MBGN 2007 Cum Rapper Munachi Abii and Stylist, Publicist and Entrepreneur Ifan Ifeayin Michael grace the vintage issue of fashion magazine House of Maliq.
Muna donned a white Suchille Jumpsuit, a fed fur, her signature blonde hair and opted for a dark “Goth” make-up……Divine!! and on the back spread, we see Ifan Ifeayin Michael in a black suit by Mcmeka, a white shirt and polka dot bow-tie.
House of Maliq: From one-time beauty queen to music rap artist, how do you marry these personalities and on what platforms have you comfortably showcased these persons?
Muna: Being a beauty queen was a great platform to begin my career. Sure, it came with a lot of uncertainty because people already chose to see me a certain way, but I refused to be put in a box. So I defined myself, and create my own platform. It’s a tough marriage lol but it’s working.
House Of Maliq: What inspires your sense of style?
Muna: My feelings inspire my sense of style. Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m tough, these days I’m royal.
House Of Maliq: You recently transitioned into a new hair phase. A short blonde bob. Quite a daring image statement; what gave rise to the change?
Muna: I felt I needed a new character with more definition. If you have been following my transition, you would recall that I’ve worn a lot of interesting hair styles and colours well before anyone dared to make it chic. However, there is something about this one that feels like home. When u think of MUNA, you want to see a lady with blonde hair, and that’s me. The blonde is here to stay!
House Of Maliq: How long would this style transition last and what steps are you taking to effortlessly wear this image?
Muna: Who knows these things ? Looool the blonde is here to stay.
House Of Maliq: Are there any (other) grand music projects in the offering (perhaps a solo music video or even an album release) in the near future?
Muna: I am currently working with Lamboginny on an EP project titled “The Movement” after which my album should drop. God willing.
House Of Maliq: How about other bigger life plans and aspirations. Marriage maybe and probably raising a family?
Muna: I’ve got plans for TV, I’ve got plans for agriculture, I’ve got plans in real estate and architecture. And yes definitely raising a family.
House Of Maliq: What especially would you want to be remembered for?
Muna: I would like to be remembered as the woman who achieved everything she set out to do. With my life as an example, I showed the world that I could do it and I did it.
Ifan Ifeayin Michael
House Of Maliq: Recently, you were featured on the 25 under 25 list. How has this feat positively affected you and your line of work?
Ifan: I was elated! It made me really happy because it made me realize my potential and I could see that people believe and recognized that I’m doing a good job.
House Of Maliq: You’ve been opportune to work with celebrities, helping them channel their eccentric style sense with your impressive fashion know-how; will you be stepping up to the next level, flagging off a clothing line or a fashion house event?
House Of Maliq: I hear that stylists need a lot of patience in order to do their jobs effectively. What’s your stand on this especially with having to deal with people who have schedules as busy as yours?