Why TALES 2024 by Bellafricana is a Must-Attend for Creative Minds in London

This summer, London will come alive with the rhythm of African creativity, culture, and community at TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience. Held at Gallery Different from July 4th to July 10th, 2024. This event, themed “Undiscovered Africa,” TALES by Bellafricana should be on the “must attend” list of everyone in London and I’ll tell you why, keep reading to learn something new.

Event details: 

Date: July 4th – July 10th 2024

Time: 10am – 9pm Daily

Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T1DR (near Oxford Street, off Tottenham Court Road).

RSVP for free, yes free using this link  

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From the dawn of time, humans by nature are categorised as social animals and my guess is (even though I’m not usually one to opt for compartmentalism), this is for a valid reason. Think about it like this if it helps, in our daily lives we constantly see and feel the invaluable importance of community be it in a family, with friends, at school or work. The simple truth is, people need people. We all crave connection, belonging and support from the moment we take our first breath. This fundamental need for human connection is what makes community so essential to our individual well-being and success.

As a prolific poet once said, “No man is an island.”

 

I understand the transformative power of community, that is why you are reading this today. This platform provided by Bellafricana is built on this understanding coupled with the belief that together, we can achieve more than we can alone. If you think two heads are better than one, try thirty thousand heads.

By bringing creative entrepreneurs, passionate creatives and small business owners together, Bellafricana has created a supportive ecosystem that fosters growth, learning and success.

And that is exactly what TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience, London’s latest lifestyle event is all about – building a community that empowers creative entrepreneurs and small business owners to flourish globally, while extending this empowerment to creative enthusiasts. 

RSVP for Free using the Link Below

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Event details: 

Date: July 4th – July 10th 2024

Time: 10am – 9pm Daily

Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T1DR (near Oxford Street, off Tottenham Court Road).

RSVP for free, yes free using this link  

Make sure to mark your calendar so you don’t forget <3 …. Thank me later 😉

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The Benefits of Community at TALES

By attending TALES by Bellafricana, you’ll experience numerous benefits, including: 

  • Diverse range of creative : TALES is set to feature over 35 unique creatives, each bringing their own story and craft to the table. From a 13-year-old kid entrepreneur to a nearly 70-year-old fashionpreneur, the diversity in age and experience underscores the inclusive nature of this community. These creatives represent the best of African arts, fashion, beauty, food, and lifestyle, offering attendees a rich tapestry of talent and ingenuity.
  • Networking opportunities : Community is also about creating opportunities for growth and collaboration. On July 3rd, TALES Connect will kick off the event, providing a dedicated space for creatives to network, exchange ideas, and forge new partnerships. The power of community lies in these connections, which can lead to new ventures, collaborations, and a stronger support system for African creatives. One of the most anticipated aspects of TALES is this opportunity for attendees to engage directly with these talented individuals and other industry experts. The interactive workshops and panels will provide a platform for creatives to share their journeys, inspirations, and insights into the world of creative entrepreneurship. This exchange of knowledge and experiences educates and also strengthens the bonds within the community.
  • Live art sessions : Art is a universal language that bridges gaps and brings people together. At TALES, live doodle and paint sessions with artists Isaac Emokpae and Kofo Nolla-Omidiran will offer a dynamic and collaborative experience, transforming art into a communal activity. These sessions exemplify how collective creativity can produce something truly unique and beautiful. It extends beyond visual arts, this event will feature a week-long celebration of African art, fashion, food and music. The cultural immersion fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of African heritage, promoting a sense of unity, pride and the sharing of knowledge among our attendees.

Free entry | 35+ different small businesses to explore each day | Welcoming and friendly community | Great and genuine vibes | New and exclusive things to purchase | Handmade African inspired products | Network of creative entrepreneurs and industry experts | A chance to win a £200 gift card.

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At its core, TALES by Bellafricana is a testament to the power of community. It is a space where individuals come together to celebrate their shared heritage, support each other’s endeavors, and showcase the richness of African creativity to the world. By attending TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience, you become part of this vibrant community, contributing to a collective narrative that honours and elevates African culture on a global stage. 

