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Lupita Before She was Famous

March 9, 2014

Here’s a video of an episode of an MTV Africa soap opera Lupita starred in before she was famous. I’m getting a bit of a Sex in the City Kenya kinda vibe from this. The realness, but with black people though. Cute.

Lupita Nyong’o Interview on AriseTV

January 19, 2014

Finally jumped on the Lupita Nyong’o bandwagon and watched a few interviews of her. I think the most in depth one was done by AriseTV. They talk about the herbs and magic her mom got for her skin while she was young, her tearful night shooting 12 Years a Slave, her embracing her short natural, and the surprising fact that she doesn’t like to shop. Part 2 below.

Urbanology Magazine Feature

January 17, 2014

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So cool. I grew up reading Urbanology so it’s great to be featured in the magazine. The writers and photographers came by the Bazaar, Bazaar, Bazaar pop up shop a couple of months ago to cover my latest collection of Asikere Afana accessories. Great writing. There’s been a mini whirlwind of press covering the Holiday Collection. Great stuff. Check out the article “Asikere Afana new line rich in culture and style”

Artist Feature on Craftlantis

January 17, 2014

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Wonderful feature on my creative process and purpose on Craftlantis. The writers got at me through my Etsy store and there are a lot of other great designers and crafters on their too. Craftlantis is ‘A Picturesque Craft Blog featuring the Lost City Of Crafts…real or imaginary, you decide’. Great interview too. Really got me thinking about how and why I create. Love being in conversation about art.

Asikere Afana Holiday Collection featured in MyAfrofashion

January 17, 2014

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Very happy with the receipt of my Holiday Collection. The collection has been getting a good reception from bloggers online as well. Take a look at the article from the Canadian blog My Afro Fashion.

Jewel by Lisa Video Interview

January 12, 2014

Love Jewel By Lisa. Thanks Malinda Docuvixen Francis for the share 🙂

Story Behind the Satorialist’s Black Covergirl

December 11, 2013

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I love the Satorialist and really appreciate that he portrays ethnically diverse beauties in his photos. I enjoyed the series he’s doing with AOL as well. Click picture for link to the video.

Asikere Afana Womens Accessories Photoshoot

December 11, 2013

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Images from the Asikere Afana Womens Accessories photoshoot. Includes clutches, fun kitchen aprons, necklaces, bracelets, studs and more. All my accessories will be on sale at the AGO during the Bazaar, Bazaar, Bazaar Holiday Pop Up Shop on Dec 14th. Hope to see you there.

Images from the Asikere Afana Womens Accessories photo shoot. Includes clutches, fun kitchen aprons, necklaces, bracelets, studs and more.

LOCATION CHANGE Bazaar, Bazaar, Bazaar Holiday Pop Up Shop

December 9, 2013

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I have the pleasure to let you know that the Asikere Afana Holiday Collection of jewellery and accessories will be showcased and sold at the Bazaar, Bazzar, Bazaar Pop Up Shop at the Great Hall on December 14th. The event will feature other emerging and established creatives from Toronto. Come through, check out the new stuff, and do some gift shopping!

For more info please visit the Bazaar, Bazaar, Bazaar Facebook Event page.

Bazaar, Bazaar, Bazaar

Saturday, Dec 14

11am – 8pm

The Great Hall
1087 Queen St West

Africa’s Next Top Model

December 9, 2013

So excited that Africa’s Next Top Model is on Youtube. Ankara, tall central African girls, crazy Nigerians and weaves. It’s all too much. Love.