The New Bellafricana logo is out and I am excited to share the brand new look. A little while back, we announced that Bellafricana partnered with DODO Design Agency to unveil a brand new logo with a completely different look. Why you may ask? Simply because we wanted Bellafricana to portray a stronger global outlook connecting Africa’s best creations.
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Zazaii flagship store, at 36 Balarabe Musa Street, Victoria Island, was bubbly with fun, colours, media personalities and drinks from Martell on the 27th of August, as Zazaii showcases some of the best African brands’ collections on the catwalk.
Zazaii is known for being a one stop platform for African designers like Andrea Iyamah, Ejiro Amos, Eve and Tribe, Bibi Lawrence to showcase their fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands and it’s been a huge success for the past five years.
BBL Consult Limited, an Accra based consultancy firm has revealed its latest concept, dubbed, Speak Awards Africa; an award show to recognize artisans and other stakeholders in the creative arts industry, who have successfully managed their brands.
The three-day event is scheduled to take place from November 29 to December 1, in 2 segments. The first segment will occur on November 29 and 30, which consists a conference and an exhibition show. The conference will discuss various topics and the importance of fusing business into creative arts whiles the exhibition show will create a platform for the display of arts and merchandise.
Organizers of Football & Chill have announced the maiden edition of the much anticipated social networking event which will slated to kick of in Lagos with subsequent editions across major cities in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
Football & Chill is a social development and social networking initiative aimed at advancing the Football culture in Nigeria and to foster togetherness by celebrating Football as a unifying factor in a fun filled, secured and an entertaining atmosphere.
You are invited to the Beautiful Heritage exhibition. An exhibition of Style, Elegance and fun pieces of clothing items (for Men & Women), Jewelry and home decor.
This exhibition is a collaboration between three indigenous businesses run by women entrepreneurs. Proverbs Creations by Bukola Adenuga, African Idy by Idy Toye-Arulogun and Eira by Ronke Akpata.
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).
DODO Design Agency partners with Bellafricana, a brand with a strong message, to create an equally powerful image. Last week, we shared a lesson in the branding process. The first step that was mentioned was for you to ensure you do your research. We are now so close to revealing the new Bellafricana brand, but before then here is the second step to take into consideration.
If you haven’t heard of Sacfruits, a Healthy snacks and fruit processing company in Nigeria, then you are really missing out. Sacfruits produces dried fruits, it’s that simple. Just as the name implies, fruits that have been dried. I don’t know about you, but as much as I love eating fruits, I am never able to save some from spoiling. Instead of watching her fruits get spoilt in the kitchen, the founder of SacFruits, Mrs Afie Braimoh-Giwa was inspired to birth SACFruits.
A behind the scenes look at the branding process and why it’s important for business (A 3-part series). A few months ago, a business owner called me. She wasn’t making any sales. She had a great business that met a growing need amongst Nigerians, how to eat and live healthy. Her business made and sold healthy 100% organic meals, snacks, drinks and even cosmetic products, and her passion for people living their best life was so inspiring. However, her identity, packaging and website were all hindering her from making sales. Many people, she complained, had point blank told her that with her packaging, no one would take her seriously.
The 7th edition of The Bridge Leadership Foundation Annual Career Day, the largest event focusing on the development of young people will take place on the 15th of July by 8am at the Calabar International Convention Centre, Calabar, Cross River State.
More than 2,800 participants from different states in Nigeria will gather for the Career Day. Youths, employed and unemployed, business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, government officials, as well as policy makers will meet at the one-day event which is aimed at inspiring action and promoting the existing innovation and creativity in products ‘Made In Nigeria’.
Blingshiki redefines African fashion by introducing Rhinestones to substitute traditional embroidery in fabric adornment. Blingshiki is a quality fashion brand that is Inspired from Danshiki. Every design you buy is a custom order and each piece is unique in its own way characterised by beautiful rhinestone detail. Without a doubt, once you put on your blingshiki, you tend to feel and look like a boss.
Bellafricana.com, an online platform that connects quality indigenous/afrocentric creatives to their global consumers, strives to enhance non-oil export in the Nigerian Economy with the support of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Olusegun Awolowo.
The overarching aim is to bridge the gap between producers of locally made products and their consumers locally and globally, thereby enhancing the zero oil movement.
In line with the dream of the present and future government, Bellafricana is grooming a community of quality indigenous creative businesses with exportable products which have the potential of increasing the economy’s export earnings by multiple folds.
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- September 26, 2016 on Honeymoon Experience in Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania
- June 16, 2016 on Some Major Lagos Markets, Nigeria
- May 24, 2016 on The Rise Of A New Era In The Nigerian Textile Industry
- May 22, 2016 on The History Of Aso-Oke Textile
- May 5, 2016 on 5 Entrepreneurship Lessons Working In McDonald’s