Thursday, November 17, 2011


This is a story from one of our reps. Enjoy:

I went to the House of Tara Beauty Reps Conference full expecting to have fun but I wasn’t prepared for the kind of fun I had. I had the pleasure of meeting other reps from other parts of the country, lovely ladies, all of them!
I enjoyed being received by the HOTARA staff in VI and being welcomed at the Hotel with a very cold glass of juice while I checked in. (Did I mention the drive along the water front on the way to the hotel? Stuff that movies are made of!). House of Tara actually went to the trouble of meeting ad dropping people at the Airport. Nice one guys!
Got into my room for the weekend and I was transported to Lala land. But before I could really begin to savour my surroundings, TARA herself came to whisk us off to the Venivici Spa (wey I don see for magazine tire!)and she did it literally by driving us there. Now this was another experience altogether!!! Sauna, facials, massage, Manicure & pedicure!!!! You calculate the enjoyment level.
Back to the Hotel and it was dinner with more reps that had arrived. Oh, and the midnight cupcake treat. Thus I was royally set up to usher in my Birthday which was the next day.
Bright and early the next morning, I woke up to go watch the waves crash in and just take in the beauty of nature, then on to exercise and dance session. Everyone was so kind and generous with their birthday wishes; I could not but have a nice day
Then we had the etiquette class and was that something! Trying to make ladies out of us!! 5.25, 3.15... #wink# you would only understand those numbers if you attended the class. Needless to say, we spent the rest of our time during the weekend trying to catch each other on the wrong side of etiquette.
There was no shortage of Star power at the afternoon speed mentoring session with Omoni Iboli, Ufoma my mum and I, Aunty Adesua Onyenokwe, Mary Akpobome (Mama Ali, yes Ali Baba’s wife) and of course TARA herself! Do I need to say Cameras in all shapes, sizes and presentations worked overtime?
On to lunch and let me say that I will only mention the food we had during the period only once more so I get to talk about other things. Two words – PLENTY, NIIICE. Enough said. One more thing, Tee A came to dinner so you can imagine how hard we had to work at not choking on our food. This lady thing sef...
The session on customer relations and sales strategy are invaluable tools that will greatly affect my business. I came out of that session very inspired and with a new perspective to my business. I now know how to expand my clientele and increase my business. All those potential clients I had been letting slip away, I have net for you now!
The! Beach! Party! Was! Awesome!!! We ran about and played on the sand like real agbayas, all caution and ‘correctness’ thrown to the wind, horse back riding, relieved old days by playing ten-ten and building sad castles, competing with the waves, beach volley ball, and of course Dance.
The best part of the weekend for me was:
1. The ease with which we all flowed with one another even though the only thing most of us had in common was House of Tara;
2. The willingness and eagerness of the HOTARA staff of help us out; and
3. Getting a dream birthday holiday for myself without realising it when I was paying the Registration fees. I had food, guests and fun without lifting a finger! 2 for the price of one I’d say.
The things I’ve written here do not in any way properly convey the excitement, enjoyment, joy, fun and the beauty of that weekend!
We got goody bags and beautiful House of Tara T-Shirts; little souvenirs to remind us of our time in Lagos.
Till next Year!

- Nguyilan Wakombo

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Where woould you rather be this Saturday?

Join me and other experts-Ndidi Nwuneli, founder of Leap Africa,Director AACE foods,Linda Ikeji, ,blogpreneur extraordinaire and more on  Saturday November 12th 2011, at The Lifehouse, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and learn how to build your business from scratch and make it successful.
Registration at the door is N7500.There is no investment more worthwhile than an investment in yourself. RSVP to or text 07056569959 for registration information today. 

Come and Join the Passion Spark intensive workshop with Ekene Onu and network with amazing people launching new businesses or growing existing
 This workshop is a mix of a seminar, brainstorming, coaching, inspiration and part networking. You'll leave feeling encouraged, inspired and supported! It will combine valuable information, connections with other motivated women and a network of people who are willing and excited to help you build your business from scratch or to help you see how you can make it better. What would life be like if you were living your dreams? Come and hear from and connect with creative passionpreneurs! There will always be another party or event, but you only have one life to live and this life has only a finite amount of time! This Saturday is a great day to invest in yourself. You can live your best life.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

MTN Fashion and Design Week Begins

The fashion and design week officially started yesterday with a brief exhibition.

The designs were stylish, chic and African.

Four designers hit the runway yesterday; Mango, Phunkafrique, Koke and Xclamations.

