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January 2016

Moremi Mini Dress by Shola Couturier

This petite dress by Shola Couturier is made with classic Ankara fabric and it comes embellished with colourful beads neatly arranged on the neckline. The Swarovski on it makes it a stunning outfit and a great way to wear the African print differently. Available in store at: Shola Couturier, 60…

Book Review: The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories

Title: The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories Author: Frederick Mordi Publisher: New Africa Book Publishers Pages: 135 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown Literature, the arts generally, has always been known as an endeavour that speaks in many voices. And contemporary African literature cannot be well understood and appreciated as an isolated expression.…

Raya Jewellery’s Agate Necklace

Embrace bohemian elegance with this pendant necklace. The piece features a striking irregular-shaped pendant with faceted pink or turquoise agate stones strung on a gold-tone chain. Wear yours with the matching earrings and work it to best effect with plunging necklines. Available online at www.zazaii.com and in-store at ZAZAII, 36…

In Search of Sisi Eko At 50

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The head office of Diamond Bank located on Landbridge Avenue, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos was enveloped in quietness on a sunny Thursday January morning. The reception area was a little busy when I arrived. The images of the past winners of the Vision of the Child (VOTC) arts…

Classy Rolls Royce Dawn

The newly unveiled Rolls Royce Dawn at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show comes with striking silhouette and an inviting interior billed to change ultra-luxury driving experience writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN.   Deboye loves to live the good life. He has all kind of exotic cars lined up the garage of…

Kartell Papyrus Armchair

An admirable marriage of simplicity and refinement, The Kartell Papyrus Armchair is a remake of the archetypal antique rush chair, from a time when chair structures were decisive and strong.   The Kartell Papyrus Armchair is both sturdy and lightweight, allowing for a comfortable chair that is easily moved around.…

Book Review: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Title: The Fishermen Author: Chigozie Obioma Publisher: One, London Pages: 301 Reviewer: Funke Osae-Brown The mid-1990s in Nigeria was characterised by so many socio-political and socio-economic issues. It was a period Nigeria was just getting over the annulment of the June 1993 presidential election that saw the emergence of late…

Experience Exclusive Treatment at New Guerlain Spa, One&Only The Palm

You can relax and indulge yourself with the exclusive signature treatment at the newly opened Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm in Dubai. The three exclusive signature treatments: “Dubai Harmony”, “Solar Evasion” and “Désert d’Orient” are wholly designed for discerning guests.   The prestigious House of Guerlain has designed the…

Diageo Talks The Perfect Drink

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness Nigeria, is helping its consumers redefine healthy living with its newly revamped website, DRINKiQ.com in a bid to support consumers in making informed choices. DRINKiQ.com was first introduced in 2008 when Diageo led the industry in launching a responsible drinking website.   The revamped…

Aba Na Nya by Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya

JEMMA AMACHREE-BROAD On Saturday, October 16th, 2016, Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya called for a minute of silence to pay respect to his close friend and artistic contemporary, Uche Okeke, who passed away on the 5th of January, 2016.  It was a sombre start to Temple Muse’s first event of the year…

Inside Hěveneiress London

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The striking images of the handbags will surely arouse the interest of anyone who adores quality leather goods. That was my experience the first time I encountered the luxury hand crafted leather bags by Hěveneiress London.   Established in London, England in 2014 by Creative Director Olajumoke B.…

Cherner Armchair

Change your sitting experience with this 1958 moulded plywood armchair by Norman Cherner, a mid-century icon found in design collections worldwide. It comes with a moulded plywood seat with a unique construction of laminated plywood of graduated thickness. This feature, plus the moulding of compound curves of the Cherner Armchair,…

BATN Luxury Flats

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Sitting delicately at the very top of the new British American Tobacco (BATN) new office space is a block of interesting luxury flats. Located on the calm Olumegbon Street at Ikoyi, the flats offer a good view of the busy Alfred Rewane Road.  It is a great way…

A Rhino Named Maxwell

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN “Maxwell!”  Julius Shevarigha, the animal keeper at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust conservation, called out to the big Rhino lying at the far end of his expansive stable.   The animal didn’t bulge. He called out again, this time with a little caution, “Max—we—ll!” the Rhino only managed…