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Bo­nang Matheba re­cently shared snaps of her­self on a shoot in Lagos, along with the news that she was shoot­ing the look­book for a new col­lec­tion by Nige­rian de­signer Toju Foyeh, for which she was the muse.

“I have al­ways known and loved Toju’s work, and have never re­ally had the op­por­tu­nity to work with her. She views me as her fash­ion icon and this look­book we cre­ated was a col­lec­tion based on that.”

Matheba says the col­lab­o­ra­tion came about through her good friend Nige­rian me­dia per­son­al­ity Toke Mak­inwa.

“We started speak­ing about two months ago through Toke, who of­ten wears Toju’s de­signs.” The in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the look­book is “a mod­ern woman in the jun­gle – which kinda speaks to me and my life”, she says. Matheba, who bagged an SA Style Icon award last year, says of the de­ci­sion to col­lab­o­rate with Foyeh: “Since the Metro FM Mu­sic Awards, I have been con­sciously em­bark­ing on chal­leng­ing my fash­ion by not stay­ing within my com­fort zone.” Her favourite item in the col­lec­tion is the sil­ver jump­suit. “Toju is known for her fab­ric se­lec­tion and she cap­tured my style beau­ti­fully. “She got the glam­our and re­gal­ness of me. She also in­tro­duced new as­pects like the Gele [iconic Nige­rian head wrap].”

Bo­nang Matheba

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