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BN Collection to Closet: Niyola in April by Kunbi



It’s a brand new day and we have an all new BN Collection to Closet for you.

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

Today, we have sexy singer – Niyola, in Nigerian fashion brand, April by Kunbi.



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The April by Kunbi design label is one of the go-to brands for signature, custom made pieces perfect for dominating the red carpet, wedding guest lists, your wedding day and the stage.

Created by designer, Olakunbi Oyelese, the brand is a favourite for the everyday Nigerian woman and female celebrities like Tiwa Savage, MoCheddah, Toke Makinwa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Makida Moka, Bolanle Olukanni and many more.

A graduate from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, Kunbi dreamed of creating a brand that would bring forth the fun and youthfulness of fashion – and she’s achieved that dream. The brand is known for its show-stopping embellishments, lush fabrics, daring cuts and stand-out aura – all the things that make a great April by Kunbi piece.

The brand has showcased at a number of fashion events, including the Music Meets Runway events since inception, and most recently the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015. From what we’ve seen so far, each year brings a new era for the brand and we can’t wait to see what 2016 holds.

Yesterday, singer & EME’s 1st Lady Niyola rocked a signature piece from the fashion brand’s “InTuxicated” collection showcased at the #HeinekenLFDW2015, to the 2015 Corporate Elite event. The dress, a stunning black piece complete with mesh sleeves and collar, embellished bodice and frame-fitting silhouettes, looked marvelous on the star act with styling by Ngozi Zed-Eye.

We absolutely loved her look which was completed with her hair in a low ponytail and bold red lips. See more images of her with celeb friends and rocking the dress below;

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Selfie with Omowunmi Akinifesi

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To find out more about April by Kunbi, visit them at 22B Admiralty Way (Close to the end of Admiralty Way), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos | Send an e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected] | Visit their website: | Follow them on Instagram: @AprilByKunbi

Photo Credits: Insigna Media | @Niyola (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. LOVE

    December 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm


  2. missT

    December 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Except she has changed Kunbi design are usually good copy of other designers stuff ….i hardly see an orginal creation by April Kunbi

  3. Tosin

    December 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    She’s beautiful!

  4. zee

    December 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I like what I see

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