RSVP for free to secure your spot at TALES in London this July and experience firsthand the transformative power of community.

Together, we can discover, engage, and celebrate the incredible creativity and cultural diversity that define the lifestyle.

Let’s make this a celebration to remember!

 

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If, for some weird reason, you’ve missed hearing about Bellafricana before now, allow us to introduce ourselves:

Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a thriving community of African creatives dedicated to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs in the arts & crafts, fashion, beauty, and home & living industries. Led by our visionary CEO, Bukky Asehinde, we’ve been championing African creativity for over a decade, providing the right business support and structure for our members to thrive in a global market. Essentially, we want to see African creative entrepreneurs win internationally.

At Bellafricana, our mission is clear: to be the premier destination for buyers worldwide seeking quality African-made/inspired products. We uphold the highest standards of business ethics and integrity in every interaction with our members, customers, partners, and employees. Through our dedication to excellence, we not only drive economic progress in Africa but also inspire others to contribute to the continent’s development and social advancement.

We understand the importance of business management in creative enterprises, which is why we provide valuable resources and insights on skills every creative entrepreneur should have. Most importantly, we chronicle African creative culture through the distinctive perspective of Africans for a global target audience. 

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world, starting with Africa. 

Summary: Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a vibrant community where African creativity flourishes. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a buyer, or simply passionate about African culture, there’s a place for you here. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to empower African creatives and showcase the beauty of our continent to the world.

→ Follow us on social media to stay updated on the latest news, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes glimpses into TALES. 

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Meet the creatives showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana

I hear you can’t wait to meet all the creatives showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana 2024. At this point, TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience can be categorised as common knowledge because why don’t you know that July 4th all the the way to July 10th the TALES Summer pop-up event would be live and in action in the beautiful city of London?

If you don’t know, that means you haven’t RSVP’d yet, oh dear…

💌 YOU are cordially invited to come, shop, look around, take pictures, make videos, form new connections and have an amazing time surrounded by CREATIVITY.  💌

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Event details: 

Date: July 4th – July 10th 2024

Time: 10am – 9pm Daily

Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T1DR (near Oxford Street, off Tottenham Court Road).

RSVP for free, yes free using this link  

Make sure to mark your calendar so you don’t forget …. Thank me later 😉

 

Have a quick glance at our last blog post on TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience so the information I am about to pass on to you doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Again, the intention behind letting you know all this is so you can plan, have a quick browse session through the options, price ranges and all that good stuff. 

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I am super excited to formally introduce to you to all the amazingly talented individuals that will be at TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience our upcoming pop-up event, so get comfortable but also ready to be wow-ed. Links to social media accounts are attached to each brands name along with the dates they will be at TALES so you can mark them on your calendar. From artisanal jewellery to handmade crafts and bespoke fashion designs, our vendors are ready to impress. 

Additionally, I have taken the liberty to group them into segments for easy navigation. 

Keep your eyes glued on @bellafricanauk  / @bell_africana so you don’t miss a single thing. And on that note, let us begin shall we?

In no particular order, let’s meet the creatives showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana 2024. We would be starting with: 

  • A Diverse & Handpicked Range of Beautiful Clothing From:

 

       1. Prestige Style : Thursday July 4th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Prestige Style clothings will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana 2024 in London

      2. Jolaade Design : Saturday July 6th & Sunday 7th 

Jolaade Designs will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London 2024

       3. Melia by Jade : July Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 

Melia by Jade is one of the creatives showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana 2024 in London

4. GIA 1 Fashion : Saturday July 6th & Sunday 7th

5. MAP Ihekubi : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

6. Needle Point : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Needle Point is showcasing AT Tales by Bellafricana in London

7. Efata by Juba : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th & Saturday 6th

8. MOT the Label : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

9. Andrew Tabitha : Saturday July 6th & Sunday 7th

10. Teniade Macaulay : Thursday July 4th & Friday 5th

11. Little Weavers : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th & Sunday 7th Little weavers Nigeria will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London July 4-10

