LadybrilleNigeria (LBN) Fashion News Roundup
Kekewa Makeover: Beauty indigenously defined! (Jamati Online)
“Established in 2007,Kekewa (meaning beauty in Hausa), has been a makeover brand that has established a niche with a reputable Nigerian based clientele. Founded by Morenike Bolujoko,a.k.a. Renique, a beautiful and passionate young Nigerian female,she remembers tieing down her sisters and friends for facial experiments. Renique (as she prefers to be addressed) links passion for makeovers to her desire to find the beauty within people and paint their exterior accordingly.”
Mango in Nigeria (Pusoro)
“So, there seem to be a lot of people still wondering if there is a MANGO store in Naija and if so, where it is. Let me clarify for these wonderful people.There is a MANGO store in The Palms, Lekki. . .”
Nigeria: Fashola’s Copenhagen Appeal (Daily Champion/All for Africa)
“In the run-up to the recently-concluded Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change, in Denmark, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, was the subject of a rewarding skull session involving, amongst others, town planners, retired judges, environmentalists, portfolio investors and tourism operators. The purpose oft he skull session was, undoubtedly, to draw not only an inescapable attention – perhaps a global attention – to the calculated and fixed environmental renaissance going on in the Lagos metropolis but, as well, map out a strategic, forward-looking framework which the Fashola administration may, ultimately, buy into.”
Customs Impounds Contraband in Kano (ThisDay)
“The efforts of the Customs High Command to curtail the influx of contraband into the country ahead of the Yuletide is yielding good results as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Command has impounded prohibited goods imported into Nigeria by persons suspected to be smugglers.
The contraband items, which were worth millions of naira, were impounded in a raid carried out by men and officers of the command. The impounded items include jerry cans of vegetable oil made in Malaysia, bales of textile materials, guinea brocade, and fairly used clothes, popularly called okrika.”
Nigeria: Re-branding and the Image of a nation in 21st century (Ground Report)
“Image of a nation might as well be the destiny of a nation. Nigeria’s disfigured image in the global village has become an insignia of dishonest, dishonor and disrespect; this is outright humiliation of a nation of almost 150 millions people. Majority of Nigerians are industrious, God-fearing and law abiding people. But a tiny minority is destroying the image of the country and the governance ineptitude is adding salt to the injury.
Consequentially, Nigeria is in self-doubt, bedeviled with nihilism, lethargy and encompassing corruption. Now comes the climax, a Nigerian was associated with terrorism and finally the image of the country is demolished. What Nigeria needs is genuine re-branding and re-alignment that is not cosmetics but rooted in truth, pragmatism and an affirmative change.”
Photo: Designer Gozi Ochonogor