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Today we are celebrating perfumer Majda, creative director of @majdabekkali_parfums on her notable woman Fatima Mernissi. “She was an exceptional woman that I had the joy of meeting while I was working on my first personal creations.

She welcomed me warmly and with the simplicity of the great minds, on the terrace of her lovely apartment in Rabat, invaded by jasmine and bougainvillea. I had read all her books greedily, and I found in her stories a deep humanity that echoed in me. I wanted to tell her that her freedom inspired me and her vision of the world touched me.

She was a woman of letters, a scholar. Her words will remain in me like sweet music:
Today we are celebrating perfumer Majda, creative director of @majdabekkali_parfums on her notable woman Fatima Mernissi. “She was an exceptional woman that I had the joy of meeting while I was working on my first personal creations. She welcomed me warmly and with the simplicity of the great minds, on the terrace of her lovely apartment in Rabat, invaded by jasmine and bougainvillea. I had read all her books greedily, and I found in her stories a deep humanity that echoed in me. I wanted to tell her that her freedom inspired me and her vision of the world touched me. She was a woman of letters, a scholar. Her words will remain in me like sweet music: "I will speak to them about the fascination of the unknown, the risk and the unaccustomed. I will sing to them the unusual and all that one does not control. That is to say the only life that is worthy of a being without sacred borders or not. A life with new smells that do not recall anything ancestral. I will chisel the words to share the dream with others and make borders useless. " She was a writer, university professor, member of the United Nations University Council, and led a major feminist struggle in civil society. She was also a member of the Group of Wise on Dialogue between Peoples and Cultures of the European Union. “ #AlaraNotableWoman #Acelebrationofwomen #AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 18, 2019, 1:45 pm
@nokbyalara beer parlour tomorrow evening!
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Wind down at the Nok beer parlour in celebration of Saint Patrick’s day with all your favourite Nigerian beers, beer
parlour snacks, local drinks, food and games. 
#alaralagos #lagos #nigeria
@nokbyalara beer parlour tomorrow evening! . Wind down at the Nok beer parlour in celebration of Saint Patrick’s day with all your favourite Nigerian beers, beer parlour snacks, local drinks, food and games. #alaralagos #lagos #nigeria | March 16, 2019, 10:37 am
Okwui Enwezor 1963 - 2019
We lost a Titan today.. 💔

Okwui Enwezor was more than an art curator or critic, he was a poet, writer and an educator who will be greatly missed. He was the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany from 2011 - 2018.

Throughout his career, Okwui put special emphasis on expanding the contemporary art canon to include artists from around the world.

In 1996, he had his breakthrough as a curator of In/sight, an exhibit of 30 African photographers at the Guggenheim Museum, which was one of the first shows anywhere to put contemporary art from Africa in the historical and political context of colonial withdrawal and the emergence of independent African states.

He was known for his expansive exhibitions (his Venice Biennale included 136 artists) and his conceptual rigor.

Okwui was the first African-born curator in the history of the Venice Biennale, and presented an extensive and intuitional show focusing on worldwide violence and political upheaval.

Thank you Okwui for your vision and brilliance. You will be truly missed.

RIP 🙏🏾
Okwui Enwezor 1963 - 2019 We lost a Titan today.. 💔 Okwui Enwezor was more than an art curator or critic, he was a poet, writer and an educator who will be greatly missed. He was the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany from 2011 - 2018. Throughout his career, Okwui put special emphasis on expanding the contemporary art canon to include artists from around the world. In 1996, he had his breakthrough as a curator of In/sight, an exhibit of 30 African photographers at the Guggenheim Museum, which was one of the first shows anywhere to put contemporary art from Africa in the historical and political context of colonial withdrawal and the emergence of independent African states. He was known for his expansive exhibitions (his Venice Biennale included 136 artists) and his conceptual rigor. Okwui was the first African-born curator in the history of the Venice Biennale, and presented an extensive and intuitional show focusing on worldwide violence and political upheaval. Thank you Okwui for your vision and brilliance. You will be truly missed. RIP 🙏🏾 | March 15, 2019, 5:59 pm
#Flashback to the opening of the iconic, El Anatsui: “Triumphant scale”, curated by @Okwui_enwezor and @chikaokekeaguu at the @haus_der_kunst museum in Munich. 
The largest ever mounted survey of the work of El Anatsui, Africa’s most prominent living Artist,  focuses on the triumphant and monumental quality of El Anatsui’s sculptures. @anatsuiel 
Swipe 👉🏿 and See more in stories

#AlaraLagos #AlaraLoves #Lagos #Nigeria #Elantsui
#Flashback to the opening of the iconic, El Anatsui: “Triumphant scale”, curated by @Okwui_enwezor and @chikaokekeaguu at the @haus_der_kunst museum in Munich. The largest ever mounted survey of the work of El Anatsui, Africa’s most prominent living Artist, focuses on the triumphant and monumental quality of El Anatsui’s sculptures. @anatsuiel Swipe 👉🏿 and See more in stories #AlaraLagos #AlaraLoves #Lagos #Nigeria #Elantsui | March 15, 2019, 8:31 am
In honour of women’s month, we are celebrating some of our female designers by sharing their notable woman and the influence they’ve had on them.

