Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 recently announced Ade Bakare Couture London as it’s headline designer to showcase at this year’s event set to take at the Eko hotel on the 1st – 3rd of July 2016. The designer Ade Bakare is set to debut his Cruise Collection Line at the event.

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The word, ‘cruise’ evokes travel, luxury, style, boats, yachts and summer.
Ade Bakare has designed a capsule Cruise Line Collection for summer 2016, influenced by his constant travels between London and Lagos where he maintains his design studios and boutique respectively.

The Cruise Line has been greatly inspired by his clients on both sides of the Atlantic who desire something colourful, modern and ethnic to wear while abroad. To satisfy these demands, Ade Bakare came up with an exquisite range of vibrant jackets and dresses in neoprene textiles and adire in modern geometric and circular designs embellished with his unique signature style of wood and glass intersected with beads that sparkle.
High-necked coats with eyelets that are roped  with silk adire and large balloon sleeves, capes and empire-cut jackets are teamed with straight silk adire dresses, some  cut off the shoulder, whilst sleeveless shift dresses and halter neck styles  are all shown in bright effervescent colours such as neon pinks, yellows, deep purple and cobalt  blues.

Picture a slight commotion at the airport as a lady emerges from the crowd in a vibrant orange neoprene coat and an adire orange and yellow dress with heaps of her luggage being moved by several porters and imagine that behind her bejewelled reflective glasses lies that anonymity of reserved elegance . . . she just might be wearing the 2016 Cruise Line by Ade Bakare!


The View Lifestyle Magazine is a media partner for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016




3 Foodies 1 Night in Lagos hosted by Chef Dish





1 Night in Lagos is fast becoming the go to monthly networking event organised by The View Lifestyle. This May, food is our focal point, led by Executive Chef, Dumebi Agbakoba, as she celebrates all things food with 3 food lovers.

“Food is a universal language, it’s brings people and different cultures together.  My fondest memories growing up and through my adult years all have one thing in common –  food.  I have a great love for food and it’s something I believe everyone should experience”. says Dumebi Agbakoba.

Let’s talk about food and the business of food with Chef Nylah, Fitness Trainer Rehia and Absolut Brand Ambassador Lola Marcus on the 15th of May at Samantha’s Bistro.

Proudly supported by Absolut, Zaron,  DRZPT TV, Spice Tv, Bella Najia, Kamdora, Pulse.NG, 360nobs, Seph Image,,, Exquisite Magazine, Hello Food, Day and Night, Boredingidi, Spice TV, Ebonylive TV, Lean kid, Afro cab and Unravel GFX.



With a Bachelors degree in Mass communication and a Masters in Communication. She has worked on integrated marketing campaigns for brands like Coca-Cola, UAC Foods. She currently works as the Brand Ambassador of Absolut Vodka and Olmeca Tequila.

She likes to take photographs and is a creative problem solver that loves travelling and discovering new cuisines.


Rehia Giwa- Osagie is the founder and owner of Secret Cinema Lagos and Elite box the first commercial boxing gym in Lagos.

Having had a few professional boxing fights in the UK and moved backto Nigeria 2 years ago, he currently coach boxing for all levels and educating people about the sweets science and how best to use this particular sport as an avenue to achieving various health and fitness.

The ultimate aim is to add value to Nigeria’s health and fitness industry by creating an active lifestyle culture through boxing.


Chef Nylah is an American trained chef from the International culinary school of The art institute of Washington.
After serving in the United States Air Force as a nuclear weapons security specialist, She opened up Nylah’s Catering. Her past clients include Samsung, Etisalat and Google.


They say when you realise what your vocation in life is, you never stray from it, no matter what age you were when you made the discovery.

This was very much the case for Dumebi Agbakoba, who had the vision to be a creator and entrepreneur from a young age. So, as she got older, the opportunity to chase the vision came into view, and she powered ahead to make it a reality.

Despite working as part of the media, she forever clung on to her first love; food. Now ready for a fresh challenge, she is transitioning into the role of restaurant chef, maximising on her
natural flair for cooking that she had from a young age, and her ability to cook dishes that don’t just tickle the taste buds, but absolutely ravish them. Bringing with her a wealth of disciplines that has been gained from years of professionalism in an industry that takes no prisoners, she combines a natural talent that is well trained in the kitchen, with methodical practice and a spark that stands out from everybody else.

3 Creatives 1 Night in Lagos hosted by The View Lifestyle at Samantha’s Bistro


Last series we hosted Zina, Denola Grey and Oge Agu who talked about how they started blogging, the highs and the lows of it.

Next month, we bring together 3 creatives that we are pretty excited about. Womenswear designer Toju Foyeh, Stylist & Designer Jreason and Bag designer Didi Isah.

Join us for a networking mixer, Q & A session, experience zaron and great food on the 17th of April at Samantha’s Bistro.

Proudly Supported by Absolut, Zaron, Ochala,, DRZPT TV, Spice tv, Bella Naja, Kamdora, 360nobs,, Exquisite Magazine, Samantha’s Bistro, Hello Food, Day and Night, Boredingidi, The Village Grille, Spice TV, Kali Burger Bar, Lean kid, Rum’n’passion, Farrah’s Delight, Secret Cinema Lagos, Frolly pops, Afro cab, Maccs Entertainment and Unravel GFX.



Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku, the creative director and founder from whose name the brand, Toju Foyeh was coined.

As a young entrepreneur, she launched her debut collection at Arise Fashion Week in December 2011 and has since then become a style phenomenon in the fashion industry both locally and internationally.


Jide Adedeji, is the creative designer and stylist behind the menswear brand / female wear, JReason founded 3 years ago. Olajide has risen in the fashion industry from humble roots as a stylist to a fashion label designer. His collections have been showcased  across major fashion platforms from Ecowas fashion week to Swahili fashion week.  He has styled at nearly all the major fashion shows and TV productions and now shares his style tips on a TV show titled Style 20.


Didi Isah, a unisex accessory design  label with a design philosophy that has evolved to celebrate quirky elegance that sets a style agenda for affordable hand-crafted design.

Didi Isah’s signature is a true love of old world elegance, and modern liberties, juxtaposed to create a beautiful easy to wear expression that works for the modern man or woman.

The range of jewellery, hair accessories and leather goods for men and women are all produced locally in Nigeria, and the company uses local craftsmen to create unique hand-crafted finished products.



Yetty D as she is fondly called is a woman with many hats. From living as a London based fashion designer to laying roots in Lagos as a Fashion and lifestyle brand expert. Join her as she hosts monthly ‘1 Night in Lagos’ series.