Urban November is an artistic collaboration primarily between some of the biggest names in the African and Turkish creative industry.
Since 2018, an art exhibition to celebrate and showcase their creative journey is held in Istanbul every November. The idea was conceived and brought to life by Akai Stephen and his Turkish business partner Ugur Bir. Both are architects by profession and have been working together for nearly a decade.
This year’s exhibition is themed around some of Nigeria’s gods and deities expressed on fabrics, glass, and illuminated by a golden dash of white light. The evolution of the female mind on canvas and the infinity murmurations of pigeons which, according to the artist, symbolizes the soul of Istanbul are just but a few on display.
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From an early age, Egith, aka IGGY was fascinated by horses and found, through her relationship with them, a place of peace and power. She trained horses on an international level at professional show jumping stables across the world.
Iggy balanced her love of horses with her business brains and applied to the Johan Cruiff University in Amsterdam where she studied a Bachelor of Business Administration. Throughout her modelling career, Iggy was inspired by fashion and so in 2016 she graduated from the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London.
Iggy is known for her million-dollar smile and sustained her modeling career throughout her studies, rising in the industry to become an International cover girl. She worked for prominent fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, Monique Lhuillier & Carolina Herrera, to name a few. She has appeared in editorials for various magazines including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar & Glamour. Iggy has had the honor to work with celebrities such as George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Antonio Bandera & Gary Oldman. She has stared in TV Shows such as American Beauty Star, Glam Masters & The Affair.