Not Just Pulp (NJP) is one brand that I am so excited to be associated with. I just love it when a brand captures a niche and does a fantastic job at it. You should be as excited as I am to finally meet the young, vibrant and intelligent lady behind the brand. They are called “the greeting cards of the people” and absolute keepsakes. Her name is Chidinma Akobundu, I bet you can’t wait now. Let’s meet her..
If you haven’t heard of Sacfruits, a Healthy snacks and fruit processing company in Nigeria, then you are really missing out. Sacfruits produces dried fruits, it’s that simple. Just as the name implies, fruits that have been dried. I don’t know about you, but as much as I love eating fruits, I am never able to save some from spoiling. Instead of watching her fruits get spoilt in the kitchen, the founder of SacFruits, Mrs Afie Braimoh-Giwa was inspired to birth SACFruits.
Treasures by ISURA is a jewelry outfit created by Efe Fagbeja who has always been intrigued by jewelry and the way they work.Efe is a bubbly creative who likes to DIY a lot. She is tenacious and perseveres (I guess you have to be when working with precious stones and fragile strings)
It is important to state that as a kid, Efe would pick shells on the beach and try to string the ones with holes in them. It is safe to say that there was absolutely no way she was going to live a life outside of making and designing accessories.
Sahara Sunrise founder and CEO Eme Ugwuegbu, a.k.a, The Shea Butter Lady, is such a likeable person. Not only is she an advocate of Natural healthy hair and body care, but she is also dedicated towards ensuring you have the best care. You certainly have a lot to learn from her, hence why Bellafricana is always bringing to you Exclusive Interviews of founders in the Creative Industry in Nigeria (Africa). Let’s meet her…
Bimbeads Concept Founder and CEO, Bimbo Balogun, is an exceptionally talented and focused lady. I am indeed excited to introduce her to you today. I am sure there’s a lot we all can learn from her.
When we meet such interesting individuals at Bellafricana we don’t keep how wonderful they are to ourselves alone. We generously give you an insight to how amazing they are. So come on beautiful people, let’s meet Bimbo Balogun, founder of Bimbeads …
When you meet genuinely patriotic Nigerians such as the Founders of Always Me, you just can’t help but share the awesome discovery with the world.
In this post, I’d like you to meet Nkemdilim, Ijeoma and Ashim, founders of Always Me by Anne Li. These ladies are not just beautiful, they are interestingly energetic creative ladies, that have mixed their love for children and their passion for the Nigerian identity to put our beautiful country on the map to be known for quality handmade products. Let’s meet them…
It is with great pleasure I want you to meet Jumoke Dada, a lovely and focused lady who is the Founder and CEO of Tǽillo. Jumoke has a great vision for the future of Nigeria and Africa which she has translated into her furniture.
She makes exquisitely crafted furniture using Aso Oke and Ankara fabrics. These furniture forms one of the best use of creativity in aesthetic ambience, that I have come across where furniture is concerned.
Because these fabrics not only carry the essence of our African heritage but also comes in various beautiful colours, I will say, Jumoke has gifted us with a modern antique of our time. I know you want to meet this specially talented lady. Let’s meet her…
I am really excited to introduce you to this gorgeous and amazing vibrant lady Rukayat Ositade, the founder of MyImani. MyImani is an ethno-tribal interior design brand that provides you with unique services in sourcing for rare ethnic artifacts suitable for interior decorations.
During our chat, Rukayat said Imani is a Swahili version of Iman, which means faith. In this interview with her, she shared a lot of interesting and some surprising details about herself.
I’m sure you’re curious to find out too. Come on, let’s meet her…
Ethnikologie CEO, founder of the African arts and craft store has a lot to inspire us with. Have you always had a passion to do something but always take a step back thinking maybe it’s not the best path for you?
You need to meet the founder of Ethnikologie, Titiloye Ashamu who’s passion has led to the creation of her amazing business in arts and crafts.
Let’s meet her now and take a note or two from her. Come on!
You might have been wondering who the brain behind Midas Naturals is. Well, say no more, the Bellafricana fairy has waved her magic wand and now presents to you the PhD research scientist with a golden touch on natural products for hair and skin care.
I am excited to introduce to you the founder of the brand called ‘Beautifully Nappy’. This lovely lady happens to be someone I have known even before she started her business, but her journey as an entrepreneur as drawn us together. She is really down to earth, with a great sense of humour and can turn you to a natural everything from hair, body products and all if you give her the chance. This is one of the things I admire about her and you should meet her too.
Oluwatosin is the Creative Director at Jedidiah’s Place and has a City and Guilds Certificate in Creative Techniques in Textiles, a Diploma in Jewellery Design and Repair and was tutored privately in designing and making leather handbags in the United Kingdom by Katherine Pogson. She is at present working on another diploma in Jewellery design, which has a business module. She has handmade and sold accessories over a five-year period. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and has practiced law for over 20 years. Let’s meet her…
Meet this creative young lady who is so passionate about Africa and all things African. We are always inspired by people who take up the courage to turn their passion to business. We know how challenging it can be to conceive an idea and actually make money from it. So we are always excited to hear the story behind a growing brand. Let’s meet her.
I am so excited to introduce this amazing woman to you. She uses Nigerian Adire Indigo fabrics for interior decorations. I met her at a competition for entrepreneurs in 2014. Do you know how cool it is to meet people who are of like minds as you? I bet you don’t! This woman makes me proud to be an entrepreneur. Miss Celestina Utoro (founder of Catyna designs ) is so passionate about her work and she understands the word ‘synergy’.
Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old. She is an artist, animator, designer, philanthropist, environmentalist, and girls rights activist. She thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk on Ted talk.