Wawooh: Online Market for Made in Nigeria Brands?

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Today's post is all about Wawooh, an online one-stop-shop for all things made in Nigeria fashion. As someone whose wardrobe consists of mostly Made in Nigeria pieces, I was excited to learn of this company. Wawooh retails ready-to-wear clothing and also customized pieces for women, men, and children. In the past, one of my biggest challenges with shopping made in Nigeria was having to pay for different shipping costs on each item across designers. Which is why I love the idea of several designers in one place. A quick look through the site, I saw brands I had already known such as Oyin (previously styled shoes from them here), Bash House of DenimGlam Style Clothing and discovered new ones such as Ella Seams

 Made in Nigeria brands are definitely taking the fashion world by storm and it's amazing to see us moving away from poorly made clothes to well-established brands and designers. While there is still a lot of room for improvement, our Nigerian brands have come a long way. 


In this post,  I'm wearing a top from Wawooh which I styled three ways in this video below. It wasn't my initial selection but I love the pattern and how versatile it is. It's perfect for food babies t00 if left untucked.



I also styled a black jacket from the designer Oboy Lagos on Wawooh. I especially loved the tassel detail on the jacket however before even wearing it, all the tassels on one side feel out. I Also expected a thicker material. In styling, I simply went with all black and played with yellow accessories to go with the tassel detailing.

Photography by Ruth Audu

As a by the way, I noticed that there aren't a lot of bigger sizes just yet but I came across Nma Clothing, one of the designers on the website that stocks fabulous pieces for my plus size ladies.

 Going forward I'd love to see some more of my favorite Nigeria brands such as Virtue Clothiers and Beaufeet on this platform. Ever heard or shopped from Wawooh? What did you think?

This post was sponsored by Wawooh but all thoughts and opinions are mine

Till next time guys!
Today's post is all about Wawooh, an online one-stop-shop for all things made in Nigeria fashion. As someone whose wardrobe consists of mostly Made in Nigeria pieces, I was excited to learn of this company. Wawooh retails ready-to-wear clothing and also customized pieces for women, men, and children. In the past, one of my biggest challenges with shopping made in Nigeria was having to pay for different shipping costs on each item across designers. Which is why I love the idea of several designers in one place. A quick look through the site, I saw brands I had already known such as Oyin (previously styled shoes from them here), Bash House of DenimGlam Style Clothing and discovered new ones such as Ella Seams

 Made in Nigeria brands are definitely taking the fashion world by storm and it's amazing to see us moving away from poorly made clothes to well-established brands and designers. While there is still a lot of room for improvement, our Nigerian brands have come a long way. 


In this post,  I'm wearing a top from Wawooh which I styled three ways in this video below. It wasn't my initial selection but I love the pattern and how versatile it is. It's perfect for food babies t00 if left untucked.



I also styled a black jacket from the designer Oboy Lagos on Wawooh. I especially loved the tassel detail on the jacket however before even wearing it, all the tassels on one side feel out. I Also expected a thicker material. In styling, I simply went with all black and played with yellow accessories to go with the tassel detailing.

Photography by Ruth Audu

As a by the way, I noticed that there aren't a lot of bigger sizes just yet but I came across Nma Clothing, one of the designers on the website that stocks fabulous pieces for my plus size ladies.

 Going forward I'd love to see some more of my favorite Nigeria brands such as Virtue Clothiers and Beaufeet on this platform. Ever heard or shopped from Wawooh? What did you think?

This post was sponsored by Wawooh but all thoughts and opinions are mine

Till next time guys!
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It feels so weird writing this but today I turned 25 years of age. In other words, your girl has been living on this plant for 25 years! Like I've crossed a quarter of my life! It's my silver jubilee yall and I couldn't be more excited.

I'm so thankful to God and quite content with where I am in life right now. Sure things didn't quite go as I had planned but God's will is the best always. So today it's all about the 25 things I've learned in my 25 years on this earth.

1. God's way won't always make sense but trust him regardless (Psalm 34:5)
2. Your body will not work for your the same way it did when you were 20.
3. Eat right, flee from fried food and do your workouts
4. Adulthood is hard but you've got this!
5. God's word won't make sense when life is hard but it will eventually.

6. We all have our time to shine so be happy for others when it's their time knowing that yours will come.
7. Sleep more, it's good for you.
8. Good friends are hard to find.
9. God comes through for you when you least expect it.
10. Don't be scared to say no, if anything it makes your life less stressful.

