Back To School Checklist For All Age Groups

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…

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Top 22 Styles To Sew With Adire Cloth in Nigeria 2017

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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.

If you are looking for top styles to sew with Adire cloth in Nigeria, then you might want to read this article to the very end, because I guarantee that I am not about to bore you.

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Football & Chill Births in Lagos

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Organizers of Football & Chill have announced the maiden edition of the much anticipated social networking event which will slated to kick of in Lagos with subsequent editions across major cities in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

Football & Chill is a social development and social networking initiative aimed at advancing the Football culture in Nigeria and to foster togetherness by celebrating Football as a unifying factor in a fun filled, secured and an entertaining atmosphere. 

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Beautiful Heritage Exhibition

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You are invited to the Beautiful Heritage exhibition. An exhibition of Style, Elegance and fun pieces of clothing items (for Men & Women), Jewelry and home decor.

This exhibition is a collaboration between three indigenous businesses run by women entrepreneurs. Proverbs Creations by Bukola Adenuga, African Idy by Idy Toye-Arulogun and Eira by Ronke Akpata. 

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The History Of Aso-Oke Textile

Aso-oke is the traditional wear of the Yoruba’s (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). The Yoruba’s are the second largest tribe in Nigeria after the Northerners. Aso-Oke is a cloth that is worn on special occasions by the Yoruba’s usually for chieftaincy, festivals, engagement, naming ceremony and other important events. 

It is said that “the beauty of Aso-Oke comes out more when it is taken as Aso-Ebi (group of people e.g. friends, families e.t.c)”, however Bellafricana is prepared to show the beauty of Aso-Oke in interior decorations, fashion, shoes, bags and many more.

Cloth weaving (Aso-Oke) started centuries ago amongst the Yoruba’s but predominantly amongst the Iseyin’s (Oyo-State), Ede (Osun State) and Okene (Kogi State) and some areas in Ghana. The fibres used for weaving are either locally sourced or brought from neighbouring states (northern parts of the country).

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3 Lessons To Learn From The EFCC Social Media Handler

By Friday, July 28, 2017 0 , , Permalink 4

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was set up by the Nigerian government to fight corruption and has a high level of support from the presidency, so imagine our surprise when sometime in 2016, the commissions twitter account “came alive” and constantly encompassed it’s followers with a healthy dose of laughs and thought provoking tweets daily 

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Lessons In Branding 2 – DODO Design Agency Partners With Bellafricana

DODO Design Agency partners with Bellafricana, a brand with a strong message, to create an equally powerful image. Last week, we shared a lesson in the branding process. The first step that was mentioned was for you to ensure you do your research. We are now so close to revealing the new Bellafricana brand, but before then here is the second step to take into consideration.  

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Sacfruits, Healthy Snacks in Nigeria

If you haven’t heard of Sacfruits, a Healthy snacks and fruit processing company in Nigeria, then you are really missing out. Sacfruits produces dried fruits, it’s that simple. Just as the name implies, fruits that have been dried. I don’t know about you, but as much as I love eating fruits, I am never able to save some from spoiling. Instead of watching her fruits get spoilt in the kitchen, the founder of SacFruits, Mrs Afie Braimoh-Giwa was inspired to birth SACFruits

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Lessons In Branding – DODO Design Agency Partners With Bellafricana

A behind the scenes look at the branding process and why it’s important for business (A 3-part series). A few months ago, a business owner called me. She wasn’t making any sales. She had a great business that met a growing need amongst Nigerians, how to eat and live healthy. Her business made and sold healthy 100% organic meals, snacks, drinks and even cosmetic products, and her passion for people living their best life was so inspiring. However, her identity, packaging and website were all hindering her from making sales. Many people, she complained, had point blank told her that with her packaging, no one would take her seriously. 

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