Onyinye Ubah

OYINDA OF JANORE BRAND: THE GLAMOROUS MULTI STYLING FASHION DESIGNER WITH TWISTS AND TURNS! March 8, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

The easiest way to catch my attention even when in a mammoth crowd is to wear a very attractive dress. Once you see my head turning, it’s always pointing at a direction of a beautifully made dress.  I get inspired by the beautiful dresses I see; especially on Pinterest, Instagram and other social media platforms. I get inspired by every talented fashion designer because they amaze me in so many ways and their works make…

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Abisola Eboda: Redefining the fashion of Ankara bag February 20, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

It was the first 6 months ASUU strike in 2013. One evening, I and my friends were having a conversation in the hostel when a girl walked into our room and said she taught people how to make bags. Everyone signed up for it but I was never around because I went to weddings almost every Saturday. Coincidentally, I was around the last Saturday of the training and what I saw and learnt just on…

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The Lady, her jewellery and the glitters. January 24, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

In the beginning, whenever I introduced myself and my brand, most of people would laugh and ask me to confess that I buy my pieces from abroad and just label my brand name on it. It was a struggle.  Or some others would send their plastic or beaded jewellery to me for me to fix which I graciously turned down. The third group was more interested in picking my brain but not patronising. Even as at…

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A Standing Ovation to the Made- in-Naija bag for the world! January 9, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

The fear of hunting made me think deeper of an escape route. The news I was hearing back home in Nigeria was somewhat disturbing. I couldn’t picture myself as part of the statistics of those queuing up in search of daily source of income. This was no pride; it was something I wouldn’t just do. At that time, I was in my final year in Houdegbe North American University in Benin Republic. Though I could…

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WHEN ARCHITECTURE MEETS FASHION DESIGN January 6, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I wouldn’t know if there’s any correlation between architecture and fashion. Not so sure or maybe because I love drawing. That is one thing I know I really do so well. So, since I also love fashion, I decided to combine the two. You can imagine the switch from studying Architecture to doing fashion illustration. It was a move the got everyone raising their eyebrows at me and wondering what exactly I was up to.…

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BEJEWELLED IN CORALS December 28, 2020 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I lived most of my childhood with my grandmother in Edo. She had some beads (corals) which were quite different from the beads that I saw at that time. I became curious and asked some questions about them. Of course, human beings are naturally curious but a child’s curiosity is way higher than normal. She said they were special beads which were sourced from the river. They were corals developed deep in the ocean and…

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THE ECSTASY OF AFRICAN FABRICS July 13, 2020 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I came into the fashion industry by coincidence. I came to Ghana when I was 17 as a football player. Funnily, I studied Sports, Management and business in the Netherlands but fashion has taken over everything now. When I was 21, I took over a volunteering organization and started organizing volunteering work for International youth in Ghana. Unfortunately, Ebola came to West Africa and businesses went down. As an alternative, I decided to work with…

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