6 Tips to Get the Best Items on Jumia Nigeria + My Top 3 Picks

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We all know Jumia, the biggest e-commerce platform in Nigeria. I have been shopping on Jumia Nigeria since 2016. One thing I love about Jumia is the ease that comes with online shopping and the cheaper shipping costs. I've previously bought camera equipment, discovered one of my favorite Nigerian brands, Virtue Clothiers. Jumia is also my go-to place to purchase shoes from foreign brands such as Zara and New Look. 
After a few years of experience, several purchases, and a working relationship with Jumia, I have figured out how to get the best items on there.  And the following tips below have helped me in the past.

Tips for Shopping on Jumia

1. Stick to brands you know. When I'm shopping on Jumia I lookout for brands such as Zara, New Look, Forever21, Virtue Clothiers and Shein.

2. Read the reviews, trust me they help.

3. You might want to avoid purchasing things labeled in the generic category, they rarely ever look like the product picture.

4. Opt for products that generally have a non-stock photography look. You know those pictures with the oyinbo women in white backgrounds, yeah you might want to avoid such purchases unless you are already familiar with the brand or have seen someone purchase the exact item.

5. Jumia global brands such as Shein and Zaful have some really nice items. I've previously purchased some favorites such as this red blazer and snake print turtle neck top.

6. Purchase items based on the reviews of people that you trust. It's always nice and assuring to see how an item looks on an actual person.


With all that being said, Jumia Nigeria is having its biggest sale of the year, Jumia Black Friday's 2019! This basically means that every Friday in November, there will be discounts, flash sales every hour, treasure hunts and free delivery from 9-10am daily. 

My Top 3 Picks

Here are my top 3 recent picks from Jumia (sent to me)

Inighi is a Made in Nigeria brand and I've previously purchased two pairs of trousers from them. I just love their minimalist and colorful pieces. Now, this brand is currently rebranding but their previous designs are available on Jumia. Yall check out their store here. The dress I am wearing comes in mustard and blue!!

2. Normal is Boring T-Shirt for N3000
I really just needed a new graphic T-shirt so I got this one. I wanted an oversized fit but this one in a size XL is a tad bit bigger than I had expected. It would be a great workout shirt though since it covers my ass. And I found this exact design for a cheaper price of N1,700 here

I thought to add another brown bag to my collection and I love the leather quality and colour of this one. I'm however not a fan of the cobra detail, it kinda freaks me out (lol).
Photography by Victor Audu on an iPhone 7 plus

Head over to Jumia Nigeria to check out other items using my tips too! Have a great shopping experience, trust me there are actually some really amazing offers if you check properly.  Need more tips on shopping on Jumia, check out this post.

Ever shopped on Jumia Nigeria? Do you have any tips? What's your favorite from my 3 picks?

This post is sponsored by Jumia but all thoughts and opinions are of course mine

Till next time guys!
We all know Jumia, the biggest e-commerce platform in Nigeria. I have been shopping on Jumia Nigeria since 2016. One thing I love about Jumia is the ease that comes with online shopping and the cheaper shipping costs. I've previously bought camera equipment, discovered one of my favorite Nigerian brands, Virtue Clothiers. Jumia is also my go-to place to purchase shoes from foreign brands such as Zara and New Look. 
After a few years of experience, several purchases, and a working relationship with Jumia, I have figured out how to get the best items on there.  And the following tips below have helped me in the past.

Tips for Shopping on Jumia

1. Stick to brands you know. When I'm shopping on Jumia I lookout for brands such as Zara, New Look, Forever21, Virtue Clothiers and Shein.

2. Read the reviews, trust me they help.

3. You might want to avoid purchasing things labeled in the generic category, they rarely ever look like the product picture.

4. Opt for products that generally have a non-stock photography look. You know those pictures with the oyinbo women in white backgrounds, yeah you might want to avoid such purchases unless you are already familiar with the brand or have seen someone purchase the exact item.

5. Jumia global brands such as Shein and Zaful have some really nice items. I've previously purchased some favorites such as this red blazer and snake print turtle neck top.

6. Purchase items based on the reviews of people that you trust. It's always nice and assuring to see how an item looks on an actual person.


With all that being said, Jumia Nigeria is having its biggest sale of the year, Jumia Black Friday's 2019! This basically means that every Friday in November, there will be discounts, flash sales every hour, treasure hunts and free delivery from 9-10am daily. 

My Top 3 Picks

Here are my top 3 recent picks from Jumia (sent to me)

Inighi is a Made in Nigeria brand and I've previously purchased two pairs of trousers from them. I just love their minimalist and colorful pieces. Now, this brand is currently rebranding but their previous designs are available on Jumia. Yall check out their store here. The dress I am wearing comes in mustard and blue!!

