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January 2015

Truly modern decanter

Decanters are being recast as playfully intriguing objets d’art. These are stunning shapes that can act as decor for a living room as well as a great conversation piece for the dining table says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Nneka Nnamdi is holding a high profile business dinner. It is a little get-together…

Very well adorned

Ornamentation has become very fashionable in this era. KEMI OJUTAWO, creative director, JS Blings, is one of the very few Nigerian artisans who are specialists in this field. In this interview, she tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN about the uniqueness of her craft. Kemi Ojutawo is seated behind her desk this sunny…

Mirrored art

Mirrored surfaces are a growing occurrence in the art world, persuasively confronting collectors with their own reflection as they become part of the picture says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. A large painting by David Dale sits perfectly on the wall of the home of famous businessman and art collector, Rasheed Gbadamosi. The…

Mercedes F105: Luxury in motion

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN For those who are still in doubt, there is no gain saying that the car of the future is here as Mercedes Benz unveils his latest luxury car, F105 Luxury in Motion. It is a self driven car with many functions that makes the automobile truly luxurious. With…

A line of beauty

Shelves are no longer the support act. They are now sculptural works of art in their own right writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Francis Edwards is in search of a rare shelf for his new apartment. He has just moved into a new estate in Lekki. His choice is a shelf that…

Ali Baba’s New Year menu

From the onset, he had made up his mind that he was going to do everything to enhance himself, improve his skill and the service he offered. He is the first to professionalise comedy. In this interview, comedian, ALI BABA tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN how he arrived at an unusual New…

Americanah, a review

Title: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher: Kachifo Limited; Lagos, Nigeria Pages: 477 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown   Contemporary African literature has taken a new turn in this century with the kind of subject matter authors of this era are taking on. Recently, writers of contemporary Nigerian literature are very ambitious…

Emirates executive new look

Emirates Executive’s new sleek and stylish uniform made its formal debut at MEBA last week in December 2014. Using the iconic Emirates uniform as a starting point for inspiration, the Emirates Executive uniform features a sleek red shift dress and a beige cropped jacket. The highly recognisable red pill-box hat…

Femi Kuti joins a new train

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Famous Afrobeat musician and late Fela Kuti’s son, Femi Kuti has joined a new music company that will manage his career for the first in Nigeria. Kuti told a gathering of media men on Wednesday that he has agreed that Nigerian-owned Chocolate City should manage him locally. “When…

Burna Boy sister exhibits at Terra Kulture

Famous Hip hop artiste, Burna Boy’s little sister, Nissi Ogulu, will exhibit her collection of paintings at Terra Kulture situated on Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, from January 3rd to 9th, 2015. Nissi Ogulu is a 20-year-old 2nd year student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK. Her…