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Jenifa: Branding an act

Jenifa – aka funke Akindele, or is it the other way round- is the household name that has changed the way we do the big screen, probably forever.

Before the film Jenifa, she was only the obscure, plain looking actress on daytime television playing one of three friends on some sponsored drama telling us to beware of the downsides of early marriage, vesico vaginal fistula and female genital mutilation.

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Desperate Housewife: Why Do Women Cheat?

Something really funny happened to me today.

Well, i got up early as usual, made breakfast for the kids and then lunch for the house( i like to prepare everything at once so i can relax after church). Got the kids ready for church, then decided to get myself ready for church while the kids were having their breakfast.

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Power Dressing: How to Get it Right!

Forget brains, beauty and preparation- if a woman wants power, then she needs to dress as though she wants power, or that she already has it, and plans to keep it. Lipstick spoke to two of the leading Lagos-based style consultants (male and female) with widely varying ideas, and they both agreed on the following

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The Hair Series: Mad about the Dreads

Dreadlocks were made popular by reggae legend Bob Marley, but it was not until the last decade that the hairdo became desirable, so much so that men and women both see it now not only as the epitome of convenience and afrocentrism but also high style. These folks about town speak about their relationship with their hair and what wearing dreadlock means to them.

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THE HAIR SERIES: I employ graduates in my salon – Mrs Franca Agboola

ALL her life, Mrs. Franca Aricha Agboola has dreamt of making people beautiful. Today, she is the proprietor of one of Lagos’ biggest beauty parlours. The Ogoja, Cross River State born lady is a graduate of Industrial Chemistry from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, former University of Technology. After getting married in December of 2004, the mother of three kid started her own business 2006, doing all kinds of beauty treatments as well as selling products.

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