Five (5) Shoots making Niva’s Instagram headlines from the past weeks.


Ayyy whats up guys, hope ya’ll doing grreaattt B-) !
So I thought i should compile 5 different shoots i had from a few weeks back and explain why i liked them, and just basically show you whats been hot lately. 

Lets get straight into it:

1). The Daniel Hechter Shoot


Now, this is actually a throw back and it currently on my Instagram, you should check it out, and it was actually just a trial shoot with my friend Helix (photographer). I took it at the New Confucius Centre at my school (Unza) and this particular piece just amazed me. Helix and I scheduled an even tougher shoot so stay tuned B-) . 

2). The Puma Shoot


Now this one was actually just a thought i had when i was seated in my bedroom. I usually visualize something, then call my buddy Kaluba and tell him i need him to take a picture of me, haha. Sooo yeah, i just liked how the orange and black came out, pretty chic.

3). Kaluba’s Shoot


I know right? Why am i featuring someone else? Haha, well Kaluba is myyyumm buddy annnddd he wanted to have a shoot with his old Nike shoes (I LOVE THOSE SHOES!) , so i thought it was a great idea actually, so we tried different pauses and THIS ONE captivated me, just look at it, nothing says Old Skool RnB more than this Pic. I love it!

4). Army Green x White shoes Shoot


Now one thing you guys must know is, i LOVE navy green combined with white shoes, so i arranged a shoot, again with Kaluba lol (Terrence is busy you guys) (who is Terrence? Stay tuned Lol) .. Soo yeah, i just loved the clarity, how i edited it, though the pose was a little funny to me anyway, Loooool.

5). The Adidas Shoot


This one is a throw back too. Now heres a crazy thing about this one haha, it was actually taken by A STRANGER! yeah! I was walking inside Acacia Park in Lusaka and i saw that the building has a black-ish background, and i really wanted to match the black, grey and white, so i saw this dude coming, and (me and my whiteness) i asked him if he had a minute and he agreed. So blah blah he took the pics and hey, after i edited this one I just liked how official it looked, even though it was just a 2 minutes (even less) thing.

So thats all for today’s blog guys, hope you liked it. 

Those that dont follow me on Instagram i suggest you do that NOW! Lol >> @Niva_druberg ,and I might follow you back if you have a nice feed. Until next time!

Meet my new Inspo – Anele Papu, South African born photographer and all-round multi talented creative.


I came across Anele’s instagram page one time (cant really remember how, lol) but ever since i followed him i have received a decent amount of motivation to further my fashion skills, photography skills and also, well im thinking of starting the gym and Anele does all three. 


One of the things i noticed about this guy is the way he simply alligns his outfits, so simple and neat, and they just come out really awesome. His passion for photography has given me a little further push to continue my hunt for a personal good quality camera to improve my fashion showcases, and the fact that he works out too, and im about to start working out, how much more inspiration could one be looking for? 

Born in Port Elizabeth, Papu attended the school of Music, Art & Design at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He gained incredible experience over the past two years through his Multimedia & Marketing company, Vulzee. It was during this time he had the pleasure of working and collaborating in multiple projects with South Africa’s finest talent and exceptional companies.


His career was launched when he recently moved to Johannesburg in early 2016 and has had the opportunity to collaborate and work with remarkable brands such as Roll Royce, Adidas, Huawei, Daniel Wellington, Uber South Africa, TopMan, Jaguar South Africa. His work has been featured in exhibitions with Adidas and publications such as GQ South Africa.

You can follow him on Instagram using the handle – @anelepapu .


The 5 things that shouldn’t miss in every man’s closet.

Okay so today we’re gonna talk about the five things that every decent man should have amoungst his stuff, and i know some of you might already have some or all of these (like myself) so i though we help out a few that might, well, need such advice.

So lets get straight into it.

1). A Pair of White Shoes.

Come on guys, long gone are the days when one would say, “I don’t own a pair of white shoes because its a hard color to maintain.” By now you should know that white shoes need some extra care right after stepping into them (you are not clean till you can maintain the color white, period). I advise simple, non-sophisticated shoes like Common Projects, Vans, and even Adidas Superstars. They are quite an easy get away for people that want their outfits simple and neatly done. They also help one to come up with an outfit because they easily match almost any color due to their neutral characteristic. So grab yourself a pair of white shoes. ITS AN ORDER. lol.

2). High Quality ‘Designer’ Wallet. 

