Nigerian Label Re Bahia's 'Minimal Dreams'

Take a look through Nigerian label Re Bahia's "Minimal Dreams" collection in our featured gallery.

A minimalist aesthetic dominated by simplicity and elegance makes Nigerian  label Re Bahia's, by designer Orire Omatsola, garments wearable while still enhancing the feminine silhouette. The label's 'Minimal Dreams' collection mainly makes use of plain colors filled with timeless design. True to her designs, Omatsola mentioned: "as a creative, I love to focus on the bare necessity. Call it a cliché but for me, less is honestly more. I believe in creating pieces that are clean, finely finished and most importantly non-fussy. I really wanted a simple palette for this collection. I had to train myself for the first time to be as cohesive as possible, focusing on only three colours, white, blue and pink." Well, we think that she provided a gorgeous collection for Spring/Summer 14. The timeless aspect is definitely a plus. Scroll through our gallery to view the collection above. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #rebahia.

Photo by Rachel Seidu.

#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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