12. Bedazzled n More : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Be dazzled and more will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London

13. Urban Ese : Thursday July 4th & Friday 5th

14. Massassi B : Thursday July 4th & Friday 5th

15. Akpos Okudu : Thursday July 4th & Friday 5th

Akpos Okudu will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana

16. Ako Africa : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

Ako Africa will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London

17. Janae Style : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

18. Moofa Studios : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

Moofa is showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London

19. Cladini Women and Mini : Sunday July 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

20. Jon William : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

21. Designs by Prelim : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

Designs by Prelim UK will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London July 4-10

22. Bethan Clothing : Friday July 5th & Saturday 6th

 

23. IJAN TOLA: Thursday July 4th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

IJAN TOLA will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in July London

  • Reliable Wellness & Self Care Products to Discover By:
  1.  Modara Naturals : Wednesday July 4th, Thursday 5th, Friday 6th & Saturday 7th

 

  • Stunning Accessories from:
  1. Isura : Saturday July 7th, Sunday 8th, Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th
  2. Sock of A Kind : Wednesday July 4th, Thursday 5th & Friday 6th
  3. Accessories by Oreofe : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th
  4. Zanetta Fashions : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th & Sunday 7th
  5. Havva Hamoud : Monday July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday10thHavva Hamoud will be showcasing in London at TALES by Bellafricana
  6. Upper Klass Boutique : Saturday July 6th & Wednesday 10th
  7. Ailakoko : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th Ailakoko will be showcasing in London at TALES by Bellafricana
  8. Accessory Ville: Monday, July 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th

 

  • Beautiful and Affordable Wigs to Add to Your Cart: 
  1. SDL Braided Wigs : Friday July 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

 

  • Lifestyle Products to Add to Your Space By :
  1. Oknolla : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th Oknolla Vase will be showcasing in July at TALES by Bellafricana
  2. Young Marys : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th Young Marys will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana in London

 

  • Explore The Unbelievable Art From The Talented: 
  1. Isaac Emokpae : Thursday July 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th.

Isaac Emokpae artworks will be showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana

 

Last year we had an amazing turn out with 21,000+ attendees. This year, we want to break that record and go even higher but we can’t do this without your help. So prepare for an immersive experience into the world of African creativity this July 4th-10th 2024, and RSVP today to secure your spot at TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience. 

Yes, first come first serve, you don’t want to miss out on this.

TALES The African Lifestyle Experience by Bellafricana

TALES The African Lifestyle Experience by Bellafricana

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If, for some weird reason, you’ve missed hearing about Bellafricana before now, allow us to introduce ourselves:

Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a thriving community of African creatives dedicated to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs in the arts & crafts, fashion, beauty, and home & living industries. Led by our visionary CEO, Bukky Asehinde, we’ve been championing African creativity for over a decade, providing the right business support and structure for our members to thrive in a global market. Essentially, we want to see African creative entrepreneurs win internationally.

At Bellafricana, our mission is clear: to be the premier destination for buyers worldwide seeking quality African-made/inspired products. We uphold the highest standards of business ethics and integrity in every interaction with our members, customers, partners, and employees. Through our dedication to excellence, we not only drive economic progress in Africa but also inspire others to contribute to the continent’s development and social advancement.

We understand the importance of business management in creative enterprises, which is why we provide valuable resources and insights on how to avoid burnout as a creative entrepreneur. Most importantly, we chronicle African creative culture through the distinctive perspective of Africans for a global target audience. 

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world, starting with Africa. 

Summary: Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a vibrant community where African creativity flourishes. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a buyer, or simply passionate about African culture, there’s a place for you here. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to empower African creatives and showcase the beauty of our continent to the world.

 

→ Follow us on social media to stay updated on the latest news, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes glimpses into TALES. 

Join our Instagram community 

We’re getting popular on Facebook

Click to connect with us on Linkedin 

Join our followers on X (twitter..?)

