DADDY SEAL AND HIS SON LOOKING COOL




Daddy Seal looks cool and chic! You know I have to talk about true Naija celebrities. You have to give it to him! He has style and his son looks chic right?
HOT TEES DESIGNER!





Yours truly and a partner have come up with a line of tees. Hey all I want your honest opinion on these tees! Thanks so much for passing through and reading the blog. What do you think? Do you buy tees if so how much would you spend. Click away on COMMENTS to post your response!
FLASHBACK! Just in case you missed this shining moment last year.

TUFACE AT THE 2005 MTV AWARDS

CLASSIC TWO SUCCESSFUL NAIJA PEEPS HANGING OUT AT A FASHION SHOW BY LUCA LUCA! LOVE IT SEAL AND OLUCHI LOOK COOL

IT LOOKS LIKE TAYO IS NOT CRYING FROM HEARTBREAK AT HOME FOR JOHN LEGEND



It looks as though Tayo is not sitting at home crying over a heart break. In case you do not know who Tayo is, she was the hot date of John Legend. You can read all about their romance on a cool blog by bella. Well on August 17th she was out and about. Here she is with Chris Shipps at a birthday party for Noah Tepperberg. Question to ask? Was she really his girlfriend or was she a date put together by a publicist?
TRIBUTE TO MY HAPPY BABYHOOD MEMORIES!REMEMBER THESE?









WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? Mine waiting up for that one indian movie on a cool friday night!
Miss Naija 2002




Miss Naija at the 2006 miss Universe Competition




MISS NIGERIA 2005 at the Miss Universe fashion show

Introducing GOZI

A few know the Nigerian-born Ngozi Ochonogor and her line from the Portobello Market days when she was the go-to gal for stylists and Japanese clients.



Gozi Ochongor is the Creative Director of her eponymous fashion label, Gozi. Gozi graduated from Imperial College London in 1998, where she studied Software Engineering. Finally able to pursue her passion, she enrolled at Central School of Fashion, where she studied Ladieswear Fashion Design. A year later, she established her label at the Portobello Market and soon acquired a solid client base. After graduation, Gozi established her company Gozi Ltd in July 2003.
Gozi draws influences from a myriad of sources: from science, art and dance, to a love for travelling and learning about new cultures. She has visited over 15 countries worldwide and incorporates her souvenirs in her collections. Thus interwoven into each garment is the fusion of the contemporary art and culture of the West with the color and sensuality of Africa and the spirit of Asia.

Gozi currently serves on the board of the Fashion Business Club in London that provides a forum which fashion entrepreneurs engage with, inspire and support one another.

She is definitely an inspiration being a software consultant myself branching into my passion fashion design. What do you all think about her design?
Naijas very own Naomi Cambell Funmi Alayeimola
Do you see the resemblance?






and below we have Naomi.



What do you think? Do they look alike share your thoughts in the comments! thanks
Guess who? Our very own! ICY



I bet you did not know ICY is a top model! Well here is a pic to prove it. I walked past a store and who did I see? Yay! I am excited Nigerian Fashion Awars is on the 8th of september and it only costs N5000 to attend! If you do send me pics ok!
MY TRIBUTE TO RETRO NAIJA MUSIC

How could anyone ever forget DOCTOR ALBAN! Where is he now? In any case the song means more today than it did back then! Well Enjoy! If you know where he is let me know!

Naija Fashion No No!

I came across a magazine article today in Naijas own famous enquirer! Funny, what is up with these styles! The fashion police in Naija should stop this madness. Why not wear your Ankara proudly? If you need inspiration buy the cool Ankara skirts listed on here




Speaking of which, I wanted to quickly share a cool Naija movie I saw yesterday called BEFORE THE WEDDING. I suggest you all check it out! It would have you in stitches. An interesting phrase used in the movie was simply testing before marriage! What does that term mean to you? How was your week? Ok back to my hunt for more fashionista styles for your entertainment.
Name the designer!






How do you like the trendy styles listed in the picture? I can definitely see myself wearing these styles. Where do you shop? How much would you pay for the outfit in Nigeria? Talk to Naijagal gal, I want to know ....

find more pics here
Miss Nigeria in America 2006! The queen is here



Alimatu Garuba won the 2006 miss Nigeria in America. Though I did not have the opportunity to attend, I heard she was a crowd favorite. Well done Alimatu.
Nigeria has its own model awards! Bisi Sowemimo was the winner of the First Nigeria Model Awards. Where is she now you may ask? She is doing great with a South African model agency called ice models what do you think? Also if you have not checked out the cool blog by ICY you should. My question to Icy is are you the model on the summer poster shown in Giant Grocery Stores?



CHECK OUT THE RUNWAY VISION! DEOLA SAGOE! LOVING THE RUNWAY! VERY PROFESSIONAL ENJOY!



WHAT DO YOU THINK? TALK TO NAIJAGAL. YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME! IS THAT REALLY AGBANI! I GUESS SO!
DAY 2 OF YOUR FAVORITE NAIJA DESIGNER! TODAY WE HAVE DAKOVA!

