Ashan-wa Aliogo, is an American-born Nigerian from Delta state and founder of Miss LAJA. She currently attends Duke University in the US but lives in Nigeria with my family. She is very bubbly and optimistic individual who appreciates jokes (especially dry jokes) and loves to talk (it runs in the family). Besides the ubiquitous hobbies like eating and sleeping, she also enjoy reading all sorts from blogs to magazines and novels, shopping and creating.

She originally started Miss LAJA as extension to shed light on the positive aspects of the African diaspora starting with her home, Nigeria. Growing up, she was surrounded by all types of African textiles like ankara, aso ebi, ekwa oncha and many more thanks to her parents. She is passionate about all things fashion, prints and color. Naturally, Miss LAJA evolved as an extension for her love of African prints. She believes that such prints are versatile and will continuously evolve within the numerous cultures in the diaspora and beyond.

In other news, she is a religious green tea drinker and shea butter user thanks Mummy LAJA. She loves anything beauty and natural skin-care so she enjoys winding down to honey masks while listening to calm (or gangster rap) music depending on her mood. Her favorite colors are orange, royal blue, purple and red. She likes to say they’re the colors of my soul. Oh and did you know her gele skills are fire? See her work here.