Friday, February 24, 2012



“RIP Whitney, you’ll be missed. Thank you for opening doors for me. I will forever be grateful. May your gentle, soul rest in perfect peace. Amen”

Those were the words of Monalisa Okojie, a Nigerian –American jewellery designer whose delectable jewellery pieces were one of the favorites worn by the Late Whitney Houston . Monalisa Okojie,  is the brain behind the luxury jewellery brand - Nehita .

Whitney, who was known for her unique fashion style, rarely wore neck pieces . But after being off the scene for over a decade, her comeback saw her flaunting some of the most exotic neck pieces of all time , which were proudly crafted by Monalisa Okojie . 

So fond  were the multi-talented Grammy award winner of these pieces , that she wore them several times over. A well known woman of style and grace, Whitney made each piece her own . 

Below Whitney is seen donning NEHITA'S  18 karat white gold necklace with diamond and citrine gems.



 The inspiration for the Brand, Monalisa Okojie, has been described as a Jeweller to the Stars. After obtaining a Law degree, her inner artistic cravings honed by years of constant touch with her mother, who herself was a designer; started to surface. Drawing from her rich cultural experiences, she sought to design jewellery that were classy, sophisticated but with just enough colour to sprinkle that much needed elegant vibrancy. A graduate of the Gemmological Institute of America, her designs are inspired by fashion, entertainment and nature. Monalisa works with several charities, she strongly believes in giving back and staying true to herself and culture. Over the years , the Brand has catered to an elitist set including top celebrities such as |Whitney Houston , Brandy, Natalie Cole, Alan Cumming , Melora Hardin , Lisa Raye , Micheal Henderson , CCH Pounder , Omarosa and many more . debuted in Lagos- Nigeria first time ever in October 2011. 
NEHITA is aimed at satisfying the teeming desire for quality, luxury and impeccably crafted jewellery of sophistication. 

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