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Nigeria’s Fashion Future – Bridget Awosika, Funke Ogunde, Ugonna Omeruo, Kemmy Solomon, Rukky Ladoja & Ugoma Adegoke featured in Genevieve Mag’s November Issue



Six talented ladies who are at the helm of six of Nigeria’s budding fashion labels are featured in the November 2010 issue of Genevieve Magazine.

In October 2010, Genevieve announced Ohimai Atafo as their new Fashion Editor and we can already see Mr Atafo’s stamp in this new issue. The fashion pages of the November Issue of Genevieve features the six designers wearing 2 looks from their labels.

Here is BN’s review of these labels:

We have to confess that we are super excited about Bridget Awosika‘s new collection. The label brings a youthful, modern and sexy aesthetic to the Nigerian fashion scene. Phunk Afrique has been consistent and their signature jackets and feminine dresses have became staples in their client’s wardrobes. With their dramatic flair and a charismatic figurehead designer, House of Nwocha has an opportunity to become a red carpet favourite. The experience and professionalism that Kemmy Solomon of kemkemstudio brings to the table is apparent from her designs and the positioning of the label. Grey is another label with immense potential for mainstream success. Rukky & Obi of Grey’s approach to design is clean yet it stands out. Their clever marketing also has the ‘it’ factor that many covet.  Zebra is a retail brand with a clear direction and focus, we have no doubt about their continued success.

Congrats ladies!

Genevieve Magazine is definitely stepping things up! Pick up your copy of the new issue and also subscribe for your chance to win a brand new Mercedes Benz.

Photography: Oladipo Oladapo


  1. pam

    November 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    really great… doing this with the challanges naija has to offer is a big deal… apologies to dora 🙂

  2. Grace

    November 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    i love this!!!

  3. beezy

    November 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Of the whole lot; I’m just drawn to kemmy Solomon (refering to the pics)….full african gorgeousness… her dimples, her natural hair and all… she’s a beautiful woman…..

  4. glamrepottv

    November 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    the future of nigerian fashion looks FABOLOUS

  5. Kémi Penélopê

    November 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! These styles are soooooooo sharp!!!

  6. above and beyond

    November 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    funke est tres belle!

  7. bob-ij

    November 20, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Gorgeous Designers and gorgeous designs. I love Kemmy’s hair and the simplicity of her designs. Good job Mai on the composition.

  8. anjay

    November 20, 2010 at 2:09 am


  9. sweetie

    November 20, 2010 at 4:16 am

    sooo proud of naija, we are definitely doing big stuff, big ups to all the designers

  10. Ready

    November 20, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I am so freaking excited about these designers! I was worried that I’d have to buy clothes from the U.S. and pay for excess luggage when relocating, but thank the good Lord there are very good choices at home. Here’s to hoping the prices are reasonable because my Ijebu self refuses to be ripped off.

    • missy~spectacularrr

      November 23, 2010 at 8:25 am

      babes no dull yaself…rip off is the norm! pack your bags wellu wellu!

  11. Grace

    November 20, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Love Funke Ogunde, she is so talented and i went 2 high school with her

    • Adaeze

      November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      She was my “SENIOR” in high school. Trinity International College,Ofada…lol Wot a small world…

  12. Big Sis

    November 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Yay!!! Go Rukky!

  13. Olivia

    November 21, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Lovely pieces….me likey!

  14. disbabe

    November 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    love Phunk its more me


    November 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm


  16. Iya2

    November 22, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Kemi Solomon … ok now!

  17. Anya

    November 22, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Truly beautiful women!!

  18. Show some love

    November 22, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Fabulousity. Welldone ladies. Funke Ogune rocks

  19. Kaltume

    November 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I love the fact that they used lots of beautiful colours. It’s sooooo refreshing to see these Naija designers using fabrics other than ankara.

  20. aproko

    November 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I like Kemmy’s hair, my hair is natural but on the low side, how can i make my hair that way?

  21. xx

    November 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    How come Funke Fowler’s name is not included? Abi she no enter settings?

  22. Ewa

    November 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    amazing women!

  23. meme

    November 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    All the designer look great
    I don’t know if it is just me but Grey is not very photogenic

  24. q

    November 23, 2010 at 4:30 am

    funke fowler isn’t a designer,is she?

  25. fokasibe

    November 23, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Love em all…but I think Phunk Afrique and Grey are more of what I could work! But thet KemKem studio’s Jasmin dress is FIERCE!!! Gosh I love it!!!

  26. amaka

    December 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    The bronze gold jacket from Phunkafrique, the drapey roman goddess dress from Kem Kem Studio and the one handed navy number from Zebra have me drooling!!

  27. Davido

    January 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Kudos to these amazing designers for their efforts, and to Mai for the composition! Thanks Bella for giving them a platform!

  28. bolawole

    May 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

    gr8 stuff i need yhu 2 do a dress 4 mehh

  29. olisa james dialo

    December 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    great work! i love the concept of your ideas. it would be great to work for you as a model. you are an asset to this country.

  30. olisa james dialo

    December 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    great work…..i love your designs and would love to model for you

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