All Things Ankara Ball X Jidenna X Jessica Chibueze

This is the first ever Ankara Ball and it looks promising. We love it when creatives are inspired to go all out! Wish we could make it. Perhaps next year! but to all those who will be in the Maryland area we will be looking out for all updates and pics on instagram 🙂

All Things Ankara is an international movement of Ankara Print Inspired Creatives & Enthusiasts who create visual art and collaborate on Fashion Productions such as Photos, Video Editorials, Campaigns & Events.


Nikki Billie Jean is the founder, editor-in-chief, wardrobe stylist and executive fashion show/event producer of All Things Ankara.She became passionate aboutAnkara Print Fashion, after participating and producing African Fashion Shows in college.

In 2012, she started All Things Ankara after discovering that there were not any sites on social media dedicated to only showcasing Ankara Print Fashion. In 2014, after gaining popularity on Instagram, All Things Ankara was as an official fashion blog.

More From The Organizers:

All Things Ankara Ball 2015 is the first ever official inaugural All Things Ankara Ball and it will celebrate Nigeria’s 55th Independence.

The event will take place, Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 9p-2a at Adele H. Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom at

The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.


All Things Ankara Ball is a formal social event in which the guest attend in luxurious, classy, elegant & couture Ankara Print Attire.

It is also the official Nigeria Independence Ball and the event includes: electrifying music, exciting entertainment, and an award ceremony to honor Nigerian Renaissance Men and Women excelling in the Nigerian and African Community at Large.


“Nigerian Renaissance” is the theme for All Things Ankara Ball 2015.

The Beautiful Marriage of French Renaissance and Nigerian-African Aesthetics.


Definition: To display, expose & educate, the public and the world to the rich culture of a Nigerian Renaissance man and woman through illuminating Ankara Print Fashion and vibrant craftsmanship.

“Come Dry, Leave Wet,” the official slogan for All Things Ankara Ball is a phrase derived from Fear & Fancy (a social club co-founded by Jidenna),means Going to A Party Dressed to the nines “to perfection in the most fashionable attire” (Come Dry) but having a good time, dancing and sweating out your clothing (Leave Wet).

 Jidenna explains the meaning of this phrase in his interview with Janelle Monáe at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 

We want All Things Ankara Ball attendees to let loose and have fun; whilst exhibiting luxurious Ankara Print Inspired gowns & suits.


All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Ambassadors are : Madam Jessica Chibueze, a Nigerian-American Model & International Philanthropist & Chief Jidenna, a Nigerian-American Recording Artist & Producer.

Jessica and Jidenna will be honored as Nigerian Renaissance Ambassadors at All Things Ankara Ball 2015 .


We are pleased to formally invite everyone to All Things Ankara Ball 2015!

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Dress Code: Formal Ankara Print Attire (Required)

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