Yours truly promises to bring you more pictures from day 2.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


First ever in Nigeria, House Of Tara is proud to announce its participation in the MTN Lagos fashion and Design week, as the official make up company of this epic event in Nigeria.

This is a fusion of lifestyle, fashion and tradition; where all pop, contemporary indigenous cultural designs meet on the run way.

This legendary event is like the likes of exhibition and runway events as seen in Milan, Paris and other fashion capitals of the world.

Like always, Yours truly promises to bring you pictures from the backstage.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Akintola Willams Deloitte Celebrates International Women’s Day 2011

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Protea Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

On Tuesday 8 March 2011, Akintola William Deloitte (AWD) held its International Women’s Day (IWD) Forum tagged “Charting a Career Path: Balancing Family, Career, and Relationships”. Distinguished female ‘role models,’ Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD Afribank Trustees & Asset Management Company ltd, Mrs. Tara Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International, Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Limited, Mrs. Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy, and Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Limited, were invited and present to speak at the forum included

        L to R: Mrs. Tara-Fela Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International; Mrs. Oghogho Osula, MD of Afribank Trustees and Asset Mgt. Co; Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, MD of Deloitte Corporate Services Ltd; Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CEO of Universal Communications Ltd; Mrs Bukky George, MD of Health Plus Pharmacy; and Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte at the women’s forum organised by Akintola Williams Deloitte on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

        The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 globally and by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited(DTTL) and its member firms to recognize the contributions of Deloitte women to the success of their local practices firms and the global Deloitte organization. This is the third consecutive year that DTTL and its member firms are celebrating this day. At the Akintola Williams Deloitte 2011 International Women’s Day forum, opening remarks were given by Mrs. Uche Erobu, Senior Partner, Akintola Williams Deloitte.  “The aim of the day is to celebrate not only Deloitte women but also distinguished women outside Deloitte who continually strive for excellence and demonstrate leadership qualities that have made them successful role models in their careers and society.”

The event brought together all the female staff members and partners of Akintola Williams Deloitte in the Lagos office, including other invited guests, who took the opportunity to learn about what motivated these women to become successful in their chosen career.  The speakers unanimously recognized that women are ‘multi-taskers,’ who continually strive to balance family, career and relationships.  

Every speaker seemed to agree on these points: put God first in all that you set out to do, be determined to succeed against all odds, get the necessary qualifications that you need to advance your career or business, make time for life outside of work, and source for good hands to help with house chores or the children. They advised that employers should make the necessary effort to create flexible work time/ virtual office options for their staff members (especially for women).  Women were also advised not to despise ‘small beginnings’ as they eventually result to incremental steps that lead to success after they have put in a period of hard-work, determination, passion, and relentlessness.

Friday, March 4, 2011


As a brand, Tara range has been consistent with promoting all that is Nigerian; from the names of the products to its empowerment of young Nigerian women. To commemorate the 50th year  of Nigeria’s independence and reinforce its brand’s promise of promoting ethnicity; it presents – ‘The Jubilee Collection’.

Through out the year the brand will engage successful Nigerian women from different works of life and industries as spokepeople for the brand. Using the product line as a platform; it chooses to celebrate successful Nigerian women who strike a chord with the brand by who they are, what they stand for and what their personal brand represents.

This particular  collection is in celebration of renowned, multi-talented female photographer/ musician; T.Y Bello. Working closely with her over the years, we have been privy to her preferences in shades and hues. This collection is a reflection of some of her favourite colours. The launch will tie into the release of her new single, ‘The Future’. The message of the song is a reflection of what the brand is and it also reiterates their belief that great things and people can emanate from Nigeria. 

Tara Fela durotoye the creative director says it only seemed perfect to collaborate with her on this National project.The ‘Future’ is  a Nigerian song, it's a National song, it's a call to all that is positive about us.

This Limited Edition version will be available in stores from March 15 to May 15, the collection consists of three (3) striking products that T.Y Bello cannot do without: a fibre fuse mascara which adheres smoothly to the lashes within a fibre rich film; the nude lipstick which gives an easy to go girly look any day any time and the blush cum bronzer which is a perfect blend of lightweight pigments that enhances the cheekbones and creates a glow in a most natural way. This collection is simply designed to give you that effortlessly gorgeous look, yet appearing so natural.

It is presented in a picture-embossed box with the T.Y Bello single inclusive while stocks last.

Check out the song on

Look out for more collaborations with other women who reflect ‘the future’ that we desire.