Adire Cloth in Nigeria : A Book Review on Adire Textile

Adire cloth (pronounced Ah-DEER-eh), is one of the many African textiles I really love. It is quite versatile and I love the way the patterns can be so simple and yet unique.  It is an age old textile of African origin which has been brought up in several discussions for many years.

With the changing times and discovery of newer findings, a revised edition of old Adire cloth publications is a welcome introduction to our knowledge accumulation. Adire is a Yoruba word for indigo-dyed style of fabrics, it is so unique that it can be considered a form of cloth art….

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Meet The Founder Of Tǽillo | Exclusive Interview

It is with great pleasure I want you to meet Jumoke Dada, a lovely and focused lady who is the Founder and CEO of Tǽillo. Jumoke has a great vision for the future of Nigeria and Africa which she has translated into her furniture.

She makes exquisitely crafted furniture using Aso Oke and Ankara fabrics. These furniture forms one of the best use of creativity in aesthetic ambience, that I have come across where furniture is concerned.

Because these fabrics not only carry the essence of our African heritage but also comes in various beautiful colours, I will say, Jumoke has gifted us with a modern antique of our time. I know you want to meet this specially talented lady. Let’s meet her…

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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…

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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…

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Meet The Founder of MyImani | Exclusive Interview

I am really excited to introduce you to this gorgeous and amazing vibrant lady Rukayat Ositade, the founder of MyImani. MyImani is an ethno-tribal interior design brand that provides you with unique services in sourcing for rare ethnic artifacts suitable for interior decorations.

During our chat, Rukayat said Imani is a Swahili version of Iman, which means faith. In this interview with her, she shared a lot of interesting and some surprising details about herself.

I’m sure you’re curious to find out too. Come on, let’s meet her… 

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Introducing Your One Stop Shop for Wedding Gifts and Souvenirs

Are you looking for where to get lovely custom made wedding gifts, Aso Ebi gifts, wedding favours, African gifts in Nigeria, African souvenirs, unique Afrocentric souvenirs, wedding souvenirs and unique corporate gift items in Nigeria? Look no further. We bring to you a company called Bellafricana.

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Wedding Accessories and Ties for The Nigerian Groom

I think it’s very important as a Groom on your wedding day to stand out from the crowd with the right wedding accessories. This simply means, everything you wear from your shoes, suit, shirt, bow tie, tie, waist coat, cufflinks, wristwatch, socks, even boxers has to be on point. I hope nothing was left out.

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Meet Stephanie Unaeze, Founder of Tiennette1907 | Exclusive Interview

I came across Stephanie’s Illustrations on Instagram and she caught my attention. I almost felt like a proud sister, and immediately reposted her creative art. I became interested to get to know her more and to hear her story. She is a computer scientist turned painter and Illustrator. Let’s meet her.

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Bellafricana.com Relaunches, Focuses on Afrocentric (Made in Nigeria) Businesses.

As part of her quest to bridge the gap between artisans, manufacturers of Afrocentric products and their consumers, Bellafricana, a company that promotes the beauty of Africa relaunches an online platform showcasing unique businesses of products and services made in Nigeria (Africa). The online platform is now (www.bellafricana.com) launched to showcase, promote and celebrate local creative artisans and small business owners of Afrocentric brands in Africa. Starting with Nigeria her home-land, the plan is to take it one African Country at a time. 

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