Women Empowering Women

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.

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Did You Miss The Garri Made In India?

Each passing day reminds me of what Bellafricana stands for, bringing quality Made-in-Nigeria (Africa) businesses to the forefront of the market and bridging the buyer-seller gap.

Sometimes few weeks ago, in February, this garri in the image above went viral across various social media channels in Nigeria. Truth is, I’m not even sure whether it’s made in India or Made in Asia. Nevertheless, it felt like an emotional roller coaster ride.

Here I was, feeling like a detective whilst I watched Nigerians lament out loud. I stood in the shadows burying my head in shame as this product had me thinking of just one sentence ‘Bukky, you have a lot of work to do’. 

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6 Benefits of Shea Butter as Diaper Cream

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I am a new convert to the “Shea butter as diaper cream department” and this is not because I downplay the effects of shea butter on the skin. I’m just one of those that will think of Mr Biggs before remembering Chicken Republic.

I’m a brand loyalist especially when it comes to my kids. I mean why would I want to change a product that I have used religiously for the past 7 years and has caused me no grief or complaint?

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Muna&Luchi Child Hair Care Coach (Week1)

Child hair care is not as easy as it seems but also isn’t as difficult as it looks. In this post, I am going to help you begin your journey in figuring out exactly what your child’s hair needs. If you do not already know me, my name is Luchi the founder of the Muna & Luchi Hair Care Brand, I help young mothers, like me, take charge of caring for their children’s hair. …

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Bellafricana Highlight For 2016 | Happy New Year 2017

Oh what a year it has been. I don’t know about you, but I am so fond of reflecting on the just concluded year. Thinking of the good and the bad, thanking God for both, and planning in advance for the year to come. My first thanks goes to God for His grace, my husband, my family, my mentors, friends, all verified business owners and you. Thank you for sticking close with Bellafricana this year. This post is basically to give you a summary of how the year was for us at Bellafricana, despite the uncertainties in the Nigerian economy. It was one of the best years thus far for the brand. Let’s get right into it, shall we. 

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BBC’s 100 Women List 2016: Funke Bucknor Obruthe And Omotade Alalade Makes List

Funke Bucknor Obruthe and Omotade Alalade made history on Monday, 21st of November 2016 as they made The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s list of inspirational and influential women for 2016.

100 women from different walks of life and different origin were listed in BBC’s 100 Women 2016 list. This is the corporation’s way of celebrating the works of inspirational and influential women from across the world….

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The Bold of Art: Chief Nike Okundaye Davies

My first encounter with Chief (Mrs.) Nike Okundaye Davies was when I visited her Art Gallery at Ikate Elegushi roundabout Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria. She is a very lovely and amiable person and I am glad to do this write up on her.

Several years ago I saw a road sign saying “Nike Art”, on my way to my neighbour’s wedding. I think that was my first time of being awake while passing through Lekki-Epe expressway.

My name is Nike and I love art and every form it is presented in. So you can imagine how fast my attention was piqued when I saw this sign. That sign remained in my memory for a long time….

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Michelle Obama’s 10 Rules For Success

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As you go through your journey to fulfilling greatness or shall I say success, it is very important to know and surround yourself with people that inspire you. One of the key people that inspire me are the Obamas, in this case they don’t surround me, however, I follow them very closely from a distance.

I was very glad to have stumbled on this top 10 Rules for success stated by Michelle Obama collated by Evan Carmichael. In the spirit of the presidential election in the United States of America, I thought to share these top 10 rules given by Michelle Obama, just as they depart the White House. 

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Export Procedure For Made in Nigeria Products

Export is one of the major ways I believe the Nigerian market can maximise it’s potential. Most people I’ve met, get to know my stand on import and export before too long.

It is not an hidden fact that I am always on the campaign for exportation of quality made in Nigeria products. This is one of the drive behind Bellafricana. We aim to bridge the gap between the producers and the local & global market.

In this post, one of our Bellafricana Verified business owner shares her first hand experience with the export process. Her name is Achenyo Idachaba, she is the Founder and CEO of MitiMeth, a made in Nigeria initiative that solves environmental problems while creating employment opportunity for the people.

It is always important to learn from each other and pass the lesson learnt on. This is why we would like you to follow Achenyo’s write up closely, you might learn something priceless here too. She writes…

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Natural Is The New Green

Natural is the new green, to some of you reading this, it probably sounds clichéd. You might scoff, roll your eyes even, and say ‘Oh Nike! Come on, of course nature has always been green!! What’s new about that?’

Well, natural hair has always been black, chestnut or whatever colour each individual is born with, *wink*. Also in nature, we have a vast variety of amazing beautiful colours existing naturally. Still it’s nature.

What am I driving at? Green is a symbol for a sustainable future. In Ecology, sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. [1] …

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Yemi Alade features in Shell’s #makethefuture Campaign

Yemi Alade, the popular Nigerian songstress known for her signature-look bold African hairstyle, has claimed her title as the King of Queens once again. Recently, she featured in Shell‘s #makethefuture campaign and she really made us proud as she is the only African featured in the music video.

Yemi, born as Yemi Eberechi Alade, started her climb to stardom when she won the 2009 Peak Talent Show. Ever since, she has been soaring high beautifully and breaking ground after grounds…

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Wilson’s Juice: Nigeria’s First Fresh Lemonade

So many people go for the American dream, but the founders of Wilson’s Juice are of a different opinion. They believe that the Nigerian dream is alive, strong and valid. In their words to CNN, ‘In Nigeria, you can have a Naira and a dream’.

The Wilson’s Juice Company was created in 2010 with a starting capital of just ₦2000 ($10) by 2 brothers, Seyi and Seun Abolaji. This company has since turned to a very lucrative business for the brothers…

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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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