Lines of a Young Man’s Wrinkle. Brand New Spoken Word Single by RezthaPoet

The Spoken Word Poet, RezthaPoet (Adebola Afolabi) has finally dropped a new single, titled ‘Lines of a Young Man’s Wrinkle’.  This post-Exposit album single, had been performed live to a selected class of creatives and critics before its release on 9th of May 2018.

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Are You Struggling With Procrastination? Read This!

How many times have you put things off till the last minute? Or pushed things forward till you have little or no time at all to get the task done. This is how procrastination begins a toxic relationship with you.

This simple action when overlooked for too long, can unconsciously become a habit. Procrastination in large part reflects our struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we’ll feel tomorrow, or the next day. “I don’t feel like it” takes precedence over goals; however, it then begets a downward spiral of negative emotions that deter future effort.

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The Official Top 3 Nominees List for ACE Awards 2018

Here is the full list of the top 3 nominees for ACE Awards 2018

1) BEST CREATIVE KIDPRENEUR

DANIELLA ART STUDIO

Daniella Soje is a 10 years old, as a little Girl she would write stories and illustrate them in drawing and then she would tell her Mum to print them so that she can sell them and that was at the age of 5 or 6.

she recently started focusing more On her art, she was taught  how make toothpick collage in school  and she did a toothpick  Range Deer at school and when she got home she asked her mother  to frame her artwork . she was inspired by her younger sister to start  her own match stick design. Her brand name is “DANIELLA ART STUDIO”. she likes  to create and design images that adults and kids would love. using toothpick match sticks and beads.

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6 Tips on How to Get Votes For An Award

An award as you might already know is a mark of recognition given in honour of an achievement you have made in a community, an economy or impact. Being nominated for an award is exciting enough but winning that award surely beats it! How then can you move from being a Nominee to an Awardee? Here are some tips nominees miss out on..

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Bellafricana ACE Awards 2018 | What to Expect at the Second Edition

Creative MSMEs have invaded Nigeria (Africa) and we certainly are not complaining.

In 2016, it became apparent that Nigeria was an import driven nation and that was how the “buy Naija to grow the Naira” came to be.

However, various sects of the economy are realising that for Nigeria to diversify and become an export driven nation, the beam light falls on MSMEs.

A fresh year is on the calendar and it is almost time for the second edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (termed ACE Awards) hosted by Bellafricana. It brings to Lagos the best creative minds in the fields of Art and Craft, Fashion, Manufacturing, Beauty, Food Produce and so much more.

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Meet the Founder of Yili Footwear | Exclusive Interview

Ginika Okafor, founded Yili Footwear, a proudly Quality Made in Nigeria brand in 2015. She is on a mission to create locally made trendy, fun and colourful footwear that is not only of top notch quality but also affordable. Inspired by colours, textures and nature. She creates comfortable, quirky footwear to make your feet stand in a crowd. Let’s meet her…

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Bellafricana Story for 2017 | Happy New Year 2018

At the end of every year there is always a strong urge to reflect on the just concluded year. Firstly grateful to God for the good and the bad and planning in advance for the year to come. Thankful to my husband, my family, my staff (Gbemi & Dora), my mentors (Prince Adeyemi Adefulu, Mr Lanre Adisa, Mrs Joyce Akpata, Mr Segun Awolowo and much more), friends, destiny helpers, all verified business owners and you. Thank you for supporting Bellafricana through this year. This post is basically to give you an highlight of how year 2017 was for us at Bellafricana. It was truly an amazing year for the brand. 

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Bellafricana Creative Festival

The Bellafricana Creative Festival is set to hold on the 28th of December, because what better way to end the year than to throw a huge Made in Nigeria festival featuring some awesome Afrocentric producers? 

This would be the first Creative Festival hosted by Bellafricana and to be honest, we were just going to hold on till the next annual African Creative Exhibition (ACE) Awards in 2018, but due to popular demand we decided to have the December festival and guess what? We are super excited about it.

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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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NEPC Sponsors Bellafricana Member Selected For An Award In The US

Bellafricana.com, an online platform that connects quality indigenous/afrocentric creatives to their global consumers, strives to enhance non-oil export in the Nigerian Economy with the support of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Olusegun Awolowo.

The overarching aim is to bridge the gap between producers of locally made products and their consumers locally and globally, thereby enhancing the zero oil movement.

In line with the dream of the present and future government, Bellafricana is grooming a community of quality indigenous creative businesses with exportable products which have the potential of increasing the economy’s export earnings by multiple folds.

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17 Social Media Mistakes That Are Killing Your Brand

Social media marketing is one of the most effectual ways a brand can use to build awareness, interact with customers and find potential clients so it’s no wonder why many businesses are adapting to it. Besides, it does seem rather easy enough – Post, like, share, comment. Right? 

Wrong.

Social media is a tool and like most tools, if used carelessly can do your business more harm than good. You wouldn’t want to chase your existing customers away and repel potential ones would you?

I think not.

Without further ado, below are lists of social media marketing faux pas that can ruin or are already ruining your brand.

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9 Tips For Vendors And Exhibitors

Every so often after an exhibition, you hear vendors say “I didn’t sell at that exhibition, I wont go back next year” And they state this fact as though the organizers of the exhibition were supposed to lead attendees to each vendor one after the other. In the same vein you hear other vendors talk about how they sold out all their products and you wonder how that is even possible. 

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