Sighting: Kelis Loves Jewel By Lisa!



Just a few months ago, we sighted Kelis in a JBL Spring/Summer 2010 paisley print top, and it appears the musician has a growing love for the brand.

Jewel by Lisa is fast becoming a fashion favourite for R&B rockstar Kelis! The singer was featured in New York on BET’s 106 & Park – one of the largest music TV countdown shows wearing the ‘Frou Frou’ skirt from our newly launched diffusion collection, Jbylisa!

A few days before, she was seen wearing our NY SS2010 Mustard Martian print wrap dress in London at the Channel 4: T4 on the beach! Kelis recently stated that she’s working a tribal/ethnic inspired look this season, as she promotes her new album; its no wonder she’s chosen Jewel By Lisa as her go to brand!

We love her incredibly fashion forward style and salute her contribution in putting African fashion on the map!

Ex-Style Editor at Large - , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun


  1. JPrat

    July 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    ok? Sorry but African women seems to work it a lot better

  2. me

    July 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    now that’s a silly statement… Kelis is African-American.. Notice the African…

  3. JPrat

    July 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    [email protected] me, you are the sillier one. AFrican and African-American are not the same. I’m sure she will out right tell you she is not African, thus my point that African Women work these designs a lot better. I guess JayZ will work a Danshiki as good as an African man just cos he is African American right? Mind you i didn’t generalize about ethnicity, in this case, i just feel Kelis didn’t do the outfits any justice. My very good friend is caucasian and she rocked my sister’s wedding aso ebi, you would think she is a Nubian Queen.

  4. J'adore

    July 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    @JPrat, what are you on about? You statement is beyond silly, it’s outright stupid cos it doesn’t make any sense!

  5. babylawyer

    July 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    What has all this got to do with the fact that JBL is getting the international acclaim she deserves? Kudos jare JBL, they’ll be lining at your door pretty soon!

  6. ij

    July 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    never mind the outfit , how far with her face, whats with the look ah ah!! she
    shld nicely grow her hair or keep away frm that shade of lip paint

  7. Ujubaby

    July 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Nyce dress, but u go fear make up, lol!


    July 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Kelis needs to stop bleaching for one.
    but to Kelis: I love Jewel by Lisa too. 🙂
    she is in a way promoting Jewel by Lisa because a lot of people do keep an eye on what she wears all the time.
    so this could be good. 🙂

  9. siena

    July 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    …. and so what??????

    You guys here on BN talk about this girl like she is some superstar, she aint even news worthy. when was the last time she had a hit. Its news worthy if its Alicia Keys or Beyonce NOT Kelis, hence the few comments.

    When all fails for these has beens in america now they turn their sites to London rest of Europe or Africa.

    Some of us africans dont give a ???????? (u fill the blanks). Yes Jewels stuff is nice but i really dont give a ??? of Kelis. Like seriously enough already on posting on this chick.

  10. Omada

    July 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    ij you took the words out of my mouth!
    what did she rub on her mouth?

  11. Chamcham

    July 10, 2010 at 2:02 am

    she jam brick wall wit the mouth for Enugu, shebi una know say the dust for Enugu red well well….ehen!

  12. JPrat

    July 10, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Thanks you Siena o…that’s all i am trying to say o.i mean who really considers Kelis a celeb? Who wants to wear what she is wearing? and @ Ja’dore, your comment is even more stupid cos again, no one gives a shit about Kelis like a few people have pointed out. Would you want to look like that before leaving your house. I love JBL, i wear JBL and heck i know she works hard so i would love to see her in the international market cos she flipping deserves it. However, Kelis is just a hoodrat, doing injustice to these clothing. She is known to have a weird, trashy warddrobe, not necessarily style but just weird wardrobe so yeah no sane person would want to copy Kelis’ style for crying out loud. Tiffany Amber, JBL, Sagoe, etc deserve to have the likes of Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys,
    Sanaa Lathan, etc…geez who wants to look like some chics with a mouth full of grillz?

  13. kk

    July 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    ugly beyond redemption.

  14. ............

    July 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Who is Kelis again??????and why are we so excited when a celeb wears a design by our very own.Like we need them to validate the fact that our designers are good…JBL rocks by the way…i love her “easy to wear” pieces

  15. dlapikin

    July 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    So Jprat there is a correlation between saying that a women is from somewhere and whether or not she is a celebrity?
    By the way She may not be beyonce, but the mere fact that you know who she is makes her a celebrity.
    Last time I checked you have not have any records out there have you? or your 15 minutes of fame on 106th and Park… Neither have you married a Hip-hop Icon? or maybe be nominated or won any awards in music?
    So just because you don’t like somebody does not mean you should deny facts.
    Now does it work it better or worse than an african women is in the realm of silly statements because working an outfits depends on body shape and attitude rather than ascendance…
    It is a good thing for jewel by lisa that somebody that has media visibility wears their clothes… FYI what Beyonce, Alicia and Solange wear is mostly from Boxing Kitten which is an American brand by an African american designer using ankara… Our artists need all the supports they can get, may it be golddiggin’Kelis. So good for Jewel by Lisa that Kelis is wearing them!

