Sunday, 30 May 2010

New photos in from launch party


here are a few extra pics to whet your appetites!

Note that this 2010 is all LIMITED EDITION. If there are pieces you are interested in then take note and contact me at

The Akabi Etsy shop will be open mid June for the wax print fabric jewellery pieces and the website is due to launch over the next week where you can view and purchase pieces. Including new pieces coming in June....

Akabi will also be attending various events over the next few summer months where you can also buy pieces at so keep an eye out for the facebook updates for where and when to purchase.

(pics courtesy of Zavlue Photography 2010 - copyright designs Akabi 2010 - all rights reserved)

Remember every piece of clothing is LIMITED EDITION. Only a few pieces of each style made per colour and so once they are gone....they are gone...dont miss out.


Canoe delicious MOCHA front cover

Canoe Magazine / Canoe Africa latest edition has an absolutely gorgoeous front cover piece...i love the colours, the photo the whole composition...simple but v. effective.

No copies available in UK though...will have to get my boyfr to send one to me from Ghana....

i just love this!
pics c/o

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Akabi prelaunch fashion event - pics are in!

People here are a few snapshots of the show last night.

It was an awesome affair and I appreciate all who turned up to view the collection.

Photos are care of Frances Akinde and more can be viewed on the launch of the website Bank Holiday monday.

Well done to all models, photographers, creative team and all the supporters.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Fellow Followers...your thoughts please

hey all...

I am appreciative of all who are following this blog and would like your thoughts and suggestions.

How do you feel about the blog on a whole?

What learnings have you got from my journey of developing my brand?

How do you feel about the info on African designers, Art, Music, Fashion etc etc?

Would you be interested in following a blog purely devoted to these things?

What else would you like to see?

Post your comments share your thoughts, on here and/or on my

I am considering developing this website, have a few ideas but would appreciate your thoughts

have a blessed one!

Dont forget to make your way down to the prelaunch party! Dont miss out !

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Pre Launch party...Wed 26th May!

Be there or miss out!

See pieces before web launch too!

How beautiful does Alek Wek look!

Fantastic photography and work by Andrew Yee for Financial Times magazine.

She looks amazing! I dont care about the old hype about this girl being a model - she is beautiful and what legs! my days...if only i could have half of her leg length...mmmmmmh

Pre Launch party...its coming!

Make your way down to the party of the season! Akabi prelaunch party is happening May 26th
See flyer for more info!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Conservatives manifesto for businesses:

The Conservatives manifesto for businesses:

‘Our goal is simple: to make Britain the easiest and the best place in the world to set up and grow a business.
We will:
  • Stop Labour's jobs tax that will kill the recovery;
  • Cut Corporation Tax rates. We will cut the main rate from 28p to 25p and the small companies' rate from 22p to 20p, funded by reducing complex reliefs;
  • Exempt all new businesses starting in the first two years of a Conservative Government from Employers' National Insurance on the first ten employees they hire in the first year;
  • Reduce the burden of red tape on business with a 'one in one out' rule for new regulation and regulatory budgets for departments so that new regulations cannot be introduced unless the burden is reduced elsewhere. And we will give the public the opportunity to force the worst regulations to be repealed;
  • Reduce the number of forms needed to register a new business – moving towards a 'one-click' registration model – with the aim of making Britain the fastest place in the world to start a business. We will also end restrictions on people starting a business in social housing to enable social tenants to become entrepreneurs;
  • Simplify business taxes. In our first Budget, we will set out a five year road map for the direction of business tax reform, providing greater certainty and stability to businesses. We will create an independent Office of Tax Simplification to review and suggest reforms to the tax system and its effect on small business, including IR35;
  • Extend government procurement to small and medium-sized businesses by cutting administrative requirements, with the aim of seeing 25 per cent of government contracts go to SMEs;
  • Make Britain Europe’s leading hi-tech exporter of manufactured goods by implementing Sir James Dyson’s recommendations to boost science and engineering.
  • Make small business rate relief automatic; and
  • Create more diverse sources of available credit for SMEs building on our proposals for a big, bold and simple National Loan Guarantee Scheme.
To create a new generation of small businesses, our Work for Yourself programme will help move people into self-employment. We will build a network of business mentors and offer substantial loans to would-be entrepreneurs, supporting self-employment and franchising as a route back into work. We will work with specialist organisations that already have a proven track record in this area, like the Prince’s Trust and the Bright Ideas Trust, to offer the best support.
We understand that enterprise will generate a sustainable recovery, not the state - that's why we need to make Britain open for business again.’

this makes a big impact on how i develop things ... mmmmmhhh
(info from website) 

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Pre-launch Party!

This month Akabi design will be celebrating the launch of our website with a pre-launch party.

Details will follow shortly.....

i sure am!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Rape of Africa

Evening Standard talked about the work of this creative extraordinare and mentioned his latest exhibition
taking place in London at Robilant and Voena from 27th April to 25th May 2010...just a few weeks to go so better get down there too!

The Rape of Africa 


This photo below is based on the notorious artist Botticelli's painting of Venus and Mars. (i love Botticellis work!) and will be on show with other work by Lachapelle with a vast range to showcase his skill and talent.

Western consumerism
Much of his work including that featured in the Rape of Africa exhibition looks at the nature of western consumerism and the direct effects it has on Africa and its people. Previous series such as Deluge and Jesus is My Homeboy, both of which were exhibited at Robilant and Voena back in 2008, contain similar themes. This critique of the western world versus the continent of Africa is made explicit by his use of significant details and symbols throughout the photos.

The event is set to be open to the general public
Time: Monday – Friday (10am – 6pm) each day from the 27th of April – 25th of May 2010.
Restrictions: No age restrictions
Venue: Robilant and Voena
1st floor, 38 Dover Street,
London, W1S 4NL

You can hear David LaChapelle's latest interview about the show on the BBC World Service

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010


I am seeing you new followers and welcome you along this journey with me.

Akabi design has come a long way over the last year and we are nearly at the end of stage one. We will celebrate the launch with a fashion show maybe 2!! over june and july and hope you are able to attend.

keep on reading, make your comments, give your thoughts suggestions and above all your support.

Love = Akabi

Pop Africana out now!

Love the blog love the concept ... mag is out im gettting it now! i suggest you do too

Its a semi annual mag with a blog and a large following. I see this first edition below being on the levels of Another mag.

Its def one to invest in!