Lagos, Nigeria (AP) Lagos’ jewelry designer unveiled a new line on Monday of necklace designs inspired by the Nigerian capital, Lagos.
The new line, called Lagos Jewelry and Gifts, was unveiled at the first international conference of Lagos-based jewelry designer Nana Akhtar, whose father founded the company that specializes in the design of neckloos.
Nana Akshi is a Lagos native, and her father was Lagos president from 1966 to 1971.
The company was founded in 1996 by Nana and her brother.
It produces jewelry that is made of gold, platinum and other metals.
The company says its products are made of rare earth elements and are environmentally friendly.
Akhtar said she wants to create a line that reflects the diversity of Lagas people, and she is working to achieve this goal.
“The colors and designs are meant to be inclusive,” Akhtar said.
“But it is also meant to reflect Lagos and Lagos culture.”
She said the designs were created with Lagos as the backdrop.
She said Lagos is a city that celebrates its rich history, which dates back to the 16th century, when the country was ruled by King Idi Amin.
“It is a beautiful city, but it is not a city of white-collar professionals.
It is a place that is vibrant and open to all,” she said.”
I want Lagos to be an attractive city, not only for Lagos people, but also for people of all cultures and backgrounds.”
Nana said her father would have been proud to see Lagos become the home of the world’s most expensive necklacing brand, which has become synonymous with the city and the Nigerian diaspora.
“Lagos is a great city.
It has a history of many great people and people who have done amazing things,” she added.
“And I think Lagos can continue to be a great place.”
The jewelry company’s next line, which Akhtar is also launching in 2018, will focus on creating necklace designs inspired from the African continent.
Nadia said the idea of creating a line inspired by Lagos was not necessarily an unusual one for her father.
She pointed out that Lagos has a rich history of culture and tradition, and that she was very happy that she could design a necklace for Lagus that was more inclusive.
“We are very proud of our people, of the culture, of our culture, the people of Lagoland,” she told the Associated Press.
“And I want our necklaced designs to reflect the diversity that we have in Lagos.”
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