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My style is universal — Banke Oniru

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Banke Oniru is a socialite that runs a clothing line known as Semiloge Couture. Her talents have reached its apoge of publicity and she had to be interviewed.

Background

I was born on August 11, 1979.  I am the fifth in a family of eight—four girls, four boys. I hold a diploma in industrial design from Yaba College of Technology and a degree in Business Administration from the University Lagos.  I also have a certificate in artistry from the London College of fashion.

My passion for fashion

I have known right from my youth that I was going into fashion. I can sew; I do my designs and the beadings. My fashion house, Semiloge couture was launched as a result of this passion. I am concentrating on exclusive clientele but its gradually opening up to others in the general public. Ankara? Well, I don’t really use Ankara. I have discovered that most designers in Nigeria use Ankara, which is why I decided to go for water chiffon and raw silk. Our weather is not friendly, it is hot. Chiffon is weather- friendly and sexy. My style is basically universal. I love comfort and convenience.

Fashion business in Nigeria

It is going places and we are going to take over the world in five years’ time. The Nigerian fashion scene is influencing global trends from Milan to Italy and New York. Nigeria designers expensive? Never! The designs are unique. Did you know that most of the original designer bags in Nigeria are as expensive as N350, 000? A simple designer tank top can sell for as much as $300.  Then, compare that to what we charge here.

Marriage

I am married to Demola Oniru. I met him at a wedding and he said I looked like someone he knew. Then, we became acquaintances and he kept telling me that he had made up his mind to marry me. I was reluctant at first but he persisted and that convinced me that he was serious. If you want to be successful in life, your husband has to be in support of your idea or it would never work. What I am doing is not taking my time. I am always there for my family.  There was a time I ran a boutique but I stopped because I don’t want to be stressed.

Favourite fashion accessory

I don’t have a specific one but I love most fashion accessories like bags, shoes and jewellery.

Beauty routine

I love doing my make-up and I use a primer before applying the eye shadow. I also base before I fix them with concealer, after which I apply foundation. My hair? I don’t wear Brazilian hair. I prefer the Peruvian hair. It is a wise option because while you buy all these cheap ones and throw them away after use, you can use your human hair forever if you know how to maintain it. I have been wearing this for the past one year. Once you condition it, you are good to go. It is human hair so you have to treat it the way you treat your hair.

Leisure

I am a very restless person. I don’t watch television but I listen to music since I am an artist. Music keeps me relaxed especially while I am sketching. I also love to be by the poolside on Sunday evenings.

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‘The Best Investment Is Lifting The Poor Out Of Poverty’ – Daddy Freeze

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The silence from churches and general overseers regarding #EndSARS is so loud – Daddy Freeze

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Nigerian broadcast journalist, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has offered his bits of wisdom on what the best kind of investment is.

The popular radio host and convener of the ‘Free The Sheeple’ movement is of the view that the best kind of investment is assisting the underprivileged within the society.

In his words:

“The best investment in life is not buying property or starting a business. Don’t let motivational speaker fvck with your mind… The best investment is lifting the poor out of poverty..

Your houses and businesses could be destroyed in seconds if you don’t invest in uplifting the youths around you from poverty!

Read Also#EndSARS: ‘Why Are Church Leaders Silent?’ – Daddy Freeze

Secure your future, don’t invest in businesses or property or your children alone, invest on the youths around you! ~ FRZ”

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‘Small Businesses Need Support’ – Mr Macaroni

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Nigerian Comedian, Mr Macaroni

Nigerian comedian, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has urged the youths to help small businesses who need support regarding cleaning up after the recent violence witnessed in Lagos state.

The social media skit maker took to his Twitter page to share his views thus:

“Let’s focus on small businesses around us. If a lot of cleaning has been done or is being done already, then those businesses would need support. The government already said they will do that but there are also people and organizations willing to support.”

Read Also#EndSARS: Mr Macaroni Lambasts APC-Led Govt

Mr Macaroni also advised his fellow youths to be careful of trigger-happy men in uniform.

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‘End SARS Protest Is Beyond Police Brutality. It Is Battle Between The Rich And Poor’ – Filmmaker Chika Lann

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'End SARS Protest Is Beyond Police Brutality. It Is Battle Between The Rich And Poor' - Filmmaker Chika Lann
Chika Lann

Chika Lann

Nigerian filmmaker, Chika Lann, has tagged the ongoing violence resulting from the End SARS protests as a ‘rich vs poor’ fight. According to the television personality, it’s a sort of uprising against the rich.

Taking to her Instagram page, the actress and former model advises her fellow celebrities to go out there and help as many people as they can before things get out of hand.

Read AlsoNigerian Model, Chika Lann Throws Sister Out Of Her House For Allegedly Trying To Snatch Her Oyibo Husband

In her words:

“This #ENDSARS protest is obviously beyond Police Brutality. It’s a sort of uprising against the rich! The poor are coming for the rich. This is obviously RICH vs POOR. How else would you explain the wanton vandalism? I advise my fellow celebrity to go out there and help as much people as they can before it’s too late. #onelove”

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