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#EVENT All Things Ankara Ball, Sat. Oct. 17th @ #Maryland | RSVP Info. + 2015 Campaign featuring Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna (Photos & Videos)

 

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All Things Ankara Ball

All Things Ankara Ball is a formal social event in which the guest attend in luxurious, classy, elegant & couture Ankara Print Attire. It is also the Official Nigeria Independence Ball. The event includes: electrifying music, exciting entertainment, and an award ceremony to honor Nigerian Renaissance Men and Women excelling in the Nigerian and African Community at Large.

All Things Ankara Ball 2015

All Things Ankara Ball 2015 is the first ever official inaugural All Things Ankara Ball and it will celebrate Nigeria’s 55th Independence. All Things Ankara Ball 2015 will take place, Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 9p-2a at Adele H. Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom at  The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Theme is: Nigerian Renaissance.  Nigerian Renaissance is the beautiful marriage of French Renaissance and Nigerian-African Aesthetics.

All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Ambassadors are : Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna. Jessica and Jidenna will be honored as Nigerian Renaissance Ambassadors at All Things Ankara Ball 2015 .

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Come Dry, Leave Wet” – Fear & Fancy

The Slogan for All Things Ankara Ball is: “Come Dry, Leave Wet”

“Come Dry, Leave Wet” derives from:  A social club co-founded by Jidenna called, Fear & Fancy. Fear & Fancy is an international collective of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, scientists, and artists who host soirees, dinner parties, and demonstrations. Fear and Fancy hosted Masquerade Balls in Oakland, California around (2006-2009). Fear & Fancy and The Wondaland Arts Society (Janelle Monáe) officially met at one of the Masquerade Balls and formed a collaborative partnership instantly.

“Come Dry, Leave Wet” means: Going to A Party Dressed to the nines “to perfection in the most fashionable attire” (Come Dry) but having a good time, dancing and sweating out your clothing (Leave Wet). Jidenna explains the meaning of this phrase in his interview with Janelle Monáe atThe Breakfast Club Power 105.1(15:57-17:12)

We want All Things Ankara Ball attendees to let loose and have fun; whilst exhibiting luxurious Ankara Print Inspired gowns & suits.

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All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Ambassadors are : Madam Jessica Chibueze, a Nigerian-American Model & International Philanthropist.

& Chief Jidenna, a Nigerian-American Recording Artist & Producer

Jessica and Jidenna will be honored as Nigerian Renaissance Ambassadors at All Things Ankara Ball 2015 .

We are pleased to formally invite everyone to All Things Ankara Ball 2015!

For More Info & Tickets visit : www.allthingsankara.com/ball

Dress Code: Formal Ankara Print Attire (Required)

Check Out The Exquisite and Official All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Campaign (Photos & Film) Below:

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Credits

All Things Ankara 2015 Ambassadors: Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna

Founder, Producer, Costume Designer & Wardrobe Stylist: Nikki Billie Jean, All Things Ankara

Creative Director: Troy Massa, Leone Consulting & Maketing Group (Leone CMG)

Photographer: Patrick Amara, Parallel Magazine

Parallel Magazine Team: Toyin Akindele, Donna Abrahamson, Benjamin Joseph, Tracy Cohen, Gabrielle Aka & Brandon Wright

Videographer: Isaiah Headen, Paul B. Jones, Brandon Sorensen & Mark WIlkens , Les Joueurs Photography

Flower Bearers: Adliad Kwawu (Elaine Afrika) & Edna Conteh (Edna Gazell)

Guards: Arnold Philip (Team Yaga) & Giovanni Ferrer (GioFilipinoHair)

Dancers: University of Maryland Afrochique Dance Team

(Augustine Manga, Nkem Nwogbo, Isioma Obima & Yolanda Peprah)

Hair Stylist: Sheri Jhon Salon, Sheri Johnson (Jessica’s Hair)

Make-Up Artist: FlappJack, Aisha Sulaiman

Designers: Glad Fabrix, Nikki Billie Jean, OhemaaCloset, Madam Kateri Jewelry & Timmy Ajulo

Jidenna’s Wardrobe:

           Jacket & Pants: Timmy Ajulo, Timilehin Ajulo

Epaulettes & Aiguillette, Sash & Belt: Nikki Billie Jean, Nicolette Orji

Jessica’s Wardrobe

Gown: OhemaaCloset, Sarah Mensah

Earrings: Madam Kateri Jewelry, Eleanor Tannis

Flower Bearer’s Wardrobe

Fabric: African Eleganza

Guard’s Wardrobe

      Fabric: African Eleganza

Neckpieces: Unique by Reelia, Dede Reelia Kouevi

Pants: Nikki Billie Jean & OhemaaCloset

Dancer’s Wardrobe

  Gladis, Glad Fabrix

Soundtracks:

“Suite II Overture” by Janelle Monáe & “Gallardo” by Runtown ft. Davido

Special Thanks:

Whippa Wiley, Fear & Fancy, Wondaland & Miss Ronnie (Nikki’s Mom)

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