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Luxury Handbags & Accessories Brands “Nichole by Haguaana” & “Ahme Couture” launch in Style – View Photos from the Event in Lagos



Amen Bazunu & Aisha Ugah Igbinovia

On Sunday 8th July 2012, two style savvy handbag and accessories designers – Aisha Ugah-Igbinovia of Nichole by Haguaana and Amen Bazunu of Amen Couture hosted friends, family and other dignitaries at the Avenues Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos for the official launch and exhibition of their handbags and accessories labels.

Guests who came out in full force to see the creative works of the talented designers and also buy some of their pieces were treated to refreshing glasses of champagne, cocktails and canapes. BN was on the scene at the event, here are all the photos.


Amen Bazunu (Creative Director, Ahme Couture)

Aisha Ugah Igbinovia (Creative Director, Nichole By Haguanna)

Coco LaDiva

Dereck Arubayi

Seyi Omoyeni

Martins Igbinovia

Erica Ifeke

Anita Omoile

Joy Dodo Williams

Bolaji Jibani Kuti

Ann Egwe

Osayi Ozigbo-Esere

Efe Lawanson

Ian Audifferen

Nonny Saint-Claire


Precious Aman

Seun Wey

Tunde Dodo Williams

Oly Uwakwe

Angela Ekwem

Azuka Ogujiuba

Rosalinda Fredericks


Oluchi Ihemadu

Maureen Okwali


Femi Atilade

Tope Onitiri & Adebisi Balogun

Ahme Couture by Amen Bazunu

Nichole By Haguanna by Aisha Ugah Igbinovia

Ann Egwe

Anita Omoile (L)

Barbara & Oly Uwakwe

Ify Ejikeme

Jennifer Okoye

Jumoke Adedigba

Mai Atafo

Osa Aisien

Tonia Osagie

Uju Iwenofu

Pastor & Mrs Olugbende with Amen Bazumu

Vivian Enone, Amen Bazumi & Jumoke Okuwobi

Mr & Mrs Igbinovia with Ify Ejikeme

About the Labels
Nichole by Haguanna
Since the label’s inception in 2011, creative director Aisha Ugah-Igbinovia has worked tremendously to make the brand which is one of Nigeria’s emerging handbags, leather goods and accessories label, popular with its distinctive personality, attention to detail, intricate materials and unseasoned style. Aisha’s inspiration behind every piece is born out of raw passion and quest to show talent in the creation of well finished handmade exquisite pieces of jewelry and leather goods. Nichole By Haguanna pieces which are handmade and tailored to each individual’s taste with all designs remaining true to the label’s aesthetics, influence and inspiration, are intricately cut out from real Crocodile, Alligator, Buffalo, Calf and Snake skin and further embellished with Swarovski crystals, Corals, Pearls and Precious stones. All materials are sourced and produced in Africa making Nichole By Haguanna – a truly African fashion accessories label.
Contact: For more info and general enquiries;

Ahme Couture
Ahme Couture was established in 2009 by Head Designer Amen Bazunu who decided to go into the production of leather goods out of her love and passion for creating beautiful clutch bags. The brand is a modern, luxurious and sophisticated one with a specialty in designing envelope clutch purses in genuine leather and animal skin (faux and real) which are handmade in Nigeria by skilled craftsmen who have mastered various leather weaving techniques that makes the label stand out. The label prides itself in designing purses to the highest standards with attention to detail which has made the brand one of Nigeria’s favorite with a vision of expanding products and sales to the global market and building a brand that will be known internationally. To this effect, Ahme Couture identified Browns as one of the foremost and stylish boutiques in the heart of London’s fashion district. The label which is known for its chic clutch bags that can go from day to evening  promises to have something for every woman.
Contact: For more info and general enquiries;

The event was supported by PR UNO and
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  1. Janded

    July 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Nice bags

  2. Gimmer

    July 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Omggggggh Beautiful bags oh.

  3. Tobechidaniel

    July 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Horrible presentation. Get an interior decorator to make things stand out. You can market the worst items with proper presentation.

  4. Madam the Madam

    July 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Interesting red carpet. Nice bags.

  5. koko

    July 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Nice bags. Refreshing red carpet. Nice faces to look at.

  6. pynk

    July 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Nice but na price dem go take kill person.

    • Turayo

      July 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      you took the words right out of my mouth

    • Teris

      July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

      abi? but can u blame them for putting heavy prices on these items considering the cost of doing business in Naija. furthermore, i think it would cost a lot to keep these girls in their style of comfort and maintain the level of “couture-ism” they are trying to project.

  7. Gods own

    July 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Lovely bag designs

  8. Sisiekomi

    July 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Lovely neck pieces ! I like!

  9. UsaveOne

    July 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  10. Abs

    July 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Nice people. Nice bags. Cant wait to rock my long patched gypsy skirt this friday. Anita Omoile, thanks fr the inspiration. 🙂

  11. lily

    July 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    just colourful…. don’t know anyone there but the wonderful colour coordination from almost everyone kept me interested and even the colour blocking were nicely put together….nice!

  12. Brittle Paper

    July 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    “All materials are sourced and produced in Africa making Nichole By Haguanna.” Two thumbs up!

  13. Princess of Zion

    July 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    The bags look beautiful! Absolutely!! Very rich! More grease to her elbows! I admire her for chasing her dreams. Never let your vision die!

  14. venus

    July 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    loving Erica Ifeke’s look…that YSL bag is NOT for babies

    …and the worst dressed goes too….i won’t say before bella naija bans my comment

  15. HappyChiq

    July 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Awwww! I am soooo impressed! the bags are lovely and the bibs are sooo stunning! this is all savy and creative! I have so much respect for these ladies!!! I may be wrong but I think these designers may have teamed up to cut cost and at the same time get all the required publicity! Other peps should learn from them and advertise their goods and not just their guests!
    Kudos babes!

  16. Dionne James

    July 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I love those bags everybody is on point

  17. M

    July 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Benin girls in the house!

    • Alero

      July 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Yea!!!I see all of them! Uju looks different.

  18. mosun

    July 17, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Wow d last pics!! *speechless*

  19. faith

    July 17, 2012 at 7:26 am


  20. Couture By Makioba

    July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    very lovely……

  21. @afrosamurai

    July 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I like Ian’s outfit…err is there no event this Mai tai guy does not attend O_o

  22. notaplayerhater

    July 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  23. Marybeth

    July 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Femi is the prettiest among them all lol pretty nose n face

    • Sansarai

      July 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Hehe…very beautiful indeed.

  24. @ajiriavae

    July 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    The bags are super, super cute. I want one!!!!

  25. Deiz

    July 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

    The bags are to die for

  26. laide

    July 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    since no one saw that hideous yellow and red combo…i wont talk about

  27. designer handbag imitation

    July 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Love the bags. Well crafted and likde most of the photos although the fashion police need to arrest many of the attendees

  28. tracy

    July 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    @ laide my dear i jes saw it , its an apology ahah i cnt even dress ma doll like dat

  29. Bidi bang

    July 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Wow gorgeous bags n necklaces.

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