I am not too big on jewelry, but it is very important to me that any piece of jewelry I have to put on, is elegant and has just the right amount of lustre. It is very important to understand how jewelry works with your outfits, as they can either overshadow your entire lool or may be covered by the design and color of the clothes.
Since 2016, the unofficial mantra, ‘buy Naija to grow the naira’, has followed us and is still going strong. Made in Nigeria brands have not fallen short in the improvement of the quality of their products and services. In fact, we have noticed a serious growth in the creative industry and a consistent improvement of the standard quality of products.
The gorgeous Adebola Ashade, is the CEO/Founder of Hadash Jewelry. Her beautiful smile and warm persona are a part of her that you can easily spot from the other end of the room. Adebola Ashade is an amazing woman who is breaking boundaries and shattering glass ceilings with her business, @adornedbyhadash
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 journey to becoming a Jeweler in Nigeria continued. Going to Central Saints Martins College of Arts still remains top Ten one of the best things that has ever happened to me because my real journey into goldsmithing started from there. I got introduced to different techniques that I was clueless about and this was a different ball game entirely.
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Three years on, Minku continues to define a fresh sub-Saharan aesthetic through its subtle use of cultural elements and artisan approach to contemporary bagmaking.
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