Monday, August 15, 2011


When I saw these handbags I could not wait to share it with you. I need one on these in my closet . Here is the bio of the designer below and some fabulous pics of her Ankaranista line. 
Fashion Lover, Stylist, Writer, Blogger and Fashion Publisher , Bola Obileye discovered the knack for design when she relocated to Nigeria in 2011 after living in the United Kingdom for over 17 years.
Bola Obileye presents her fashion line- TÓTÉmade of African Print. This line is the ankara leather hand bag collection which she called ‘The Ankaranista’. She gets her inspiration from:“God is my number one inspiration, he opens my eyes to the beauty of everything in life..from birds to people to shapes and colours..inspiration comes from all sources..but first from God!” 

Check out the offical website here

Model: Face of TÓTÉ - Rose
Makeup: Bolanle Feyita of Makeup Pro
Styling and Art Direction: Bola Obileye
Design: Bola Obileye for TÓTÉ Collections
Tel: 0816 599 4201 / 0802 411 3305
Photography: Anna 'Genius' Fayemi

So what do you think of the work of Bola Obileye? Is it one of your favorite fashion houses? designers? would you like to see more from her . Always let me know if there are any other designers you’d like to see spotlighted on Ciaafrique in the future . 


  1. Those handbags are FABULOUS!!! I can easily picture myself with one of them making Montreal fashionistas jaleous (hihiii)... Really, do you know how we can get them?
    And by the way CIAAFRIQUE, I love your work, following you on Twitter is a real pleasure! Keep going pleaaazzz...

  2. some of these peices are really cool!

  3. @karbonie Thank you so much for your kind words . I love these bags as well and hope to get my hands in one of them . I will try to find out if they ship in North America

  4. @chictherapy Sent her a message hope to get an answer soon .

  5. I love these how to i get one?

  6. These bags are so totally gorgeous. Watiing on here prices plz.


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