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Prêt-À-Poundo: Ndani's Nigerian Fashion Designers Pop Up Shop at Selfridges!

Nigerian fashion designers showcase at Ndani, the new pop up shop at Selfridges.


In keeping with its status as one of the most exciting fashion destinations in the world, Selfridges launches

Ndani, the Nigerian Fashion Project, from December 1st 2012.

Nigeria is definitely attracting international attention. Nigerian fashion designers have an artistic talent manifested in the intricacies and nuances of their creations. Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) highlights these African icons who stand out because of their singularity and talent. Selfridges - Best Department Store in the World by IGDS (Intercontinental Group of Department Stores) and Style House Files - LFDW organisers are presenting Ndani, a Nigerian Pop Up Shop at London's Selfridges from December 1st.

The groundbreaking project demonstrates the impact that Nigerian fashion designers have made from their exposure in fashion shows. Nigeria possesses adequate resources in this regard and is bringing African fashion to the International scene. Ndani will showcase five key Nigerian fashion designers who are well-established in Nigeria, as well as emerging designers who were  presented at the Young Talents showcase at Lagos Fashion and Design Week earlier in October.

The five established designers are Lisa Folawiyo with her label Jewel By Lisa, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Eki Orleans, Odio Mimonet and Tiffany Amber. The young designers are Agu Anumudu with his label Agu and House of Silk, the label set up by Jennifer Adighije.

Prices range from £25 for an African doll by Ituen Basi to £3,180 for a gown by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.

WHERE: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1U 1AT, United Kingdom

 

 

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Naira Marley, who was also in attendance, has also turned himself in according to local reports.

Star Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, rapper JJC Skillz, were arrested on Monday after hosting a party at their home which violated Lagos' coronavirus lockdown order.

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GuiltyBeatz isn't a new name in the Ghanaian music scene. A casual music fan's first introduction to him would've likely been years ago on "Sample You," one of Mr Eazi's early breakout hits. However, he had scored his first major hit two years before that, in the Nigerian music space on Jesse Jagz' and Wizkid's 2013 hit "Bad Girl." In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists.

In the years to come, the producer has gone on to craft productions for some of Ghana's most talented artists, having worked with the likes of Efya, Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, R2Bees, Stonebwoy, Bisa Kdei, Wande Coal, Moelogo and many more over the last decade. The biggest break of the talented producer's career, however, came with the arrival of his own single "Akwaaba".

In 2018, GuiltyBeatz shared "Akwaaba" under Mr Eazi's Banku Music imprint, shortly afterwards the song and its accompanying dance went viral. The track and dance graced party floors, music & dance videos, and even church auditoriums all around the world, instantly making him one of Africa's most influential producers. Awards, nominations, and festival bookings followed the huge success of "Akwaaba." Then, exactly a year later, the biggest highlight of his career so far would arrive: three production credits on Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift.

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