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OPEN CALL: A Whitespace Creative Agency Open Call for Artists

AW-CA is hosting its first-ever open call for:

·         Artists

·         Art Directors

·         Graphic Designers

·         Short format filmmakers

·         Photographers.

We are providing the unique opportunity for creative talents with a unique eye and scope of vision in these fields to be on the roster of Nigeria’s first-ever creative representation agency. 

Specializing in creative consultancy, AWCA represents and manages a roster of award-winning image-makers whose work we believe resonates both locally and globally.

 AWCA was birthed not only to provide exposure, support and development opportunities, but also to create a platform for commercial success by acting as a liaison between creative talents and our clients.

Artists can also send digital entries via email to team@aw-ca.com.

Living La Vida Style Vitae

I had planned to write and post this the first week of January but, well, that didn’t happen so let’s just say it’s fashionably late.

2014 saw me swept up in the adventure that has been stylevitae.com. It started with an email in February and a few months later we quietly went live. Nearly a year later and I’m amazed by our growth and grateful for all that we’ve achieved. Continue reading

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Interview: Ebisan on Hair + Braid Matters

Ebisan is featured on one of my regular reads CherchezLaCurl!

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The first quarter of 2014 has been a long, drawn-out, unwieldy beast of a thing. I’ve been here, I’ve been there, and perpetually on the verge. Now that I’m firmly settled into “adulthood,” I suppose I am fairly accustomed to this lifestyle now. Things are slowing down a bit and I’m looking forward to my first proper holiday of the year; ticking off the weeks in anticipation of time away from the daily grind in exchange for time off doing what I do best: eating, sleeping, reading a few books, listening to music and spending time with friends.

I’ve wanted to have my hair braided with extensions for a while now and holiday-time seems like the perfect opportunity to have some extravagantly long braids in an elaborate architecture installed on my head for a couple of weeks. Nigerian musician Ebisan (Time of Our LivesJowo, Love Story and

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WFCs 1st Screening of 2014 – We’re back!

Women’s Film Club Presents -
 My Marlon and Brando

Based on a true story, My Marlon and Brando is quite simply a love story. The film follows Turkish actress Ayca as she journeys from Istanbul to the Iraqi border towards her lover, Kurdish actor Hama Ali Khan. Theuy met and fell in love on set but returned to their homes. “Their love affair continued across borders through video love letters and broken phone-calls until the Americans invaded Iraq and hellish violence engulfed the country. As most people fled from East to West seeking safety, Ayca decided to make the journey from West to East, seeking her lover. GITMEK, a dramatic feature film, is the true the story of her extraordinary, and ultimately tragic, experiences in such mad times…”

Film: My Marlon and Brando

Language: Turkish (English subtitles)

Director: Huseyin Karabey

Where: 284 Bar & Lounge, 284 Ajose Adeogun, Lagos.

When: 4pm, Sunday March 16th at the

Check out the Facebook page Women’s Film Club for more about the movie.

For updates on Twitter you can follow me @SamieD


Sweek Kiwi Opens A Store!

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I think the title says it all. If you’re in Lagos and wanted really good fro yo then Sweet Kiwi’s concession at the  Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in The Palms, Oniru was pretty much the only place to go but now there’s a whole store in Lekki! Their frozen treats come in great flavours (like passion fruit!) and if you’re watching what you eat the good news is that they are fat free. Now, I’m actually lactose intolerant but sometimes reward my necessary abstinence with a dairy treat (it makes sense to me somehow) and when I do Sweet Kiwi is a favourite choice. 

Sweet Kiwi is Nigeria’s Premiere Frozen self-serve, soft-serve frozen yogurt bar which sells premium frozen yogurt in over 100 flavors. Their first flagship was opened at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas and on Sunday 16th March, they will be opening their very first stand alone store. Located on Admiralty Way, Lekki, the new store is a stones throw from KFC and Ice Cream Factory. The new store boasts of self-serve machines where customers can serve and customize their own froyos with a wide variety of toppings. The colorful restaurant has areas where customers can sit in to enjoy their froyo and there is also a private area for VIP guests. 

Amongst other invited guests, the launch event will attract young media personalities and celebrities, Sweet Kiwis Top Corporate Clients – GTBank, GDNetter, FCMB, Ecobank etc. who will walk the Pink Carpet. The event will kick off at 3pm with a Cocktail reception provided by drink sponsors, Moet & Chandon. This will be followed by a formal opening ceremony at 4pm and then a breakout cocktail/networking. On the day, guests will be treated to free froyos, canapés and a champagne bar by Moet & Chandon who will also be serving their champagne infused cocktails.  Other activities on the day include giveaways to 5 lucky guests,  musical entertainment provided by a DJ and also a Sweet Kiwi Photo Booth.

What: Sweet Kiwi Flagship Store Launch

When: Sunday 16th March, 2014, 3pm.

Where: Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos

Contact: To RSVP call Adeola on 08185813032

Website: www.sweetkiwiyogurt.com

Twitter: @Sweetkiwie

Facebook: Sweetkiwie

Instagram: sweetkiwiyogurt



“Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.”

―Pope Francis

“To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self, to see only him who goes before and no more the road which is too hard for us.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“Whoever wishes to be my follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day, and follow in my steps.”

― Luke 9:23