  16. Asa

    July 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i love jewel by lisa and deola sagoe a lot 10/10 who says nigerian designers can’t do it.

  17. lauryee143

    July 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    nice to know she is rocking the JBL outfit..but Kelis looks weird in this photo…like waaaaay too much powder…hmmm

  18. kedu-odinma

    July 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    @jprat: u r an olodo…who are u to say kelis is not a celeb? u non-existent individual…bella needs to stop this commenting thing cos of ignorant ppl like u…its actually gettin annoying…instead of u to commend lisa, ur ranting about whether shes african or african american…whats ur point even?

  19. ruchy

    July 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    wats dat on her head? ahhhh she looks so wa o. superstar, dem 2 dey do.

  20. pam

    July 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    as usual nasty pull her down “people” continue to infest this site.
    Jewel by Lisa YOU ROCK!
    Great job youve done getting your clothes some millage. I
    love that Kelis didnt just wear them randomly.
    106 and Park has MAJOR viewership
    in and outside the states. In London she also wore it on TV.
    As for the lip colour, orange is in. maybe we’ll start rocking it 4 seasons later.
    who frigging cares?
    Kellis bleaching????LMAO!!!!!! you guys are too much oh!
    she always been that exact same shade besides she actually part asian y’know?
    Kellis looks fab and love her or hate her people always watch out for her craziness

  21. pam

    July 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    i use the term “people” very loosely

  22. STFU

    July 11, 2010 at 3:28 am

    uh puhleeezzzz!!!! JBL sould be happy kelis is wearing her outfit!
    who is kelis again????? what kinda dumb question is that! NO who are you plz??????????
    loool people like to talk shit! u wish u was kelis right now daaahhh!

  23. peezed

    July 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

    na wa these negative people. Kelis is a celeb. Abi y’all were in the village when ‘Milkshkaes bring all the boys to the yard’ and ‘might trick me once,…’?

    JBL is awesome but Kelis is coming back with a new album and been getting a lot of press lately. So her wearing JBL is promoting the brand internationally. Baby steps, one day beyonce will wear JBL okay?

    Its not enough for JBL to be worn by rich 9ja people alone. Lisa Folawiyo is tryna be HUGE so this is awesome. Its not about depending on Americans to validate us, In fact we do need them.

    Don’t forget its not Nigerians that made Asa, Nneka, Chimamanda Adichie or Duro Olowo and Emmy Collins successful ($$$$ terms).

  24. Fehintola

    July 11, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Great work by JBL..still not sure what’s flattering about Kelis wearing anything anyone designer makes. I guess the trendsetters in Hollywood such as Mary J Blige, Gabrielle Union, etc take fashion cues from Kelis abi? …Nope! Such a hoodrat just makes the outfit look weird. Razz chic Kelis…now celeb huh? Yeah technically she is but a classless one.

  25. omalichanwa

    July 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    this is not even worth commenting on, uneccessary arguement.
    its a free world kelis can do whatever she wants. SIMPLES

  26. ......

    July 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    @ peezed, ehen!!tell us more, since you were in the city when “Milkshake” came out

  27. tatafo!

    July 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I couldn’t have said it any better than peezed. Make una no hate, appreciate.

  28. RMG

    July 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t believe some shallow comments i’m it or not,Kelis is in the public eye,and JBL has done a great job by gaining international recognition.This has got nothing to do with Kelis’s face or race,it’s about her liking and rocking clothes by a Nigerian designer!!!


    July 12, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I dont know if its bleaching or her makeup or her lip color/hair color or whatever.
    she looks bleached out, comparing her to “Milkshake”

  30. fokasibe

    July 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    aahnn aahnn guys, it’s about JBL…let’s celebrate our own first naw? BUUUUTTTT sa o! I have to say Kelis looks tres horribles….aahnn aahhnn! and I don’t care if she is part asian or part caucasian, she is bleaching PERIOD! Have a look at the Kelis we know here
    and you’ll see she was darker before! HABA! People sef?

    JBL Rocks!!

  31. prisca

    July 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    is this what marriage to NAS has done to Kelis???? she looks tired as hell… no offence.

  32. winneR

    July 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Welldone JBL.
    But must agree Kelis doesnt look good 2 me at all,haba !!she used 2 b much prettier albeit quirky which was trendy,but in these pix,urgh!she’s gotta get back on track already,if only 2 show she’s ok without NAS.

  33. Faridah

    July 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    JBL great for you jare!
    Kelis is a celebrity in her own right.
    But seriously she needs to loose that cow nose ring!!!!

  34. yeye

    July 25, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I am so tired right now and have no idea where to start.
    When will women stop bringing “woman ” down.
    Na wah oh….
    Be constructive or just……

  35. funke bucknor obruthe

    July 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Go jbl. Good for u my dear friend lisa.

  36. WM

    June 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I’m African American in Florida and I consider myself very much an AFRICAN! It makes me sad to hear it when my own disown the motherland or that I would be excluded by those lucky enough to live there.

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