WHITE PRIVILEGE BEYOND THE WEST

White privilege; benefits entrenched in a society which apply to those who simply do not have an overabundance of melanin in their skin pigmentation. This is the norm in Western nations, whilst in a predominantly Black society I find it perturbing that it is also the preponderant influence over social status. I was born with…

WE RISE INITIATIVE QUARTERLY REPORT (JAN-APR 2018)

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS AU African Union DCAD Devatop Centre for Africa Development ECOWAS Economic Commission of West African States EFCC Economic and Financial Crime Commission EU European Union FG Federal Government GBP Great Britain Pound Sterling IDP Internally Displaced Persons IOM International Organisation for Migration IWD International Women’s Day N Nigerian Naira NEMA…

REACHING A STATE OF FULFILLMENT

Do you ever feel extremely unfulfilled? Nothing is going right, no good news seems to be coming your way, you can’t secure your dream job, you’re not sleeping right or eating right? Well that’s how I felt for almost the entire first quarter of 2018. Having resigned from my previous job at the end of…

THE 300 PROJECT

300 is a project focused on combatting the trafficking of young women and girl children in Africa and across the world. Starting in Nigeria then covering the scope of other countries across the world, the project aims to break a world record by shooting a whopping 300 models at the same time to raise awareness…

SANUSI LAGOS AW17 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Hey everyone! Here are a couple more photo’s from my shoot with Sanusi Lagos for their latest capsule collection. Black Friday sales are still on so head over to their website for 30% off – don’t miss out! Styled by: @kiitaann Captured by: @iam_sneakerboy

SA FASHION WEEK 2017

What a weekend! I arrived in Johannesburg on Thursday morning and to no ones surprise, I was channelled straight into work! Of course I’ve got to share my looks and speak on my favorite collections with you! WHAT I WORE   Of course I was styled by @kiitaann and my makeup was done by me!…

October Looks

Hey everyone! October has DEFOS been my busiest month so far this year! I’ve been wholly focused on work and putting in my full efforts and I must say, I’m starting to see the benefits so thank you God. I teamed up with Kitan this month and she is officially the dopest stylist I could…

LAILA JOHNSON FOR OMONI OBOLI BY AVE

Hey everyone! Just a quick scoop on what’s been going on: I’ve been extremely busy with work – like, EXTREMELY busy, so I haven’t had the opportunity to blog. However, I killed two birds with one stone last week as I became the latest face of the Omoni Oboli by AVE collection and shot behind…

Dissertation Done, Presenting On!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been MIA :(. After #TheFutureIsFemale I had to take a break to focus on finishing my degree and starting work! Any way I’m actually really excited for this post 🙂 So after several sleepless nights, tears, sweat and submitting my dissertation ten seconds before the deadline (thank you God), I…

It’s Time To Ovary-Act

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while – I’ve been caught up with my dissertation and final deadlines (I finish my degree in three weeks yas yas yasss). Anyway, things have been quite busy aside from uni so I decided to share a bit on what the We Rise Initiative has been up…

Discussing 21st Century Women with Jade Kebbie

I often ask, what does being a 21st century woman mean to you? How is life different for women today compared to 100 years ago? Why do we still face barriers in the 21st century? Why does oppression still exist? Why do we still have to have these conversations? The truth of the matter lies…

The Future Is Female S01E15: Savannah Dumetz

Hey everyone! This is the final episode of #TheFutureIsFemale – thank you to everyone thats taken part, it has been such a beautiful experience getting to know you better and your views on this topic! To everyone that’s engaged in the interviews, thank you too! I hope it’s been an insightful two weeks! Savannah is…