Crushed It! Naturals in The City 9 Recap

 

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Hello beautifuls!!

Last Saturday, we #TurnedUp and showed out, at Naturals in The City 9! It was a great afternoon at Social Place*, and our lovely attendees collectively crushed it! Beautiful hair and good vibes in abundance 🙂 I know, I know, you wish you came too. 😛

The theme for the meet-up was “Maintaining Hair Length” and we had 3 brilliant speakers. Mosh Udobang of Naturalosity and Ade Balogun of Locitude talked hair and after them, professional fittie, personal trainer and gym manager, Adura_O talked about eating right on a Nigerian diet and embracing exercise. There were A LOT of questions asked after each talk, and Adura had the most. It’s good to know that we are as enthusiastic about the health of our bodies as we are about hair! 😉

We had a raffle draw at the end, and 4 lucky people won prizes from Tunmise Naturals. There was plenty to buy in The Gallery, where our vendors displayed. At this meet-up, we had 11: Aweni Organics, Oh So Smoothies, Bose’s Atelier, Olori Cosmetics, African Naturalistas, Locitude, Beautifully Nappy, Namaste Organics, Tunmise Naturals, Natural Nigerian and Fashion Strings.

Because we were so busy, we totally forgot about the Product Swap (this won’t happen at the next meet *face palm*), but the Medical Hair Clinic did happen. Dr Agility Ihesie consulted with the people who wanted to see her. I cannot tell you how that went because it was private and highly confidential, but I trust that it went well. 🙂

Enough with the talk-talk, I took photos. Like 300.

Kidding! Not really.Enjoy!

Bathroom selfie with my cousin, C before the meet-up
Quick bathroom selfie with my cousin, C before the meet-up
Aweni
Pretty display at the Aweni table

 

Oye manning Oh So Smoothies. She was really nice, and I think their packaging is quite creative!
Oye manning Oh So Smoothies. She was really nice, and I think their packaging is quite creative!
Tomiwa & my fellow Louisville alum, Teju
Tomiwa & my fellow Louisville alum, Teju
Cheesing! Rachel of Beautifully Nappy
Cheesing! Rachel of Beautifully Nappy
Atilola of African Naturalistas
Atilola of African Naturalistas
Bunmi, of Tunmise Naturals
Bunmi, of Tunmise Naturals. Loved her twists! You can get your hair done and buy products at Tunmise Naturals in Surulere.
Linda
Linda!
On the right, is Ade of Locitude. I loved her talk!
Gorgeous locs!! L- Alma, R- Ade of Locitude.
Mosh of Naturalosity, with her beautiful sisterlocs!
Mosh of Naturalosity, with her beautiful sisterlocs!
Spotted: The girls on 'The Spot' (Lamide Akintobi & Zaynab Balogun)
Spotted: The girls on ‘The Spot’ (Lamide Akintobi & Zaynab Balogun)
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Chic!
Look! Simi of Those Natural African Curls
Look! Simi of Those Natural African Curls
Dr Sandra, a.k.a. Naija Girl Next Door
Dr Sandra, a.k.a. Naija Girl Next Door 😀
She has been transitioning for a year. Love how she blended both textures
She has been transitioning for a year. Love how she blended both textures
#HairGoals
Forreal forreal #HairGoals. Amen sista!
Silver fox! #ABLoves
Silver fox! She looks SO good #ABLoves <3
Ifunanya! (P.S. I'm jealous of everyone with a two-toned fro)
Ifunanya! (P.S. I’m jealous of everyone with a two-toned fro)
Curlfriends!!
Curlfriends!!
Aaaand sisters :)
Aaaand sisters 🙂
Loved Doris' outfit, and her chunky twist out too!
Loved Doris’ outfit, and her chunky twist out too!
Yoyin was really sweet, and I loved her twist out! If I remember correctly, she used Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler Gel and Castor Oil- twisted her hair wet the night before.
Yoyin was really sweet, and I loved her twist out! If I remember correctly, she used Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler Gel and Castor Oil- twisted her hair wet the night before.
Tuke Morgan (of Detuke's Quest) and her megawatt smile!
Tuke Morgan (of Tuke’s Quest) and her megawatt smile!
Ladies shopping at the Natural Nigerian table
Ladies shopping at the Natural Nigerian table
Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow, and Savvy & Chic Hair Hub. Her skin? Tres luminous!
Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow, and Savvy Chic Hair Hub. Her skin? Tres luminous!
Deola Adebiyi of Omoge Mura, Barbara 1923, Sis Yemmie, Tuke and Sisi Yemmie's sister (loved her jumpsuit!)
Deola of Omoge Mura, Barbara 1923, Sisi Yemmie, Tuke and Sisi Yemmie’s sister (loved her jumpsuit!)
when you're bad and you know it. werk!
when you’re bad and you know it. werk!
R- Kanyin :)
R- Kanyinsola 🙂
Jennifer of
Jennifer of Nigerian & Natural
I also met Uzo (DontTouchTheHair) :)
I also met Uzo (DontTouchTheHair) 🙂
Onyinyechi!
Onyinyechi!
#ClubSoFit L- Adura, and R- @EstaMorenikeji
#ClubSoFit L- Adura, and R- @EstaMorenikeji of Zone Fitness

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Shirley!
Shirley!
Colour on fleek!!
Colour on fleek!!
Cute and simple protective style. Altogether, I liked her 41 swagz. :D
Cute and simple protective style. Altogether, I liked her 41 swagz. 😀
R- Sandra
R- Sandra of lifeanditschances

 

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Me x Biola, one of my Louisville sisters!
Me x Biola, one of my Louisville sisters!

It is always SO encouraging to meet other curlies! And it was really nice to finally see my virtual blog friends in person! Natural Nigerian is really awesome, she has been driving these meets since 2011! It’s not easy! Thank you to everyone who came, and if you didn’t make it to this one, maybe we’ll see you next year? 🙂

If you were at NiTC9, how did you like it? What would you like us to do differently? We’d like to know! And if you blogged about it, kindly leave a link to the post in the comments so I could add it to this post. 🙂

Love,

AB,

xx

*Social Place

33 Sinari Daranijo Street,

Off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun,

Victoria Island, Lagos.

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19 thoughts on “Crushed It! Naturals in The City 9 Recap

  1. Soooo gutted I am in P.H and so missed this event it really looks great!I would have loved to see the medical consultant as well coz I def have a loooot to talk about with her. Hope you can make the launch next wk and we can meet!

  2. It was a lot of fun =D and it was lovely to meet you. I see me *shyface*
    This is my official notice, I’m stealing some of ypur pics for my post. Thaaaaank you

  3. My smile though!! Like the joker. Why so forced? LOL. I thought the meetup was nice. I got to see different styles and be inspired. Plus I got to unwind a bit from my long ass week with the cool environment and a mojito(with 2 shots. Shhh! Don’t tell my mummy). I really wanted to shop from Olori(as per no need to pay for shipping) but they didn’t come *weeps*. Was also nice to finally see the faces behind the blogs I read(although I was much too shy to say hi #PokoBaby).

  4. Awwww. I can tell that this was a BIG one and everyone looks great! I love the color and pattern of what you’re wearing. Thank you for tagging me, at least I get to experience a tiny bit of it virtually 😀

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