One of Nigeria’s most gifted designers, David Kolawole Vaughan, aka DAKOVA designs. What are you thoughts on his designs, Is he your favorite?






Who is your favorite Naija Designer?

From today through Friday next week, I will show pictures of Nigeria's Fantastic Designers and you get to choose who your favorite naija designer is!

I will start off with DEOLA SAGOE (PART2)




Naija gals tips on knowing where to shop for cool jewelry and Items in South Africa!






Main picture:
Beaded cocktail dress, R2 800, (Lou Lou Boutique).
Black crystal earrings, R260 and ring, R280, both Attitude Accessories.
1. Green crystal bracelet, R1 050, Attitude Accessories. 2. Ring, R199, Attitude Accessories. 3. Crystal drop earrings, R165, Angel. 4. Green crystal earrings, R299, Attitude Accessories. 5. Gypsy rose necklace, R195, Angel. 6. Black crystal bracelet, R295, Angel

I guess that means the dress costs N15,115

not bad or how do you see? I feel it is quite affordable
Talk to naijagal, I want to hear your comments!
MATERNITY LINE PREVIEW FOR THE NEW TRENDY MOM TO BE!



Ok here is a picture of an up and coming line! By designer/author Isoken John. What do you think? Is it too trendy for a naija mom to be or any other mom to be. I believe moms to be should still be stylish and hot! So I say it is just right. Your thoughts
Did you know! JIM IYKE Fancies himself as a sort of designer?



Just a little trivia for you all today! In an interview, Nollywood actor proclaimed he is working on a fashion line. Guess the possible name, Extra terrestrial! Well we will wait and see what his designs would look like! Thoughts anyone? Could Jim be the next BLOKES N DIVAS, EBOKA?
She inspires me! Ndidi Nwuneli!



Taking a break from fashion etc here is an article from lady who inspires me as listed in nouveauafricanca.

Her Story!


Five months after returning to McKinsey, I was basically sitting in my apartment in Chicago on a Saturday morning in February 2000 when I received a telephone call from a successful Nigerian entrepreneur called Fola Adeola. He basically said that he heard that I wanted to move back to Nigeria and that he wanted to offer some jobs to me. (Without any mention of interviews! Hmmm??? Convinced about a God-decision yet?) He basically mentioned four positions in the Nigerian private sector, and the 5 th option was that he needed someone to help him start a nonprofit focused on creating wealth in Nigeria through entrepreneurship development for youth. I clearly knew that I was not interested in anything but the fifth option. Then and there, I told him about NIA, and my plans for establishing something similar for Nigerian women…we went back and forth about the merits of helping youth versus women…and neither of us could convince the other. Before I realized what I was saying, I heard myself promising to give him an answer in a month!

During that month, I consulted with my mentors, family members and very close friends. The reactions and advice that I received were very mixed. Some said, this is a great opportunity, it sounds just like NIA, go for it, life is too short. Others said, Ndidi, if you are going to join an organization in Nigeria, why don't you consider going through a more formal and robust recruiting process, so that you can compare your options…What if this big shot – Fola - runs out of money?...We hear he is a devout Moslem and you are a strong Christian…hmm, is this really a move? Yet, others said, What level of the Nigerian society do you want to come into? Stay at McKinsey for a couple of years and then you can return to Nigeria as a minister of finance or trade, instead of joining a non profit. Still others said, what is pulling you to Nigeria? Is there a man that we don't know about? and to them I responded, I wish. (Isn't it always true that whenever you decide to move to a new state or new country, you suddenly discover all the gems in your own back yard…or they discover you…)

From a financial perspective, the options were simple, (1) Stay at McKinsey until Oct. 2001, that way you will owe the firm nothing and have tons of savings. 2) Stay at McKinsey until at least December, by then you will only have worked at the firm for 14 months, use your fat end of your bonus to repay your remaining debt to the company 3) Leave now, take a 70% pay cut by joining FATE, and repay McKinsey at least $45,000 (O.K. I got to set my own salary, but could not justify paying myself a U.S. salary in a start-up nonprofit environment, in Nigeria!)

From a spiritual perspective, I felt completely at peace! Every time I prayed about the option, I felt a sense of urgency about the need to make a move immediately…and by May 2000, I DID!

Three years later, I am thrilled that I took option 3! Through the wonderful support of Fola Adeola and the Ford Foundation, and the hard work of a committed board, amazing staff and over 200 volunteers, I was able to successfully establish FATE. Today, the organization operates offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt, has received numerous international awards and is recognized as one of the most professionally managed and performance-driven nonprofits in Nigeria. I remain actively involved as a board member and supporter of the FATE. ( www.fatefoundation.org )

Happily married (to an old friend that I reconnected with in Nigeria…this was all part of the Master's plan, but I did not realize it when I made the move), Debt-free (Thank God!), I have started a new nonprofit organization called Leadership Effectiveness Accountability & Professionalism (LEAP) Africa ( www.leapafrica.org ) Guess What? During the summer of 2003, with support from the Association of Women's Rights in Development, NIA will be born!

