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Something Old, Redefined! Oreka Godis shows the Evolution of Iro & Buba as the Face of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria



Oreka Godis The Evolution of Iro & Buba AFWN 2015 - BellaNaija - April2015

Oreka Godis sure looks good in a classic Iro & Buba outfit.

As the brand ambassador & face of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2015, Oreka is showcasing the evolution of the traditional style from Western Nigeria to launch a competition for the fashion event this May.

The pretty media personality shred her own submission for the contest saying;

One of my favourite things to do whenever I get the chance to is to look through old family photos. It is the only real invitation you get to look at the lives of the people you know now & see who they were long before you came along. Through pictures, you can imagine who they were, their hopes, dreams, the shy and the Alan Poser.”

“Some pictures through clothes and attitude depict clues about the lives they lived, the government regime of that decade, socioeconomic position of the people and how they rebelled against conformity. Fashion is a part of who we are. Our evolving culture is woven in the fabric of everything we wear today and pictures beautifully show just how far that thread connects us to generations“.

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Every decade has its own defining statement piece. Hemlines go up and down over the years, prints and textures come and go but our flair for expression through the ages remains constant. Africa Fashion Week celebrates fashion through all the ages and we invite you to join us as we launch a competition that will end in an exhibition and spectacular display at our AFWN Gala Night on the 24th May 2015“.

I share some special pictures of my own with you now. These are some of my favourite family members rocking Iro and Buba their way. I hope you will do me the honour of sharing your special memories with me too“.

See more of her submissions below;

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Photo Credits
Photo Artist
: Twelve05 Photography (Instagram: @Twelve05Photos)
Model: Oreka Godis (AFWN Brand Ambassador 2015) (Instagram: @OrekaGodis)
Stylist: Olajide Adedeji (Instagram: @JideReason)
Makeup: Zaron Cosmetics (Instagram: @ZaronCosmetics)
Hair Stylist: Dada’s Touch (Instagram: @DadasTouch)
Designers: Ade Bakare (Instagram: @AdeBakare), JReason (Instagram: @JideReason), Tabeeta Fashion Affair
Bags: Okiki Marinho (Instagram: @OkikiMarinho)
Accessories: Stylist’s Own
Assisted By: Ar’zu Okaro
Creative Director: Yetty Ogunnubi
Additional Photo Source: @OrekaGodis (Instagram)

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. Miss_Flygerian

    April 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    This lady can make a straight woman turn gay. She’s very pretty.

    • ss

      April 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Lies you tell

    • bruno

      April 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm


  2. paloma

    April 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Lovely! and gorgeous!

  3. dee

    April 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Err no. Not the evolution of iro and buba o

  4. Naija Upgrade

    April 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    It is interesting to note that in Nigeria the length of the traditional wear becomes longer and more modest over time, while in the developed countries the length becomes shorter over time. She looks beautiful

    • Ebony

      April 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      When I wear anything slightly above my knees, my grandma complains, I tell my dad and he goes “don’t mind her o, you should see her pictures when she was your age.” lol

    • Naija Upgrade

      April 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Tell me about it, My grandma always complain when i wear knee length skirts or trousers, But when she was my age, hers was shorter.

  5. Seriously

    April 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    She’s effortlessly gorgeous. There’s just smth about her. I’m loving the iro and buba

  6. Anon

    April 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Oreka Goddess!

  7. tunmi

    April 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Ehh it needs more to show an evolution but I love it!!!!! The hair styles, the clothes, everything.

  8. Aneetah

    April 10, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Beautiful Oreka

  9. Zeal

    April 10, 2015 at 11:36 am


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