Author: Staff Writer

I learnt about my husband’s death on WhatsApp – Wife of NAF pilot

Diepreye, the wife of the Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, who died in the January 2, 2019, Mi-35M helicopter crash, has said that she learnt of his death on a WhatsApp status update. The couple, who had their wedding on December 8, 2018, were married for three weeks before tragedy struck. In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, Diepreye said the WhatsApp status update was that of her husband’s colleague, who was unaware that she had his number. She added that the commander visited her later to inform her of the crash. Perowei was one of...

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South African Designer David Tlale Enters Untapped Market With Launch of Luxury Fragrances

Considered a fashion pioneer in his native South Africa and the African continent at large, designer David Tlale is gearing up for his namesake brand’s next chapter. In a move unprecedented by most of his peers based in the Motherland, Tlale is adding a line of fragrances to a portfolio which currently consists of high-end ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bridal wear. “Throughout the years I’ve always wanted to become a globally recognized fashion brand. We’ve showcased in Paris and New York City which is great, but I think to myself, ‘Can we just conquer the continent first?’” Tlale tells me...

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Anuli and Chuka’s Abuja & New York Wedding Ceremony

Anuli and her sweetheart Chuka‘s white and traditional wedding ceremony is surely sending sweet vibes to us all. Just before their white wedding ceremony, the couple took the Igbo culture to New York for their traditional wedding ceremony. Then after exchanged their marital vows in Abuja. The couple had such a great time with their guests, friends and family as they officially embarked on their forever journey. Credits Groom:@chukze14 Planner: @7eventhouse Decor: @theweddingguruu Photography: @bedgepictures Videography: @wrgoimagery Lighting: @eventxtra Special Effects: @mkali_effects Makeup: @hermosaa_ng Hair: @ehishairandnails Reception dress: @otee_coutur Traditional Wedding Makeup:@mickipeezie Planner: @elegantnuptials Dress:@lekcrytal_georgeplace...

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Meet German-Ghanaian Artist Zohra Opoku

The multidisciplinary artist explores femininity, tradition and heritage through an earthy, textile-rich oeuvre. Rebecca Anne Proctor speaks with the artist who recently embarked upon her Dubai artist residency They have gentle yet probing eyes, heightened by a frame of richly embroidered fabric. With their heads and mouths wrapped up in elaborate lace and ornately patterned textiles, these women exude a sense of mystery and intrigue. While they encompass an earthy sensibility through their evocative veils, it is their eyes that say it all. Something else is there—there’s another story, another reality. These women belong to Zohra Opoku’s most recent...

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Chef Talks: Izu Ani’s Bold Return To Honesty

Nigeria-born and UK-raised Chef Izu Ani expounds on the importance of being humble, the necessity of positivity, and telling stories with ingredients I’ve been cooking for so long that you understand that each moment is something to treasure,” says Izu Ani, a French-trained award-winning chef Nigeria-born and UK-raised. “I’ve taken the sweet, but also enough bitter to keep me entertained.” Now restaurateur and founding managing director of YSeventy7, a creative consulting and management agency specialised in F&B, Izu has made his name across Dubai’s culinary scene, leaving his fingerprint at outlets he opened, conceptualised or partnered with. From La...

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