Serena Williams stuns in Nigerian designed outfit

first_imgRelatedPosts Serena pulls out of Italian Open Serena heads to French Open with time running out for number 24 Serena dumped out of US Open Tennis star, Serena Williams, stunned fans with a black sleeveless Kimono jacket by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the jacket was part of her fashion ensemble for the cover of Essence Magazine’s latest issue. Essence is a popular monthly magazine for African-American women. It was first published in 1970. Ekanem is a popular Nigerian fashion designer who has styled Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and other celebrities. Serena paired the Kimono with a floor-length skirt, white shirt, and strappy heels and has raved about how much she loves the design. According to Ekanem, the Kimono represents light and energy, which Serena is known for globally. The kimono featured inked artwork on the lapels by Laolu Senbajo, another Nigerian designer, was also responsible for Serena’s face art on the magazine cover. Laolu, who is a popular name in the international fashion scene, is also a renowned face artist. He has worked with notable brands like Nike, Bvlgari, Beyoncé and most recently a Grace Jones-inspired bodysuit for Hollywood actress, Taraji P. Henson. In the cover feature interview, Serena spoke about her take on the fashion world following the launch of her own fashion line “Serena” in 2018. Reacting to the cover, an excited Ekanem on Instagram: @janemichaelekanem, appreciated Serena for rocking the designs. She wrote: “About this same time 4 years ago, I posted a video of Serena Williams of how she said ‘I want other people to be like me’ when she was asked who she would like to be like. “It’s not far fetched from mine as I always tell people I want to be a better version of myself. “Today, at this same period, I have my piece worn by @serenawilliams, one of the most powerful and most accomplished women in the world wear my Kimono piece. “(The piece was) tailored and made here in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria in a global magazine, @essence, in a global fashion edition. “No matter who you are and where you are, when your time is here, your universe will come for you. Keep at what you are doing. Do good relentlessly. “I am just that young black girl who is trying to keep the dreams alive. And as @lupitanyongo would say ‘your dreams are still valid’. “I have never doubted my journey even though sometimes I got angry and impatient. “My life is a work in progress and I will trust the process. A huge thanks to @laolunyc for being the bridge. The art you put on the lapel made it even more attractive. “The kimono was inspired from the #EnergyGod kimono made by @janemichaelcollection for @do2dtun during his photoshoot. The Kimono symbolizes energy and light.” NAN reports that the outfit is the latest design in the Jane Ekanem’s eponymous brand collection. Tags: Essence MagazineJane Michael EkanemKimonoLaolu SenbajoSerena WilliamsTiwa Savageyemi aladelast_img read more

C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs W. Michigan

first_imgVARYING EXPERIENCE: Central Michigan has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Western Michigan has depended on freshmen. Seniors Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 64 percent of Central Michigan’s scoring this season and 69 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Brandon Johnson, B. Artis White and Titus Wright have collectively scored 41 percent of the team’s points this year and have accounted for 55 percent of all Broncos points over their last five.JUMPING FOR JOHNSON: Johnson has connected on 32.3 percent of the 62 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 7 over the last three games. He’s also converted 73.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Central Michigan is 0-8 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 13-9 when it scores at least 68.COMING UP SHORT: Western Michigan has dropped its last three road games, scoring 57.7 points and allowing 71 points during those contests. Central Michigan has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 72.7 points while giving up 82.DID YOU KNOW: The Central Michigan offense has scored 78.5 points per game this season, ranking the Chippewas 23rd nationally. The Western Michigan defense has allowed 71.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 210th).___ Associated Press March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWestern Michigan (13-17, 6-11) vs. Central Michigan (13-17, 6-11)McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Western Michigan. In its last five wins against the Broncos, Central Michigan has won by an average of 12 points. Western Michigan’s last win in the series came on Feb. 20, 2018, an 83-81 victory.center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs W. Michiganlast_img read more