A little older, and hopefully, a little wiser, I have learned more than ever before to lean on God's direction rather than advice from any man or woman. For what it is worth, if you are faced with a major decision concerning your career, consider the ten prerequisites that God has placed in my heart…and may they be a blessing to you:



What are your passionate about? What gets you excited? If you are still unclear about what you are most passionate about, make a list of the things in life that make you angry! Rank them in order of priority! (In my case, poverty in Africa makes me angry. Intelligent black people performing below their potential makes me MAD…hence the rationale behind LEAP! In your case, it could be that the lack of a good African restaurant in Boston makes you angry)
What are you good at? What comes naturally to you? Now, I don't mean technical skills…but softer skills. (e.g. I never realized how much I absolutely loved public speaking and training until I was put in a position in which I had to do it repeatedly. In your case, it could be that you make everyone around you feel comfortable, regardless of their social, economic and racial backgrounds)
Are any of the skills that you listed above directly relevant to the passions that you noted in question 1? (e.g. since I love training, I believe that I could help more Africans improve their personal effectiveness by organizing Leadership Institutes. In your case, it could be that since you love spending time with all types of people, and are deeply upset about the absence of good African restaurants in Boston, even if you hate cooking, you could consider opening a restaurant! You can always find someone else to do the cooking…while you focus on attracting and retaining the customers)
Would you be willing to do this for free? (Does the option still look attractive to you if you take all financial considerations out of the equation?) Success will always follow passion and talent! This will not happen overnight, so you need to have enough passion to see you through the empty bank account. Believe me, if you are passionate enough about something, you can always convince others to part with their money or time.
Would you be willing to do it even it did not carry a prestige factor? (Often times, we are trapped in resume-building mode and are only concerned about adding brand names to our repertoire. Have you ever considered the fact that you can create your own brand? Oprah is a brand! Believe me, fame follows passion and talent!)
When you pray about this opportunity, do you feel at peace about the opportunity? (Of course, you have to be at a place in your walk with God, when you can distinguish his voice from all others. Are you living a life that is Holy and Acceptable unto God? Do you spend time in his presence? Are you humble before him?)
Is this the right time? Are there any signs from God that indicate that this is the right time to pursue the opportunity? (By signs from God I mean what many of us call unexplained coincidences such as people popping into your life, open doors, unsolicited advice that is surprising on-point etc.)
Do your close friends think that this is a good move? (e.g. only talk to two or three close and consistent friends who have always told you the truth, even when it hurts!) If you don't have a prayer partner, it may be wise to find one…consistent spiritual support is critical to success.
Do your progressive family members think that this is a good move? (e.g. believe me, when you step out in faith, you always need all the support that you can get, especially from your spouse and progressive family members!)
Are you prepared to remain committed to God and humble in spite of any success?


If your answer to most of these questions is YES! Then, make the bold move and step out in Faith!


Culled from Nouveauafricana
Showcasing Naija's Top Designers 1
FIRST STOP EBOKA first 2, DEOLA SAGOE! NEXT 3 AND HOT BRITAIN'S DESIGNER OF THE YEAR DURO OLOWU














DARE'S ESCALADE VIDEO AGAIN! VS LAGBAJA



or LAGBAJA'S?



LAGBAJA ALL THE WAY? TALK TO NAIJAGAL
DURO OLOWU BRITAIN'S DESIGNER OF THE YEAR




According to Fashion wire daily
" pandemonium broke out at Kirna Zabete, the posh Mecca of fabulous shopping in Soho. A shipment of forty dresses by emerging designer Duro Olowu arrived and there were eighty people on the wait list. Calls were made to every fashionista, socialite and celebrity and by the time the store opened at 11 a.m., a handful of credit card wielding, high-heeled, fur-wearing women were outside the glass door, waiting to hear the clicking sound of a door unlocking.

"Where are they?" asked one of the women, a stylist with tight brown ringlets and a large Luella handbag in tow, once inside. "The Duro dresses! I'm dying," she continued, fidgeting in her teal green Jimmy Choo patent leather pointy toe knee high boots."

Who is DURO OLOWU?
A Trained lawyer! profiled in vogue. Excellent talent, his african printed dresses draw crowds at BARNEYS AND BROWNS

His dresses sold out at BARNEYS within a week! check out his site:
DURO OLOWU
Setting the record straight! about Agbani and the walk for hunger

The picture below is that of the girl that walked and her breasts at a point was shown during the walk for hunger fashion show by Deola







now here is a picture of Agbani!








Definitely not the same individual in my own opinion. What do you think? Am I wrong?
NAIJA ADVERTS! I AM DEFINITELY FEELING!



Thanks for bringing sunshine into our lives! my question is this ? Do naijagals enjoy the gift of sunshine? Check out the AD below:

Showcasing Naija's Trendy boutiques!




A naijagal must find exclusive styles always to look her best. Here are a couple of boutiques I like. Caution though, make sure you have your money ready to spend.

Remi lagos!

Love her style nice quaint boutique well pictures do not lie.