Skin preservation is key to ageless skin

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The pursuit of beautiful skin is a rather challenging task for a lot of women but nonetheless, our utmost mission as women. This drive – or rather – obsession, as the case may be, has led many women into making wrong decisions. For the average African woman, the quest for beautiful skin simply means a lighter complexion, which in most cases translates to skin bleaching, even though they would never admit this reality.

The fastest selling skincare products out there either “lightens” or “whitens”, promising quick fixes like “whiter skin in 3 days”. It’s amazing how a well informed woman can believe that a skincare product can whiten her skin in three days! The sad thing though is that not only do these creams damage their skin, these damaged women expect skincare professionals like I to find the solution to their problem.
The sight of ruptured veins, beyond imaginable stretched…

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New styles guide to tying Nigerian traditional head tie (gele)

Thanks for showing us a creative way to tie the gele. Your blog is inspiring.

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For we Nigerian women, the gele (head tie) is our crown and a reflection of our personality. This means that the head tie functions the same way as any fashion accessory as such, you should not settle for the traditional way of tying your gele – explore new and creative ways of tying this age old cultural expression and let it speak about your personality without you uttering a word! – oh yes!

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The Art Keeper’s Lamp

The Art Keeper's Lamp

The Art Keeper’s Lamps
Everyone loves creating a home that reflects individual taste. People collect a variety of objects that are significant or hold precious memories.
We discovered a unique collection of table lamps that create exceptional ambience, but also showcase African art is a special way.
Known as, “The Art Keeper’s Lamp”, these distinctive pieces are designed by James Olloh, an award winning artist, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr Olloh, (23rd recipient of the prestigious Solidra Circle Award (2003), began his research into ethnic light fittings 8 years ago.
Reviewing the results of his research, he says the handmade originals are created to promote African art, and its potentials. “My focus is on African Masks, while I am not leaving out using well designed and structured ceramics as well!”
“If you come across any lamp that is set on an African Mask in any part of the world, look out for the label, it is most likely it is my lamp,” he adds.
Going beyond interior decoration, he reveals that these lamps and art in general can be a good source of revenue for Nigeria. “A country or a community where tourism thrives is always buoyant in terms of foreign exchange earnings, because peoples of diverse cultures come together and always will want to pick one or two things from here and there …. And this of course is done with money, local or foreign,” Olloh argues.
“The wealth of a nation is surmised in its capacity of indigenous industry and productivity, far beyond the production of petroleum crude, which unfortunately is the main stream of our nation’s income,” he concludes
There are more than 25 different mask based lamps, created by Mr Olloh’s company, Jinoish International Limited. The company continues to research the various Mask designs with a long term goal of building a collection of lamps, which are unique.
Presentation is everything, and Olloh and his colleagues offer the lamps in branded boxes, complete with warrantees and owners’ manuals. The Art Keeper’s lamps are available for export and also as corporate gift items. To this end they can be branded with the logos of corporate organisations or individual names and insignia.
The lamps have been displayed at several exhibitions including the 2ND Craft Fair organized by Terra Kulture, Lagos(October 2009), and the ALTERNATIVE POWER EXHIBITION 2009’, Ikeja Lagos.
Enquiries concerning these lamps can be made by email to or by calling +234 -70-35375443, +234 – 80 – 23155451

Spring’s Coming???

Spring's Coming???

<p Londoners had fun these past few days. Starting from last week, they have been basking in the warmth that began on last Thursday, leading some of them to ask each other humorously, “where is the rain?”
If we go by the meteorologists, we should enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, as the rains are around the corner, and they may start falling again. Soon.

The recent London Fashion Week added cheer with its bright accessories and clothing.
But beyond the excitement of brightly coloured clothing and accessories, nothing heralds Spring’s freshness like a bunch of Daffodils peeking out shyly at the sultry winter sunshine.
Photo: Obaro Ege

The Fish Bone Tea Set

The Fish Bone Tea Set

Created by a Prisoner an exhibited at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Headquarters in Geneva, it is the work of a prisoner.
The delicate cups, tea pot and jugs are a delight to behold.