Tag Archives: Naija

Beat of The Week: Mavins “Looku Looku”

Don Jazzy is at it again!

The wonderful Mavins crew out of Nigeria has given us a fun song to rock out to for ages. “Looku Looku” is a great jam describing all of the nay sayers and haters in our life that we just need to learn to shake off. The song says to have no cares about haters and jealousy and continue to strive. The jam of bosses!  The fun video is set in a huge block party during the day and night and features many stylish outfits. The men are rocking casual street wear with stunning jewelry pieces while Di’ja and Tiwa rock urban contemporary pieces. The video is a great along with the positive message of the record. Enjoy!

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Toke Makinwa Brings Us Girl Code: Thou Shall Not…

Trust TokeMoments to give us the real deal every Wednesday. In a recent vlog Toke tackled the subject of the unsaid “girl code”, you know the hidden rules of being a great friend that every girl should know. Most girls know and follow it, some girls know the code and choose to ignore it and others are completely clueless. Toke broke the infamous girl code to the “T” so girlfriends can continue being girlfriends in peace. Take a look at the video above!

Beat Of the Week: Wande Coal “Baby Hello”

The “Rotate” singer comes back to us with another hit entitled “Baby Hello”. The song is so good and the video is hilarious. Wande plays a mechanic who falls for one of his female customers who happens to be the “Johnny” singer Yemi Alade. Yemi and Wande go through many looks in the video. Our favorites have to be Wande’s white outfit paired with gold accessories and Yemi’s ankara hooded crop jacket. Watch the video above and enjoy the beat of the week.

Beat Of the Week: 2Face Idibia “Diaspora Woman”

2Face Idibi brings us diaspora women a new song!

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This blog is focused on the women of the  African diaspora and it is only right that we feature the new single from Mr. African Queen himself 2Face Idibia, “Diaspora Woman”. Just sit back and listen to him sing about his dream woman as Liberian Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim plays his love interest. Ladies and gentleman we present our Beat of The Week!

Great Wax Print Evening Wear

some inspiration when creating those dresses from your own fabric

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One of the great things about being an African is that our fashion is so eccentric and unique to our culture. The beautiful ankara and wax prints may be imitated in other countries, but the style that is birthed from these fabrics can not be duplicated. When women want go grab a gown, outfit, or accessory with these fabrics we are not lucky enough to run to a store and pick up what we want. We must have our wax print products personally made and this gives us great room for creative control. Well the following pictures will give you some inspiration when it comes to designing a beautiful evening gown for your next event . Check them out below.


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OOTD : Ankara (Wax Print) Style

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This outfit was inspired by the beautiful flared ankara top that I found on Pintrest. I paired it with another ankara print pencil skirt and a fly purple turban. The yellow accessories really bring  a pop of color to the outfit. The Dolce & Gabbana floral cat eye glasses give the outfit a great splash. Take a look above.

Extravagant Life Appeal: Let’s Make Some Liberian Pumpkin Cake!

Cake! Cake! Cake! Cake! Cake! Cake! Cake!….

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This being the first day of Autumn, its only right that we share a recipe using one of Autumn’s staple foods, PUMPKIN! As we get ready to see leaves falling and pumpkins appearing on everyone’s lawns let’s make a great Liberian treat to celebrate the season. For a nice alternative to the usual “pie”, try this great West African recipe from Liberia.

What You Need:
1/2 Cup Butter
1 1/4 cup Sugar
2 Medium Eggs
2 Cups Flour
3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp. Ground Ginger
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Can Pumpkin
3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Tsp Club Soda
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans – optional

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and mix well. Mix the dry ingredients into a separate bowl. Mix pumpkin, club soda, and milk in 3rd bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Then add this mixture to the bowl with the butter, sugar and eggs. Blend well. Add nuts if desired. Pour into 9” X 13” baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Top it with your favorite icing and garnish (if desired). Serves approx. 6-8.