The Importance of Exhibitions and Trade Shows

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The importance of exhibitions and trade shows cannot be over emphasized. …

According to Inter Ads, “Exhibitions serve as an influential platform for companies, professionals and industry experts to come together, share information and build long-lasting business relationships. In established economies, exhibitions are a vital part of product marketing, along with direct selling, advertising, direct mail and the internet. In new and emerging markets, they serve as a major stimulus for industrial and commercial development.

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Bukky Asehinde from Nigeria Created a Platform to bridge the Global Buyer-Seller Gap for Creatives.

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. 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).

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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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Metrowoman Introduces the Power Brunch Series

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Metrowoman Limited presents a landmark goal-setting workshop for female entrepreneurs on Saturday January 20, 2018. This workshop will enable female entrepreneurs to hone their goal-setting and execution skills as they enter a new year of limitless possibilities.

The theme of this must-attend workshop is “How To Set the Right Goals And Smash Them In 2018”. The highly interactive strategy session will focus on the following:

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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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An Alternative Thrift Shopping Experience for Lagosians

The Thrift Shopping Experience for Lagosians is set to host you. Shop previously-loved and brand new stylish pieces at unbelievably affordable prices. Imagine a thrift store that doubles as an exhibition; No cluttered racks, no piles to dig through… just a selection of stylish items coupled with good music, a well-designed space, and an ambience that makes you want to indulge. 

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A Celebration of Post-Colonial Architecture: The Amaros

The Amaros by Ethnik celebrates the beauty of post-colonial architecture with the exhibition of Photography and New Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi collection of fashion accessories.

This exhibition inspired by the Nigerian graphic designer and photographer is scheduled to hold on Sunday, 15th October 2017 at 2PM, Red Door Art Gallery, 51 Bishop Oluwole St. Victoria Island Lagos. 

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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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Top 5 Natural Face Masks Made in Nigeria

Finding Natural face masks that actually work is like looking for a pin in a hay stack. Personally, I have tried and tested so many clay face masks for an even skin tone, acne, wrinkles and anti aging (even though I’m young forever) my face almost ran away from me

Natural face masks come highly recommended if you are looking for instant brighter skin. Face masks reduce pore size, restore skin moisture, clears and brightens complexion, gets rid of blackheads, acne, wrinkles etc

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Sharon Ojong, Arese Ugwu, VJ Kola and Ahah Nnnani Attend Zazaii Catwalk and Cocktails Party

By Monday, September 11, 2017 0 , , , Permalink 8

Zazaii flagship store, at 36 Balarabe Musa Street, Victoria Island, was bubbly with fun, colours, media personalities and drinks from Martell on the 27th of August, as Zazaii showcases some of the best African brands’ collections on the catwalk.

Zazaii is known for being a one stop platform for African designers like Andrea Iyamah, Ejiro Amos, Eve and Tribe, Bibi Lawrence to showcase their fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands and it’s been a huge success for the past five years. 

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BBL Consult Introduces Speak Awards Africa

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BBL Consult Limited, an Accra based consultancy firm has revealed its latest concept, dubbed, Speak Awards Africa; an award show to recognize artisans and other stakeholders in the creative arts industry, who have successfully managed their brands.

The three-day event is scheduled to take place from November 29 to December 1, in 2 segments. The first segment will occur on November 29 and 30, which consists a conference and an exhibition show. The conference will discuss various topics and the importance of fusing business into creative arts whiles the exhibition show will create a platform for the display of arts and merchandise. 

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Back To School Checklist For All Age Groups

The holiday season is drawing to an end and it’s time to go back to school. Our children are taller and many of their writing materials, backpacks and more need a change.

In the mist of wrapping up the holidays and resettling to our everyday routine, several important item may be forgotten when shopping for our children’s going back to school.

In this post, we have created a practical checklist to help you remember the essential items every child, young adult or adult going back to school will require.

Say bye to the stress filled days after the holidays! We’ve even gone the extra mile to make checklist charts you can pin for later use here…

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