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We’re Living for Adubea Jensen “Life is Beautiful” Handbag Collection

‘Life is Beautiful’ Collection by Adubea Jensen is a bag for IT girls of Accra!

A savvy person said that handbags speak louder than words. It’s sure true when it comes to the ‘Life is Beautiful’ collection. Showing the vibrancy of life in the city of Accra this collection is reflecting the joyful, exuberance of its people, enjoying life in the city.

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Creative director, Janet Oddoye takes us on a journey with her collection, creating beautiful, timeless handbags that inject joy into the lives of women who carry them.

The ‘Life is Beautiful’ collection comes in an array of day and evening handbags in earthy colours, mono-chromatic mixes and distinct check patterns. The limited edition ‘Yaa’ handbag  with it’s dark brown wooden handles create an ethnic feel, whilst the ‘Ama’ shoulder bag in seasonal mono-chromatic colours and limited edition mixes with a detachable, luxurious, double gold or silver chain is perfect for day to evening wear. Each handbag is adorned with a signature, metal name badge and dog-tag, authenticating it.

The Collection:

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Adubea Jensen is a socially responsible brand that taps into Ghanaian heritage beading craftsmanship to create intricate, beaded handbags to suit every demographic.  Each handbag is uniquely made using tiny beads which are woven together to form exquisite one-of-a-kind bead bags.

The process is 100% handmade and a bag can take up to 50 hours to make. Their beautiful craftsmanship and limited availability make owning an Adubea Jensen an irresistible must-have.

Adubea Jensen, sourced in Africa, manufactured in Africa, exported from Africa.  Adubea Jensen; Changing lives one bead at a time.

You can find the collection at the Accra location as well as online.

Address: Adubea Jensen Shop, 4th Soula St, North Labone Ave, Labone, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 233358788 | +233 206358788

Email: info@adubeajensen.com

Website: www.adubeajensen.com

Facebook: Adubea Jensen

Instagram: @adubeajensen

Twitter: @adubeajensen

New Ghanaian Fashion Brand “Aku+Vi” is Unapologetically Celebrating Women

In times where women empowerment and sisterhood celebration is at their peak, Aku+Vi brand launches a brand that brings it all into perspective.

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The press release states that Aku+Vi stands for “the vivacious and empowered young sister and friend every modern woman needs.” Launched on Tuesday at the very quirky Untamed Empire Concept Store in Ridge, Accra, which houses 1981, Ann Milinery, Bello Edu, Caven Etomi, Totally Ethink to name a few. The fashion label derived its name “Aku” from a girl born on Wednesday, originated from the “ewe” tribe in Ghana, and Vi to mean Vibrant; thus Aku+Vi comes to reveal a true reflection of our own uniqueness and self-awareness.

The founder Nana K. Brenu, happens to be the designer behind luxury brand 1981. The new sister brand Aku+Vi has been launched to celebrate sisterhood and contemporary life. The ideal client is a girl that is woke i.e conscious of her surroundings and in touch with her heritage through her silhouettes, sense of style and enthusiasm. Nana K. Brenu comments that “Aku+Vi garments are youthful, on trend and have feminine silhouettes that are not too girly at affordable prices”. He adds that the rationale behind the new brand is “Every woman needs a sister and Aku+Vi is that sister who is in to celebrate and share in the beautiful experiences of life”.


Debut Collection

The Aku+Vi debut collection channels Modern Renaissance. Modern Renaissance collection was inspired by the need to see the “Aku+Vi” girl rediscovering who she is and proud of what she discovers while taking on the world

The launch sees a presentation of 9 models, each dunning a piece of the collection. They are seen through the “Imagination TV” concept from the Beast of No Nation Movie, playing with the imagination of the viewers who can only wish to wear the beautiful pieces.

Aku+Vi is a fun, trendy and easy to wear brand with bold, graphic and batik prints, but with fine details, to match the taste of the vivacious modern girl.

Have a look at our fave shots from the event and don’t forget to place your orders. The brand contact is below.

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For further information, kindly contact +233 208530011 or email nana.brenu@studio1981.com.

5 Times Joselyn Dumas Slayed Ankara Prints Like a Pro

Ghanaian screen queen Joselyn Dumas never gets it wrong when it comes to her Ankara game. The TV star is well known across the fashion industry for her outstanding evening outfits whether to movie premiers, award shows or even during her TV shows.

