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It’s Always been about “Changing the Face of Ankara”! Watch the Iofafrica Interview with Lisa Folawiyo & Zara Okpara of Jewel By Lisa



Iofafrica Interview with JBL Lisa Folwiya & Zara Okpara - BellaNaija - October 2013Good day everyone. It’s the mid week of yet another fashionable week and the BN Style team has got a real treat for you.

She has been dubbed as the Ankara Princess and has had her pieces spotted on the celebrity frames of Kelis, Solange, Lucy Liu, Alicia Quarles, Thankdie Newton, Angela Simmons, Lala Anthony & more. Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel By Lisa has indeed put a fresh new spin on Ankara fabric and prints in general.

Catching up for a fashionable chat on all things JBL, Aina Fadina of Iofafrica – a series dedicated to showcasing Africans and friends of Africa who are making positive impacts in the fashion, music, arts & cultural world – interviewed Lisa while at their store in Ikoyi on her brand and where the JBL inspiration stems from.

She also gets to squeeze all the PR scoop from Zara Okpara who is the Head of PR for JBL and has been very instrumental in weaving the labels image to international acclaim.

Watch the interview below.

This episode is sponsored by Arik Airlines and Blush Boutique.



    October 23, 2013 at 9:53 am


  2. M

    October 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Awwww congratulations Liza Folawiyo, I absolutely LOVE her brand and her work., very inspirational
    The interview was quite an insightful and interesting piece, I only wish the music wasnt as loud so we could hear the JBL team being interviewed better.
    All the same great job Iofafrica

  3. Non professional opinion

    October 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Maybe it’s a lack of imagination among the interviewers or other designers are not pushing themselves forward, but I can’t imagine there is anything about this brand we haven’t already heard ad nauseaum. Bella, please encourage the new-garde to make their presence felt, because the fashion pages of this site are starting to feel like the brand channel/news wire of a select few players.

  4. Gistyinka Blog

    October 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Very energetic young lady


    October 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Intelligent, hard working women. Love you both. Are you online?

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