DIY: Turn Your Dress Into A Peplum Top Without Needles

I have always liked the idea of a DIY, helps to show my creative side. I discovered it back in high school.. honestly a lack in a desired urgent need births innovation from within. Thanks to impulsive buying at times, or overuse of some choice clothing, I end up having a pile of unused clothes neatly arranged for trashing.

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Can’t Afford A Vacation, How About An Afrocentric Daycation

Daycation yeah? I’ve heard about great places like; Greece, Bahamas, Miami, Dubai, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cuba, Auckland and such where a whole ton of people troop in to have fun for their summer holidays or a vacation in general. With lots of stress and hustling going on during the week, trying to meet deadlines and still stay sane, My dream summer spot has always been “Maldives”, gosh! Have you seen the clear blue sea, or the Tropicana lifestyle and serenity that oozes out from there?

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Ty Bello, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalamah, And The Nigerian Queens Of Fro

Natural hair growth seems to be a bold step most Nigerian ladies are beginning to adhere to. It is so amazing how like wild fire it has spread, and the popular faces seem to be leading the charge. Yes I’m a dude, but nothing speaks natural beauty more like a lady who grooms and wears her natural hair.

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African Music and Dance | Kizomba

currently listening to; Kelly Key’s No Controle

I like to call Africa “the home of soul food” (Music) and everything nice.

Music really is food to the soul and Africa is home to various diverse genres of music and dance. One African musical genre I love is Kizomba which originated from Angola in 1984 and has since been infused in modern music all over the world.

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Lagos at 50 – Eyo Festival

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.

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Tǽillo: Furniture Rebranding Culture in Nigeria

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. 

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