A good, quality wallet gives you confidence. Now i know you might be wondering why I’m emphasizing the designer part: well it doesn’t have to be a designer branded wallet, but for a person like me i like accessories that are easily defined by their brand; talk of Cartier, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Fendi … It just doesn’t feel right to have this really good outfit on, with a low quality wallet in your pocket. It doesn’t have to be designer, but get a wallet of HIGH quality that will last long. Some months back i spent my last cash (i wont mention how much) to buy myself a Prada Wallet and up to now, I always look at it and, it just feels so dope (the texture + name).

3). Turtle Neck


You can have any other jersey in your closet, but grab a turtle neck too. Turtle necks are really nice jerseys to wear when it comes to winter days especially when you want to keep warm and look stylish at the same time. They have a characteristic attached to them of automatically making you a ‘cool, clean and nicely dressed’ person even without adding too much effort to your outfit. So i advise you get at least one turtle neck jersey; color based on the type of clothes you have (I advise burgundy, light grey or black).

4). Wrist watch(es)


Most people have the mindset of saying a wrist watch is for time; well yes it is but there is another reason you should have a wrist watch in your closet – to complete your outfit. I have walked out of my room on different occasions without my wrist watch and trust me i felt just how incomplete my outfit was, forcing me to rush back in and get it. However, I advise each man to have AT LEAST TWO (2) high quality, branded watches. Come on guys, save some cash and get two watches because being dapper requires spending actually. You can buy them according to the type of dress codes you like. Have one for killer occasions and another for daily use. You might want to pick a neutral color like black – and also brown (brown is even more classy). 

5). Deodorant 


“Buy Deodorant, Buy Deodorant, Buy DEO-DO-RANT.” You may not have enough cash for a perfume, but deodorant must NEVER miss out in your closet. In fact Deodorant and Roll On are two of the things that must never miss in every man’s closet. Go ahead, walk naked outside if you want to, but smell good while you piss people off with your indecency. But on a serious note, it is vital to wear deodorant after each shower to not only avoid disturbing the public, but also for your personal hygiene.

Meet Beverly Hills’ Menswear Influencer – Perkens Bien Aime


Young and want to get your suit game up? Then this young dapper man might just be your redemption.

[And guess what, At the end of this blog post we have a surprise guest whos a friend and partner of Perkens -whom i will also write a blog about soon]

Perkens, a young and classy gent from Beverly Hills, California, moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams as a designer. In a short biography about him he added:

“I am intensely passionate about menswear and my goal is to be able to contribute to this ever-evolving world of fashion.”


Perkens is an Insider at the fashion movement called Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) and also owns a website called ‘Garcona La Mode’ (you can just add .com to visit it) where he shows us what to wear in different seasons.


The first time i saw Perkens was on Instagram and one thing that captivated me was just how clean and simply arranged his outfits were.

Talk about switch up, Perkens shows us how to best balance between office wear for the young gent that just graduated from college or university, to a nicely done casual wear that’s suitable for any ‘clean’ environment.

You can follow him on his Instagram account where you can stay updated with some of the most classy, dapperly done outfits he has in store for us – @perkinsbienaime.

Below are some of the cool outfits i managed to fetch from his Instagram and website:

As promised, our surprise guest is Fashion and Lifestyle blogger, ‘Blake Scott’ , on our far right >.

Justice ‘Hytic’ Kazunga – Media Company CEO that can switch up looks!


Meet Zambia’s very own Fashion Enthusiast Justice ‘Hytic’ Kazunga, pursing his studies in Russia at Tula State University, who is also the C.E.O of the media company ‘305 Media’ which focuses on various trends and latest media content especially from Zambian Photography, Music and Music Videos and other related stuff, and is aimed at boosting the Zambian Multimedia game. Now thats just Brilliant!


I have been a fan of Justice’s ability to switch up from Dapper looks, which i have seen him in while wearing every dapper man’s essential shoe – the Derby ‘Cap Toe’, to casual fits where he gives us ideas on how to rock sporty shoes like Adidas, Nike and also slip-on type of shoes … not forgetting the other ways he loves his blazers worn other than the usual office preference, which leaves him as one of the top Fashion Inspirations.

(You can follow him on Instagram to stay updated with his latest outfits, and also his 305 Media pages on the usernames below).

Instagram – @hytic305
305 media Instagram – ‘@305media’

305 media Facebook – ‘305 media’

Below are some of his cool looks sourced from his pages.


The 6 Perfumes every man MUST have in his collection.

Clear away that cologne you have on your dressing table Lad because once you try out at least ONE of these colognes i will list down, you will fall in love with yourself even more and your confidence levels will rise up, TRUST ME.

Now i must inform you, i havent owned all of these yet but i have tested them before in my local perfume shops and best believe me, they made me want to spend the last penny i had! They have this really good, rich smell that wont even affect you if you have a flu, and they will have each person that walks past you wonder who just walked past them; not to mention the sudden increase in the hugs you will receive everyday once the ladies discover, haha.

