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Saturday, May 28, 2011

House Of Makeda's Ogeyinka 2011 Collection: Inspired By Fela Kuti And His Queens

Written By: MIM!Ogeyinka 2011, meaning surrounded by beauty and style in Yoruba, is the new collection from House of Makeda, the now two-year old afrocentric design house by jazz singer Teni. Inspired by Fela Kuti and his Queens, House of Makeda's 2011 Ogeyinka Collection uses a cornucopia of pinks, greens and blues in ankara african print, aso-oke, silk, satin, leather, velvet, sequins and embroidery. Teni shares: "We chose to use ankara for this collection because right or wrong, it remains synonymous with African fashion and there was none more African and supportive of home-grown fashion than Fela and his Queens. It reflects the effortlessly second to none, rich, avant-garde 1970's style of these unsung style icons, in a time where from Broadway to Beyonce, the world is taking note." Take a look at some of the pieces below, and to see more from the Ogeyinka collection, visit

(Photo Credits: Hakeem Salaam. Model: Uju. Make-Up and Styling: Teni)