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To Be A Jeweler in Nigeria or Not to Be A Jeweler : Part 1 by Ibironke Odunuyi

I have always loved Jewelry and thoughts of been a Jeweler. Gold jewelry to be precise because growing up my mum loved adorning herself with a variety of them: simple styles when I was younger and bigger and complicated styles as I grew up. She even bought us (My sister and I) a couple of gold earrings and we had gold identity bracelets really cute ones but we always got it misplaced and will automatically switch to G.L. jewelry before we ran her bankrupt. I’ve always been curious about how these jewelry pieces were created but never pursued the curiosity. 


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The 'Artist' Putting our Art out there.....By Miabo Enyadike

Our ability to observe and translate events, objects, humanity, lifestyle and pain that we see around us, into a gift that is shared and received by all who see it and term it “Creativity”, is what oils our artistic wheels to keep moving. 


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Meet Itoro Okon, "The Nigerian Jeweler"

I was opportuned to interview Itoro Okon, the Nigerian Jeweler. This young, artistic and talented young lady is a Geologist turned Jewelry designer. She has a great personality, very smart and straight to the point. One of the Nigerian born talents doing great things in the economy.

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Meet The Founder Of Catyna Designs

Miss Celestina Utoro (founder of Catyna designs) is so passionate about her work and she understands the word ‘synergy’. 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.

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Gift Ideas in Nigeria

Here are some amazing gift ideas for you. It’s never out of season to give our loved ones gifts but most times we find ourselves scrambling for gift ideas. Bellafricana has taken this into consideration and we have rounded up some really amazing gift ideas just for you. Come on let’s take a look at them…


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Meet The Founder of MitiMeth

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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Environmental Problem Turned Into a Beneficial Solution By Achenyo Idachaba

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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Valentine Experience in Zanzibar, Tanzania by Tatase Lagos

As I embarked on my valentine experience travel to Zanzibar, one of the first few things that registered was the Kenya airways plane. A 6 hour international bound flight had no personal tv screens; there were about 7 general tv screens allocated to about 20 seats each. I said to my boyfriend sat beside me ‘watch, the plane from Nairobi to Zanzibar would be nicer with individual tv screens’ needless to say it happened exactly as I predicted. 


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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all the girls and women out there. Women continue to contribute to social, cultural, economic and political accomplishments worldwide. We are powerful, resilient,self driven, conquerors, achievers, blessed and highly favoured by God. 


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The Woman Workshop By Zoe Chinaka

The Woman Workshop is reviving the woman’s hopes on ways to keep improving. They are a branch of Nigeria Info FM (No. 1 for talk, news and sports) a sister station of the foremost stations in Lagos, COOL FM, WAZOBIA FM. Bringing women from all works of life to one space to foster employability and expose ‘The woman’ to a better life. It’s a platform that sets a standard for business women and teaches the common woman these ideas and opportunities. Are you a woman, student, corper, un-employed or employed, perhaps a Small or medium business owner, you should come learn some crafts, trade secrets and SME business management skills. 


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