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.
Taeillo is on a mission to rebrand culture through design. I once read a quote by Taeillo, “Nobody is interested in our culture because we have not made it appealing”. This statement I believe is generational. We certainly have a lost culture. Especially this generation. I’m not even sure what to expect of generations after this.
Part of which is what Bellafricana is restoring, just as Taeillo says… the only way we can change this is to “Brand our culture positively and use it as a tool of influence”. And I couldn’t agree more.. Welcome to the Modern Africa.
A piece of Taeillo in your space speaks volume and leaves a renewed piece of a lost culture.
Before I highlight a number of ways women can make money from home, I will tell you this for free, being a career woman is not a walk in the park which is why when a husband and a baby or two join the mix, women most often times resign from their day jobs to take on the role of being full time housewives….
Most natural hair girls aka naturalistas, especially the sistas (hehe…) with stubborn and brittle 4C type hair, know that the simple act of running a comb through it is a proper STRUGGLE!
I hear the permed ladies whisper “so why do you put yourselves through the stress of 2 strand twists, bantu knots, silk scarves, breaking combs etc. Why don’t you just save yourselves undue pressure and relax those curls huh?”
The 3rd edition of the premium Lagos event Belleabeau was nothing short of magical with loads of awesome brands showcasing their finest pieces. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love – love for the makeup & fashion show as well as the food.
Belleabeau is a bi-monthly event where beauty practitioners, fashion enthusiasts, vendors of all spheres such as beauty, fashion, art, gift items and lifestyle in general exhibit, network and sell their products to prospective clients
It was a well attended event with over a thousand guests and over 40 vendors. Belleabeau was generous enough to give out different types of freebies such as Ankara, Snap-backs, Trucker hats, Beanies and lots more…
Who says you have to leave the country or break the bank to enjoy your honeymoon? How many places do you know or have you visited in Africa? Hmm! Africa is even too big, lets talk about Nigeria, in fact Lagos. Everyone thinks Lagos is the place to just hustle and make money. You got it wrong my dear, because little did you know that inside that busy city called Lagos is packed with some exotic honeymoon destinations you can ever think or imagine. Today, we would pick one of the destinations to talk about and the lucky one is La Manga Luxury Beach Villas.
The first time I was opportuned to meet Mr Bayo Ademiluyi (founder of Ty-tys) was at the Chevron (Afro-centric) bazaar. It was so random as one of the Bellafricana team had just posted an article about Ty-tys which caught my attention. Mr Ademiluyi is very jovial, down to earth and talented of course. I couldn’t help but interview him to hear the story of how Ty-tys came about.
Lisiane, the founder, draws her inspiration from her multicultural background; born in Gabon (Central Africa), and growing up in South of France, Lisiane now finds herself living in London, having moved to England in 2006. These three countries have defined who she is today and, inspired by her background and experience of these very different cultures, Lilie Design was brought to life.
I’m an American and I love the United States of America. I’m proud of where I was born and raised. But this post isn’t going to be about that. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many places throughout the world. I have fond memories of so many people I’ve met and so many instances I’ve been a part of.
Nigeria isn’t just a place I’ve traveled to. This has become a home away from home to me. I lived there off and on for many years and it is a Country that I not only care about, but a place where I want to see it’s potential reached. And I have committed myself to being a part of that solution in the years to come.