Further to our story about Koketso Chiepe in jail, The designer has since responded about our publication saying it was all a set up . The response goes as follows
I do not owe that company- It was a set up .I do not have a current account in Botswana, therefore could not write a cheque that bounced. The whole thing was orchestrated-- There is/was in nothing linking me to that alleged bill, Proper procedures were not taken. I did not get a summons, no notification absolutely nothing. It was just an illegal thing.. I went to court and WON! But all people like is the bad news.
As a friend I BEG you to please remove this story as that is all it is.. A story. I AM NOT OWING ANYBODY.....
Below is another article that published yet another side of the story- click on highlighted words for link -Koketso wrongly jailed from the Botswana Gazette.
BLACKBERRY 10 ...THE NEW ISH !!!!
On Tuesday, 25th September, 2012, at a press conference , Research in motion (RIM), the makers of Blackberry smartphones expanded their presence in Nigeria and announced the first official Blackberry branded retail store in Lagos. Also, details about the Blackberry 10 was revealed; the smartphone which when finally released will have a touch-screen keyboard with apps laid out in a grid, it also features an updated browser that promises more HTML5 adeptness.
BlackBerry Celebrates Lagos Fashion and Design Week with the Exclusive Style House Files App
Another good news is that the company behind the BlackBerry® solution, has launched an exclusive mobile application that’s all about fashion for the fabulous in Nigeria. The Style House Files (SHF) application for BlackBerry smartphones, which is free to download on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, is launching today ahead of Lagos Fashion and Design Week, where BlackBerry is the official technology partner.
Created by Lagos developer, Victor Dibia, in collaboration with BlackBerry and event organisers, The Style House Files, the app will bring the very best of Lagos Fashion Week to BlackBerry customers. Up-to-the-minute reports and imagery from the show are supported by schedules and venue guides, while online discussion forums mean fashionistas can express their thoughts on the latest collections.
Beyond Lagos Fashion Week, the app will be regularly updated with the latest in Nigerian news, styles, designers, shows and much more, to keep fashion-conscious BlackBerry customers in Nigeria up-to-date, everyday throughout the week-long event, while on the move.
The app includes exclusive features such as:
· Twice weekly style tips featuring a “How to Wear it” series
· Fashion news from around the world
· Look on Trends – What’s in? What’s out?
· Party/Events Section – Features information on dates, times, and locations of exclusive fashion events and parties taking place
· Runway Report – All the latest reports off the runway, browse runway photos, and view the best looks from each collection
· Interactive – A “Me and My BlackBerry” – users can submit messages about how they use their BlackBerry smartphone in creative ways every day
· Street Style – Interactive, photo-sharing option that allows users to send in photos of themselves with an opportunity for others to vote.
Waldi Wepener, Regional Director for Nigeria, said, “We are excited to launch another Nigerian-designed app for our Nigerian customers that will help them get more from their BlackBerry smartphones. This app is perfect for fashion-hungry BlackBerry customers that want to keep up with the latest trends throughout Fashion and Design Week in Nigeria.”
BlackBerry is the official technology partner of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) for the second year running, in conjunction with MTN Nigeria. The premiere fashion event takes place from the 24thto 27th October bringing together media, industry, buyers and consumers to view the current collections of innovative Nigerian designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.
Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Finale is Today
Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 will take place this Saturday September 29 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.
Isi Atagamen of IAFL Celebrates "High Street Fashion & Birthday Party"With support from the finest club in Lagos, N-Tyce and fine liquor brands Remy Martin and Laurent Perrier, fashion designer Isi Atagamen of Isi Atagamen Fashion Label (IAFL) recently hosted friends, media professionals, clients, socialites and family to her “High Street Fashion & Birthday Party” in celebration of her birthday.
The “High Street Fashion & Birthday Party” which gathered everyone both within and outside the fashion industry featured a spotlight fashion show of design pieces from IAFL collections; the pieces consisting of sharp tailored, elegantly embellished dresses are presently high on the wish list of everyone in attendance.
According to the designer, the selected pieces perfectly define the IAFL style which is all about “mixing eclectic statement silhouettes with ladylike accessories and sleek separates while ensuring to set a tone for modern elegance”.
The event which started with a session of interviews by media houses had attendance notable professionals such as renowned photographer and Publisher of StyleMania magazine Kelechi Amadi-Obi, top Lagos coiffeur, Ugo Igbokwe of Make-Me Beauty Place, top model Isioma Onyebo, OAP, Kayla Oniwo of Cool FM, Music artist; Bular, Azuwuike Amadi-Obi, Adebayo Oke-Lawal amongst others.
No doubt, it was an evening of fun with friends, great music from the amazing DJ at N-Tyce Bar & Club and continuous flow of Remy Martin and Laurent Perrier.