Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Teni in a leopard print chiffon kaftan by the House of Makeda.

Teni and the Afro-Renaissance rehearsing "Surrender".....


Sunday, December 5, 2010

My debut single Afrodisiac and it's B-side Africa free for you!

I'm a jazz singer and composer and my name is Teni. I'm also the artistic director of the iconic, afrocentric House of Makeda. My debut single Afrodisiac from the upcoming album Afrodisiac featuring legendary master drummer and afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen and it's B-side, Africa, a cover of a song by Kenyan 70's funk band Steele Beauttah and Matata are here free for you. Please spread the word! Viva Africa!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Teni and the Afro-Renaissance at Felabration 2010!

Teni and the Afro-Renaissance rocked the House of Makeda on Sunday 17 October at Felabration 2010!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Gunmetal Grey" 2010

Black Marilyn in the concrete jungle, toting an AK47, wearing "Gunmetal Grey" 2010.

All available to order. Price upon request.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Teni, Afrodisiac.


Listen to Afrodisiac, the first single by me, Teni, from the upcoming album Afrodisiac, featuring legendary master drummer and co-creator of afrobeat, Tony Allen.

Fashion's Night Out at the House of Makeda

Fashion's Night Out at the House of Makeda is a monthly shopping experience designed to encourage people to buy Nigerian, buy African. Join us every last Saturday of the month for music, champagne and a 10% discount on our fabulous collection. See you at the next Fashion's Night Out on Christmas day for wonderful gifts for men and women. At our boutique, 7 Manuwa st, off Keffi st, off Awolowo rd, Ikoyi. Bring a friend and get a 10% discount, bring three friends and get a 20% discount! Spread the word!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Makeda diffusion line.

Our classic afro-bohemian diffusion line "Makeda," modeled by the famous and fabulous Ulo my assistant, is now available at our flagship store in Lagos and at the Bohemian Exchange, Abbot Kinney, Venice, Los Angeles! Luxe, unique, minimalist, ethnic '70's inspired gorgeousness using mainly ankara cotton African print, aso-oke which is native silk, adire which is local tie and dye, linen and silk. We also make accessories, pick up one of our molded snakeskin clutches, snakeskin bangles, cowrie shell belts, banana skin earrings and raw crocodile skin bags. Spread the word! Africa is in style! Viva Africa!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ms Funmi Iyanda in House of Makeda.

The incredible Ms Funmi Iyanda, Nigeria's top talk show host, in "Nigeria, My Country" documentary on BBC World in a dress from House of Makeda "Gunmetal Grey" 2010 collection.

Friday, September 10, 2010

House of Makeda at Vogue's Fashion's Night Out!

House of Makeda launches today in Los Angeles at Vogue's Fashion's Night Out! Join us for an avante garde, Age of Aquarius fashion show at the Bohemian Exchange on Abbot Kinney, Venice from 7.30pm! House of Makeda's afro-bohemian design now available for purchase at the Bohemian Exchange! The takeover begins! 

AfroSoul and Summer 2010 "Aso-Ebi" Collection

And here they are! Well as many as I have time to put up.... "Aso-Ebi" is a Nigerian uniform worn to parties and weddings using the same fabric to create unique styles for each person. The theme for our Summer 2010 collection was an afro-bohemian wedding complete with bride in an alternative wedding dress and her ladies in waiting wearing their haute hippy aso-ebi. My band, dancers  and I provided the music on the night as you can see above. African musician Bantu, seen with me in the picture, was one of our fans there on the night. Oooh yeah! 


We had the wonderful Kinky Apothecary natural hair workshop, the amazing book reading by Sade Adeniran of "Imagine This" with a performance by Yoruba gospel artist Sola Allison and last but not least, AfroSoul with yours truly and the band, where we revealed our Summer 2010 "Aso-Ebi" Collection..... Pictures coming in a hot second!

I'm back!

It's been a long hiatus from blogging, I've been too busy, distracted and generally too overwhelmed but now, from the peace and quiet of the Malibu artist's retreat I'm staying at (in the mountains of Los Angeles, California, with amazing views and a yoga studio ;), I'm back to the original and inimitable African design house blog with updates of everything that's been happening in the last few months. Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Janelle Monae.

My favourite new soul singer, Janelle Monae. She is incredible. I love her natural hair and androgynous style. And her music. I obviously have a new girl crush..... Anyway check out her amazing new single and video "Tightrope" featuring Big Boi of Outkast fame where she channels James Brown. Her debut album "Archandroid" is released on 18th May.