Hello Fabulous friends,

I lived in Kano for about 7 years and I can recall vividly one of the first words I learnt (well the ones that sounds interesting to me anyway) was ‘chikki’. The word sounds like a Chinese word, so I quickly asked the person seating close to me in the cab what that meant and I was told it meant stomach. I was like wow! And kept saying the word to myself chikki! Chikki! Then later changed my rhyme to chicken-chikki (lol)so that I wouldn’t forget the word. Only for me to get to the market and  discover that what we call ‘assorted meat’ in Lagos was also referred to as ‘kayan chikki’ #amazing.

So when I wanted to write this post, I kept wondering what Danshiki meant and what was the story behind the danshiki style because I know danshiki is not a Yoruba word but sounds like a word from the Hausa language. Then I remembered again that while  I was in Kano that  I learnt that ‘Dan’ (not short form of Daniel but an Hausa word) meant ‘son of’.
I discovered this while finding out about the richest man in Africa – Aliko Dangote and was told Dangote meant the Son of Gote.

So I thought Dan- chikki would probably mean ‘son of stomach’ which made some sense since the style is some sort of free top with short sleeves that could hide stomach/pregnancy. *still researching the origin of danshiki*

African fashion (home and abroad) have come to discover the beauty of the danshiki style which can be worn by a male or female. And a fabric have been designed specifically for that style to make it easier for designers  to work with . This fabric can be made into all sorts of stylish outfits and not just the free short sleeve tops.

You can now use the danshiki fabric to make dresses, crop tops, maxi skirts, casual tops etc. If you have an event and the dress code is African, then danshiki is your go-to fabric that you can rock with your partner as it is unisex.

Its comes in different colors with amazing print design all over particularly the neck line which will make you represent your roots anytime especially if you are outside Africa.

Here are some samples of danshiki fabrics that are available for sale. You can call/WhatsApp 07033040834 or 08186961269  to place your order or send a mail to and you get it delivered to you ASAP.












Exactly one month today, the 23rd of March 2013 was a remarkable one, aside from being my Mum’s birthday, My very good friend – IFE tied the knots with  her Boaz (KOLADE)

All roads led to Lokoja ,Kogi state (beautiful place by the way) and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Ife’s Aso-ebi was French lace and George fabric plus our traditional headgear (Gele)

the material

Her choice of colour depicts her personality- Red (sexy and confident) and Aqua Blue(reliable and sensitive to the need of others).

Let’s see the evidence:




I used my George material to make a skirt, you can also tie it as a wrapper while some others made skirt and wrapper from the fabric.



I sneaked out of the church service to snap this. God have Mercy on me……


Made new friends in  Lokoja-Toyin, Shola and Kemi (lovely people)



All the ladies looking super hot in red with the couple

The French lace was well embroidered, soft and beautiful
The George material with silver trimmings was elegant.
The Gele was on point and really a head turner!

What’s your take on the fabrics and colour combination(in Jenifa’s voice) ?

PS; once again, I would like to wish Ife and Kolade a happy married life.