AWE INSPIRING CORPORATE OUTFIT IDEAS

Hey Lovelies There are 5 days in the week that we refer to as the “work week” whic starts from Monday. We do however acknowledge that many people like us work throughout the week but the two remaining days in the week are flexible but working from Monday to Friday…

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2017 WEDDING GOWN INSPIRATION

Hey Lovelies Every year there is something new and of course its already the second half of the year so we know that these trends are scattered in bits. This year even the wedding gowns took a subtle switch, with designers striving to create the perfect balance between the modern…

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WEDDING GUEST GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, In Nigerian culture, families and friends often wear similar fabric at cultural celebrations to show unity and support. At traditional weddings, women choose to wear aso-ebi can be thought of as the equivalent of a huge group of bridesmaids and they of course have their gele’s to match. Not…

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SEE THE ABUJA WEDDING OF MAIMUNA AND HAKEEM

Hey Divas, If you’ve ever been to a Nigerian wedding, you will know that it is usually a fanfare, filled with lots of drama. A lot of planning and preparations are put into it and some who can’t handle the stress and inconvenience, hire wedding planners. A picture is worth…

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ASO OKE BRIDAL WEDDING INSPIRATION

Hey Lovelies 70% of the wedding in Nigeria are huge, this is mostly because it seems that every single culture in the country believes that a wedding ceremony is the unification of the bride and groom as well as their immediate and extended families not to mention the community as…

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HOW YOU SHOULD ROCK JEANS THIS WEEKEND

Hey Lovelies There is always a new way to style your jeans and so if you are stuck in a fashion rut we’ll help you get out. Jeans is a simple and casual piece that can be rocked anyhow to make it look like a statement ensemble. There are different…

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5 WAYS TO DETERMINE AN AFRICAN SKIN TONE

Hi Damsels! Would you rather a warm or a cool tone when it comes to choosing the most flattering makeup hues? Well, choosing the right colors based around your hair, eye, and natural undertones will, after all, accentuate your natural features and make you glow. You go through a lot…

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2017 ALL WHITE BRIDAL SHOWER OUTFITS FOR BRIDES

Hey Divas, The bridal shower holds a special importance in the engagement process of any female. The traditional bridal shower aims to bless the bride-to–be with lots of love, attention and gifts in the anticipation of her big day. However, just like other wedding events, bridal shower also calls for…

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WHAT TO WEAR TO CHURCH: OUTSTANDING

Hey Lovelies  This Sunday there are dozens of incredible outfits you have in your closet am sure but how do you make it work? You do not need any more proof to show you how important dressing to church is. Sundays are were you should wear your best dressed outfits and…

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MATERNITY PHOTO IDEAS

Hey Divas, The nursery is getting cuter by the day and you’ve even started scoping out the perfect baby announcements. So what’s left to do before your little bundle of joy arrives? An awful lot, we’re sure, but one thing you definitely won’t want to miss out on is the chance to snap…

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HERE’S HOW TO ROCK YOUR ANKARA STYLE THIS WEEKEND

Hey Lovelies Activities are piled up because it is the weekend after-all and its time to party and have some fun. “All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl”, I like to throw this phrase around because its very important, while we enjoy working and making a living,…

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ANKARA STYLES: DOPE STUFF’S

Hey Lovelies ‘Breathe New life into your closet’ that should be the theme for this month since we would be entering a new season soon (the dry season) which would prompt a wardrobe overhaul or additions. Climate conditions as we know affects trends; for example if we had a distinctive…

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STYLISH OUTFITS FOR YOUR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS

Hi Damsels! I’m quite convinced many of us played the dress-up game as kids. Then the question here is; why is it that when our little ones do it today, we tend to get so impatient with them? Well, underneath the hat feathers and superhero costumes, dress-up play is serious business. This…

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CELEBRITY STYLE CRUSH: VICTORIA KIMANI

Hey Lovelies Being a celebrity should be fun right? Well if you ask the celebrities themselves they would give it a 70/100- that’s a good number if you ask me, having fun 70% of the time is a great deal, now I want to be a celebrity too but whats…

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FRIDAY GELE INSPIRATIONS

Hey Divas, The head-tie popularly called Gele by the Nigerian Yoruba is a wedding accessory that has definitely come to stay. It is hardly ever possible to see a Nigerian bride at her wedding and not see her donning a Gele. Gele says so much about your fashion style and…