Subscribe for our Youtube videos

Read some more Articles 

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Thanks for reading. Now that you know all the creatives showcasing at TALES by Bellafricana 2024, I can’t wait for you to come and shop from them. See you at TALES.

TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience – What to Expect!

TALES The African Lifestyle Experience by Bellafricana

If you are yet to read the full details about TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience by Bellafricana,

Keep reading, I got you covered.

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Get Ready for the Ultimate Cultural Experience:

🗣TALES! TALES! TALES! TALES!

London City, this July, get ready for an immersive experience into the world of African creativity and Innovation.

Our annual Summer pop-up event has evolved for the better and I’m here to tell you all about it.

With a new and improved version called TALES, an acronym for The African Lifestyle Experience by Bellafricana.

(Something about the word “TALES” just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it…).

This milestone is an extremely exciting transformation for you and for me , how? As we open a window in the global market for talented African creative entrepreneurs in the fashion, beauty, art, food and lifestyle industries, attendees of this promising event are provided (on a platter of gold) a culture infused metaphorical meal with a side of fresh unique products with different stories to tell, right in the heart of London.

 

💌 YOU are cordially invited to come, shop, look around, take pictures, make videos, form new connections and have an amazing time surrounded by ART.  💌

Come experience Massassi B at TALES by Bellafricana

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Event details: 

Date: July 4th – July 10th 2024

Time: 10am – 9pm Daily

Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T1DR (near Oxford Street, off Tottenham Court Road).

RSVP for free, yes free using this link  

Make sure to mark your calendar so you don’t forget <3 …. Thank me later 😉

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TALES: THE AFRICAN LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE

Summer is fast approaching and if you are anything like me you want to be outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, with some family & friends doing some pretty cool stuff. 

Well the first week of July 2024, Bellafricana has got you covered. TALES is a weeks long event centred on an immersive experience into the African innovative and artistic culture with 35+ brands to browse through, shop from and interact with. In this post, I’ll give you a sneak peek into what to expect at TALES.

Directions to this 7 day event (July 4th – July 10th) :

You can share this link with the people you’re inviting too for easy navigation, this one.

Look out for this building ⤵️

TALES by Bellafricana 2024 in London is set to hold at Gallery Different

We will be transforming Gallery DIFFERENT come July.

The African Lifestyle Experience TALES by Bellafricana happening at Gallery Different 14 Percy Street London

 

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Quick Break ⏸

Now, if you don’t mind and have 30 seconds to spare, I’d love to hear from you.

Yes, thank you, click this link (here for this 1-question form) to let me know who/what you’re looking forward to seeing at TALES this July. 

 

When you’re done with that, feel free to check out our social media channels ↓

Join our Instagram community 

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& Don’t be a stranger, leave a follow or a like or two. Better yet, comment something like “Keep the blogs coming” to stay in the loop, also so we know you were here 🤝.

 

→ Trivia of the Week 🧠

To keep things light and fun, let’s play a game. 

“How well do you know Africa?”

In the image below, how many country flags can you confidently identify?

 

A friendly trivia game, How many flags can you identify here?

Leave a comment with the number of flags you can identify, feel free to list them out too.

I’ll start,

my honest answer is 10 (is that bad? what do you think? let me know in the comments)  

Fun fact: There are 54 countries in Africa, according to the United Nations, with a growing population of over 1.3 billion people. 1,300,000,000 beautiful people! 

 

The answer to this trivia will be revealed in next weeks blog, stay tuned. ✌🏼

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Back to Business 🎬

What to Expect at TALES : The African Lifestyle Experience.

Come experience MOT The Label at TALES by Bellafricana

At TALES there would be 35+ creative entrepreneurs present for you to discover (Click here for an up-to-date list of the vendors that would be selling at TALES this July with their corresponding dates.)

We don’t want to give everything about the event away simply for the element of surprise but we sure are going to give a significant amount, for all the explorers. 

