The Eyo festival also known as the Adamu Orisa is a Yoruba festival celebrated in Lagos Island, Nigeria. With no fixed date on the calendar, the Eyo festival was known to only take place when a King or important Chief passed away. The Eyo Masquerades come out in their throngs to escort the soul of the departed and/or to usher in the new leader.
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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.
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.
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)…
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…
If you’re looking for where to buy Natural hair products in Nigeria you must agree that getting quality natural hair and skincare products here can be quite a daunting task.
I have bought terrible coconut oil several times and paid dearly for it. So at Bellafricana, we have identified this need and we want to make it easier for people to get the best quality henceforth.
Did I hear you say; “Yippee the days of wondering where to get quality natural hair and skincare products are over!”?
Yes beautiful people, they surely are!
So come on let’s look at these places with all the trusted natural hair and skincare goodies in Nigeria.
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).
The complete list of Bellafricana ACE Awards nominees have been released and it is with great pleasure to see that well deserving brands made it on…
Adding value and creating impact is a noble cause that should be awarded. This by no means undermines or belittles the efforts of the brands that weren’t nominated, far from it.
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?
Whoever said “women are their own worst enemies” wasn’t lying or understating either. Among women there is jealousy, envy, bitterness, competition, rivalry etc….Women empowering women is such a rarity.
We criticize one another’s style of dressing, background, lifestyle etc. We get in each other’s way negatively, seeking ways to bring down the next girl when we would do so much better minding our business and SUPPORTING one another.