11. In life, sometimes you've got to pick a lane and stick to it but also don't be scared to move to a new lane if it's not working out.
12. Mommy is right (for most things)
13. Having love and being loved is a beautiful thing.
14. The 9-5 life is not so bad if anything you get consistent pay and learn discipline.
15. Your breakthrough, growth is on the other side of your laziness and procrastination.


16. Sometimes a closed door is God's way of leading you to your purpose.
17. Never compromise on your beliefs, values, for a situation or person, never! Nothing and I mean nothing is worth it!
18. God loves us regardless of what we have done and is always ready to forgive us.
19. Passion trumps money always but money is still great too.
20. Your support system can either make or break you. 


21. Money looks better in your bank account and investments.
22. Honesty will always be the best policy but people will hate you for it.
23. Change is good, great even but not always.
24. It's okay to be silly, do stupid stuff and laugh at yourself!
25. A lot goes on behind the scene of a person's growth and success that most people seem not to know or even care about.

So that's 25 things I've learned at 25 years. I could definitely add more but I'll leave it at this. I just wanted to use this occasion to thank you guys for being here and supporting your girl. You are part of the reason why life is sweet. Most importantly, all praise be to God. It has always been my desire that my life will be an instrument to showcase his glory and I'm so thankful for all he's done and is still doing in my life.
Photography by Jimi Shoots, edited by me

I'm honestly so excited for this new year, I've got a good feeling about this one. It's even more exciting that I'm starting it out with no dirty clothes lol, spent all of yesterday getting my laundry done.

As for these pictures, I usually don't bother doing shoots for my birthday seeing as I'm always taking pictures, but given the milestone that this birthday is, I thought it appropriate to do something different. And Jimishoots was cool enough to shoot me, simply because he has several family members who have birthdays in September. So thank you Jimi. These photos are amazing!

Over to you, how old are you? What life lessons have you learned so far? Happy Birthday to all my September babies!

Till next time guys!

So where can one buy ready-to-wear ankara clothing in Nigeria? 


One way, I avoid Nigerian-tailor-horror stories is to opt for ready-to-wear brands when purchasing my ankara pieces. Sure they might be a tad bit more expensive but why not pay more to get something that you'd actually wear. Today, I  listed five ankara ready-to-wear brands based here in Nigeria. All these brands are based in Lagos and ship worldwide! P.S today's post is another ankara collab with my favourite Abuja blogger, Opeyemi's Dairy. We met up to style ankara pieces from two different brands. Keep reading.


click on each brand name to access their pages. 

Fbibbs was my first try at an ankara RTW brand and I was sold forever! I love her pieces for how unique yet simple thy are. I previously styled dresses from this brand here and here. Her finishing is always so neat too, one of the best I've seen actually.

Bubu Blaq has a way of incorporating ankara fabrics into modern designs which is amazing. In my opinion, it's what makes them stand out. See how I styled this brand here and here


Mayrush sells basic ankara pieces at affordable prices, in this list, this brand is actually the most affordable. And in my previous collaboration with Opeyemi, we both styled dresses from this. Check it out here.

This is a brand that stocks women's wear across different styles. They recently branched out to include ankara and I like what I've seen so far. In this post, Opeyemi's wrap top is from this brand. As for prices, you get a variation of affordable-to slightly affordable, think N8k-20k.
Photography by thebunmii

5. SGCT
Last but certainly not the least, is SGCT because this list will not be complete without them. One thing I love about this brand is how often they drop new designs. In this post, my wrap dress is from the brand in collaboration with Opeyemi. I've previously styled pieces from this brand here, here and here

What other ankara brands would you add to this list?  Did you see your favourite ankara brands? I'd love to know. 

Till next time guys!
Is Strobrie the best cake or pastry shop in Abuja? Keep reading to find out!

 I recently stopped by Strobrie for some treats following their move to a new location. It wasn't my first time at this pastry spot. I had visited at their former location at the Maitama Amusement Park opposite the Cube Art Cafe, for the carrot cake which is said to be one of the best in Town. 

Location:
This cake shop is located at  Cottage One, HFIA Garden, off Tafawa Balewa Way, Garki, Abuja. When you enter the compound of the garden walk to the extreme end. You will pass through a setup walkway then an untarred road. Once you spot a bamboo tree house, look across, when you see yellow benches ( below) know that you have arrived. 


