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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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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Environmental Problem Turned Into a Beneficial Solution By Achenyo Idachaba

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Achenyo Idachaba is the founder of MitiMeth who turned an environmental problem into a beneficial solution. Born in the US to Nigerian parents spent her formative years between Nigeria and America. Many see water weed as a nuisance but Achenyo Idachaba identified it as a business opportunity. She turned these watery weeds into a tangible, bespoke craft thus transforming an environmental problem into a beneficial solution. 

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Spotlight Wednesday | Zerihun Yetmgeta

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Zerihun is an internationally acclaimed Ethiopian artist whose artistic talent was discovered at a very early age. He was nicknamed as the “scientist” while attending boarding school because he enjoyed working with his hands and making things. He won a national art competition, known as the “All Ethiopian School” competition at the age of fifteen, since then he knew his destiny was to pursue the life of an artist. He started painting classes at the Empress Menen Handicraft School soon after he completed high school. He proceeded to Alle School of Fine Arts, Addis Ababa a year later, where he studied from 1963 to 1968.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba

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Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba popularly called Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world.  He knew how to draw in his days and that prompted him to study art and mural-painting at the Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués de Bingerville.

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