  1. Discover 35+ different handpicked brands each day showcasing a one-of-kind mix of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art, and food products, highlighting the best of African creativity and innovation (click here to find out the days for each brand).
  2. Indulge in delicious food and drinks that showcase the rich culinary heritage of Africa.
  3. Join engaging sessions where creatives share their inspiring journeys, insights, and expertise, offering a unique glimpse into the world of African entrepreneurship.
  4. Collaborate with talented artists Kofo Nolla-Omidiran, Isaac Emokpae, and Mrs. Bukola Adenuga in dynamic and interactive doodle and paint sessions, bringing art to life. 
  5. Immerse yourself in a week-long celebration of African art, fashion, food, music, and lifestyle, reflecting the continent’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. 
  6. And So Much More !

If you are a/an;

  • Fashion Enthusiast
  • Passionate about Interior Design
  • Art or Culture Lover
  • Beauty and Self Care connoisseur

This summer event is for you, join us for a vibrant pop-up event that celebrates the best of African creativity and entrepreneurship.

Have I already mentioned this event is kid-friendly? Ok good, just checking.

TALES is a celebration of Africa’s creative spirit, and we want you to be a part of it. Whether you’re an avid supporter of African craftsmanship or simply curious to explore new cultures, TALES has something for everyone. 

Last year we had an amazing turn out with 21,000+ attendees. This year, we want to break that record and go even higher but we can’t do this without your help. So mark your calendars for July 4th-10th, and RSVP today to secure your spot at TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience, tickets are limited plus it’s already June, so hurry! Let’s create lasting memories and celebrate the true essence of the beautiful continent of Africa. We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms!                                                                                                          

You can RSVP for FREE using This Link Right Here.

Share this link with your group-chats, your families, maybe even some frenemies, everyone really.

Free entry | 35+ different small businesses to explore each day | Welcoming and friendly community | Great and genuine vibes | New and exclusive things to purchase | Handmade African inspired products | Network of creative entrepreneurs and industry experts.

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If, for some weird reason, you’ve missed hearing about Bellafricana before now, allow us to introduce ourselves:

Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a thriving community of African creatives dedicated to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs in the arts & crafts, fashion, beauty, and home & living industries. Led by our visionary CEO, Bukky Asehinde, we’ve been championing African creativity for over a decade, providing the right business support and structure for our members to thrive in a global market. Essentially, we want to see African creative entrepreneurs win internationally.

If you’re a creative individual from Africa seeking a supportive community to grow your business, now’s your chance. For a limited time, we’re offering free membership subscriptions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and access exclusive perks. If I were you, I’d run (not walk, maybe jump) at this opportunity and register for this membership ASAP. Details are below:

Click this link to register for Bellafricana Membership.

At Bellafricana, our mission is clear: to be the premier destination for buyers worldwide seeking quality African-made/inspired products. We uphold the highest standards of business ethics and integrity in every interaction with our members, customers, partners, and employees. Through our dedication to excellence, we not only drive economic progress in Africa but also inspire others to contribute to the continent’s development and social advancement.

We understand the importance of business management in creative enterprises, which is why we provide valuable resources and insights on how to navigate a fluctuating economy. Most importantly, we chronicle African creative culture through the distinctive perspective of Africans for a global target audience. 

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world, starting with Africa. 

In summary: Bellafricana is more than just a platform; it’s a vibrant community where African creativity flourishes. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a buyer, or simply passionate about African culture, there’s a place for you here. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to empower African creatives and showcase the beauty of our continent to the world.

Cue outro for the final lap of this article.

 

 

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As we come to the end of this read, I thought it best to conclude with this.

TALES is more than just a pop up event happening in London July 4th-10th 2024 – it’s a movement that empowers African creatives, promotes cultural exchange and celebrates the continents rich diversity. By attending, you’ll be part of something big; a community that is shaping the future of African creativity and entrepreneurship. 

Get Your Tickets Now – you don’t want to miss out on this unforgettable experience, secure your spot today and be part of the ultimate cultural celebration!

You can RSVP for FREE using THIS LINK.

We at Bellafricana look forward to welcoming you to TALES: The African Lifestyle Experience! 

On that note, see you at TALES. 

Bye for now. 

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