that, take a look at the beauty of the world; its creation and
beautification. Fashion simply put is creating and giving life. I give
life to what I do from the clothes I wear, to the personality I carry.
I love to create and recreate myself every time. It is fun when you
explore yourself and step out of the box. It keeps you unpredictable.
Fashion is the act or process of creating while style is a distinctive
and peculiar mode of doing certain things. I’d go back to the creation
for instance, what Eve did was to style herself and Adam with the fig
leaves based on what suited them individually.
though I can be daring. I love to be different and outstanding. I just
understand the occasion and work towards standing out. I am also in love
with vintage items especially when it comes to fashion. I’m always
intrigued by the photographs from my mum’s gallery back in her youth. I
haven’t exactly had time to explore that but I get some inspiration from
them when it comes to my style. I think being a beauty queen helped in
moulding me more too.
I’m comfortable in my skin. My hair is beautiful, so why should I hide
it? I don’t mean to insult people that do not carry their natural hair
but trust me, each time I walk down the streets, into a salon or attend a
function, everyone always wants to feel my gorgeous hair. I’m talking
about ladies with the expensive weaves and wigs! It’s part of the
reasons I love my natural hair the more. Besides, it is healthy. I also
wear my nails naturally too because I have stopped fixing artificial
nails. And they’re healthier than ever. So my love for vintage comes to
play in my styling.
you have it, you flaunt it. I have lovely and beautiful legs, so I
flaunt them. I wear short dresses to show off my gorgeous insured legs
and it is worth it. Besides, everyone has something peculiar to them.
Short dresses complement my full and long curly black hair. Besides, our
country, Nigeria, is hot, so why bother with too many clothes?
acquaintance of mine who thought they were too gorgeous not to be
insured, so I went ahead to do so.
was not raised in that kind of environment. In fact, I recall being
admired and called ‘Agbani’. Nowadays, some people ask in bewilderment
how I manage to maintain my body structure.
am not apologetic about that. Why would I want to put air in my boobs
and butt, then feel like a balloon? There’s beauty in every size and
there is always someone that finds you fascinating and attractive the
way you are. So I don’t want surgical enhancement now or ever. I am
proudly size 2; I have never been a size 6/8 my whole life. Trim and
curvy is the new sexy look.
jewellery because while growing up, I was a very fashionable child. I
always had accessories with my outfit. I have my photos as a kid dressed
up and with bangles and rings. I must have been three years old then. I
remember that by the time I was six years old, I had an actual
wristwatch and I could tell the time correctly.
leave home without my rings. Sadly, I lost my bracelet recently and I
have been heartbroken ever since because it never left my wrist unless I
wanted to clean it, that’s when I remove it. All my accessories are
an unconventional way. I am not one that abides by the norms or rules of
how a fabric should be worn. I love my freedom to express my style. So I
choose to wear a print with a touch of my personality.
compliments. One day at a reading, the moment I stepped in, I’d barely
settled when a group of friends said I looked like I just came out of a
magazine. The most important thing about style is to make sure people
feel you in that outfit.
walk with that grace. So if I’m not feeling the outfit, I change. Once I
feel good, that is like the prerequisite for me.
creator. Some days back, I attended the 6th Lights and Camera Film
Festival and I had a pair of couture shorts, blazers and shoes with high
heels and people could not stop complimenting me. Why get lost in the
crowd because of acceptance when you can stand out and make them pay
appealing, to me, fashion is deeper. It is knowing what to say, how to
say it; when and where to say certain things. I can’t marry a man who
doesn’t challenge me to be better. A fashionable man is ‘the essence’.
He is a package that has content. He’s resourceful.
keeping healthy practices. I grew up as a vegetarian, so eating healthy
is a custom. I do some exercise routines in my house whenever I have a
but guess what, weird is awesome literally. There’s always something
weird and fascinating about me.
but it must have been some years back while I was in the university. I
still can’t go to the market to buy red meat.
church. I have my own style whenever I am wearing a corporate outfit.
Like I said, I believe in looking appropriate for the occasion, so of
course, I won’t do corporate on a casual sunny day especially as I’m not
in a very corporate business.
way I walk. Back in college, whenever I walked passed, I had this
teacher who would call his colleagues to watch my walking step. He
called me ‘Miss California’. He was probably the one that sowed the seed
in me. As I became more confident and aware, I knew I had to contest in
a beauty pageant and win to officially become a queen. And as I went
into it, I understood better and realised that there was more to being a
Africa. They’re about to have the 10th edition, so I’m visiting the
contestants to encourage them as the Queen Mother. Also, I was the Miss
Amnesty International at a point in my life.