THE ABUSE OF ASO-EBI

Happy new week people,

There is a saying that ‘when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable’

You may be wondering how this relates to theasoebijunkie? This phrase came to my mind when I saw a post online, where someone wrote that —- ‘there is more to life than aso-ebi” and lots of comments followed this post as to how they are tired of the aso-ebi syndrome!

Some people mentioned that celebrants use aso-ebi to raise funds for their parties/events while others even made resolutions not to buy aso-ebi again or restrict themselves to a particular budget for aso-ebi within the year.

I actually felt bad after reading the post and the comments because aso-ebi is not meant to be a source of funds for your celebrations/occasions but it should be a unifying factor of your friends and family members as they come out to grace/honor you at your occasion.

Aso-ebi, which means family cloth in Yoruba language is being bastardized from the actual intent of the Yoruba culture which is to promote love and unity within the family.

Have heard people sell aso-ebi for ridiculous amount like N100, 000 (ahn! ahn! Kilode?) And some much more outrageous amount of which when their guests finally get the fabrics, the quality/value is nowhere near the amount they paid for it.

Aso- ebi is not meant to tear people’s pocket nor should it make them close their bank accounts.

So I will like us to break this myth that aso-ebi prices must be over the board before you can get good fabrics for your guests to attend your parties, which was what my new friend Bolatito (love her already) and I discussed this past week.

You can get quality aso-ebi for as low as N10, 000 or even less depending on your choice of fabric.Examples are: silk, chiffon, ankara,adire, guinea brocade for men and some lace fabrics.You can also make provision for your guest to buy in yards so that they can buy only the number of yards they need and not the whole 5/6yards. In the case of head-gears (gele), you don’t have to sell the whole pack, most people can not tie large/skyscraper gele. so you can cut one pack into two to reduce cost for your guests.

I urge us all to consider our friends and family member’s budget when choosing fabrics and do not let people cringe anymore when they hear the word –Asoebi.

Let the love and unity being displayed as they all wear one fabric to honor you be your ultimate goal.

I remember when my junior sister was getting married, my Late father (My Hero) actually paid for the aso-ebi of all his family members including extended family members. He gave it out to all of them for free because his delight was just to see everyone in that fabric.

So am encouraging us all not to abuse the aso-ebi tradition but try as much as possible to preserve the culture of bonding within the family as well as our friends while planning our events.

 

Cheers

Modupe

 

 

 

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2014 WEDDING COLORS: PART 2

Hello everyone,

So today’s post is the part 2 of the 2014 wedding colors series.

As i have promised in Part 1  here, i will be showing pictures of trending colors / color combinations to give us fantastic ideas and inspirations. 

My post today is going to be based on just one color of which anytime i see it on a bride, i keep falling in love with it over and over again.

And the color is WHITE! Yes nowadays brides tend to dress in an all-white ensemble i.e iro and buba (aso-oke) or sometimes lace fabric and white gele/headgear as well as white accessories.

This combination gives the bride a kind of regal look at the same time makes her appear very sophisticated and chic on her big day.

Here are some pictures of beautiful brides in all white ensemble for you to glance through:

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love her beads……

 

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all white breathes fresh air…….

 

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white signifies peace

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her pink accessories are beautiful too

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all white as aso-ebi for family and friends

 

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loving her beads

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she looks like a doll and the coral beads are to die for……..

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elegant in white

 

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fabulous………….

 

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Gorgeous

photo credit:  http://instagram.com/banksbmpro

 

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elegant bride in white………

photo credit:  http://instagram.com/mamzabeauty

 

So for that unique and elegant look on your Big day, an all white outfit is something you should consider and let your guest experience ‘freshness’ all around.

 

 

Cheers,

Modupe

TRENDING ON INSTAGRAM

Hello people,

Kindly follow my instagram page @THEASOEBIJUNKIE

On the instagram page, you can get lots of fabulous designs to inspire you in selecting and designing aso-ebi for your parties.

You can also tag  #theasoebijunkie in order to feature on the page.

And if you are a designer, aso-ebi consultant or fabric merchant, you can tag #theasoebijunkie to feature or display your designs and fabrics.

 

Cheers

Modupe

ASO-EBI DIVA: ETIOSA

Hello lovelies, guess what? Our aso-ebi diva series is back and better.

