Friday, December 20, 2013

RTF Look Book: Poqua Poqu Nzulezu SS14 Collection

Poqua Poqu is a Ghanaian luxury Prêt a Porter (ready to wear) African fashion brand for women and men’s wear ,Textiles and Accessories.

See the full collection after the jump.

Nigeria’s Tae Clothing and Accessories Launches It’s SS 2014 Collection – Sensual Al Maghreb

This collection is so effortless, the classic summer look if you are looking to wear some prints and keep things light and simple.
See the full collection after the jump.

Alain Niava: 2014 Collection


Alain Niava is a designer from Cote d'lvoire, see  his latest collection after the jump.

FABRYAN London: Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection - La femme fatale

We are excited to announce that our AW14 collection entitled La femme fatale will be presented in a catwalk show at Berlin Fashion Week on Thursday, 16th of January at 6PM.

Photos from the show after the jump.

Toubab Paris, Kanuri Jewellery: coupon on certain products before Christmas!

20% discount with code FB2013 for orders over 80 € until 23 December! Christmas Delivery until 21/12 and 11h with chronopost option until 23/12 16h on Karuni site find jewelry and accessories Karuni.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

L'Amoire Chic Brings You Luxurious Fashion Pieces From African Designers

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L'Amoire Chic, a high end fashion company that brings you stylish fashion designs from African designers has launched a website ( offering women a source for trendy fashionable clothing with offers and discounts on some amazing African designer clothing.

The new website offers you clothing that you will find hard to see on your local high street, allowing you to buy clothes and attend parties knowing that you are not going to bump into someone wearing the same clothing as you.

L'Amoire Chic website which offers a contemporary look and easy to user interface to give customers the most convenient shopping experience, brings you brands including Eki Orleans, Tina Lobondi, Stefania Morland and ANGGY HAIF to help women all over the world look great and feel great at affordable prices.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013



The Adèle Dejak brand creates handmade fashion accessories for the modern, sophisticated and multidimensional woman. Inspired by African shapes, textures and traditional techniques, the cutting-edge pieces sit perfectly between artefact and high fashion statement designs.

The Adèle Dejak collections express our acute appreciation for African-made fabrics, including Kuba cloth and kitenge (wax print); a dedication to using recycled materials including rice and cement sacks, brass, aluminium and glass and; a commitment to exceptional quality – using only the best materials and employing some of the most talented artisans in the East African region.

Adèle Dejak unites style and substance and invites you to unapologetically own your style!

See more photos from her collection after the jump.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Funeral and unveiling of the 30ft statue of Nelson Mandela in South Africa

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An amazing 30ft bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled yesterday in Pretoria

Yesterday in Pretoria, a 30ft bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled by the South Africanpresident, Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in front of the press, guests and dignitaries who attended the unveiling. The magnificent statue shows MADIBA smiling with his hands open as if he wanted to hug someone and it was perfectly sculptured. This amazing unveiling comes a day after he was laid to rest in his hometown in Qunu. So many dignitaries attended the event to pay their final respects to MADIBA and it was a truly moving farewell with tears, joy, and love all together in one environment. Charles, Prince of Wales, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Idris Elba, Desmond Tutu, Joyce Banda and a host of others were spotted at the ceremony. Below are a few shots we scooped online.

see more photos after the jump.

Designer Update: Adèle Dejak Giveaway through December 31st

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Adèle Dejak‘s collections highlight and promote the creativity inherent with African ornament: Congolese Kuba, Kitenge, Asoke, local leather, recycled materials, rice and cement sacks, brass, aluminium, horn, ebony and glass. Adèle Dejak, was also honoured as one of the design companies for Design Network Africa, to ‘establish authentic interaction between 28 outstanding design companies throughout the African continent, who produce beautiful, contemporary work’.

See full details about how you can win this bracelet after the jump.

African Weddings: Kome Damijo weds (photos)

RMD's son tied the knot over the weekend. 

See more photos from the wedding after the jump.

2014 WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS: Washington Fellowship 2014 Call for Application

The Obama Administration's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance and enhance peace and security across Africa.
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                           Welcoming Promising leaders to the United States

Leaders will attend U.S. universities for an academic institute in one of three areas: business and entrepreneurship; civic leadership; and public management. Coursework and training in each of these sectors will focus on the skills young African leaders need to run better ministries, start and grow businesses, and serve their communities.

Continue reading after the jump to find out how to apply.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Emerging Nigerian Brand, Rukky Simone releases new Lookbook

The Company produces fabulously fashion-forward pieces for every outing and occasion. And the best part…Rukky Simone pieces are very affordable, prices range between NGN 2,500 – NGN 8,500! 

Check out the complete collection after the jump.

The Finalists for the 2013 Exquisite Face Of The Universe Beauty Pageant.

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This glamorous beauty pageant will be taking place in Nigeria at the prestigious Expo Hall, at Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday December 19th, 2013. 60 of the Most Beautiful Women in the World are expected to come together in Lagos for a series of activities leading up to the finale on the 19th.

See the line up of contestants after the jump.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Asiyami Gold debuts with a Golden Collection for December

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The fashion brand is proud to announce the launch of its’ debut collection. The designer, Asiyami Gold Wekulom, is very excited with the launch of her official Spring 2014 collection titled “A.Au which is short for Asiyami Gold”. Asiyami got inspired to create this collection after a visit to Thailand earlier in the year. 

See full exclusive collection after the jump.

Taryor Gabriel’s ENVY (The Old Fashioned Gentleman)

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The latest Taryor Gabriels collection is called ‘ENVY’. The collection is based on the sartorial style of 1920s.

Feast your eyes on the full collection after the jump.

Golden Globe Awards 2014: 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle top nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globes

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Nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2014 ceremony were announced yesterday ,12th dec. 2013 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes honor the year's best in film and television, split into the genres of comedy (or musical) and drama.

This year's Golden Globe nominations were led by "12 Years A Slave" and "American Hustle," which scored seven nominations each, including Best Picture honors in, respectively, the drama and musical or comedy categories. On the television side, "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey" and "Brooklyn 99" were among the top-nominated programs. Woody Allen, meanwhile, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" during the 2014 ceremony.

The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 12, 2014. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will act as hosts for the evening.

See the full list of Golden Globe award nominees after the jump. 

DaViva Fabrics Christmas Sale is ON!!

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For every 4 pieces of 6 yards purchased (either ultimate / expression / gold / platinum), a piece of 4 yards of Da Viva will be given for FREE! Christmas sale ends on Dec. 24th 2013. continue reading to see where you can buy these fabrics from.

Davido, Others Join Fayrouz To Introduce A Platform That Celebrates Nigerian Fashion & Style youths


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Some of Nigeria’s most stylish men and women will gather at Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday December 18 to introduce the new Fayrouz platform heralding from the 'Be Original' campaign to celebrate and encourage the originality of Nigerian fashion and style at an exclusive event tagged “Party for The Originals”.

The hugely anticipated event is being hosted by natural premium non-alcoholic drink, Fayrouz from the stable of Nigerian Breweries and will have some of Nigeria’s biggest designers, artistes and fashionistas in attendance.

Sensational pop stars, Burna Boy and Davido will thrill guests to some of their latest hits like while DJ Sose will have the audience dancing all night as he spins some of the hottest contemporary numbers. 
Continue reading for full article.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Victoria’s Secret fashion show 2013: Models of color


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The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show aired on December 10, 2013 and showcased sexy statuesque models in silky, satiny Victoria’s Secret creations.
See full collection and models after the jump.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Official Programme and Live Streaming of the Memorial Service in honour of Mandela.

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Today, Tuesday 10th Dec. 2013, 59 world leaders and thousands of mourners gather to honour the late freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.

Click the link to watch live streaming.


Courtesy: Globalgrind



Folorunsho Alakija covers the second edition (December 2013/January 2014) of Forbes Africa Woman.
Forbes said of the billionaire tagged the ‘Slick Oil Baroness‘:
Alakija, however, is profoundly uncomfortable with the ‘super-rich’ tag. She believes that she is far more than just her fabulous wealth.

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo grace the cover of Genevieve magazine's December issue

Genevieve Magazine tags their story “The Untold Love Story of P-Square’s Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo” and brings you the exclusive story nobody has been privileged enough to deliver.

See inside cover photo after the jump.

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Maju Holiday Collection

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Maju is a female fashion label found in 2008 by Motunrayo Umaru. Maju’s creations are always upbeat with today’s fashion and some of her designs also carry a vintage look. Maju’s creations include accessories, purses, bags and clothes.

More photos after the jump.

2013 Vlisco Q4 ‘Celebrate Fashion’ Collections

Introducing the stunning new collection from Vlisco named “Celebrate“.

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Complete collection after the jump.

