New Job, Hosting Debuts, and Polo Glam: My Eventful Week

Let’s try something different this week and start our conversation with my SGD Spotlight, shall we?

SGD Spotlight:
Video of the week
Your Favourite Sweet Girl Spotted at Polo
Check my page @ekiogunbor on Instagram for the full video

My week was quite exhausting. I started a new job this month (which I’m so excited to tell you all about very soon), and because it’s a full-time job, it has been taking up a lot of my time on weekdays. Luckily for me, it’s hybrid so I get to work from home two days a week and still have time to engage my creative side with content creation. I’m not going to lie, 2024 started with a bang for me. It’s given me a lot of opportunities to explore different things I never imagined I’d be doing. One of them is being a host on a YouTube series for one of the brands I work with as an influencer and content creator.

I’m nervous just typing that, so you can imagine how nervous I was while shooting. It was challenging, but I did my best regardless. It would have helped if I was given a script to prepare ahead, but apparently the production team likes to be spontaneous on set, so like water, I had to adapt.

It premiered on the 14th so if you haven’t seen it yet, please check my Instagram page @ekiogunbor and let me know what you think. Go easy on me, I’m not an expert but I’d love your feedback as a way to improve. The first episode is about first-date questions. My co-host, Elozonam, and I went on a date together while asking each other questions. I told a brief traumatic story about why I don’t like dogs (dog lovers, please don’t come for me).

My favourite part of the show is actually meeting the guests I get to interview and learning how to make cocktails with my friend Oyin, who is a superb mixologist. I can’t wait for you to watch it!

I also attended the premiere of Fashion Roulette, your new favourite fashion reality series by Nonye Udeogu of ThisThingCalledFashion! I was a judge on the first episode, with Hilda Baci and Ama Reginald as contestants so make sure you check that out too on the ThisThingCalledFashionTV YouTube channel, new episodes drop bi-weekly.

After shooting the first episode of the show, I attended an event at the Lagos Polo Club and I had a really good time watching the game, networking, connecting with friends, and of course, taking photos, and videos and sipping on the finest Veuve Cliquot champagne. I was able to try a mix of pineapple and cucumber in my champagne when I went to the bar and it was so yummy! The pineapple fruit added a nice tangy sweetness while the cucumber added a herby freshness to it. The best of both worlds really. The dress code on the invite said “Be Solaire,” but to be on the safe side, I asked my friends at Redrick PR and they told me it means “bright colour.” So it was perfect for me because I love colours. I ended up wearing a long, red, off-shoulder dress from a collection I did some years ago. I styled it with gold kitten heel sandals, sunglasses for the heat, and a cute red rose in my hair. It’s the look I wore for the Valentine’s episode of the show I was hosting, so two birds, one stone! I love a versatile look.

I was excited to see my fashion friends and other guests dressed to the nines, looking bright and colourful. If we’re being honest, that is the main thing I enjoy at these events. The fashion!

This week, I’m looking forward to closing out February in high spirits. There are a few last-minute goals I want to achieve and I’m going to do my best to make sure they’re all done and when they are, I’ll definitely share them here. But if I’m not able to tick them all off my list, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to rest, dust my shoulders off, and try again in March!

Have a great week, Sweetie!

Ms. Eki Ogunbor has been appointed Lifestyle Editor at Large of THEWILL DOWNTOWN.
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Eki Ogunbor has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before developing her own brand, KISARA. She is the Editor-At-Large at THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

Ms. Eki Ogunbor has been appointed Lifestyle Editor at Large of THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

About Author / Eki Ogunbor

Eki Ogunbor has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before developing her own brand, KISARA. She is the Editor-At-Large at THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

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