And my post today will be about an amazing lady: Etiosa Ozigbo Esere

The first time i saw Etiosa was in 1999 during our diploma program in Unilag. She walked past me and i was like ‘ wow!  See oyinbo girl’

Etiosa’s skin is so smooth and flawless, she be original yellow pawpaw!  I tell you, you need to see her face to face to understand what am talking about.

Her eyes are super sexy and she’s got a gorgeous body.

I had to feature her on here as my aso-ebi diva for the month of June because she is so beautiful, and has a good sense of style especially when it comes to African fashion.

Her style expresses grace, elegance, class and sophistication in all ramifications.

This diva knows how to combine colors perfectly to match her skin tone   and also choose her accessories wisely from gold to handmade jewelry to beads and so on.

Her makeup is also always at top notch, Etiosa knows how to apply her make up to enhance her beauty and not the other way round.

Above all, this lady is a hardworking business woman and the beautiful brain behind   ‘sweet and spicy meals”

Sweet and spicy meals as the name implies offers good food at your doorstep and also offer catering services for corporate events and parties.

So for your weddings, birthday parties and corporate dinner, you can contact her for excellent catering services.

Now exhale and inhale as i present our super adorable aso -ebi diva for the month of June 2014:

 

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i love the gold and red combination. #fabulous

 

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she looks like a doll here! see those eyes……………

 

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silver and green.

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Too Gorg!

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Beauty in burgundy

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All white combination. Her neck piece is slaying……

 

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And this is sweet and spicy offering dynamic services

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*taking a bow*

You can share your thoughts about her style in our comments box.

Please watch out for our next diva in the month of July. Also if you would like to feature as our Aso-ebi diva or you know someone you want us to feature kindly contact us :theasoebijunkie@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message.

P.S: A very big thank you to Etiosa for allowing us to feature her on here, keep on slaying stylishly babe!

cheers

Modupe

2014 WEDDING COLORS: PART 1

I made a post on matching colors  some times last year, and that post has the highest comments/questions so far on this blog.

This has made me to discover that color mixtures /combination forms an integral part in event planning.

So i have decided to blog more on wedding color ideas in order to inspire you more in choosing colors plus combining them elegantly to achieve a super stylish look.

Hence, if you are a bride to be in 2014 or you know someone that is making plans for his/her wedding this year, then theasoebijunkie have got you covered for your BIG DAY.
Watch out for more  beautiful color combinations in this series………………………..

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cream and army green

 

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yellow and silver

 

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orange and peach

 

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pink and white

 

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mint green and peach

 

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fuschia pink and gold

 

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green and brown

 

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purple and gold

 

PHOTOCREDIT: http://instagram.com/beautyandthebeholdermakeovers

 

cheers,

Modupe

more of sanyan……..

My love for this Sanya aso -oke is ‘turning up’ day by day!

I saw some  pictures online and i just thought to share with my adorable readers to inspire you some more.

I need to get this aso-oke like yesterday *winks*

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photo-credit:http://instagram.com/banksbmpro

 

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photo credit:http://instagram.com/gbengaartsmith

 

Cheers

Modupe

TREND ALERT: SANYAN ASO-OKE

The aso-oke fabric is one fabric I really love, even though I do not have much of it because people rarely use it as aso-ebi. On the other hand it’s mostly worn by the celebrants especially for Yoruba traditional weddings by the bride and groom.

But now there is a new (well, not so new) aso-oke fabric trending now, it’s called the Sanyan aso-oke!

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Sample of Sanyan aso-oke fabric

Sanyan is commonly used in Ondo state of Nigeria for cultural/traditional events, woven from the beige silk obtained locally from the cocoons of the Anaphe moth, forming a pale brown/beige cloth.

Nowadays, you can get Sanyan in not just brown but more fabulous colors like pink, coral, blue, teal and sometimes in a mixture of 2-3 colors.

This ancient fabric is a ‘stunner’ at the moment and can be used not just by the celebrants but also by the guests as aso-ebi for weddings, birthdays, child christening and all sorts of parties.
It’s absolutely beautiful, unique, gorgeous and a breath of fresh air!

Here are some pictures of gorgeous people in Sanyan:

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Note: pictures are not mine

 

Cheers

Modupe