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.
Hello beautiful people. I bring to you a beautiful friend from Ghana. I haven’t met her just yet so I guess I should call her an e-friend. I have been stalking her instagram page for quite a while now and I really wanted to hear her story. She is creative, friendly and a mother of two adorable kids. She responded to my questions very eloquently and despite her busy schedule, she took out time to answer all my questions. Join me and let’s meet Yvonne Bakuri, the CEO of Bayabs accessories.
I haven’t met this talented lady just yet but after speaking to her, I can already tell you how cool she is. A creative mind with a company that promotes African designs and culture in our everyday lifestyle called African Things. A graduate of the University of Nottingham with a BEng (Hons) in Product Design and Manufacture. Her name is Tosin Lawal. Let’s meet her.
Creativity can be expressed in a lot of ways. Often times, I have come to realise there is always a story behind a brand which is what brought about Bellafricana exclusive interviews. These people inspire me and I hope they inspire you too. Janada Ladidi Kwaji identified a real need in the skin care industry in Nigeria and decided to find solutions whilst exploring her creativity. You need to read her story…
I had the opportunity to meet this talented young man at the Creative Focus event I attended last year. It was almost as though we have met before, as he was friendly and humorous. His name is Yelloseesee (and no it’s not a nickname, he mentioned) Uwaoma, a professional IT Engineer turned artist. An artist who creates classic ink arts using regular pen. Let’s meet him…
I’m excited to introduce this young lady with the name Stephanie Obi to you all. I had connected with Stephanie over a year ago and we were just bbm friends (you know one of those friends you have on Blackberry messenger that you just keep seeing their recent updates but never holla, yes) LOL. It wasn’t until recently I spoke to Stephanie and the conversation lasted for almost an hour (pure intimate business gist). It felt like we had been friends for long. Stephanie is the founder of “St Colours”. Let’s meet her…
For all those who know Folarin aka Falz the Bahd Guy, I’m sure you must agree with me at his level of humility and humor. I met Falz a couple of years ago through one his awesome sisters, Foladele Falana. Falz is the son of the popular respected lawyer Femi Falana. He is a Barrister with a strong passion for music and entertainment. He is an upcoming artist, who is very loved by today’s youths. I was so interested to hear his story, so I thought to share with you on the digest.
The first time I was opportuned to meet Mr Bayo Ademiluyi (founder of Ty-tys) was at the Chevron (Afro-centric) bazaar. It was so random as one of the Bellafricana team had just posted an article about Ty-tys which caught my attention. Mr Ademiluyi is very jovial, down to earth and talented of course. I couldn’t help but interview him to hear the story of how Ty-tys came about.
This year 2015, Bellafricana digest will be bringing some exclusive interviews your way. Today, I was opportuned to interview this young, artistic and talented young lady called Itoro Okon. Itoro is a Geologist turned jewelry designer. She has a great personality, very smart and straight to the point. One of the Nigerian born talents doing great things in the economy.