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Ankara Treats From Abuja to London – Dzyn Couture & MissDee host the “Ankara Generation” – Photos from the Event



The 3 Day “Ankara Generation” event took place in London from the 22nd to the 24th of July 2011. Our beloved ankara is appreciated all around the world and as you probably guessed, the event was well attended by members of the Nigerian community in London alongside people from other African countries and basically everyone who wanted to add some African spice to their wardrobe.

The “Ankara Generation” featured designs and accessories from two Abuja based fashion design labels, Dzyn Couture which is owned by sisters, Ogwa Iweze & Ofure Adive and MissDee by Adaora Nwodo. The Dyzn Couture collection consisted of skirts, dresses and jackets which were characterized by the intricate addition of sequins, stones and crystals for youthful and edgy, yet sophisticated looks. MissDee presented her “Western/African Chic” collection which included comfortable yet sassy daily wear with an ankara twist.

The Carlton Room of the Marriott Hotel in Maida Vale was filled with fashionstas  who received a stylish taste of ankara in the most attractive colours and patterns. There was a lot to see and buy – from clothes to purses, slippers, hair and neck pieces all made with traditional ankara. The men were not left out as there were kaftans, trousers and shirts. The event definitely left a mark on all the attendees.

With the success of the inaugural edition, many guests asked “Will the Ankara Generation be back for more in London next year?” – We’ll just have to wait and see!

Ankara Treats at the Event:

Yeti Roberts

Obehi Ogbeh

Kehinde Olurin & Friend

Adaora Nwodo designer Of MissDee Collections

Photo Credit: Olubunmi Adetiba Photographs
For more information on Dzyn Couture log on to | call +2348038551454
For more information on Miss Dee Collections log on to | call +2347098210434)

The Organisers of  the Ankara Generation would like to thank:
-Obehi Ogbeh
-Kehinde Olurin
-Izegbua Amusu
-Iguehi Adetiba
-Abiola Dikko
-Jennifer Nwanosike of Transquisite consulting
-Yeti Roberts (Bespoke Make up artist)
-Ohemma Shadders of
-Bertha Owusu of Project Runway Ghana
-Ayoade Adegboyega of AY Chicz Hair and Beauty
-Cia of Ciaafrique fashion blog
-Didi Moghalu of Mannequin Magazine
-Olubunmi Adetiba (photographs)
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  1. Dee Dee

    August 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm


    • Lola

      August 30, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Why the repetition of some pictures BN?

  2. annie

    August 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    beautiful,trendy,really wonderful

  3. Anonymous

    August 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm


  4. samsie

    August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Very colourful stuff..nice shoes-the embellished ones.

  5. Nifesimi

    August 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    nice styles

  6. DivaliciousFlo

    August 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful styles..

  7. oma31

    August 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    go dzyn!!!!! so so beautiful

  8. cathy

    August 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    beautiful styles and designs. lovely fabric

  9. hauwa

    August 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    oooooooooh, imma copy some of these beautiful styles

  10. Aibee

    August 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Iro and buba- 45ponds? LWTMB ooooo! Anyway, most of the designs are nice.

    • Rukky

      August 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Haha, I saw that too and was like o_O

  11. Chinwe

    August 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful fabrics. Love some of the styles especially the pants. Am soo saving images… wink wink. lol


    August 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Designs are getting old or too many remakes. Let’s see something new!

  13. Lucy

    August 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    This website is not opening:

    • BoghoEl

      August 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Lucy, you girls were really looking good! Congratulations to Adaora and the other designers.

  14. nwando

    August 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Nice, wearable stuff, plus no half naked models. What’s not to like? Lovely stuff!

  15. NNENNE

    August 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Way to go my people. Creativity = Less umemployment! We cannot continue to fold our arms and wait for the government.

  16. Nkem Morah

    August 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Shout out to my coz Ifeoma I….i see u rocking that dress!

  17. Deiz

    August 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Please tell me those embellishments are not hand made. Very colourful and lovely collection all together.

  18. miss B

    August 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    As much as I love the creativity and I see myself in some of these outfits, I am getting sick and tired of Ankara this Ankara that, man must not live by Ankara alone abeg!!!

    • by force

      August 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      my sister oooooo, the trend should end already haba! i congratulate their handwork o but its not werking for me like our prints are already beautiful so the design is just there!

  19. Baby Dee

    August 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Are these clothes not being sold in Naija? What’s with the 45 Pounds for Iro and Buba? Naija and Nonsense sha. The styles aren’t all that either…….

  20. binta

    August 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    yea yea am so copying these designs…

  21. uzor

    August 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm


  22. PJ

    August 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    All very beautiful! Welldone all

  23. mizz

    August 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Airline tickets of designers and staff, venue rental, venue decor, transportation and general logistics alongside the cost price of making these fabrics in Nigeria make 40 pounds a very reasonable price for these creative pieces dont you think? If this was some fashion sale by some italian or french designer we wont be moaning about the prices, lets stop the negativity and start supporting our own local talents ankara or whatever fabric it maybe…Love and peace.

    • ofure

      September 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      thank you for thinking further than the price. we are very encouraged by the positive remarks. guess you cant please everyone

    • Sephora

      September 25, 2012 at 1:19 am

      My dear talk am again o!! I’ll happily pay 40 pounds to avoid dealing with my “come today, come tomorrow” tailor. The one that kills me is when I come to pick up the dress that he took my measurements for and it’s completely different style and size!!

  24. AbujaZumba

    August 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Look at my Ada!!! Soooo proud of you. Loving all the collections especially MissDee by Adaora Nwodo -:)

  25. @Chizoba

    August 30, 2011 at 2:28 am


  26. Micheal

    August 30, 2011 at 3:34 am

    nicely done ..muah!!!!

  27. Toriola

    August 30, 2011 at 3:52 am

    death by ankara

  28. Mabel

    August 30, 2011 at 4:07 am

    The sandals and flats are soooooooo cute.

  29. AJCiti

    August 30, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I wasn’t extremely fond of many of the outfits…

  30. Nana Esi

    August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Some of these outfits don’t very bad, just saying. But others are muah!!!

  31. Nice Anon

    August 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

    The regular folks looked better in the clothes than the models

  32. Fairy GodSister

    August 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Loving the designs!! Plus I see Ogwa and Odera and I can’t but rep my people!!! Whooo!!!! Clothes look lovely, and I apologise in advance for copying some of the styles!

  33. mahawa

    August 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    why is my head cut. it was so much fun going.

  34. chioma

    August 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Creativity is the key word.

  35. omalicha

    August 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    i love how the younger generation is embracing our ankara material with so much creativity and intuition. Job well done to the designer u did a more dan fabulous job. i defin8ly would be purchasing some items when i come in Christmas. Keep it up hun xoxo

  36. younglady

    August 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    excellent work!!! fab designs…naija got style…

  37. na so

    August 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    all i see are beautiful prints not design! weldone tho

  38. Sparkle

    September 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Nice and wearable…plus i love the bursts of colour. I think the jump suits are to die for….reli kewl stuff

  39. Ify

    September 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I see you Ify Inogbo… Very Gorgeous. Love the way the dress looks on you ^_^.

  40. Onyemechara Ugochi

    September 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    this is lovely. am proud of you guys. that was a great job well done. keep it up.

  41. francis

    October 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    i love all your concepts they are thrilling to glare at.

  42. Linda Hauka da Bori

    October 31, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Nice one ogwa and ofure,well done am proud of you people.

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