HELEN Atim Sosu, is a name that rings bell among the youths, especially, in Ajegunle (AJ City), a suburb in Lagos. Her desire for change made her to set up The Street University to grow young and promising Nigerians as Vice-Chancellor. The Badagry, Lagos State-native and graduate of English Language from the University of Lagos, did a bit of TV presentation and acting. Aside from mentoring and charity, she has flair for writing and has a book — The Street University, a compendium of poems for the youths — to her credit. She tells DANIEL ANAZIA
what fashion and style are to her.
What is fashion to you?
It’s about style and comfort as well as combining colours to look good before observers. In other words, it’s the expression of one’s inner self.
I have a simple style. I believe simplicity speaks volume of oneself. It also gives me room to enhance and express myself whenever I wish.
I love red colour; it goes well with my skin and makes a statement of its own, even without jewelry and other enhancements.
Favourite signature perfume
Elizabeth Arden's Red Door announces my presence anywhere I go. It goes well with my body and the fragrance lasts for really long.
Favourite piece of clothing
My Little Black Dress (LBD).
Most expensive fashion item
My pieces jewelries; they are worth fortunes.
What would you not be caught wearing any day?
I'll never wear mini skirt in the public. It’s not just me.
I love Ivana Treasure. She is a creative Nigerian with stunning designs. On the international scene, it’s Zara.
Pounded yam served with Ogbono soup! It’s surely delicious.
What would you consider as fashion and style faux pax?
Wearing clothes that are either too tight or too loose.
What would you consider sexy in men and women?
Nice, well-fitted clothes that hide all the faults and accentuate all the good areas.
How often do you change your wardrobe?
Well, I try to always have an item of what's in vogue. I do that every four months.
Choice travel/holiday destination
Well, that would be London because I have people there to help me, if neccessary.
I like optimists.
I hate pessimists.
Secrets of good look
I watch what I eat and engage in long walks in the evenings.
What is on shopping list for the month?
Big leather belts and flat gladiator sandals.
What would you like to change in Nigeria, if given the opportunity?
I would promote the appreciation of skills and talents, especially in the youths, as this would boost our economy. It would be great for government to embrace this.