As Ankara prints remain a must-wear for those who are brave enough to rock them the right way, it’s safe to say that the colourful African prints are here to stay in 2016 as a must-have. Though it may seem difficult to combine with other outfits, no worries at all, check out our previous posts for some amazing Ankara print inspirations.

New techniques and trends on how to rock the fashionable print keep coming out daily and African designers make things easy by teaming up to find ways to add new and fresh style tips.

However, African celebs also helps us with some fine Ankara inspirations through their different social media accounts. We turned to the gorgeous Tv Host Joselyn Dumas for some Ankara style inspiration as she is the queen of African prints. She leaves no detail to the side as she meticulously rocks her prints with accessories and the right pair of pumps at every occasion.

Joselyn made her debut on Television as the host of Charter House’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show which saw her interview many African celebrities. She is also the host for a new talk show @Home with Joselyn Dumas alongside her acting gigs.

Dumas certainly knows what’s right for her voluminous figure and as a hardworking young woman we admire her impressive style that gets her into the best dressed list.

Watch how she slays these Ankara print outfits multiple times!

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Celebrity Actor Majid Michel Signs A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Deal In New York

‘Timing is an essential part of success in anything we strive to accomplish.’


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Wondering what actor Majid Michel has been up to?

Congratulations are in order for Ghanaian actor Majid Michel. He has just sealed a multi-million dollar clothing endorsement deal in New York.

After going back and forth and several months of talks, both camps finally came to an agreement on March 9th of 2015. Nollywood award winning actor and superstar Majid Michel has officially  agreed to a 3 years multi-million dollar endorsement deal with elite contemporary menswear clothing brand FOURFRONT1602 Clothing based in the New York garment district.

FOURFRONT1602 Clothing is a fashion brand that designs imagination and celebrates the leadership lifestyle using the finest fabrics. The brand targets the sophisticated man or woman who inspires confidence and has absolutely no desire to follow the crowd, a leader others admire and respect.

Majid Michel will be signing personal autographs at the official launch on 4/12/2015 at the brand’s newly acquired showroom in Europe, precisely at Ebikizi Sok. Ren Apt.#11/1, Osmanbey, Sisli / Turkey.

This is a great news for Nollywood and Majid Michel movies fans. We are looking forward to sharing the lookbooks of the brand.

We wish him all the best with this new achievement.


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Wanted: Analyst / Senior Communications Specialist For USAID Project

Organisation Overview

The International Economic Growth Division manages projects that are pioneering new approaches to agriculture, food security, climate change, and competitiveness—as well as monitoring and evaluating projects within these sectors. We work throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East for chiefly governmental clients, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Abt Associates seeks a versatile, energetic Senior Communications Specialist for the West Africa Trade Hub project, based in Ghana.

Working closely with the COP, Home Office Communications Manager, and other project staff, the Senior Communications Specialist will lead the project’s external communications initiatives, supervise report preparation, and support knowledge management. The specialist will help the project reach a broad range of audiences, including the US Agency for International Development, a range of private sector groups (trade associations, global buyers, international investors), public sector partners (West African national and regional governments), and civil society (media and advocacy organizations). The ideal candidate will be able to pivot between various tasks, including preparing reports and presentations for USAID/stakeholders, and training project staff/partner organizations in better communications.

The position is planned to begin February 1 and last for two years, with options to extend longer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the project’s major communications initiatives, including presentations to the client and stakeholders, the project website, quarterly success stories, various brochures and pamphlets, video, social networking platforms and media outreach.
  • Work with the capacity building specialist to support behavior change strategies, including to boost the communications capacity of regional industry associations.
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to support information collection from various project activities
  • Help prepare project reports, using standardized report templates aligned with USAID branding guidelines.
  • Maintain databases of project documents.

Skills Prerequisites

  • Advanced degree in media/communications and at least three years’ experience in media and communications.
  • Experience in communications in Africa and/or with a USAID project.
  • Expertise in new media, developing social platforms and incorporating communications technologies into development programs.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French, including ability to prepare clear, accurate, and correctly formatted documents.
  • Experience with geographic information presentation platforms, such as Google maps, to demonstrate project intervention locations and salient information for the site and activity
  • Ability to work with multiple cultures and countries in West Africa.
  • Familiarity with West African culture and economic issues.
  • Willingness to travel within the region.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS (3 – 5) OR MA/MBA (0 – 2) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

For more, please visit: http://is.gd/dEUxg9