Dolapo Marcy Oni New Face of Fashion E-tailer Brand Nubians

LAGOS – (July 2nd, 2012) – Mnet’s 53 Xtra lead-anchor and Jacob’s Cross star, Dolapo Marcy Oni, has been signed as the face of the new online fashion retail store, As the brand ambassador, she will appear in webisode commercials, radio ad spots and online advertising for the e-tailer set to launch in August. Brand Nubians carries apparel from popular U.S. and U.K. brands like FCUK, True Religion, Ravel, Baby Phat and a host of other fashion brands. The online store caters to men, women and children and will guarantee next-day delivery to all states in Nigeria.

About Dolapo Marcy Oni: Dolapo Marcy Oni started her television career as the lead anchor on the Mnet show Studio 53 Extra and soon became a force to reckon with. The British-born actress and television personality received her Master’s degree from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and has since become a style icon across Africa. She has worked with classical and contemporary material across all mediums – from stage and film, to radio – crafting her expertise in entertainment.

In 2011, she was cast as the ‘Lady in Blue’ in the Nigerian adaptation of the famous Broadway stage play ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf’ by Ntozake Shange. Her character’s visceral account is the tale of a woman who chooses to have an abortion. Oni shared the stage with notable actresses like Joke Silva, Matilda Obaseki and Ireti Doyle, and was well received for her lead role from seasoned theatre critics. This year, she is a new addition to the cast of the hit South African TV- Series ‘Jacob’s Cross,’ where she plays ‘Moremi Omotoso’ – a woman who is passionate, liberated, strong and fights for what she believes in.

The budding actress has graced the pages of various publications like ThisDay Style, Vanguard Allure, Mania, MADE Magazine, Exquisite Magazine, Mode MEN and Genevieve commandeering attention on the Red Carpet. Ms. Oni has hosted several events including the recently concluded Complete Fashion Style Awards 2012, the Pampers Product Launch and Nigeria’s most influential youth event, The Future Awards. She was recently nominated at the Nigerian Entertainment (NEA) Awards and the Future Awards for ‘Best TV Personality’.

About was founded in 2011 with a singular purpose; to transform business-to-customer e-commerce service provision in Sub-Saharan Africa. is a Pan-African fashion e-tailer focused on providing Africans with access to authentic products across multiple categories including womenswear, menswear, kids- wear, accessories and jewelry. Our goal is to be the largest and most renowned Pan-African fashion e-tailer, recognised not purely due to the large variety of brand partners we have, but also the exceptional customer service we provide to our valued customers.

To learn more about Dolapo Marcy Oni, follow her on Twitter -@marcydolapooni to find out more about upcoming projects from the Mnet starlet.


Photo Credits: Jide Alakija Photography
Location: Nike Art Gallery Lekki
Make-up: Zaron
Clothes by: Grey and Re Bahia

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