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Elan celebrates “The Art of Fela’s Queens”



This past weekend, in tune with the 13th year anniversary of Afrobeat legend Fela’s death, Elan – The Fashion Magazine insert of Next on Sunday Newspaper explored the art of Fela’s Queens. Elan chose to celebrate the allure of his Queens, be recreating some of their looks with for their fashion pages, 2 of the models include dancers from the band – Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.
The edition also included an interview with Fela’s first daughter Yeni Kuti and the style profile of Dede Mabiaku.
For more, click HERE

Photos by Abraham Oghobase


  1. DU

    August 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    lovely makeup

  2. 'Kayode Adegbola

    August 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    beautiful photos, elan is really stepping things up. I like !

  3. Nneka

    August 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Nice makeup but a little too cleaned up to truely depict Fela’s queens.

    And the hair! Uhm…not working for the purpose at all. Com’on, Fela’s women had dramatic, puffy hairdos for the most part.

    One more observation… frame focus on rearviews and shekeres??? Are you kidding? Hopefully they have those covered in other shots not shown here.

    On this one Elan scores a 6/10 with me.

  4. Ijeoma

    August 6, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Does anyone know who the model is? She looks familiar

    • ojuigo

      October 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      abit late but she is zulu.

  5. Ujubaby

    August 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Beautiful, Africa 4 lyfe!

  6. Fuladeni

    August 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    FYI, the above photos (and most featured in the Elan Afrobeat edition) are by Abraham Oghobase…

  7. Oma

    August 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    models name is Zulu

  8. Ijeoma

    August 11, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Yes, I figured it out. Thanks 🙂

  9. olu

    August 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Yeni is Fela’s DAUGHTER; not sister!!!

  10. niki

    August 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    awww zulu looks really pretty!!

  11. ismael

    August 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    lovely collection…….no word to describe this wonderful styles…….fantastic….

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