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ASTONISHING KIDDIES ANKARA STYLES

Hi Damsels! Having known that the three basic needs of man are food, shelter and clothing, anyone be it man or woman who can provide any of these is seen as a great savior in the community, no matter how expensive such services appear to be. Laying more emphasis on…

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TOP 6 HAIRSTYLES FOR CAMPUS

Hi Damsels! If you are a girl studying on the campus now, a school girl pursuing crazy fun hairstyles, well, you definitely have the right to choose any hairstyle which can best express that you are free from the stubborn rules of middle school and are not yet bound by…

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FUN OUTFITS FOR THE FULL-FIGURED

Hi Damsels! Since we are all bound to follow trends typically, we’ve gotten to know that the idea that a woman can’t be plus-sized or full-figured and stylish just doesn’t exist anymore. In its place, if you ask me, some of the most stylish women today are just that. You should…

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ASTONISHING ANKARA STYLES TO SEE

Hey Divas, Most of you have probably heard of the word ‘Ankara’ once or more than once especially from women. For those of you who have never heard of it, Ankara is simply an African fabric. Ankara fashion has only been known to our mothers and fathers. At weddings, funerals…

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CHIC & IMPRESSIVE CASUAL STYLES

Hey Lovelies Clothing is a form of communication and thats what we’v tried as much as possible to make you understand. If you are an avid reader of madivas mag you would have understood by now that we take “looking good” pretty seriously. No woman should allow herself to be…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Its Thursday, the official day that leaves just one more day before the weekend  I’m pretty much excited about as there is only one working day left in the week which is why we thought of giving you another dose of gele styles to see. We have established the fact…

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6 DREAMY ANKARA STYLES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Hey Lovelies We could say the African print fabric is nice, with its environment inspired designs and patterns, however when it comes to moving from just ‘Nice’ to dreamy the ultimate hit comes from the style. The burning question now becomes, How do you know what type of Ankara style…

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MID-WEEK ANKARA STYLES

Hey Lovelies There’s nothing that gives me more joy than coming across fabulous styles on Instagram; some of these styles are expected (by fashion beauty projections) while some are as a result of some creative genius either way am always excited because I know I would be adding something fabulous to…

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6 FULANI INSPIRED BRAIDS TO ROCK

Hi Damsels! There’s good news for every naturalist and braid lover; the Fulani inspired braids are the latest hairstyles in town so this is a must try for everyone of you. If you wear your natural hair and you are looking for a cool, functional style, then this Fulani inspired look…

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FABULOUS MID-WEEK ASO EBI STYLES

Hey Lovelies We could say “there’s a fairly analytical position we have to take when it comes to planning our wedding guest look” and we would be right. Instinctively we tend to dissect, question and analyze our stance as a wedding guest. These questions and thoughts are what form our…

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HAIR BOSS MIZ WANNEKA IS OUR WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY #105

Hey Divas, Our norm on Wednesday is to celebrate women who are making wonderful and worthy impacts in this men-dominated world. It’s the 3rd wednesday in the month of August and today we are celebrating and crushing on Hair Boss and Entrepreneur, Miz Wanneka. This stunning fashion entrepreneur whose real…

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SHOLA & DAMI’S WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA

Hey Lovelies Weddings are a glamorous event that requires time, money and patience. Wedding planning can be cumbersome especially if you have a large family but at the end of the day it is all worth it. Today we celebrate Damilola and Olushola. How they met according to the bride-…

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KIDDIES FASHION: SWAGGER

Hello there, Love your kids? Every parents should learn about whats hot in kiddies fashion because you don’t want your kid(s) to feel left out. You have to find and save fashion ideas for your little girl and/or little boy. Naturally navigating the In’s and Out’s of kiddies fashion takes…

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CELEBRITY STYLE CRUSH: SHAFFY BELLO

Hey Lovelies They say “Age is nothing but a number” and stars like Ireti Doyle, Grace Egbagbe, Betty Irabor, Ita-Giwa and of course Shaffy Bello (and many more) have proved time and time again that they are aging with grace and elegance. Style never grows old instead it evolves and…

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7 WAYS TO STYLE YOUR ANKARA PANTS

Hey Divas, Are you tired of wearing the boring simple pants or jeans? Well, it’s high time to bring a little change into your wardrobe. Ankara pants are extremely trendy and great to wear with any outfit for women. If you want to try something new with your outfit then can get unlimited…