Abience 
There is so much green with all the plants! I loved it. The furniture also has this local handcrafted vibe which worked perfectly with all the plants. I also noted that several plants were on sale too. The spot should seat about 15 persons per time. 

Food: 
We ordered:
Strawberry Cheesecake - N2500
Milk Chocolate Cake - N1800
Carrot Cupcake - N600
Tea -1N000
Lemonade - N1000

I went with my brother and the cheesecake and carrot cupcake were are favorites. We loved that they were both not too sweat. Personally, I loved the tanginess in the cheesecake. The chocolate cake was so good, so rich too. The chocolate was so evident, if you are a chocolate lover, this is for you but too sweet for me (I don't have a sweet tooth). The tea and lemonade tasted as they should. And the carrot cake was as good as always, it is definitely a hit, no surprise! If you are not a long thought, then the one cake portion size is good for two people to share.
Blueberry Cheesecake
Carrot Cupcake
Milk Chocolate Cake


Menu
One would say the prices are affordable especially since you get what you pay for. However, as a cheapskate, it was quite expensive for cake but guys these cakes are different from the usual. So it was well worth the price. Strobrie has an array of different cakes, desserts and treat, check out the Menu to see for yourself. The spot also has tea, coffee, lemonade, and hot chocolate. P.S.This is not a restaurant or cafe so don't expect actual food. 


Customer Service
Joanne, the owner was warm and welcoming. Service was fast too. No complaints here

Photos were shot on both my Canon 700D and Samsung J7neo

Final Thoughts 
I will definitely be going back! The cakes were so rich, so much so that I have been dreaming of the cheesecake. The atmosphere was refreshing too and so quiet. I only wish the location was more central but thankfully they offer deliveries across Abuja. If you are tired of the boring and dry ass Nigerian cake, then definitely check out Strobrie. It's safe to say that it is indeed one of the top Cake shops in Abuja!

P.S. Salmahxo also wrote a review, check it out here 

Have you been to Strobrie before, what did you think? What would you say is the best cake shop in Abuja?

Till next time guys!


I don't know about you but I absolutely love that new cafes just keep popping up all across Abuja, Nigeria. Recently I checked out one of such cafes, Cafe Lumiere in Asokoro Abuja! Yes, finally Asokoro has a cafe! Ya'll know we really don't need more spots in Wuse 2. Here's a quick review 


Related: Rue Cafe in Abuja (Vegan-Friendly)

AMBIANCE/LOCATION
The interior of the cafe is absolutely beautiful with roses covering one wall and picture frames and lights decorating the space. Almost from entering the cafe, one can clearly see the owner's love of roses. It seems rose walls are the new in-thing for cafes. I found the decor a bit similar to that of the Tearoom Abuja and the defunct Rosewood Cafe.  Nevertheless, I loved how quaint and cute the cafe was plus the added touch with the browns and gold in the furniture. The open kitchen was also a nice touch too. Shoutout to the owners for maximizing this space which can seat about 15 people. 


MENU
The cafe offers various treats and desserts with tea, coffee, and juices to go with it. The prices were quite affordable too with pastries selling for as low as N500! I, however, didn't see much heavy food save for a sandwich and salad. So personally for me, this is a great place to grab a snack. 

FOOD
I and my date ordered the following:
the rose Tea N1500 each
Brownie N700 plus Ice Cream N200
Blueberry Muffin N700
Cold-pressed Juice N1000
Red Velvet Cake (can't remember)

I loved the brownie with ice cream and highly recommend this whenever you visit. The cold-pressed juice which had beetroot, pineapple, and oranges amongst other things was amazing. If you don't mind a lightly tangy drink then you'd love it. The rose tea was not bad either, it tasted the way roses smell. I also found the muffin moist and flavourful which was good. I, however, did not like the red velvet cake.  
Rose Tea
Blueberry Muffin
cold-pressed juice
Carrot Cake for N1800. It looked amazing!

CUSTOMER SERVICE 
I'd rate the cafe high on customer service. The waitresses were quite attentive. I must add that we were the only ones there. Also, we met the owner who was also receptive and so nice to us. I hope this remains the same even when the cafe gets busier with more customers. 
Photography by me with an Iphone7+

Would I go back, yes of course? If not for all the reasons stated above, they offer free WIFI to paying customers, which is definitely a plus. Cafe Lumiere is located at Prizrite mall, No 5 Maitama Sule Street, Asokoro, Abuja. If you ever check it out, do let me know.

Meanwhile, catch up on my other Cafe reviews below:


Till next time guys!

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