Recent Posts by Bukky Asehinde

A Celebration of Post-Colonial Architecture: The Amaros

The Amaros by Ethnik celebrates the beauty of post-colonial architecture with the exhibition of Photography and New Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi collection of fashion accessories.

This exhibition inspired by the Nigerian graphic designer and photographer is scheduled to hold on Sunday, 15th October 2017 at 2PM, Red Door Art Gallery, 51 Bishop Oluwole St. Victoria Island Lagos. 

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Meet the Founder of Not Just Pulp | Exclusive Interview

Not Just Pulp (NJP) is one brand that I am so excited to be associated with. I just love it when a brand captures a niche and does a fantastic job at it. You should be as excited as I am to finally meet the young, vibrant and intelligent lady behind the brand. They are called “the greeting cards of the people” and absolute keepsakes. Her name is Chidinma Akobundu, I bet you can’t wait now. Let’s meet her..

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Sharon Ojong, Arese Ugwu, VJ Kola and Ahah Nnnani Attend Zazaii Catwalk and Cocktails Party

By Monday, September 11, 2017 0 , , , Permalink 7

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. 

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BBL Consult Introduces Speak Awards Africa

By Wednesday, September 6, 2017 0 , , Permalink 8

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. 

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Football & Chill Births in Lagos

By Friday, August 25, 2017 0 , , , Permalink 1

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. 

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Beautiful Heritage Exhibition

By Monday, August 14, 2017 0 , , , Permalink 6

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. 

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The History Of Aso-Oke Textile

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).

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Lessons In Branding 2 – DODO Design Agency Partners With Bellafricana

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.  

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Sacfruits, Healthy Snacks in Nigeria

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

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Lessons In Branding – DODO Design Agency Partners With Bellafricana

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. 

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