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Shehu is a boutique design and development firm located right here in Philadelphia.  It helps design companies with branding, pattern drafting, line sheets, and so much more and even has an in house brand NINO full of unique pieces such as capes and cut out dresses.  I recently interviewed Bela, the creative director of Shehu about this fabulous local company, here’s what was said:  

FashionPennPal: Can you tell me a little about what you do exactly?

 

Bela: I am the creative director of SHEHU, a boutique design & development company that helps young apparel and accessory brand with their development. 

 

FashionPennPal: What is you background?

 

Bela: I always had a passion for designing, but things didn’t start getting real till I started taking classes at Moore. I’ve never had a job or internship where I learned what to do - I’m entirely self-taught. I feel as in this business that one either has it or they don’t. 

 

FashionPennPal: What does a normal day consist of for you?

 

Bela: A lot of research, strategizing, and dreaming, haha. 

 

FashionPennPal: Can you tell me little bit about NINO Brand? Do you design it, if so where does you inspiration come from?

 

Bela: NINO Brand is our ‘in-house’ line, and the closest project to my heart. I really don’t compromise design when it comes to NINO Brand - it is exactly how I’d like my woman to dress!

 

FashionPennPal: You recently showed NINO Brand at the PIFA Couture show (congrats!!!), what was it like showing in front of this many people, and with Ralph Rucci in the audience? How did you prepare?

 

Bela: It was truly an amazing experience - I loved every minute of the process. I didn’t do anything different than ordinary - I tried to express myself on the runway the same as I do everyday. 

 

FashionPennPal: Who are some of your idols in terms of designers or business?

 

Bela: No one in particular, I suppose designers and businesses that stay true to their creative integrity. 

 

FashionPennPal: What have been your greatest challenges and successes with Shehu?

 

Bela: Seeing new brands disappear before they make a mark. Seeing small little ideas transform in household names :). 

 

FashionPennPal: What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the world of fashion?

 

Bela: Do your research!

 

FashionPennPal: What are some of you future plans for Shehu?

 

Bela: The main goal is to stay creative and have fun, that’s about it. We’re super excited for Lithe Wear to come out to Lithe Studio Boutiques (this is one of our dear projects and we can’t wait to share it with the world!). 

 

FashionPennPal: Why did you choose Philadelphia as the headquarters of your business?

 

Bela: I’ve been in Philadelphia for almost 14 years now - it’s my city and it has been so good to me. Being an artist in this city is tough, but that comes with the territory of being an artist, no? 


FashionPennPal: Thanks Bela! Everyone be sure to check out Shehu!


Stay the course: Text of the address by Buhari to leaders & elders of APC

Stay the course: Text of the address by Buhari to leaders & elders of APC

APC presidential candidate Gen. Buhari addressed leaders and elders of the APC today Feb. 17th at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua centre in Abuja. Below is the text of his address…

The National Chairman Chief John Oyegun, thank you very much for your speech. Leaders and elders of our party, I want to join the Chairman in welcoming you all to this meeting. In the last two months, we have travelled the…

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PhotoNews: Shehu Shagari Marks 90

PhotoNews: Shehu Shagari Marks 90

FROM LEFT: FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT, GEN. IBRAHIM BABANGIDA; THE CELEBRANT, FORMER PRESIDENT SHEHU SHAGARI; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; FORMER HEAD OF STATES, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON AND GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR, CUTTING THE 90TH BIRTHDAY CAKE OF FORMER PRESIDENT SHAGARI IN SOKOTO ON WEDNESDAY

THE CELEBRANT, FORMER PRESIDENT SHEHU SHAGARI (L)…

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Club owners set target for new LMC boss, Dikko

Club owners set target for new LMC boss, Dikko

Shehu Dikko…new League boss from 7th March

*Chukwuemeka struggles to protect club owners’ roles in league

By Olayinka Elebute

Nigeria Premier League club owners have charged the in coming leadership of the League Management Company (LMC) led by Mallam Shehu Dikko to work assiduously to make the league an attractive brand that will cause investors to compete for sponsorship of the top flight…

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Nji njeri vetëm ka qênë qi mund t’i bânte konkurrencë serjoze Enver Hoxhës: Mehmet Shehu. Ky, me djalektikën demagogjike të pashoqe  për turmat e padijshme komuniste, e len Enverin shumë mbrapa. Por për squetí e për dhelpní, si edhe për shkëlqimin e përciptë të kulturës s’i afrohet fare. Mehmet Shehu ka natyrën e nji bishe të tërbueme, qi nuk pajtohet me karakterin e Shqiptarit, sado i çoroditun qi të jetë.. Ai mâ se nji herë, thonë, ka vûmë buzët monstruoze ndër plagët e freskta të viktimave të tija për me thithun currilat e gjakut të ngrohët të tyne e me u dejun me tê faqe turmës qi e rrethonte. Enver Hoxha, ndonse i pashkrupull, s’ka mbërrîmë kurrë në këtë shkallë degjenerimi të natyrës njerzore.
—  Mustafa Merlika, “Gjysmë shekulli me pendë në dorë”
Goodluck Jonathan and past Nigerianpresidents celebrate with Shehu Shagar as he marks 90th birthday (photos)

Goodluck Jonathan and past Nigerianpresidents celebrate with Shehu Shagar as he marks 90th birthday (photos)

Aww, what a reunion! Former Head of State, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, turned 90 today February 25 and he marked it in style.  President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of States including Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Obasanjo and Yakubu Gowon were at the celebration held in his honour today in Sokoto state Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, was born February 25, 1925. …

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First Lady Responsible for Okrika Bombings, says Amaechi

First Lady Responsible for Okrika Bombings, says Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state has blamed the violence in Okrika, Rivers state on the wife of the president, Patience Jonathan while lamenting the death of a policeman at the rally ground.

Amaechi blamed Dame Patience Jonathan for the attack on members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okrika and also for disrupting their campaign in Okrika Local Government area.

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