Meet the Founder of Yili Footwear | Exclusive Interview

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…

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Bellafricana Creative Festival

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.

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3 Lessons To Learn From The EFCC Social Media Handler

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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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Meaningful Living Whilst Pursuing Creative and Innovative Attainments by Prince Yemisi Shyllon

The creative and innovative industry is one of the major bedrocks of the economic development and civilization of the advanced world. It involves all those human activities that bring into form out of nothing, through imagination, design and production. It creates investments that sustains humanity, keeps it gainfully employed and assures the continuous development of the world.

Meaningful living on the other hand, is about deriving happiness from helping the vulnerable people in society. It is a lifestyle. It is about helping the helpless members of society. It involves living the life of giving,planting seeds for trees that will someday give shade to people that we may never meet. It is a lifestyle of deriving happiness from promoting the welfare of others by providing succour to the needy to better their lives. 

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Post Event Press Release – Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017

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. 

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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, 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”. 

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Bukky Asehinde from Nigeria Created a Platform to bridge the Global Buyer-Seller Gap for Creatives.

Bukky Asehinde from Nigeria aims to help creative Afrocentric businesses in Africa connect to their local and global consumers. 

With the current Rise of Made-in-Nigeria (Africa) products, which is making more Nigerians look inwards to recover from the Recession. is playing a key role in the Nigerian economy by helping as many quality creative small businesses be at the forefront of the market and creating richer platforms to enable them grow.

“We are not in the business of waiting for the government to fix every hole in the economy. We believe in creating and innovating ideas to make our economy a better place”.

As part of her mission to bridge the gap between creative producers of Made-in-Nigeria Non-oil products/crafts and their consumers, Bellafricana, a company owned by Bukky that promotes the beauty of Africa launched an online platform in April, 2016 showcasing unique businesses of products and services made in Nigeria (Africa).

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Buy a Table at the Awards Dinner to Support Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017

I was having a discussion with someone who wanted to know more about the upcoming Bellafricana ACE Awards over the weekend. She asked a question, so why MSMEs, and why not just focus on Medium to Large Enterprises. My response, why not MSMEs? Did you know that MSMEs are major economic growth drivers? 

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Bellafricana ACE Exhibition 2017- Network, Engage, Transact

Bellafricana is an initiative focused on Made in Nigeria (non oil) goods and services. We are a community that bridges the buyer-seller gap and creates a wider outreach for Nigerian (African) products and services locally and globally…

We create opportunities for customers and suppliers to NET – Network, Engage and Transact.

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Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards

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. 

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Connect Nigeria E-Business fair 2017

Connect Nigeria has announced the 2017 edition of its annual E-Business fair, Africa’s largest business fair that connects micro, small and medium enterprises on the biggest scale the continent has ever seen. The fair will be taking place on Saturday the 18th of February, 2017 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos….


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