All the pictures from NNHB2015!

L-R Me, Felicia Leatherwood, Cassie Blackwell, Ijeoma Eboh, Wunmi Akinlagun, Ngozi Opara, Obia Ewah

I'm so grateful for how our first Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show (NNHB2015, for those in the know) went off without a hitch last Saturday!

Held at Federal Palace Hotel, VI, Lagos, the event went better than I could have imagine, and I am so proud of and thankful to my team for an awesome day! 

We kicked off with a panel discussion, consisting of Hollywood celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood, Ngozi Opara, founder of The Heat Free Hair Movement natural hair weaves, Obia Ewah, Founder and Formulating Chemist of Obia Natural Haircare, Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle, Ijeoma Eboh of Klassy Kinks and Cassidy Blackwell of After the panel each speaker headed a workshop giving in depth information and advice on their individual speciality.
But particularly popular on the day was an exhibition space featuring The Kinky Apothecary Pop-Up Shop where guests were able to go nuts over a wide array of hair products and accessories, and stalls from a variety of other brands ranging from body products such as R and R Luxury and Ajali, to florists Prime Flowers & Horticulture, who keyed in to the healthy lifestyle aspect of the event by providing fresh vegetables in addition to flowers, candles and homewares. Some new Nigerian brands such as Uwa Earth Foods and Bubble Tii Nigeria chose the event as an opportunity to launch.
I think I can speak for everyone when I say we all had a blast as we spent the day relaxing, mingling, shopping, but most importantly, learning, and I'm hoping you all enjoyed your goodie bags!
We're already planning something even bigger for next year so make sure you don't miss out! Until then, you can check out all the pictures from the day below.


The stage is set
Guests begin to gather for talks

Panel discussion

Speakers L to R, Cassidy Blackwell, Felicia Leatherwood, Ijeoma Eboh, yours truly, Obia Ewah, Ngozi Opara, Wunmi Akinlagun

Question from the audience
Ijeoma Eboh during the panel discussion

Felicia Leatherwood during the panel discussion

Audience member addresses the panel

Audience question
Obia Ewah in panel discussion

Cassidy Blackwell during the panel discussion


Celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood's "Loving Your Hair" workshop 
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Hair demonstration by Felicia

Guests photograph the finished product of the hair demonstration

Speaker Cassidy Blackwell

Speaker Ijeoma Eboh

Ngozi Opara discusses protective styling

Wunmi Akinlagun's hair demonstration

And over in the shopping and mingling section...

CURLS girls setting up in The Kinky Apothecary Pop Up Shop


The Kinky Apothecary 100% Pure Oils

Alala Flo shops the Ours By Juliada stand

The crowd actually went nuts at the Uwa Earth Foods stand (no pun intended)

Beauty services at the Sacred Beauty booth

Ademide Adefarasin with Obia Ewah
Ezinne of Beauty In Lagos with Valerie Obaze of RandR luxury

Felicia Leatherwood gives an impromptu demonstration

Group selfie

Happy Shoppers at the Obia Natural Haircare stand

HRG Nigeria booth

Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle gives a style demonstration

Ijeoma Eboh aka Klassy Kinks chatting with fans

Dispensing hair advice

It wasn't just ladies in the Kinky Apothecary Pop Up shop

CURLS girls in action
Latasha Nwugbe

Lola Adefope

More advice

Main speaker Felicia Leatherwood with some guests

Namaste Organics stand

Heat Free Hair stand

Obia Ewah speaks on the importance of hair product formulas

Giving product advice

Oseyi Etomi and the Caven Etomi stand

Ours By Juliada stand

Prime Flowers & Horticulture

Prime Flowers keyed into the healthy lifestyle aspect with a selection of fresh vegetables

Prime Flowers stand

Prisca Omenai of sponsors HRG Nigeria

Ozzy Etomi of Caven Etomi

Ozzy Agu shoots a piece for Studio 53

Ralys Rubies Stand

RandR Luxury stand

One of several media interviews on the day

More interviews

I never say no to a group selfie!
Selfies are the order of the day! 

Uwa Earth Foods launched at NNHB2015
Sponsors Design Essentials

Styling demonstration by Wunmi Akinlagun, aka Woman In The Jungle

Strike a pose...

Antonia Soares, editor of lead media partner to the event Complete Fashion

Cassidy Blackwell of Natural Selection Blog

Ade Balogun founder of Locitude

Chinwe Nnajiofor aka Igbocurls

Classic FM's Alala Flo 

Cynthia Kamalu

Dr May Ikeom
Elma Godwin
Emi Dada
Ezinne of Beauty In Lagos
Fiona Hecksher & Feyi Mbanugo

Ifeoma Nwrmah
Ijeoma Eboh

Ini Itama
Isiuwo Ikwponmuosa
Lamide Akintobi
Lola Maja
Mary Okon
Mo Adegboye
Mrs Yemi Shonekan
Nanette Kadi
Nanette's lovely hairstyle
Nasa Chikwendu
Ngozi Anuakpado & Stephanie
Ngozi Anuakpado
Ngozi Opara, founder of Heat Free Hair
Nikki Anyansi

Olaitan Adegoke
Oreka Godis
Oreka Godis and Sola Mogaji (Schullz)
Ozzy Agu

Ronke Abudu

Tara Hecksher
Tokunbo Chiedu of sponsors Design Essentials
Tola Olunloyo 
Tolu Olowo

Vanguard Allure and Pride Magazine's Latasha Nwugbe
Wiggle Chikodi
Yewande Adewusi
Yvonne Onyejiaka

Me, tired but happy!

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