Adire work wear by Delavi Couture is certainly a must have. You already know that a work wear is basically what you wear to work. What better way to step into work, than with an Afrocentric look. Your work wardrobe doesn’t have to be boring, you can still maintain your stylishness with these Adire work wear collection. One of the reasons why I love the Adire work wear collection by Delavi Couture is because they are so colourful, comfortable and proudly made in Nigeria.
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.
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.
The various styles to sew with Adire cloth are becoming more innovative and trendsetting everyday. There is an unmissable hype on the Adire fabric and it has gone beyond using plain old Adire textiles to sew the stereotypical iro and buba, agbada and bubus etc. Now, more fashionable ready to wear Adire pieces are popping up everywhere for stylish millennials.
In 2017 alone, there has been an amazing trend of styles sewn with different variations of the Adire fabric.
Qeturahs Tropika Summer Pop Up is coming up on the 29th and 30th of July 2017 and we are going to be live, experiencing a variety of creative quality made in Nigeria brands. The offline market place promises to be a whole lot of fun. It exists for these quality brands to showcase their innovative products, make sales, network and engage.
Blingshiki redefines African fashion by introducing Rhinestones to substitute traditional embroidery in fabric adornment. Blingshiki is a quality fashion brand that is Inspired from Danshiki. Every design you buy is a custom order and each piece is unique in its own way characterised by beautiful rhinestone detail. Without a doubt, once you put on your blingshiki, you tend to feel and look like a boss.
Every so often after an exhibition, you hear vendors say “I didn’t sell at that exhibition, I wont go back next year” And they state this fact as though the organizers of the exhibition were supposed to lead attendees to each vendor one after the other. In the same vein you hear other vendors talk about how they sold out all their products and you wonder how that is even possible.
The Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 day was marked and Nigeria remains breath-taking following the first and spectacular launch of Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 which took place on the 17th of April, 2017 at D-Venue, Water Corporation Drive, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Lagos, Nigeria.
You can almost still feel the excitement in the air resonating from the crowds on the day to witness this laudable event, the first of its kind in Nigeria and the whole of Africa.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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?”