In the past few weeks, the Deola Sagoe brand has slowly but surely crept back to the front and centre of our collective consciousness. 2011 kicked off with an appearance at the BET Honors Awards (Anika Noni Rose chose Deola Sagoe for the event), then came the formal launch of their polo and denim collection and the debut of Ori Oke (from the Japanese shibori and the Yoruba aso-oke) at Arise Africa Fashion Week in Lagos. Deola Sagoe also won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.
More recently, Deola Sagoe has been interviewed by Essence magazine and has been mentioned in a Financial Times article centred around luxury. She's also TW Magazine's July/August 2011 cover girl, and an effortlessly beautiful and accomplished one at that. Expect a closer look at her influences and what has kept her ticking non-stop for the last 22 years and counting.