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CORPORATE FASHION: RETAIL THERAPY

Hey Lovelies Remember when you first got the job? The excitement, the flutters in your tummy, the racing heart beat, the fear and yet the joy of being able to work? Remember how you sat on the chair, how you tried to look serious even though you had no clue…

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STUNNING WEDDING GUEST ATTIRES

Hey Divas, When you are invited to a wedding, while the focus of attention is mostly on a bride and her stunning gown, there’s also an opportunity for bridesmaids and the mother of the bride, and even the guests to look their best. Being invited to a wedding always means a…

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ANKARA SKIRT STYLES YOU SHOULD SEE

Hey Lovelies I’ve always been a skirt person, as much as I love pants/trouser there is something delightful about the skirt. From the waistline to the cuts, addition of trimmings like frills and lace etc the skirt is a fabulous piece and this season is inspired by a more artsy…

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THE BEST OUTFITS FOR THE CORPORATE WOMAN

Hi Damsels! You can start to feel disenfranchised from the Cool Work Outfit movement that’s happening right now, when your office dress code is relegated to a few colours, a few cuts, and a whole lot of rules. No one loves to be ordered around all the time, especially at…

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HOT ANKARA STYLES YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR CLOSET

Hey Lovelies Its the second week of August and this is to tell you that the month is moving quiet fast, this means the ’ember’ months would begin in no time and that calls for a wardrobe haul. Since September is just around the corner you need to start putting…

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GELE STYLES FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, It’s a new crisp and fresh week which we are so sure has so much in store for everyone. Although we can say the weekend is a past thing but we can’t stop talking about it (at least for today). I don’t know about your weekend but mine…

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CHIC WAYS YOU COULD ROCK YOUR SWEATER

Hey lovelies Whether its a cardigan or its a sweater it is most certainly a wardrobe staple, every woman should have this in her closet as a fashion piece as well as for protective measures. The urge to talk about how best to style your cardigan today comes from the…

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TOKE MAKINWA IS BLAZING HOT AT SISTER’S WEDDING

Hey Lovelies After a star studded traditional wedding in Lagos Nigeria, Toke Makinwa’s younger sister Busayo’s white wedding to Stian Fossengen was held in Oslo, Norway. The wedding is a more simple one compared to the one held in Lagos but trust Toke Makinwa to always come out Blazing Hot……

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STEPHANIE COKER ADERINOKUN GETS MARRIED IN GREECE

Stephanie Coker’s wedding to her beau (and already traditionally wedded husband) Olumide Aderinokun is today and its been held in the Greek island of Mykonos. Before the wedding the dashing bride had a brunch with her ladies and we are here for it. Its the wedding today and the presenter…

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CHURCH OUTFIT INSPIRATIONS: BLESS UP

We always need style muses to serve as a source of inspiration especially when it seems like we have hit a creative drought. First off not many of us are blessed with a keen sense of style, we have to work through it over a certain period and secondly even…

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INFINITE PLEATS GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, Head Wraps, ‘gele’ as it is popularly called has become the inseparable accessory for the African Woman which is why when a new style or trend evolves, it is embraced and infused into the fashion scene. I can recall when the Infinite Pleats Gele surfaced and literally broke the internet and Instagram and…

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LAZY WEEKEND ANKARA OUTFITS YOU CAN ROCK

Hey Divas, Weekends – No word is sweeter than the angelic voice of ‘Weekend’ ringing in our heads on Saturday/Sunday mornings. 48 lazy hours aren’t the only good things about the weekend though they are pretty awesome. We are also able to wear all the cool, comfy clothes that are off limits Monday…

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TOP 4 HYDROQUINONE-FREE SKIN LIGHTENING CREAMS

Hi Damsels! Usually, hydroquinone is a special ingredient in many lightening creams with whitening effect. These creams make your skin lighter but very few people know that they are very toxic! Hydroquinone makes the skin defenseless against ultraviolet and significantly increases the risk of malignant tumors, especially skin cancer; risk of significant hyperpigmentation in the future;…

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FUN WAYS TO STYLE YOUR ANKARA THIS WEEKEND

Hey Lovelies It was such a surprise to find that the Ankara could be so versatile, it was even more of a surprise to see Nigerian brands using the Ankara as their main collection. Now we are all aware that the fabric is no longer reserved for the older folks….

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