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The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program 2019 With A Focus On Women Owned Businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has opened its application portal for the 5th cycle of its $100million Entrepreneurship

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Meet The Founder Of Ilé Ilà #Exclusive Interview

Hey there! It's been a minute. I just checked the date of my last published article and I myself was wowed! But

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Meet The Founder Of Mmabon Custom & Retail | Exclusive Interview

In this exclusive interview with Elizabeth Ido, Creative Director and Founder of Mmabon Custom and retail, I got to learn about how the Mmabon brand was built, the vision behind the brand and a few tips and nuggets to consider, when starting a business in the custom design and retail industry.  (more…)

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The significance of the Kente cloth in the Asante Kingdom

Kente textile is from Ghana, a country located in West Africa. Kente is a cloth worn by royalty. It is hand woven just like the Aso-oke (Nigerian textile) in wooden looms and is of very high worth. It comes in a variety of patterns, colours and designs, each of which have different meanings.  (more…)

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African Platter Map : Matoke, Uganda On A Plate

On today’s episode of Bellafricana’s African Platter map, I am bringing you a recipe to one of Uganda’s most popular delicacies called, Matoke. Be sure to let me know if you try it and how it turns out.  (more…)

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The History Of Asooke : Cloth Weaving In SouthWest Nigeria

Aso-Oke is a short form of Aso Ilu Oke also known as Aso-Ofi meaning clothes from the up-country. It is the traditional wear of the Yoruba’s (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). (more…)

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Historical Art : The Ancient Benin Bronze Carvings

Art is a powerful tool, used in conveying and expressing one’s feelings and thoughts. Art is also a means of preserving memories and history. Africa in itself is an expression of unique and ancient cities like Benin, Ile Ife, Ibadan and many more, have a unique way of exhibiting their art.  (more…)

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African Travel Guide : What You Need To Know About Visiting Chad

Expensive, remote, and sometimes dangerous outside the capital, Chad can be a very challenging place to visit, but by investing in the effort and taking safety precautions, travelers may gain a memorable tourism experience. Located in the heart of Africa, Chad is known for its stark expanses of savanna dotted with traditional villages. N’Djamena, Chad’s capital and largest city, is one of the only urban areas in a country still dominated by a rural lifestyle. (more…)

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The Rosa Collection By Zivanora Is A Must Have For Every Elegant Woman

I am not too big on jewelry, but it is very important to me that any piece of jewelry I have to put on, is elegant and has just the right amount of lustre. It is very important to understand how jewelry works with your outfits, as they can either overshadow your entire look or may be covered by the design and color of the clothes.  (more…)

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African Platter Map : Edikang Ikong Soup. From The Heart Of The Efik People Of Nigeria

With the Calabar Festival fast approaching, it is almost a given that majority of the tourists heading to the festival this December will get the chance to taste the amazing oh-so famous Edikang Ikong Soup during their visit.  (more…)

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