Premium Gifts Expo 2016

Hello beautiful people, imagine how wonderful it will be to attend a Premium Gifts Expo? Awesome right? We all love gifts and the lovely shiny packages they come in. Sometimes I find my self keeping some gift packs long after I’ve used the gifts that came in them.

If you are one of the gift loving bunnies, here’s an event you will surely love to attend. It’s called the Premium Gifts Expo 2016 and it will be holding on Monday, 3rd of October 2016…

African Black Soap: The History, Components and Benefits

Did you know history has it that the African Black Soap originated from the Yorùbá tribe of Nigeria? The Yoruba people call black soap ‘ose dúdú’. Ose means soap while dúdú means black… Hence how the black soap got its name.

The African black soap has also been traced back to Yorùbá communities in Benin and some communities in Togo. This soap can be used to treat so many different types of skin conditions. Let’s learn more…

Shea Butter Will Cheer You Up

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Did you know Shea Butter is one of the world’s increasingly sought after ingredient for cosmetic products? And to think this goldmine is gotten from our beautiful Africa.

Oh yes it is! Shea butter is gotten majorly from the Western part of Africa. It has endless benefits for hair and skincare amongst other things.

What makes this natural substance so special and how will it cheer you up? Come along let’s find out…

The First Edition of The Sole Adventurer Digital Magazine Is Out!

We are pleased to announce that the first edition of The Sole Adventurer digital magazine is finally out!

This issue highlights Nigeria’s presence at the 12th edition of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal as we profile the five Nigerian artists featured alongside other international artists. Bapstiste Madinier gives an overview of the biennale and highlights some of its challenges, while in a conversation with Simon Njami Artistic Director of the 12th Dak’Art Biennale, Bukola Oye navigates the basis for the theme and the urgent need to reignite an African dream and hope in Africa…

Back To School Checklist For All Age Groups

The holiday season is drawing to an end and it’s time to go back to school. Our children are taller and many of their writing materials, backpacks and more need a change.

In the mist of wrapping up the holidays and resettling to our everyday routine, several important item may be forgotten when shopping for our children’s going back to school.

In this post, we have created a practical checklist to help you remember the essential items every child, young adult or adult going back to school will require.

Say bye to the stress filled days after the holidays! We’ve even gone the extra mile to make checklist charts you can pin for later use here…

Meet The Founder Of Bimbeads Concept | Exclusive Interview

Bimbeads Concept Founder and CEO, Bimbo Balogun, is an exceptionally talented and focused lady. I am indeed excited to introduce her to you today. I am sure there’s a lot we all can learn from her.

When we meet such interesting individuals at Bellafricana we don’t keep how wonderful they are to ourselves alone. We generously give you an insight to how amazing they are. So come on beautiful people, let’s meet Bimbo Balogun, founder of Bimbeads …

You Are Invited! Labor Day Pop Up in Houston Texas

Hello beautiful people, a good Labor Day Pop Up is an amazing way to celebrate the holidays, right? Are you in Houston Texas this coming Labor day holiday?

Bellafricana, Laura Uju and Intellectual Nigerians in collaboration with Tamris and Misty’s Beauty Bar have got something great planned for you.

As the summer is slowly drawing to an end, take this time out to indulge yourself in some good shopping. There will be top quality products available for purchase at very reasonable prices… 

The History Of Aso-Oke Textile

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Aso-oke is the traditional wear of the Yoruba’s (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). The Yoruba’s are the second largest tribe in Nigeria after the Northerners. Aso-Oke is a cloth that is worn on special occasions by the Yoruba’s usually for chieftaincy, festivals, engagement, naming ceremony and other important events. 

It is said that “the beauty of Aso-Oke comes out more when it is taken as Aso-Ebi (group of people e.g. friends, families e.t.c)”, however Bellafricana is prepared to show the beauty of Aso-Oke in interior decorations, fashion, shoes, bags and many more.

Cloth weaving (Aso-Oke) started centuries ago amongst the Yoruba’s but predominantly amongst the Iseyin’s (Oyo-State), Ede (Osun State) and Okene (Kogi State) and some areas in Ghana. The fibres used for weaving are either locally sourced or brought from neighbouring states (northern parts of the country).

Highlights from the 3rd Market Place Pop Up

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Hello beautiful people, did you miss the 3rd edition of the Market  Place Pop Up organized by The Market Place NG? Don’t worry, as usual we have anticipated your needs and written a highlight of the event just for you.

Many thanks to our partner, Trade Nigeria, for the amazing pictures from the event. Come on, let’s relive the amazing day filled with fun… 

Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award 2016

Nigerian entrepreneurs are fast becoming the backbone of the country’s economy and it is only befitting to acknowledge their bravery and shrewd business acumen.

To this end, an awards organization was set up to celebrate the magnanimous work of the outstanding ones among Nigerian entrepreneurs. This event is thus termed The Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award (NEA)….