Bellafricana.com Says ACE 2017 Focuses on ‘Made-In-Nigeria’ Patronage

In continuation of the role it plays in promoting Made-in-Nigeria quality products in the Nigerian economy by helping as many quality creative small businesses be at the forefront of the market, Bellafricana.com has also launched African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) to encourage those engaged in creating richer platforms.

The Founder, Bukky Asehinde, wonders, “Why should we wait on financial backing from the government and big institutions to help this industry? When we can create a platform to connect these Afrocentric businesses, they are maximising raw materials in Nigeria (Africa), providing employment for local talents within the country and creating wealth for the Nation”. 

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Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominees

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.

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Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards

The management of Bellafricana is officially announcing their first edition of Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards coming up on the 17th of April, 2017. This Annual Creative Exhibition and Award (termed Bellafricana ACE Awards) is fully endorsed by Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and the Nigeria Britain Association.

The theme is “Celebrating Creativity and Innovation”, as it is time to encourage and reward the hardworking creative business owners for impacting lives and the economy. 

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Why Buy Nigerian?

My eaves dropped at dinner last night and I heard someone ask “Why buy Nigerian?” with the main bone of contention being the quality of made in Nigeria products.

If you ask me, (even if you don’t I’d still tell you anyway) the concern of quality particularly is a little bit played out. Nigerians are not only becoming more innovative; most are also paying supreme attention to detail and quality.

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Best Natural Hair Products for Natural Girls

Most natural hair girls aka naturalistas, especially the sistas (hehe…) with stubborn and brittle 4C type hair, know that the simple act of running a comb through it is a proper STRUGGLE!

I hear the permed ladies whisper “so why do you put yourselves through the stress of 2 strand twists, bantu knots, silk scarves, breaking combs etc. Why don’t you just save yourselves undue pressure and relax those curls huh?”

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The History Of Adire Textile

Adire textile, pronounced as Ah-DEE-reh is an age old indigo die textile indigenous to the Yoruba tribe of the Southwestern Nigeria. This textile is rich in beauty and culture as much as it has a rich history.

In this post, you will learn about the history of the Àdìre textile and follow its’ progression through time. How did the textile come about, where was it first made, who wore it first, how did it travel to other tribes and countries, where it is on the global sphere?

Yes, we had all these questions and more and knew many people out there too must have pondered on this also.  To answer some of these questions, we at Bellafricana have done an extensive research on the subject to share the knowledge with the world. Let’s read on…

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Modest Market Place – Anniversary Edition

Modest Market Place, a growing market that caters to modest lifestyle enthusiasts took the retail event scene by surprise exactly a year ago. Unlike many other retail events, Modest Market Place (MMP) does more than create an avenue for business owners to showcase their products or services.

MMP is a community of like-minded individuals whose beliefs on the ethics of business has fostered a relationship beyond the retail events. The marketplace which is now popularly called by its acronym MMP, has promoted many micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) over the course of one year…

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360Creativehub: First Fashion Co-Working Space In Lagos

360Creative Hub has something really special for fashion entrepreneurs and enthusiasts based in Lagos. Fashion is arguably the next big deal in Nigeria and as such, has seen many entrepreneurs emerge than most special crafts in Nigeria.  Their needs range from machinery to office space where they can work and create, to runways where they can flaunt their creativity.

Real Estate in Lagos can be a business killer hence the need to create a workspace for these bubbly entrepreneurs to express themselves, free from financial inhibition. Space where they can find specific materials for production and a chance at mentoring and professional advice. A space like 360Creative Hub…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend: Shop, Learn, Be Awed!

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If you’re a lover of fashion you will be excited to learn about the grand fashion weekend event GTBank is organizing. GTBank is also known as Gaurantee Trust Bank or simply as GTB, is a commercial bank in Nigeria.

They have planned a Fashion Weekend that promises to be highly exciting. This event boasts to bring under one roof, the most promising, talented and recognised fashion designers, brands and retail enterprises from across Nigeria and abroad…

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Meet The Founders Of Always Me | Exclusive Interview

By Wednesday, September 28, 2016 0 , , , , Permalink 8

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…

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Ankara Wedding Inspirations

Do something different from the norm with these lovely Ankara wedding ideas we’ve got outlined here.

Ankara to some people may just be known as the capital of Turkey, but to many Africans and even globally now, it is a beautifully coloured fabric that has been worn for ages.

Mostly this fabric is made of cotton material. It is available as African wax print, Holland wax or Dutch wax. In this article, we will be talking about various ways you can use Ankara in your wedding. 

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