Prêt-À-Poundo: Black Fashion Week Paris - Jamila Laqfir

Morrocan stylist and designer Jamila Laqfir North African inspired collection at Black Fashion Week Paris.

Morrocan stylist and designer Jamila Laqfir delivered a collection filled with North African inspiration in a show circled around the power of suggestion. Laqfir showcased the use of a hijab — a veil covering hair and neck — and a wax headwrap, or gele, with a lace-like veil. Gorgeous cocktail dresses came and went on the catwalk with a lot of added touches including capes, light waistcoats and jackets.

Jamila Laqfir at the end of the presentation

The only man presence with a velvet jacket and ornaments


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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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