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Denim-Ankara Combo

Denim is not new, it’s the regular jean fabrics, but a unique styling distinguishes it from regular denim dresses
to suit African concept of dressing, and fits into an everyday woman and girl-child dressing.


The Ankara combo is simply a unique piece of Ankara pattern on denim fabric showcasing creativity of fashion designing.





The denim takes the major part of the dress while the Ankara highlights on the dress in different forms either on the
sleeves, as patches, ruffles, bows, buttons, frills, and taping.



The Memory of My Easter Holiday

I was 7 years old in the late 80s, sitting queitly in the rear center of the class, as the teacher just
finished a lesson class and announced that school would be vacating in the next 4 days for Easter break.
A rush of excitement ran through my mind; in a flash i thought about many things i could do in the hols:
training for our football team, walking miles and miles following local masquerade on the street, neigbhors
would take food from house to house and i would be lucky if i’m the one that’s picked by mom to do the
delivery, because those neigbhors would hand me crisps N5, N10 or N20 notes; you take your friends to your
relatives house and they take you to theirs in turn in the evening when you get home, the traditional
white rice and stew with the most delicious aroma and taste. Moms those days have a degree in this
delicacy, you just keep eating until there’s no space in your stomach to harbour more food.

Then suddenly the excitement was gone as i sighted a pile of our report cards, as the class captain was
helping our teacher to her car. I hate those sights, they cut short the holiday’s memories. With those
sight, i know i won’t have a full joy, because my expectations always come through – always struggling
between 25 to 30 positions out of 40. Sometimes they come as outright failure.
Though the result was not yet out, but my concern was how do i lie to my mom, and my friends in the neigborhood
Those moments never leave me.
How time flies! Here we are today as parents, putting much efforts to see how the memories of our kids
could turn out better interms of academics, morals, and socials, as well as thier dress sense.
Let’s help to preserve our heritage in our local outfits and costumes1d58f1679e39fbabf04059d3d46247d1



Lovely ankara fabrics are not meant for adults alone, our kids can also beautifully rock stylish ankara fabrics.     Today a lot of  designers have carved out a niche focusing on kids, in the fashion indusdry. This niche has transformatively taken old school african fabrics that our parents used as wrapper in the past to create lovely outfits for our kids. It could be pure african fabrics, or the likes of it. Plain fabrics also play a vital role when designing with these African fabrics.

Kids Runway

blog1 Its just amazing what our kids are capable of.

Watching them on runway showcasing cute and well tailored dresses, makes us wish it was so during our days.

It gives pride to the fashion industry as there is hope for future models.

Our African kids should be encouraged to participate in such activities or  rather encourage the Industry to give a little more focus to our Nigerian kids.


Kids Innocence

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a kid? They stare innocently at things and people,trying to understand. Hence they communicate by either moving their hands, smiling or even crying. We can only try to imagine what they want to say.
They look so cute that you almost don’t want them to grow past their innocent stage.
Mothers are amazing, they understand the unspoken words of kids and attend to their needs per time.