Not to waste much time, and with brief descriptions (because, well original perfume have this slight similarity) here are the Top 6 perfumes you should have seated in your closet or on your dressing table everyday (i was going to list 5 only but I failed to remove one).

6). Diesel – Fuel for life


I remember one time i went to visit my cousin Chilekwa at his room, and as cousins behave you just want to try out whatever he has anyway, i saw this cologne in his closet and tried it and it changed my whole perception about the brand Diesel. This cologne has a really good smell that lasts all day, and is very noticeable each time you hang around people for a few minutes. I cant fully descibe a scent but i will advise you to try it out the next time you go shopping. I just finished my bottle a few days ago.

5). Lacoste – Jaune – Optimistic

I have known Lacoste for a long time now but the first time i saw this specific cologne was when South African Fashion Blogger ‘Siyabonga Beyila’ posted it on his Instagram. It looked nice because of the color and it raised curiosity you know. So one time i went over to Foschini i saw it, tested it, and OMG i fell in love. It has a wonderful flowery scent that goes well with any occasion but especially casual events and will probably keep you smiling all day (like it did to me that day). Im yet to buy it once i have enough cash.

4).  Polo Black

I havent owned this one yet but that one time i tried it out at my friend’s room, i begged for him to give it to me (and No he didnt, sucked). I have always known Ralph Lauren to be good at clothing but little did i know he is also a beast when it comes to perfumes too. Im saying this because even ‘Polo Sport’ is just as good. Yet to own one Polo Black perfume bottle as soon as possible.

3). Hugo Boss – Just Different


Even the slogan says it guys, Hugo Boss Just Different is the best Hugo Boss perfume i have smelled so far. Talk about Class, this perfume will have every girl you walk past twisting her head to know who exactly the dude that walked past her is. I havent owned it yet but i tried it out at Foschini too and best believe me, i was sniffing my coat all the way on my bus back to school! So next time you want to get a perfume bottle, be different, get Hugo Boss ‘Just Different’.

2). 212 Vip are you on the list Nyc – Gold edition.


The competition is stiff here guys haha. Carolina Herrera figured it out here. Now, not just any 212, but the VIP – Gold. Like OMG, i have been owning 212 NYC plain and 212 Men and little did I know none of these (according to my preference) smelled any better than the Gold edition. I wont go any further descibing it, ill leave it to you to try out. Cheers. Good luck. Buy it. Go. – NO WAIT!! I have one more… (Drum roll)

1). Tom Ford – Black Orchid!


YESSS the exclamation mark has to be there. Oh you think im exaggerating? Go try it bro. This is by far, the BEST perfume i have ever smelled and i MUST have this one in my collection very soon. Its smell is RICH, lasts very long, and will definitely give you a large chance to get your crush. It changes your whole definition, it gives you the utmost attention, it will have you smelling yourself like a retard all day. It’s beautiful guys, i cant even explain it any better. But, it is quite pricey so you might want to check your account first before walking into a store, lol. I have smelled other Tom Fords like Noir, Tuscan Leather and Grey Vetiver and well, they just werent up to level. So if you, Lad, have commas in your account, get up, and go try it out. Tell me if you wont walk out with it.
Those are the top 6 colognes i would advise you guys to try out. If you dont have enough bucks, save for at least one of them; you wont regret.

Drizzy Drake’s way of Dressing!


Call him “Drizzy Drake Not Just Your Rapper”. Im excited about this one! Drake is not just my all time ‘Favorite Artist’, but what i also noticed is how he puts his clothes in order to come out with his simple, effortless yet eye catching outfits!


Drake is popularly know for his awesome music. Some call him an emotional artist but come on guys, you have probably played at least one Drake song during your emotional days, lol.

Drake also owns a clothing line called “OVO” in line with his music record company “OVO sound” and supplies his clothing line worldwide so you can also have a chance to feel like, i mean, Drake himself!

In Drake’s style, he always seems to never forget a jacket or sweatshirt on him, could it be the weather he is surrounded with? Canada? Nevertheless, he is also spotted to be a lover of high cut shoes like Timbalands and ALSO his very own OVO Jordans that he launched on 13th February, 2016 (and No, i do not mean he doesnt wear low cut shoes too … He does … Quite often).

Did i also mention just how great he looks in a suit? With added advantage from his work outs, Drake switched from being your emotional singer to what girls love to call “Daddy” from 0 to 100 ‘Real Quick!’

Need i say more? Check out some of his cool outfits i  below …