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Speed Mentoring Night for Creatives in Lagos? Apply Now to Attend Level Up

We came across the terminology “Level Up” when this year singer Ciara made a reference to her ex beau Future. But wait, that’s not what this all about. How do you grow, scale your business and learn? LEVEL UP is just 3 days away and it would be a shame to miss out on an experience and of course opportunity to chat with trailblazers, seasoned pros and senior creatives in the fashion/arts industry.

Have you heard about our Mentoring Scheme? Great! We’re holding our second Speed Mentoring Night in Lagos to once again get you up close and personal with the very best in the business. So whether or not you are part of our mentoring cohort you still get a chance to be mentored in a fun and relaxed setting. This is organised by The Assembly Hub.

Level Up will have individuals within Fashion, Visual Arts, TV, Publishing, PR, Advertising or Creative Direction. Despite the stage you are in your career or business, don’t miss this opportunity to build on the progress you’ve made so far. See who is attending below.





Adenike Ogunlesi – Founder & CRO Ruff n Tumble 
Michael Ugwu – GM Sony Music Africa / Founder, FreeMe Digital Ltd
Fade Ogunro – Executive TV Producer / Founder, Bookings Africa
Reze Bonna – Photographer, Founder ReZsolution
Banke Alawaye  – CEO Rock Salt Services Ltd 
Papa Omotayo – Founder, AWCA / Creative Director Moe+ art Architecture 
Lekan Oladunwo – Group Head Art, Insight Communications 
Simisola Esiri – Founder & E-I-C Schick Magazine 

Learn more about our Guest Mentors and apply here.

Date: 28th April 2018 | Time: 4PM
Venue: The Freeme Space
*Spaces are Limited*

The GC Radar: The Big September Issue! Lisa Folawiyo Covers Genevieve Magazine + Dj Cuppy Glows in Print


Hello TGC lovers, we’re kind of obsessed with the September issue of most international magazines, like Vogue and Elle (Faves!). However, we’ve seen our favourite African celebs and fashionistas here and there looking super stunning on our magazines.

We had  to find them and show them to you! From Lisa Folawiyo looking effortlessly chic to Faithia Balogun and our fave female Dj, DJ Cuppy in a printmania mode.

Check out what’s on our radar this September:


Genevieve magazine‘s September Issue is all about fashion! See Lisa Folawiyo looking all shades of chic denim on the cover page. In order to celebrate the fast-growing African fashion industry, the magazine caught up with the talented designer who recently released her Autumn-Winter collection (CLICK HERE TO SEE) to talk life, fashion and money.

Genevieve magazine focuses on fashion this time as it features a list of emerging and impactful young designers as well. It covers Genevieve Nnaji‘s style story, a ‘Fashion Fetish’ feature with Ene Maya Lawani and Fade Ogunro, men’s view on nudity in fashion, relationship features.

The shoot was by the incredible Lakin Ogunbanwo


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TW Magazine goes ultra luxe with their first ever first ever Luxury edition. The cover girl is Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, the daughter of late head of state, Murtala Muhammed.

Aisha is a wife, lawyer, philanthropist and retail mogul. If you have seen new mid-market focused companies popping up here and there across Nigeria, well hold Aisha responsible for them. Pandora Jewelry, BO Concepts Furniture and most recently Modan Luxury Fashion are some of the brands that she has introduced to Nigeria.

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“I Believe Luxury is Affordable” –  Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

Speaking exclusively to TW Magazine, the fempreneur discusses her father’s legacy, some entrepreneurial lessons  over the years learnt from her mother and grandmother, her stand on women’s advocacy and why luxury is for everyone and not for few individuals.

The edition was shot and creatively directed by Ty Bello.


Straight off the DJ Cuppy Takes Africa tour bus to tv shows and interview, check out DJ Cuppy for Zen Magazine.

For Zen Magazine‘s 8th anniversary issue, all eyes are on DJ cuppy, one of the women shaking the African entertainment industry.

Looking uber fab in African prints, Cuppy is the Nigerian DJ, music producer, songwriter and young entrepreneur currently shaking things up with her Cuppy Takes Africa tour.

The magazine sits down with the billionaire daughter to talk shopping, fashion, taking the music world by storm and managing tabloids.



The cover was shot by  Aham Ibeleme and styled by Rhoda Ebun.

House of Maliq September Issue brings double dose of Nollywood glam. The September 2015 issue features Nollywood stars Monalisa Chinda and Faithia Williams Balogun.

Catch all the looks below:

Monalisa Chinda


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Faithia Williams Balogun




Remeber to GRAB your copy now!


Photo Credit
– Diko Photography
Styled by -Miss Maliq
Assistant Stylist– P.Thelma
Makeup– Maiworld Makeovers
Costumes and Accessories – NHN Couture
Hair– Sylvia’s Hair
Directed By – Malik Zenishia Zainab
Shoot Location– Yomi Casual Show-room, Lekki, Lagos Island

African Style dose: 10 Best Outfits from Alara Lagos Fashion Night Out

We are back with the glitz and glam of African fashion!

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African style dose is about to take a new turn. We have selected the 10 most stylish outfits from the star-studded Alara Lagos Fashion Night Out.

Nigeria’s first luxury concept store, ALARA, founded by Reni Folawiyo held its first Fashion Night Out on Saturday June 20th at the flagship store in Victoria Island, Lagos and the event was as predicted filled with several fashionable celebrities who stepped out in their best style.

Their constantly evolving, unique creative space houses a host of international and local brands and designers. ALARA celebrates and nurtures rare creative talent which they source from all corners of the globe. As supporters of African innovation and design, ALARA seeks to elevate the next generation of master craftsmen in fashion, art and design from countries such as Nigerian, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, South Africa. In addition to sourcing from these global artisans, ALARA showcases customised designs by collaborating with designers, and allows its partners to create high-quality, exceptional products that promote style and innovation in Africa.

Guests at the event had the chance to shop ALARA’s most stunning collection of clothes and got to access SS15 collections from designers including Valentino, Lanvin and Jewel by Lisa. Celebs and well-wishers also enjoyed signature ALARA desserts by Salt and danced away the night to the amazing beats of celebrity DJ, DJ Cuppy.

Attendees included the Toke Makinwa, Fade Ogunro, Dimeji Alara, Noble Igwe, Zina Anumudu, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Bubu Ogisi, Bridget Awosika, Tsemaye Binite, Amaka Osakwe, Orire Omatsola, Taiwo Okunoren, Kehinde Okunoren, Elohor Aisien, Veronica Odeka, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Temi Dollface, Tania Omotayo, Dolapo Oni, Papa Omisore, Peju Adewusi, Eku Edewor, Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere, Ezinne Chinkata, Mo Abudu, Nkiru Anumudu, Ruth Osime, Nike Animashaun and more.


Now check out our 10 BEST OUTFITS FROM THE EVENT: