We Naija (Nigerians) ladies love our make up and are always visiting the counters of MAC, Fashion Fair, Sleek, NARS and Bobbi Brown. I was pretty intrigued when I came across Barbara Onianwah’s blog which covers her passions of beauty and fashion. Barbara is an advertising executive by day and a make up artist at night so her blog covers make up products as well as the odd post on branding. Barbara & 1923 is unique because it focuses on the Nigerian beauty industry by featuring brands, magazines and events from the vibrant country. Barbara has been blogging since 2010 and gradually increased her readership gaining awards such as Style Blogger of Color and the Be Beautiful Blog Award. I found her blog to be an insightful read especially the post where she pays homage to other Nigerian beauty bloggers.
Describe the concept of your blog.
Mine is a makeup and beauty blog mainly focused on the Nigerian industry. I have recently also started writing about branding as I have come to realise that it is a vague concept in Nigeria (they have heard about it but really have no idea what it is and how it can work for them). I started because I was intrigued with the idea of a Nigerian makeup/blogger with so much knowledge and exposure about the art but who has lived in Nigeria all her life and not stepped foot out of it.
Where do you scribe?
I write my posts at work and in the office.
Why that place?
That is where I have internet. That will change soon though because I now have the internet at home now.
What is on your blogging space at the moment?
I have my computer, a calendar, intercom, table calendar and a pile of papers and folders along with my note book and pen on one side of the table.
What form of inspiration do you have on the wall?
I currently have none at work now because I know it will not last due to the presence of colleagues but I am looking into doing some DIY stuff on the walls as I have a corner space.
Do you keep a tidy office or are you a messy worker?
I am quite tidy and can’t stand messes around me.
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