Today we are celebrating Moyo, the creative director of @theagaconcept by sharing her notable woman Grace Atinuke Oyelude. “She was the first beauty queen in Nigeria yet full of Beauty, Brains, Independence of mind  and Feisty Fierceness!

She helped define was beauty was which was beyond what we saw. She was trained as nurse, midwife and also involved in politics of her day despite it being male dominated.

I love that she broke the mould and I hope to emulate that quality of hers to break moulds, mindsets in  society through design and everything I do”. #AlaraNotableWoman #Acelebrationofwomen
#AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria
In honour of women’s month, we are celebrating some of our female designers by sharing their notable woman and the influence they’ve had on them. Today we are celebrating Moyo, the creative director of @theagaconcept by sharing her notable woman Grace Atinuke Oyelude. “She was the first beauty queen in Nigeria yet full of Beauty, Brains, Independence of mind and Feisty Fierceness! She helped define was beauty was which was beyond what we saw. She was trained as nurse, midwife and also involved in politics of her day despite it being male dominated. I love that she broke the mould and I hope to emulate that quality of hers to break moulds, mindsets in society through design and everything I do”. #AlaraNotableWoman #Acelebrationofwomen #AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 14, 2019, 7:41 pm
As one of the most celebrated African women to resist European colonisation, Queen Nzinga led four decades (1620s - 1660s) of warfare against the Portuguese in Angola.

She was a skilled negotiator and military strategist: she was directly responsible for limiting the Portuguese colony at Luanda to a few square miles.

Today she is remembered in Angola for her diplomatic and political acumen as well as her brilliant military tactics. Brilliance and bravery are synonymous to women so we all have a piece of Queen Nzinga in us 👸🏿🙏🏾
#AlaraLagos #AlaraNotableWoman #Lagos #Nigeria
As one of the most celebrated African women to resist European colonisation, Queen Nzinga led four decades (1620s - 1660s) of warfare against the Portuguese in Angola. She was a skilled negotiator and military strategist: she was directly responsible for limiting the Portuguese colony at Luanda to a few square miles. Today she is remembered in Angola for her diplomatic and political acumen as well as her brilliant military tactics. Brilliance and bravery are synonymous to women so we all have a piece of Queen Nzinga in us 👸🏿🙏🏾 #AlaraLagos #AlaraNotableWoman #Lagos #Nigeria | March 4, 2019, 1:48 pm
Oh look... it’s Saint Laurent! 
#AlaraLagos #AlaraInterior #Lagos #Nigeria
Oh look... it’s Saint Laurent! #AlaraLagos #AlaraInterior #Lagos #Nigeria | March 3, 2019, 11:01 am
Shall we celebrate this weekend with a pair of Tribute flats? 😉

#AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria
Shall we celebrate this weekend with a pair of Tribute flats? 😉 #AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 2, 2019, 9:57 am
As we usher in the month of March, we will be celebrating amazing women that have helped shape the world as we know it.

We begin with the fashionable feminist, Margaret Ekpo... a pioneer well ahead of her time. She was a women's rights activist and social mobilizer in the era of hierarchical and male-dominated movements towards independence.

Her first participation in political ideas and associations was in 1945. She would attend meetings in place of her husband to discuss matters on the discriminatory practices of the colonial administration in the city and to fight cultural and racial imbalance in administrative promotions.

She paved the way for a lot of Nigerian women today, leaving behind a legacy of women in politics, women in business and leadership and more. She played major roles as a grassroots and nationalist politician in the Eastern Nigerian. She was a confident no-nonsense woman 🙏🏾 #AlaraLagos #AlaraNotableWoman #Lagos #Nigeria
As we usher in the month of March, we will be celebrating amazing women that have helped shape the world as we know it. We begin with the fashionable feminist, Margaret Ekpo... a pioneer well ahead of her time. She was a women's rights activist and social mobilizer in the era of hierarchical and male-dominated movements towards independence. Her first participation in political ideas and associations was in 1945. She would attend meetings in place of her husband to discuss matters on the discriminatory practices of the colonial administration in the city and to fight cultural and racial imbalance in administrative promotions. She paved the way for a lot of Nigerian women today, leaving behind a legacy of women in politics, women in business and leadership and more. She played major roles as a grassroots and nationalist politician in the Eastern Nigerian. She was a confident no-nonsense woman 🙏🏾 #AlaraLagos #AlaraNotableWoman #Lagos #Nigeria | March 1, 2019, 10:12 pm
@kennethize scarves 🙌🏾
We need not say more 😍😍😍 #AlaraLagos #KennethIze #Lagos #Nigeria
@kennethize scarves 🙌🏾 We need not say more 😍😍😍 #AlaraLagos #KennethIze #Lagos #Nigeria | February 28, 2019, 11:51 am

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