Beautifully Nappy begun as a natural hair blog in 2011, it was created as a platform to showcase beautiful natural hair and educate people on the benefits of using natural products to care for their hair. It evolved into a healthy living blog quickly, with requests on natural remedies to various problems such as acne, hair loss, stretchmarks, sun burn, eczema experienced by the everyday Nigerian.
About: Bukky Asehinde
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Joyce Onyemuwa a radio presenter and the host of the radio show SME Africa invites you to an entrepreneurial show. This event highlights the challenges and successes of young entrepreneurs. It’s been airing on Cool Fm for about a year now, began broadcast in 2016 and have interviewed some of the brightest minds and daring individuals who have ventured into entrepreneurship within the last 5years. These entrepreneurs have ventured into different sectors and though challenges present themselves, these individuals have shown great resilience and continued perseverance to succeed.
One of my love language is receiving gifts, but I also love to give unique gift items. As we all know, a gift is something you give willingly to someone without asking for payment in return. It can be quite daunting to come up with creative ideas of a gift, especially if you have given all the ideas before :). Not only have I collated creative gift ideas you can consider, but they are of great quality and made locally in Nigeria. These businesses are verified by Bellafricana, so you are in good hands.
The Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 day was marked and Nigeria remains breath-taking following the first and spectacular launch of Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 which took place on the 17th of April, 2017 at D-Venue, Water Corporation Drive, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Lagos, Nigeria.
You can almost still feel the excitement in the air resonating from the crowds on the day to witness this laudable event, the first of its kind in Nigeria and the whole of Africa.
Bellafricana held the very first African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards), an initiative to celebrate creative and innovative works of Nigerians (Africans) with a goal to encourage more talents to look inwards and create more globally acceptable brands. If you missed the Founder’s speech (Bukky Asehinde) on the day, here is the full speech.
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guest of Honour, Friends, Family, Nominees, Verified Businesses, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good evening. This awards ceremony over which I am honoured to preside launches the process of celebrating creative quality businesses in Nigeria (Africa)…
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 …
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…
In continuation of the role it plays in promoting Made-in-Nigeria quality products in the Nigerian economy by helping as many quality creative small businesses be at the forefront of the market, Bellafricana.com has also launched African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) to encourage those engaged in creating richer platforms.
The Founder, Bukky Asehinde, wonders, “Why should we wait on financial backing from the government and big institutions to help this industry? When we can create a platform to connect these Afrocentric businesses, they are maximising raw materials in Nigeria (Africa), providing employment for local talents within the country and creating wealth for the Nation”.
Bukky Asehinde from Nigeria aims to help creative Afrocentric businesses in Africa connect to their local and global consumers.
With the current Rise of Made-in-Nigeria (Africa) products, which is making more Nigerians look inwards to recover from the Recession.
Bellafricana.com is playing a key role in the Nigerian economy by helping as many quality creative small businesses be at the forefront of the market and creating richer platforms to enable them grow.
“We are not in the business of waiting for the government to fix every hole in the economy. We believe in creating and innovating ideas to make our economy a better place”.
As part of her mission to bridge the gap between creative producers of Made-in-Nigeria Non-oil products/crafts and their consumers, Bellafricana, a company owned by Bukky that promotes the beauty of Africa launched an online platform in April, 2016 showcasing unique businesses of products and services made in Nigeria (Africa).
I was having a discussion with someone who wanted to know more about the upcoming Bellafricana ACE Awards over the weekend. She asked a question, so why MSMEs, and why not just focus on Medium to Large Enterprises. My response, why not MSMEs? Did you know that MSMEs are major economic growth drivers?
Each passing day reminds me of what Bellafricana stands for, bringing quality Made-in-Nigeria (Africa) businesses to the forefront of the market and bridging the buyer-seller gap.
Sometimes few weeks ago, in February, this garri in the image above went viral across various social media channels in Nigeria. Truth is, I’m not even sure whether it’s made in India or Made in Asia. Nevertheless, it felt like an emotional roller coaster ride.
Here I was, feeling like a detective whilst I watched Nigerians lament out loud. I stood in the shadows burying my head in shame as this product had me thinking of just one sentence ‘Bukky, you have a lot of work to do’.
The management of Bellafricana is officially announcing their first edition of Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards coming up on the 17th of April, 2017. This Annual Creative Exhibition and Award (termed Bellafricana ACE Awards) is fully endorsed by Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and the Nigeria Britain Association.
The theme is “Celebrating Creativity and Innovation”, as it is time to encourage and reward the hardworking creative business owners for impacting lives and the economy.
This post goes out to my fellow perfectionists. So for a while now, after procrastination, the second thing on my negative list to consciously get rid of this year is ‘Over Perfectionism’. I thought it was a good/okay thing, but I now realise there is a very bad side of this trait I have acquired.
The thought of this led to this quote over the weekend, and I’m sure you can relate to it, “Over Perfectionism Can Certainly Kill/Drown Your Beautiful idea”. It’s time to get it behind you, and cast the negative spirit out fast.
Connect Nigeria has announced the 2017 edition of its annual E-Business fair, Africa’s largest business fair that connects micro, small and medium enterprises on the biggest scale the continent has ever seen. The fair will be taking place on Saturday the 18th of February, 2017 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos….
Oh what a year it has been. I don’t know about you, but I am so fond of reflecting on the just concluded year. Thinking of the good and the bad, thanking God for both, and planning in advance for the year to come. My first thanks goes to God for His grace, my husband, my family, my mentors, friends, all verified business owners and you. Thank you for sticking close with Bellafricana this year. This post is basically to give you a summary of how the year was for us at Bellafricana, despite the uncertainties in the Nigerian economy. It was one of the best years thus far for the brand. Let’s get right into it, shall we.
Recent Comments by Bukky Asehinde
- 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