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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Seeing Red at Night

For those of you who may not know, i'm Nigerian. I don't have a gele or a buba and thus I seek to rectify this with statement jewellery and an healthy obsession with puff-puff, chin-chin, egusi, moin-moin and akara. <---my non Naija friends do see below for a comprehensive glossary of the terms used.         

This was my interpretation of African Princess- suitably watered down for the Western World. If anybody DOES feel like sending me a gele though i'll be more than happy to accept it!

I am really intrigued to see/hear about people's interpretation of cultural style African/Nigerian or otherwise. Please do comment and enlighten me!

Skirt: Thrifted - previously seen here 
Scarf (strategically tied) Gifted
Tan heels - New Look 
Necklace - ASOS
Bracelets - Assorted


Puff-puff : A traditional Nigerian recipe similar to a doughnut

Chin-chin: A fried snack popular in Nigeria and West Africa

Egusi - a kind of soup thickened with ground watermelon seeds, popular in West Africa

Moin-moinis a Nigerian steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed beans, onions and fresh ground peppers (usually a combination of bell peppers and chilli or scotch bonnet).

Akarais a dish made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried

Still convinced this song is about bumble bees. 

Lashings of Lovings and hopefully egusi soup!



  1. :) I'm Nigerian too and for this summer im planning to wear Ankara-summer attire...gotta represent somehow.

  2. This is really hot! Umm it's not really Nigerian (like you wont see people walk down the streets wearing this). I'll give you a C for effort :D

  3. HOT!
    Love this mix of colours!


  4. This was toooo funny, I almost died of laughter the first time I watched it! I love being Nigerian :)

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  5. and that shade of read looks very lovely on you!

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  6. @Anna: Gots ta represent! Although I say I am going to do this every year but I can never actually bring myself to rock a buba down Oxford St!

    @Neks2U: I am sure in one part of Lagos some fly Lagos babe is putting together this very ensemble (lolz)

    @LA: Thank you very very much!

    @Dee: These African boy remixes improve with every one they do. 20 goats is indeed stunting!!

    Thanks for following guys, really appreciate it!

  7. Lol at Neks. Abi oh! I'm loving the Ankara trend sha oh. Lol at the bumble bee theory. I love those guys mehn!!