Category: Fashion

Common mistakes Nigerians make in America – Model Joseph Water

By Vanguard Newspaper

From his wealth of knowledge and experience, Nigerian-American model Babalola Otitoju Joseph better known as Joseph Water has offered nuggets of advice to young Nigerians hoping to migrate to America and follow in his footsteps.

The 28-year-old seasoned model advised: “Firstly, they need a great dose of self-belief and tenacity to follow their dreams. They need to also understand the nuances of modelling; it is way more than having a pretty face and being photogenic.

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Halima Aden | Somali-American Model quits fashion shows over religious beliefs

By Yasmin Khatun Dewan| The Guardian

Somali-American model Halima Aden has said she is quitting runway shows because working in fashion has forced her to compromise her religious beliefs.

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The Nigerian-American Siblings Using Traditional Family Portraiture to Celebrate Their Heritage

Tolu Oye as told to Claudia Owusu and Kanyinsola Oye

Photographs have always been a way for my family to hold on to our past—no matter how far we moved, or how complicated the idea of “home” became for us. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, I keenly remember my mother dragging me and my siblings every year to the JCPenney Portraits studio for our family picture.

What made the ritual so uncomfortable was that we were not dressed like other Midwestern families at the mall. My mother had us all in matching golden-brown-and-beige traditional ankara, an African wax-print fabric with vibrant patterns.

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Ethiopian-American Liya Kebede joins Naomi Campbell to strut at ‘Arise Fashion Week’ in Lagos

Last Month, thousands of international fashion fans, creatives, models, and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate Africa’s greatest fashion design talents at the annual Arise Fashion Week.

High-profile guest, supermodels Naomi CampbellLiya Kebede, and Alton Mason were spotted hitting the runway in looks by Nigerian designer Bridget Awosika and 2019 LVMH finalist, Kenneth Ize.

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