LaLesso 2014 Campaign (Photos)

Lalesso was formed by co-designers Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser after a holiday to Lamu Island off the north coast of Kenya. Both Olivia and Alice are children of Africa and have been wrapped in its beautiful fabrics since birth. After studying fashion design together in Cape Town the pair were impelled to harness the magical beauty of the East African 'khanga', also known as 'lesso' to create vibrant and care free summer fashion.

See more photos after the jump.

MABM Designs: Beatitudes Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

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The fashion label, who are experts in luxurious clothing for women cater for fashion lovers who have that unique sense of style. For their Fall/Winter collection, the designer played with a few fabrics ranging from cotton spandex fabrics, leather fabrics and African prints to create a colourful collection for Fall. Instead of the usual blacks and Greta everyone uses for Fall, she wanted to make a collection that was still for fall yet colourful and daring.

See full collection after the jump.

The African Fashion Market- December 15th

@Headlines Hospitality Hotel Garden, No. 8, 5th Circular Road, Labone Accra. Ghana
This is an opportunity to shop the latest collections by Africa's Top Designers.

Lalesso Swimwear Collection for ProSieben TV

Lalesso is  African Inspired Women's Ready to Wear label. Designed by Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser, Lalesso's trademark is the African inspired textiles used in all collections. The brand encapsulates the lifestyle of an endless African summer.

More photos after the jump.

RTF Inspiration: Tara Fela-Durotoye, Folake Folarin-Coker & Ola Orekunrin listed among Forbes’ 20 Young Power Women in Africa

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Forbes recently released its 20 Young Power Women in Africa and 3 Nigerians make the list.
They include the creative director of beauty brand House of Tara Tara Fela-Durotoye, designer extraordinaire Folake Folarin-Coker and founder of Flying Doctors Ola Orekunrin.

See their brief profiles after the jump.

Miss Black Africa UK unveils 2014 Charity Calendar

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Winner, Miss Black Africa UK

Miss Black Africa UK has released its 2014 charity calendar featuring the 2013 winner, 19 year old Sonia Ike as well as the finalists of the competition.T
See full calender after the jump.

RTF Covers: Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong’o Covers DuJour Magazine’s Fall 2013 Issue

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The 12 Years a Slave actress is looking stunning on the cover and fashion editorial of Dujour Magazine. The magazine has featured Kim Kardashian, Robert Deniro, Nicole Richie, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman to name a few, portrays the Kenyan beauty in her “Defining Moment“.
See the cover and more photos after the jump.

Friday, December 06, 2013

FashionAFRICANA celebrates beauty, diversity at Downtown show

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FashionAFRICANA celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora through design, dance, music and exhibits with a fashion show at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at 805 Liberty Ave., Downtown. It will feature fashions by designer Kiya Tomlin. Models will wear authentic African jewelry.

Tickets are $35; $75 for VIP reception at 7 p.m. and show.

Details: 888-718-4253 or or

Nelson Mandela: A tribute to a Great Man

Iconic funeral: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will lie in state for several days next week before a massive funeral service that will draw numerous heads of state and celebrities

NELSON MANDELA 18th July 1918 - 5th Dec.2013

Photo tribute after the jump.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

RTF Covers: Georgie Badiel From Cote d'Ivoire graces the South African edition of New African Woman Magazine.


The Ivorian Beauty Georgie Badiel From Cote d'Ivoire graces the South African edition Cover of New African Woman.

More photos after the jump.

Call to Auditions – Desperate Housewives Africa

Call to Auditions – Desperate Housewives Africa

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EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment Network in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, brings to Africa… Desperate Housewives!

The audition showdown begins! Could you be one of Africa’s Desperate Housewives? Think you can act the part? Then start by following all the registration instructions below:

Download all relevant materials:
See Full details after the jump

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Spring/Summer 2014 Collection from Bespoke Design Label Bcrown

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Nigerian bespoke design label – Bcrown‘s Spring/Summer 2014 collection titled “Premium Rush“. The label, created by Bamidele Adebanjo, focuses on tailored men and womenswear and has created this collection with men and women who value style and looking their best always in mind.

See the full collection after the jump.

Join In on the Conversation: UN International Volunteer Day 2013

I will be taking part in this tweet forum on the 5th of December to Celebrate volunteering! Tell us how you will be marking International Volunteer Day 2013. Hashtags: #actioncounts  #VolunteerNG #IVD2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bestow Elan Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

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Ghanaian - London based designer Erzumah Ackerson is behind the label ’s unique flair for detail can be recognized in the way she fuses elements of her heritage with technical expertise, to create garments that are often described as timeless, feminine and chic.
See full collection after the jump.