President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr. Olusegun Awolowo as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). A heart felt congratulations to Mr Awolowo on the renewed position as CEO.
Creative MSMEs have invaded Nigeria (Africa) and we certainly are not complaining.
In 2016, it became apparent that Nigeria was an import driven nation and that was how the “buy Naija to grow the Naira” came to be.
However, various sects of the economy are realising that for Nigeria to diversify and become an export driven nation, the beam light falls on MSMEs.
A fresh year is on the calendar and it is almost time for the second edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (termed ACE Awards) hosted by Bellafricana. It brings to Lagos the best creative minds in the fields of Art and Craft, Fashion, Manufacturing, Beauty, Food Produce and so much more.
Ginika Okafor, founded Yili Footwear, a proudly Quality Made in Nigeria brand in 2015. She is on a mission to create locally made trendy, fun and colourful footwear that is not only of top notch quality but also affordable. Inspired by colours, textures and nature. She creates comfortable, quirky footwear to make your feet stand in a crowd. Let’s meet her…
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 holiday season is drawing to an end and it’s time to go back to school. Our children are taller and many of their writing materials, backpacks and more need a change.
In the mist of wrapping up the holidays and resettling to our everyday routine, several important item may be forgotten when shopping for our children’s going back to school.
In this post, we have created a practical checklist to help you remember the essential items every child, young adult or adult going back to school will require.
Say bye to the stress filled days after the holidays! We’ve even gone the extra mile to make checklist charts you can pin for later use here…
Kola nut is native to West Africa though it has found its way to so many other countries. In many West African cultures, it is chewed and it is believed to restore vitality and ease hunger pangs. Kola nuts are an important part of the traditional spiritual practice of many cultures and religion in West Africa, particularly Nigeria.
Having a thirty-five-year history behind it, and with exhibitors from about twenty-one African countries, South African “Africa’s Travel Indaba”, is undoubtedly Africa’s biggest annual tourism marketing event as well as one of the top three events of its kind on the global calendar. Therefore, I am always looking forward to having a great time at this Africa’s own international expo and I must say that in the past four years that I have had the privilege of attending Indaba, it’s been truly fantastic as well as memorable.
The Eyo festival also known as the Adamu Orisa is a Yoruba festival celebrated in Lagos Island, Nigeria. With no fixed date on the calendar, the Eyo festival was known to only take place when a King or important Chief passed away. The Eyo Masquerades come out in their throngs to escort the soul of the departed and/or to usher in the new leader.
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.
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.
Whoever said “women are their own worst enemies” wasn’t lying or understating either. Among women there is jealousy, envy, bitterness, competition, rivalry etc….Women empowering women is such a rarity.
We criticize one another’s style of dressing, background, lifestyle etc. We get in each other’s way negatively, seeking ways to bring down the next girl when we would do so much better minding our business and SUPPORTING one another.