Recent Posts by Bukky Asehinde

The Lagos Leather Fair 2017

You are invited to The Lagos Leather Fair, the first ever specialised fair of its kind on this scale in Nigeria. The LAGOS LEATHER FAIR is a private initiative born out of a need to redress the current situation, specifically within the leather industry. It is fundamentally a business project designed to unlock the huge potential of the leather industry and to empower the players along the leather value chain. Its ultimate goal is to deliberate on the challenges facing the industry, start a discourse, tell our stories and offer innovative solutions.

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8 Natural Beauty Brands in Nigeria

When you see that you are glowing, you know it has something to do with the kind of products that either goes into your skin or mouth. You need to ensure you show your body some love, and stay away from harsh chemicals. This is why I have made it easier for you to identify 8 Natural beauty brands you can trust in Nigeria. Natural Beauty is a lifestyle that is sustainable.

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Inner Beautee: Natural and Organic Beauty Products Made in Nigeria

The ethos at Inner Beautee is “feel good, look good” and I totally agree with that statement, as they take pride in taking care of all clients inside-out. Inner Beautee works hard to provide African inspired Natural, Organic, Fair-traded and Traceable quality bath, hair and skin care products.

All ingredients are free from parabens, vegan and baby friendly, not tested on animals and packaged in 100% recyclable materials. 

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Aweni Organics: Natural Hand-crafted Shea Butter-based Products

Aweni Organics is one of the top natural beauty manufacturing companies in Nigeria. All their products aim to create 100% Natural Hand-crafted Shea Butter-based products of a High Quality. They thoughtfully package and present each product to ensure an exceptional African body care experience.

All luxurious Soaps, Whipped Body Butters, Soothing Balms and Moisturising Oil Blends are made from carefully and ethically sourced and selected Food Grade Organic Shea Butter, Nourishing Oils and Botanical Extracts; 95% of which are indigenous, primarily to Nigeria, and then the African Continent.

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Made in Nigeria Leather Furniture and Gifts

SIOD Handcrafted Leather Furniture and gifts are Made in Nigeria, all products are individually handmade to perfection, with the promise to deliver the most unique leather goods and gifts to you. Need quality Made in Nigeria Leather furniture and gifts? Then look no further. Our crafts are top notch quality hand made in Nigeria. With over 10 years experience, we create bespoke and quality products made with genuine leather. 

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Tǽillo: Furniture Rebranding Culture in Nigeria

Taeillo is on a mission to rebrand culture through design. I once read a quote by Taeillo, “Nobody is interested in our culture because we have not made it appealing”. This statement I believe is generational. We certainly have a lost culture. Especially this generation. I’m not even sure what to expect of generations after this.

Part of which is what Bellafricana is restoring, just as Taeillo says… the only way we can change this is to “Brand our culture positively and use it as a tool of influence”. And I couldn’t agree more.. Welcome to the Modern Africa.

A piece of Taeillo in your space speaks volume and leaves a renewed piece of a lost culture. 

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Opportunities In A Recession: The Role of Creative Enterprise

The Nigeria-Britain Association held a seminar to discuss Opportunities in a recession and the role of Creative Enterprise, which recently took place at The Lagos Resource Centre, 9 Anifowoshe street Victoria Island, Lagos at 9am. The aim of the lecture-seminar was to give participants tools with which to grow their creative businesses including information on how to access existing platforms for skills and funding that can enhance their business growth, especially in a recession.

I thought to give you a breakdown of all I learnt on the day because I am certain you will gain one or two things from my note. 

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Meaningful Living Whilst Pursuing Creative and Innovative Attainments by Prince Yemisi Shyllon

The creative and innovative industry is one of the major bedrocks of the economic development and civilization of the advanced world. It involves all those human activities that bring into form out of nothing, through imagination, design and production. It creates investments that sustains humanity, keeps it gainfully employed and assures the continuous development of the world.

Meaningful living on the other hand, is about deriving happiness from helping the vulnerable people in society. It is a lifestyle. It is about helping the helpless members of society. It involves living the life of giving,planting seeds for trees that will someday give shade to people that we may never meet. It is a lifestyle of deriving happiness from promoting the welfare of others by providing succour to the needy to better their lives. 

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African Foods & Products Exhibition Organised by NACC and Supported by USAID

The National President, the Board of Directors and the entire membership of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, invites you to participate and partner on the upcoming African Food and Products Conference and Exhibition themed ‘Unlocking Market Opportunities for Global Competitiveness’.  

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Beautifully Nappy Launches Nigeria’s 1st Online Organic and Natural Beauty Store

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. 

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SME Africa

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. 

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Looking for Quality Unique Gift Items in Nigeria?

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. 

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Post Event Press Release – Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017

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. 

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Founder’s Speech at Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017

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)… 

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