2. Normal is Boring T-Shirt for N3000
I really just needed a new graphic T-shirt so I got this one. I wanted an oversized fit but this one in a size XL is a tad bit bigger than I had expected. It would be a great workout shirt though since it covers my ass. And I found this exact design for a cheaper price of N1,700 here

I thought to add another brown bag to my collection and I love the leather quality and colour of this one. I'm however not a fan of the cobra detail, it kinda freaks me out (lol).
Photography by Victor Audu on an iPhone 7 plus

Head over to Jumia Nigeria to check out other items using my tips too! Have a great shopping experience, trust me there are actually some really amazing offers if you check properly.  Need more tips on shopping on Jumia, check out this post.

Ever shopped on Jumia Nigeria? Do you have any tips? What's your favorite from my 3 picks?

This post is sponsored by Jumia but all thoughts and opinions are of course mine

Till next time guys!
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Lagos Fashion Week 2019 has officially come to an end but that does not mean we can't look back at some of the best street styles looks on display. People came ready to slay, they were really not joking. And whatever Lagos Fashion Week day 2 lacked in buzz, hype or attendance, it made up for it on Day 3 and 4!!  We saw statement sleeves, gender-neutral attire, adire prints, Asoke/owambe vibes, tulle and may more trends, it was amazing!


So here's a look at some of the best Streetstyle looks at the just concluded Lagos Fashion Week. Notice how I focused more on content creators, underdogs and just generally unknown people who came to slay. This wasn't exactly intentional but very important since the major fashion outlets focused mainly on celebrities and already established personalities. Hey I don't know about you but I'd like to see something else, so enjoy!
Princess Audu 
Lade's Blog, Vcheuba, Chronicles of Tej
Farreeedah and The Idayat Sanni 
Chronicles of Tej
Princess Audu, Chronicles of Tej, Tijesu.o
Sandra Uleyi
Tijesu.0
Vain Blackboy
Lade's Blog, Chronicles of Tej
Farreeedah 
 Asiyami Gold
Opara Boy 
Onyi Bekeh
Princess Audu, Lade's Blog
Onyi Bekeh
Farreeedah
Tomike
Styletitude by Ada
Style Senami
Mary Edoro
Vcheuba
Mary Edoro
Sharon Ojong
Kevin Koya
Princess Audu
Ozic
Photography by me with an iPhone 7 plus

Did you enjoy this post, who were some of your street style favorites?

Till next time guys!
Lagos Fashion Week 2019 officially kicked off yesterday and yes I was there!!! Finally, after years of following it online, I made it down from Abuja to attend, as my first time in Lagos too.

When it comes down to fashion week, one thing I look out for is the street style because we get to see lots of personality and creativity. I honestly could care less about the Runway with the exception to designers I already know. Nonetheless, I was excited to take it all in as it was a new experience after all.
I met up with Lade of Lade's Blog, my roommate for Fashion Week. We headed to the venue, the Federal Palace Hotel, and Casino in Victoria Island. As a first time attendee,  I didn't know what exactly to expect other than what I had come across in previous Fashion Week coverage. Thankfully I had an experienced blogger with me to guide me through it. I must add that there was some sort of consensus that the event had lower attendance and buzz than previous editions but what do I know as a first-timer. Nevertheless, the press were on ground at different spots to cover our street style looks.
I finally met up with fellow creatives that I've been following for so long. In one instance, a simple, "I'm meeting you for the first time, let's take pictures" moment, turned into a paparazzi spot which I don't mind at all! I mean, the image above by un.earthical was a product of this. Plus the slay would have been wasted if it was not captured, we want to blow now *wink*

As mentioned earlier, I wasn't exactly there for the fashion runway shows.  However,  Orange Culture did such an amazing job opening the show with very fashionable pieces that blurred lines across gender-specific fashion; which is after all what is on-trend in the fashion sphere. Another brand that stuck for me was DYZN thanks to the fact that she's an Abuja based brand and Abuja Blogger, Kachi of Staples who has previously styled her pieces.  Although it was indeed a fabulous collection, I especially loved the dramatic sleeves in the designs

For my outfit, I wanted to keep it simple, stay true to my style but still make a statement. After much back and forth I stumbled upon this red suit (thrifted) at Wuse Market after a new tailor messed up one of my outfits. I simply paired it with a snake print turtleneck from Shein and Made in Nigeria mules from Beaufeet. I was honestly conflicted with the white frames, I wasn't a huge fan but I guess it worked 
Photography by me with an iPhone 7 plus

So that's my recap of Lagos Fashion Week  Day 2. I do hope that the said buzz and hype picks up on Day 3 as I wouldn't want to miss anything given how much has been put into this so far. Also, hopefully the runway shows start a tad bit earlier or according to schedule.  Meanwhile, stay tuned for my day 3 recap and vlog of the entire Fashion Week. And follow my real-time updates on my Instagram feed and stories

Did you attend Lagos Fashion Week (online or in person) what were some of your favorite street style looks or runway showcases?

Till next time guys!

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