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EPIC! The All Things Ankara Ball 2015 “Nigerian Renaissance” Campaign featuring Jidenna & Jessica Chibueze

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ATABALL-1This is one of the most epic ad campaigns ever!

The All Things Ankara Ball will take place on Saturday, October 17th 2015. The Ball is a formal social event in which the guests attend in classy, elegant & couture Ankara print attire. It is also the Official Nigeria Independence Ball and will celebrate Nigeria’s 55th Independence. The event includes electrifying music, exciting entertainment, and an award ceremony to honour Nigerian Renaissance Men and Women excelling in the Nigerian and African Community at Large.

The theme for this year’s ball is Nigerian Renaissance. The organizers tell BN that “the theme (Nigerian Renaissance) is to display, expose & educate, the public and the world to the rich culture of Nigerian Renaissance men and women though illuminating Ankara Print Fashion and vibrant craftsmanship.

The All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Campaign features Jidenna & Jessica Chibueze. Jidenna is the fast rising musician with his hit track “Classic Man” while Jessica Chibueze is a Nigerian-American Model who is also involved in charitable initiatives.

The All Things Ankara Ball takes place at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom at The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

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For More Info & Tickets – visit: www.allthingsankara.com/ball

29 Comments

  1. Femfem

    September 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Great concept . Though they could have used a nicer Ankara pattern . That one was kinda blah. Also she could have done with embellishment on her dress to make it more fabulous. The maids are absolutely gorgeous.

    I don’t understand Jidennas hair, is it relaxed?

    • peppersoup

      September 28, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Ankara itself is not Nigerian or African for that matter, it was created by the Dutch to imitate the traditional Indonesian batik. When the Indonesian’s did not buy them, they decided to bring it to the West and Central African market.

      If they wanted a Nigerian print – then perhaps Adire, Aso Oke, George, or any of our native material would have been more appropriate, Besides what exactly is the ball celebrating, the video didn’t really relay the message clearly. Still I recognize the effort and the recent black celebration/support that is going around the US.

    • Dee baba!

      September 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      jidenna is mixed.

  2. slut

    September 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    WOW!!!!!! whoever is the creative director of this photo shoot, that person is a genius. I love the theme and the models especially that Jidenna guy, He’s sooooo hot, couldn’t take my eye of him. Pls BN is he still single?

    • :)

      September 27, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Probably not single for a slut

  3. Oma

    September 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    So that you will do what with his singleness kwa? karishika fall down & die, oh sorry ur name is slut, cast & bind o.

    In other news, this is an exceptional ad, all things Ankara y’all did good

    • :)

      September 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Haha…lol

    • mgtss.blogspot.com

      September 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      OMG, your comment got me laughing so hard, my neighbours must think am demented, lol!

  4. DeeDee

    September 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Hats off to Nikki and her crew…. a truly fab concept excellently executed!! I can only imagine what the main event will be like…

  5. Segi

    September 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    And her whole boobs gotta be on display too? A little classless!

  6. whiskers

    September 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    This is just wrong on so many levels. Why must the Nigerian Independence from the British be celebrated from a euro-centric standpoint?

    • dupsy

      September 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      I too was shocked about this because the whole ad reflects the colonial era ( you know the Lord Lugard times) of British Nigeria! The ad was beautifully done but there is a huge discrepancy in the concept and the message it is trying to portray. I feel if you want to celebrate Nigerian independence from the British there should be a Nigerian authenticity that reflects only our own cultural identity as in who we are now instead of taking us back to the colonial times and reflect us as in how the British see us! I won’t be surprised if the creative director was a British or had very strong British direction in this concept.

  7. nmadeevah

    September 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Ewo, na ni Jidenna kam na fu.

  8. Pat

    September 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    While reading this I thought the Ball was going to be held in Nigeria until I saw Maryland because I was like Jidenna will have to prepare in full armour than he did for his last visist. LOL

  9. Cia

    September 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I thought so too. Its kinda unattractive.

  10. Jessica's friend

    September 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Jessica! You don blow oo

  11. DD

    September 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I like it. Love Jessica’s hair.

  12. Nationalist

    September 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Love the ankara theme but not sure about the whole concept, I see an English Western culture being more incorporated than the Nigerian. The pictures are incredible but the background should have reflected Nigerian culture not english. For example, the paintings could have have been Nigerian or the furnitures more traditional but with ¨Class¨ But then, i guess that won´t be ¨classy¨enough for a ball.

  13. Comment

    September 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    No queen flashes her boobs….wish she didn’t hoochie her outfit.

  14. ME

    September 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    A Queen should be sitting on the floor. I don’t like the pics of the female on the floor. The pics are beautiful though.

  15. lolarae

    September 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I thought I was the only one that noticed it
    God help Nigerians

  16. bedandroses4life

    September 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Chaiiii can people just stop being judgemental and just appreciate what they did. Which one is colonial era in this one now, I actually think it was a nice original concept. If you don’t like it, can you do any beta. Before you start judging why not put smthn 2geda for ur church/mosque and how easy it is.

  17. Prince

    September 28, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Good concept

  18. Gorgeous

    September 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    The contoured the heck out of her face. WTH

  19. Drknite

    September 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I’m loving Jessica’s classy, elegant & couture cleavage. Yum!!

  20. Myself

    September 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Africans complain about everything.

  21. pascal

    October 4, 2015 at 7:41 am

    nice pics. like the concept. but why exactly is d dude on the left light skinned while his feet are so dark? lighting maybe?

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  22. Mizz P

    October 13, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Mscheeew…. Wrong choice of dance, fabric, human (Jidenna who talks trash abt his home), his jacket so out of place, the queen’s dress is indecent…etc. Lesson for the day, do ur research and get an expert on 9ja culture before embarking on such. This just seems like a caricature.

    • kareen

      October 22, 2015 at 7:08 am

      mizz p,i really think u should go hit a wall.
      i believe u are just jealous and that’s why u just crictized what they did,they did great.

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