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Sports Luxury! CLAN Releases New S/S15 Collection Lookbook – “ Kasumi ”

When the CLAN collection titled “ Kasumi ” first hit the runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York 2014, it met mixed reviews. Certainly the look book of this collection has got us dreaming and the sporty chic style is going nowhere.

Celebrities like Rihanna and Rita Ora brought the sporty chic look back to the streets and we can certainly say Clan’s new collection is giving a Rhi Rhi vibe and we are loving it.

Themed ‘Sports Luxury’, the CLAN team incorporated the rich and vibrant Harajuku culture in Japan and a gypsy-like drapery mixed in Kasumi, in order to give the collection a bit of edge and produce fun, bright and simple pieces.

The brand says “the collection is infused with hues of Indigo upon which lilac flowers were placed to mirror the pale pink Japanese cherry blossoms against the dark blue sky at night. The androgynous sporty silhouettes were softened by executing them in silk, thus creating striking visuals of luxurious sportswear”.

View the collection below:

Photo Credit
Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo
Makeup: Debola Falana



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$100m Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Is Calling For Applications

Calling all entrepreneurs to apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.
Tony Elumelu is on a grand mission to forge over 10 000 entrepreneurs within the next decade.

Founded by Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu, the pan-African programme is open to young compelling businesses with strong market feasibility, clear financial models and run by capable teams.

The programme includes:

-12-week training programme

– mentorship

– access to crucial networks and resources as well as possible funding.

The qualifying startups that have progressed their business plans sufficiently will each receive second stage seed capital investment of US$5 000 that will be provided as returnable capital.

“Whether you’re in Lagos, Accra, Johannesburg, Nairobi or Dakar, Africa is buzzing with entrepreneurs who need a platform that enables them to take their business or idea to the next level. The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme has been designed to provide that mechanism,” said Parminder Vir, Director of Entrepreneurship at The Tony Elumelu Foundation said in the announcement last month.

“I believe that the private sector in Africa and the entrepreneurs in particular has an important role to play in the growth and the transformation of our continent,” Elumelu says in the video statement below. “2015 is in fact the year of the African entrepreneur.”

Watch this YouTube video for more information.


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Editorial: Woman Of The Moment Nike Oshinowo Is A Cover Girl

How fabulous is Nike Oshinowo…

Former beauty queen Nike Oshinowo covers the new issue of Allure Vanguard magazine.

The new TV host discusses her journey in the media, art, culture and entertainment, turning 50, being a single mom as well as the joys of motherhood.
On her “Late nights with Nike Oshinowo” she claims “I cringe when I see myself on TV. I can’t bear listening to the sound of my own voice”

Read excerpts from her interview below:

On her new show: It’s no secret that I love TV. I’m a very visual person. With ‘Late Night with Nike Oshinowo’, I want to bring our industry leaders, designers, political leaders and musicians – really anyone who’s influencing pop culture – closer to its public through the means of frank, candid interviews.

On the feedback from her show: I can never be happy with my performance. I cringe when I see myself on TV. I can’t bear to listening to the sound of my own voice but I’m told the show has been extremely well received.

On being a single mum: Like everyone else, I just do the best I can. I’m constantly juggling. I constantly feel guilty. I constantly feel I should be better and should be doing a lot more with them. As a mother, it’s never ending. But I do acknowledge that I am very lucky to have a phenomenal team at home.

On the possibility of surgery: It’s so easy for someone who looks like me to say NO; when every time I look in the mirror the face of a thirty-year old stares back at me. If I didn’t look like this; if I hadn’t aged so well; who knows? It’s an impossible question to answer.

For more on Nike Oshinowo’s interview check out Vanguard Allure, January 2015 issue or click on the images for the full interview:




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