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BN Style Presents Emerging Fashion Talent Week – Day 4 – SALLY BAWA – Entrée Collection

For Day 4 of our BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week, we have selected upcoming fashion label, SALLY BAWA.



BN Style kicked off 2011 with a special feature on the “11 Young, Fabulous & Talented Designers to Watch in 2011″ – Click to Read.
Starting things off with that feature was no accident.
One of BellaNaija’s major goals for 2011 is to promote the next generation of talent across all fields – from fashion to music, movies, science, entrepreneurship and everything in between.
The BN Style team is pushing forward with this mandate, this week, we will be celebrating the “BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week“.
Everyday of the week, we will feature a lookbook from a promising design label. Some were included in our “11 for 2011″ list and some were not, however they are all immensely talented and breaking boundaries in their own unique ways.
For Day 4 of our BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week, we have selected upcoming fashion label, SALLY BAWA.

Sally Bawa emerged on the scene in 2009, however, it was at the 2011 Future Awards that everyone stood up and noticed when the fashion label dressed various celebrities including superstar actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
The Sally Bawa vision is one that was conceived 10 years ago on a cloudy dreamy day amidst the hubbub of the busy Lagos metropolis. It still is a work in progress. The idea has evolved over time and today, the label offers pieces from two distinct lines; the Ready to Wear and Exclusive Lines. Sally Bawa tells is that the “Sally Bawa Approach” is different, the clothes are reasonably priced and Sally Bawa “offers our clients total participation in the design process. We make clothes by us, for you“.

Ready to Wear


Photography: Oladipo Oladapo & Kush
Makeup: Sade Akintade
Styling: Adejoke Adepashe.
Models: Marie Miller | Jide Aboderin

Sally Julcit Bawa
[email protected]

Funmi Agbi
Fashion Consultant
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Sally Bawa Studio
1 Biaduo Street off Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi, Lagos
[email protected]


  1. Kay

    February 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Lovely pieces. Very wearable. Kudos to the designer.

    • Kamba

      February 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      BRAVO! BRAVO! The designer did a great job with the fabric and silhouette of these pieces. And the models are wearing it well. Just so fabulous!!


    February 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    the model is FAB. and my favorite? the 6th picture because it made my eyes dance. almost hypnotizing, lol.
    its about time we have a Nigeria’s Next Top Model. its long overdue. with the fashion industry exploding before our very eyes, i don’t think it would be a far-fetched idea.
    where is Oluchi at? lol

    • Omogekofo

      February 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Models * they are two ladies and a guy* lol.


      February 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      okay i see. but i was referring to the model that is in 75% of all the pictures.

    • Kushymore

      February 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      6th picture’s by Kushymore Photo-Art but not kush. i wonder why they always get it wrong…Bunmi go halla o. we’re 2 different people and He does a lovely work 2

  3. changing faces

    February 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    really nice…

  4. Chizy K

    February 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    wow these outfits are wonderful, they are just my style. can’t wait for summer n spring honestly

  5. Miss J

    February 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I like the evening dressing especially that black one. I’m not sure i could pull an outfit like that off but it looks fab

  6. Eheuu!

    February 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    i guess every tom dick and harry in naija is a designer now – What else is new – abeg lets see something new aside from fashion on this blog – ah ah. Nothing unique see yet.

    • Ib

      February 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      I almost typed SHARRAP!!However,every tom,dick and harry is entitled to their own opinion so..its ur mouth,use it as u like…#walkingawaywhistling…

    • Nutella

      February 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Tell them! It would surprise you how little talent these kinda peeps have..yet, they try to shoot those who hone theirs. Absolute rubbish! #longhissbeforewalkingawaywhistlysoloudly!!#

    • mary007

      February 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      This is not a blog its a website and they are very versatile as an entertainment site plz

    • indomie

      February 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      My dear, I tire o! I was just thinking to myself; i really cannot keep up with all of them! But its not necessarily a bad thing! Can’t wait to move home and become a designer/model/socialist/blogger-celebrity. Pun intended 🙂

    • Eigengrau

      June 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      “Socialist” as opposed to “Socialite” – no insults intended here. That said, it is amusing how two strikingly similar words represent opposite ideas. The “Socialist Socialite” – interesting paradox!

  7. Chibaby

    February 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    There are some really good pieces here.

  8. Tokyo

    February 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Models are fine, Simple but classy

  9. Yuds

    February 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Not bad! Not bad!

  10. Kechy

    February 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Now we are talking! Pret a porter!!!!!!!!

  11. hotmama

    February 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm


  12. Sade

    February 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Loveeee all the pieces, just my style! I REP SALLY BAWA! 🙂

  13. Miss Face

    February 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm


  14. Babydee

    February 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Yayyyyyy my peeps did the makeup and photography!! Go Sade Akintade and Dipo Oladapo!!

  15. missy

    February 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    nice designs mehn!

  16. naya

    February 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    fresh fresh!!!!!gbam!!!!

  17. Miss ATL

    February 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    now THIS is what i’m talking about!!!!!!! Hawt stuff!

