Creative Christmas Gifts Ideas

Christmas season is here again, what Christmas Gifts are you getting for your loved ones? You don’t know yet? Alright then, Bellafricana is here to the rescue *wink*

Christmas comes to bless the earth. It is a time for everybody to be happy and merry. But what makes this season more special to us all, are the type of gifts we give and get.

So we have drawn up a list of really creative Christmas gifts ideas for you to wow your loved ones. And hey, you can even decide to surprise your enemies with a yummy package for the festive season, spread the love to all men! Christ is born!!…

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The First Edition of The Sole Adventurer Digital Magazine Is Out!

We are pleased to announce that the first edition of The Sole Adventurer digital magazine is finally out!

This issue highlights Nigeria’s presence at the 12th edition of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal as we profile the five Nigerian artists featured alongside other international artists. Bapstiste Madinier gives an overview of the biennale and highlights some of its challenges, while in a conversation with Simon Njami Artistic Director of the 12th Dak’Art Biennale, Bukola Oye navigates the basis for the theme and the urgent need to reignite an African dream and hope in Africa…

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To be a Jeweler in Nigeria or not to be a Jeweler : Part 2 (Evolution) by Ibironke Oduniyi

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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Environmental Problem Turned Into a Beneficial Solution By Achenyo Idachaba

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Achenyo Idachaba is the founder of MitiMeth who turned an environmental problem into a beneficial solution. Born in the US to Nigerian parents spent her formative years between Nigeria and America. Many see water weed as a nuisance but Achenyo Idachaba identified it as a business opportunity. She turned these watery weeds into a tangible, bespoke craft thus transforming an environmental problem into a beneficial solution. 

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Bellafricana an Online Platform for Afrocentric Products and Services

Bellafricana, an online platform for Afrocentric products, services. I have a dream! That one day, Afrocentric products and services will be globally accessible. I want to share with you how Bellafricana started, and the next phase for Bellafricana. We are presently upgrading our website for a better experience. I moved back in 2012 to Nigeria after few years out of the Country for studies…

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Spotlight Wednesday | Zerihun Yetmgeta

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Zerihun is an internationally acclaimed Ethiopian artist whose artistic talent was discovered at a very early age. He was nicknamed as the “scientist” while attending boarding school because he enjoyed working with his hands and making things. He won a national art competition, known as the “All Ethiopian School” competition at the age of fifteen, since then he knew his destiny was to pursue the life of an artist. He started painting classes at the Empress Menen Handicraft School soon after he completed high school. He proceeded to Alle School of Fine Arts, Addis Ababa a year later, where he studied from 1963 to 1968.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba

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Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba popularly called Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world.  He knew how to draw in his days and that prompted him to study art and mural-painting at the Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués de Bingerville.

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Meet The Founder Of Catyna Designs | Exclusive Interview

I am so excited to introduce this amazing woman to you. She uses Nigerian Adire Indigo fabrics for interior decorations. I met her at a competition for entrepreneurs in 2014. Do you know how cool it is to meet people who are of like minds as you? I bet you don’t! This woman makes me proud to be an entrepreneur. Miss Celestina Utoro (founder of Catyna designs ) is so passionate about her work and she understands the word ‘synergy’.

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Jewelry By Itoro Okon

By Monday, June 29, 2015 0 Permalink 4

The Itoro Okon Brand is an artistically crafted, uniquely designed jewelry line. 

They characterize pieces to embody style, elegance and the passion for the art of jewelry making. They create an elusive look to every piece, crafting not just another piece in your collection but  “THE” piece in your collection.

Their unique and artistic pieces never go unnoticed.

Each piece is specifically designed to embody a client’s personality and fashion style. From the inception of the design, to the assembly of Itoro’s  work into a purposeful and ornate pattern, each piece is a journey that tells a unique story.

Create. Imagine. Love it.

itoro collection 3

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Meet The Founder of African Things | Exclusive Interview

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I haven’t met this talented lady just yet but after speaking to her, I can already tell you how cool she is. A creative mind with a company that promotes African designs and culture in our everyday lifestyle called African Things. A graduate of the University of Nottingham with a BEng (Hons) in Product Design and Manufacture. Her name is Tosin Lawal. Let’s meet her. 

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Meet The Founder of ST Colours | Exclusive Interview

By Saturday, March 21, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 3

I’m excited to introduce this young lady with the name Stephanie Obi to you all. I had connected with Stephanie over a year ago and we were just bbm friends (you know one of those friends you have on Blackberry messenger that you just keep seeing their recent updates but never holla, yes) LOL. It wasn’t until recently I spoke to Stephanie and the conversation lasted for almost an hour (pure intimate business gist). It felt like we had been friends for long. Stephanie is the founder of “St Colours”. Let’s meet her…

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