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Ankara Inspiration for Sunday Vibes! The Emua Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Lookbook



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Happy Sunday BN Style fam!

Giving you some fun & playful ankara inspiration for this relaxing Sunday is Nigerian design label Emua. Their Spring/Summer 2014 collection is themed with all the fun you can have with cute ankara dresses. The 2-in-1 collection’s theme has been named Omose and Oyato with simple yet chic sun dresses.

Check out the inspiration blow.

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Photo Credit:
Photography: Emeka of Drekz
Photo Editor: Mapac Mapis of United Natives
Model: Damiete Charles-Granville (Winner MBGN 2012)
Makeup: KTC Studio (

The full collection is now available online

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  1. Ife Dada

    February 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Wow! Her styles and choice of fabric are amazing! Everything looks very well put together. This is very different from a lot of ankara styles that I have seen.
    They are all fun, fashionable, formal yet sexy. I just fell in love with ankara all over again. I am very impressed with Emua! Much love from Canada 🙂

    • She formerly known as Knut

      February 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      This sounds so scripted…. way to go Publicist

    • Ibinabo

      February 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

      way too obvious… Lmao @ “formal yet sexy”… “They are all fun, fashionable, formal yet sexy…. “

    • sigh

      February 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Lies u tell

    • Sunshine

      February 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Lolest…….They are like some investigators, our BN readers. They will suss you and call you out. So publicists be careful cos you are on a one way ticket to epic fail if you attempt to stir things.

    • tish

      February 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Your attempt at being a good publicist? #EPIC FAIL!!!
      The outfits? #HORRENDOUS

  2. Some hater

    February 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Not inspired

    • Ms Priss

      February 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      u clearly hav d correct name ..HATER!

  3. Perfect

    February 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I wish the model changed up her shoes. Okay outfits tho

  4. Perfect

    February 9, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I wish the model changed up her shoes….it’s kinda boring. Okay outfits tho.

  5. Asa Na Dallas

    February 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

    What is really going on here? not inspired at all. They are turning our beautiful Ankara to something else, I can’t wear something like this, definitely not for me.

  6. i no send

    February 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Nice but not for every size and every age

  7. uc

    February 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Okay I have seen. Weldone but I am not inspired

  8. sηººÞ¬mιηι

    February 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    ankara tinz loading

  9. Great Portland Street

    February 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Mbanu ! O di ka ife onye obioma kwalu

    • tokunbo

      February 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Hahahahahaa! Meanie!

    • ozyy

      February 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      o eziokwu

  10. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    February 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Ew. We are in 2014. Go and look at how international brands like Dente de Man are reworking ankara, learn and come harder. This collection would have been relevant in 2008.

  11. Riko

    February 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Well done Lenome on the new collection. Lets enjoy its time in the sun. Keep your ear to the ground and keep putting out quality work. Well done to United Natives on an awesome photo edit job…

  12. sophia

    February 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Very childish and cheap looking collection. Total disater. No creativity at all. Cut and join things goin on here. Emua, u nid to still learn about fashion. This is a joke

    • Ms Priss

      February 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      u nigerians cnt evn supprt yr own. where r yr own designs abeg abeg

  13. Dr. N

    February 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    On an unrelated point, is the model MBGN 2012? I thought she was runner- up? I rem rooting for her but perhaps I’m mixing things up. (Note comments without my pic were not made by me o!)

  14. tokunbo

    February 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    my own is why are the photos looking like Instagram things and the model looking like she about to fall down?? :S

  15. SOOZIE

    February 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    we are s’posed to be inspired by these??? *yawwwwwn*

  16. dara

    February 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Really like the second dress with the skirt wrap and the white dress. With the right accessories. Good job

  17. Kelechi

    February 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Abeg this label needs to see what other people are doing. We’ve moved on!

  18. nwa na- eti eti

    February 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Boring wit a capital B

  19. Charis

    February 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Thoseeeee shoooeeeeesssss!!!! Fugly is the word.. I’m sorry I knw its the outfit I’m meant to focus on, but the shoes keeps calling ma attention nd not in a good way

  20. Zino

    February 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Nigerians are totally haters…..they detest everything that’s nice…..,what you have to say is you can’t afford this gorgeous Ankara and move ahead,but no you will discriminate every good thing……Emua this is totally adorable and I love it… d way it’s for every size….keep fit because obesity is really……nice collections

    • tish

      February 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Gorgeous ke? Lai lai, e no reach abegi….This collection can be called many things, but gorgeous aint one of them. Try tired, dowdy, fugly, tasteless, horrible…those are better suited abegi..

  21. Lecker

    February 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

    looks very girlish, not inspired at all

  22. Modella

    February 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    MBGN 2012??? Super fun dress anyway.

  23. lara

    February 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Have had enough of Nigerian designers saying spring/summer collection lookbook we have none of that here…Lemme remind u guys in case u all have forgotten what we have here in Naija is Dry/Raining Season. Name ur collections Dry/Raining 2014 collection lookbook it sounds cool lol…

    • NANA

      February 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Father Moses! I busted out laughing at my desk and oga @ the center was passing!!!!!

  24. honeybee

    February 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm


  25. Ife Dada

    February 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Laugh Out Loud! I have never seen so many ridiculous, impertinent people in one place. It’s funny that most of you think I am a publicist because I know how to type. FYI I went to school and was taught how to read and write. That being said, I simply shared my opinion, which, I’m guessing is what most of you came here to do. Don’t be mad because I love what I see. Be mad because your opinions are irrelevant and it is NOT your work being showcased. Sit in the shadows and hate all you want……..pfft Nigerians

  26. ay

    February 18, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Sorry but NO!

  27. joy

    February 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    i love d outfit.they r justperfect for me

  28. Sisimi

    April 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Boring …

  29. Nike

    November 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I believe everyone can’t have same choices. Nigerians should learn to appreciate their own. This may not be the best of designs but words of encouragement matters. There’s always a starting point for everyone. The photographer self dint help with his background choices, plus the model’s hair style and shoes would have been changed to make it more interesting. Welldone Emua, just keep working.

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