  18. ogodona

    February 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    aww this designs re very gorgeous,i ll definitely get one for myself asap

  19. lullaby

    February 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Lovely designs!! And Bella pls can you kindly respond to the email I sent yesterday. Many Thanks

  20. prism of an immigrant

    February 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I liked the purple print chiffon dress the best. THe rest are aiight.

  21. mary007

    February 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    This is a good collection and there is nothing like a style pattern flowing through designs, keep it up there is always room for improvement

  22. gigi

    February 25, 2011 at 12:09 am


  23. i like i like

    February 25, 2011 at 2:27 am

    sally bawa is VERY WELL On her way!!! i love her fabrics; love the photography too. i can totally see myself in most of these outfits.

  24. bade

    February 25, 2011 at 5:52 am

    love the oufits, nice models someone said? nice and classy. loved the piece she made for Omotola to the future awards . You should work more with her, she wore you well. and yes i love her fabrics….

  25. gladietta

    February 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

    waoooooooow… lovely outfits

  26. mbabazi

    February 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    i like this .i like that im not seing western designs in ankara. good job id say

  27. fokasibe

    February 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    That first dress……Hmmm……I must get it o! Somehow….

    Everything is on point!!! From lighing, the models, make up, the clothes….Good job guys!

  28. Den

    February 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

    beautiful pieces….

  29. Oma

    February 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

    hmmm. i miss modelling.
    Well done Marie.
    Lovely,wearable pieces

  30. iyabo

    February 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

    excellent. i’m very impressed that this designer can see beyond ankara-inspired outfits. well done.

  31. Peperempe

    February 25, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Finally a designer that does both Menswear and Womenswear. I think most of the clothes look good and well made. Well done Sally! However I think you should pay more attention to the fit of the trousers on the guys. Well fitting pants are what separate high street from designer men’s fashion IMO.

  32. xxx

    February 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Please point me to the direction where these clothes are available!!! I am ready to buy. First designer I am interested in in Naij!

  33. itchy fingers

    February 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    thou shall not covet is a commandment. the sight of these designs makes me wish i could

  34. bobbydox

    February 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    yeah SALLY BAWA you heard me criticizing other designers and it seems you took note of it fierce and glamorous shots and angles taken by the photographer and represented well by the models looking out more from the male fashion designers where una dey rep us well a

  35. sweetie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Lovely, Love every single 1, and the female model is HOT!!

  36. Lady Gaga/French Niara

    February 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet lovely oh myyyyyy!

  37. Nicole

    February 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This are one of the finest pieces i have seen!!! Tres bien

  38. Ujubaby

    February 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Oh my my my! I am loving this hautness, chai!

  39. Ify O

    February 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    very beautiful dresses. the designs are breath taking evry single on of them.


    February 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Wow! Jide Aboderin, a model now?! Me likey!!!! U sure rocked those clothes!!! Sally Bawa, those clothes are really nice. Marie Miller, beautiful.

  41. Ejiro

    February 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    All the pieces are gorgeous, wearable and decent (as in from club to church, lol) but still classy. The designer is good!

  42. Miss ATL

    February 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I’m sorry, but I had to come back and comment. I’m still gushing over these designs.

  43. Tiki

    February 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Everyday fashion at its best…lovely pieces, wearable (I already contacted my seamstress :-D!) and elegant…Sally, YOU ROCK!

  44. meee now

    February 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    gooooo mariee…………….loving this pics ……………………………..

  45. Kele kele

    February 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Dapo your looking good! The ladies look lovely also I am liking several of the dresses

  46. StayWithME

    February 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Omg… I can’t tell her style… She’s just all over da place…

    Some people should just run fashion retail businesses instead of oversaturating the market with redundant styles!

  47. sallybonne

    February 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

    very nice resses and guess wat she is my namesake so am nt surprised lol

  48. olamikan

    February 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm


  49. Ada Igboanugo

    February 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    My Best So Far. Its Urban, its modern and Beautiful. in touch with today’s fashion.

  50. alvinsparks

    February 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

    love the pink animal print with head tie…hot n classy! and the black dress with bustles in front

  51. Den

    March 1, 2011 at 8:39 am

    how do I order?

  52. koko

    March 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Loving this collection. I think its very fresh….

  53. Fairyprincess

    March 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Staywitihme, if u only had a little more knowledge of designing u would be able to tell her style. The clothes are fab and dts all that matters here, it’s not a design competition. So please, don’t hate, appreciate. Good job Sally Bawa, this is one of the very first Naija designers that have actually impressed me

  54. lol

    March 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    well done…..

  55. the fashion gal

    March 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    those talking about saturation in Naija forgot to mention all the American celebrities that seem to have fashion lines with no design talent whatsoever, and by the way the white dress, i have the exact one from Dorothy Perkins in turquoise, don’t know who is copying who.

  56. zinni

    March 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Designs dont look original…nothing differentiates you

  57. zinni

    March 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Look like clothes from Opebi Allen shops…

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