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Queen Elizabeth’s floral outfit color-matches Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba worn by Nigeria’s Envoy & spouse for Buckingham reception! – Tola Adenle

December 7, 2017

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  Photos: Getty Images   Queen Elizabeth Turned a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner into an Epic Photo Op – vogue.com/Jannelle Okwodu An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth IIreceived his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade […]

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The stories behind Serena’s fairy-tale wedding dress and – um – the sequined Nike sparklers – Tola Adenle

November 24, 2017

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Serena knew what she wanted for her wedding day: a fairy tale dress with a personal statement – a cape – as in SUPERWOMAN! She had been pregnant with her new baby before embarking on her quest to equal the record 23 Slams long held by Margaret Court. After two grueling weeks of practice and […]

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Serena Williams, Alexis & Baby Ohanian at New Orleans star-studded wedding ceremony- Tola Adenle

November 19, 2017

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As in the biggest of the world’s fashion shows – the New York Fashion Show Week – Anna Wintour, close friend and ally of Serena, was right there in the usual front row but the star of the formalization of Serena & Alexis’ relationship was, perhaps, Baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Even though the bride and […]

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Critics pooh-pooh “too white” mixed-race Adwoah Aboah on her first British Vogue cover

November 12, 2017

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Is the new black still too white, ask critics of Vogue’s ‘washout’ cover of Adwoa Aboah? – James Gillespie, Mary O’Connor & Iram Ramzan/London Times     Adwoa Aboah at Paris fashion week and as she appears on the cover of Vogue [PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN]   The model Adwoa Aboah is known in the fashion world for her mixed-race […]

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The Rohingya Exodus: A son shows what true love & shared humanity mean – Facebook

September 30, 2017

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Although the image here from the Rohingya Refugees’ Biblical-proportion horror may not really need any caption to be understood, the intro to a picture-as-essay by Remi, a blog regular who shared it, and the copy written by Mr. Salli who posted it are both very much on the mark. This heartening image that is definitely […]

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Fans the world over share Serena’s [& Ohanian’s] joy of new baby – Tola Adenle

September 5, 2017

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Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is, and oh wow, what better Gate to await Ohanian’s precious little girl!       Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is … at – where else – Gate 23! DELTA on Twitter   Various sports have been a big part of this blog from the beginning, and […]

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Barely potty-trained Sophia Brenner gives lesson in racial harmony to saleswoman who “wondered why she wanted a doll that didn’t look like her”

April 5, 2017

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 Little Girl Has Perfect Answer for Woman Who Wondered Why She Wanted a Doll That Didn’t Look Like Her Jihan Forbes Mon, Apr 3 2017 Sophia Benner, a little girl enjoying her new doll. (Photo: Facebook) She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her […]

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Barrack and Michelle get together for lunch with U2’s Bono & NYC goes ga-ga – Tola Adenle

March 13, 2017

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The Obamas Give Us a Lesson in Power Couple Dressing – Marjon Carlos for vogue.com Were Michelle and Barack Obama conspiring to save the world today as they sat down for a power lunch with Bono? Who’s to say…But what we do know is that the former first couple looked like they meant business as they […]

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Africa’s squandered & looted billions, especially Nigeria’s, all point to the Mansa Musa in African Leaders – Fayth Daramola

January 2, 2017

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The only universities in Africa to feature in the WORLD’S TOP 500 institutions are all in South Africa, vestige of former home of apartheid … Recently, the Angolan government spent $35 million to mark President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 72nd birthday … Nigeria is not far behind in the creation and worship of strong-arm  leaders because I […]

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No, But Really, All the Nigerian It Girls Are Wearing Lisa Folawiyo – Marjon Carlos/vogue.com

October 31, 2016

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In its new thrust, VOGUE continues to reflect its “international” moniker with its wider coverage of African stories, including – and especially – African designers . To be more specific, Nigeria has gotten quite a lot of attention lately, with Chimamanda’s Ted Talk’s feminism phrase showing on catwalk during the recent New York Fashion Show […]

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