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BN Collection to Closet: Dakore in Funke Adepoju



If you’re a fashion lover then get ready for some goodness in today’s BN Collection to Closet.

This is our style feature where we show some love to African designers by shining a light on those who #BuyAfrican.

So who do we have today? Well, she’s a Nollywood actress, recently went through a revamp and is a proud member of the fashionable Naturalistas committee. It’s Dakore Akande in luxury Nigerian womenswear brand, Funke Adepoju (formerly Phunk Afrique).



BN Collection to Closet Dakore Akande in Funke Adepoju - BellaNaija - December 2015

Nigerian womenswear brand, Funke Adepoju is one of those brand that deliver stellar embellishments, figure-flattering silhouettes and amazing prints with every piece, and we are definitely big fans.

Officially kicking off in 2008, the brand originally launched under the name – Phunk Afrique and is owned by designer, Funke Adepoju. Drawing inspiration from the female frame, the brand has always aimed at ensuring that everyone who wears their piece is the centre of attention, and is yet to disappoint.

After years of delivering custom and ready-to-wear pieces, the brand finally decided they needed a name change to express the new stage of the Punk Afrique brand – and that was when Funke Adepoju fashion brand was born.

With the name change came a whole new dimension to the brand. With their official announcement collection for Spring/Summer 2015, we got to see rich fabrics, modern silhouettes and eclectic pieces that made us fall in love with the brand all over again. And we’re not the only ones.

Yesterday at the premiere of the Fifty movie starring Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Ireti Doyle, Dakore decided to rock a piece from the Funke Adepoju collection for Spring/Summer 2016 and she looked so lovely.

Paired with side-parted hair with a sweeping bang, pretty makeup & silver and pearl accessories, she was definitely one of the stars to watch.

See more images of her below;

BN Collection to Closet Dakore Akande in Funke Adepoju - BellaNaija - December 2015 (1)

BN Collection to Closet Dakore Akande in Funke Adepoju - BellaNaija - December 2015 (4)

Dakore & Olu Akande

BN Collection to Closet Dakore Akande in Funke Adepoju - BellaNaija - December 2015 (3)

Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Mo Abudu, Dakore Akande & Nse Ikpe-Etim


Photo Credit: Insigna Media

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  1. Beeeee

    December 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Beautiful dress on Dakore but wrong hairstyle, her hair should have been up. The dress is already so much and an updo would have been perfect

    • Osa

      December 14, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      The dress no fine for Dakore body .I mean . . . . she could have picked something else

  2. King Bey

    December 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Ugly hair

  3. NaijaPikin

    December 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    There’s something off about the booby area. what do i know.

    • Ada_ugo

      December 15, 2015 at 7:21 am

      I thought the same too… like the designer didn’t account for the fact that women wearing it will have boobs

  4. RTFC

    December 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    @BN I’ll appreciate your credits. Thank you

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