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A touch of Nigeria in Kampala

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th November 2008 03:00 AM

ESTHER Jacum, a Nigerian actress, film director and fashion designer, has created her own fashion house at the National Theatre to cater for Nigerian fashion enthusiasts.

ESTHER Jacum, a Nigerian actress, film director and fashion designer, has created her own fashion house at the National Theatre to cater for Nigerian fashion enthusiasts.

By Gilbert Mwijuke

ESTHER Jacum, a Nigerian actress, film director and fashion designer, has created her own fashion house at the National Theatre to cater for Nigerian fashion enthusiasts.

E-Creations is the home of Nigerian designer clothing for women, men and children. “We offer professional advice on designs for important occasions like weddings and kwanjula (introduction ceremonies),” says Jacum, who has lived in Uganda for eight years.

Jacum imports fabrics such as Lace, Jacquard, Adire and Ankara from Nigeria.
Now that the festive season is around the corner, Jacum says there are special Christmas designs for ladies called Caftan, one of the latest designs in Nigeria. “This can also be worn on a wedding or any special occasion,” she says.

Also apt for such festivities is heavy lace, which caters for both men and women. Jacum says such clothes can only be worn occasionally because the material from which they are made is very heavy.

She also has two-pattern dry lace, which is ideal for women during and after pregnancy.

And, by the way, did you know there are outfits in Nigeria named after our capital city? Well, here you will find outfits for both men and women called Adure Kampala.

“That is what they are called in Nigeria. But I don’t know the origin of that name,” Jacum says. For the men who want to look like the Igwe (chiefs), this is the place to shop.

If you want to move with the trends in Nigeria, there is the latest tie-and-dye outfit called Agbada, which men wear over their Buba (a loose neck shirt, usually long enough to go halfway down the thighs) and Sokoto (trousers) on festive occasions.

The Agbada is a wide-armed piece of clothing, usually with a V-shaped neck, and long enough to reach the floor. The arms are so long that they need to be bunched together when worn.

Men’s clothing at E-Creations costs between sh150,000 to sh500,000, while ladies wear costs between sh80,000 to 160,000.

Children’s clothing costs between sh25,000 and sh45,000.

A touch of Nigeria in Kampala

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