Category: Arts & Crafts
It is no longer news that Bellafricana is always rooting for all things and anything African. This is one reason why we were super excited when the Forbes Africa released it’s 2018 list of 30 billionaires under 30. View the complete list below.
The Spoken Word Poet, RezthaPoet (Adebola Afolabi) has finally dropped a new single, titled ‘Lines of a Young Man’s Wrinkle’. This post-Exposit album single, had been performed live to a selected class of creatives and critics before its release on 9th of May 2018.
Creative MSMEs have invaded Nigeria (Africa) and we certainly are not complaining.
In 2016, it became apparent that Nigeria was an import driven nation and that was how the “buy Naija to grow the Naira” came to be.
However, various sects of the economy are realising that for Nigeria to diversify and become an export driven nation, the beam light falls on MSMEs.
A fresh year is on the calendar and it is almost time for the second edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (termed ACE Awards) hosted by Bellafricana. It brings to Lagos the best creative minds in the fields of Art and Craft, Fashion, Manufacturing, Beauty, Food Produce and so much more.
The Amaros by Ethnik celebrates the beauty of post-colonial architecture with the exhibition of Photography and New Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi collection of fashion accessories.
This exhibition inspired by the Nigerian graphic designer and photographer is scheduled to hold on Sunday, 15th October 2017 at 2PM, Red Door Art Gallery, 51 Bishop Oluwole St. Victoria Island Lagos.
The various styles to sew with Adire cloth are becoming more innovative and trendsetting everyday. There is an unmissable hype on the Adire fabric and it has gone beyond using plain old Adire textiles to sew the stereotypical iro and buba, agbada and bubus etc. Now, more fashionable ready to wear Adire pieces are popping up everywhere for stylish millennials.
In 2017 alone, there has been an amazing trend of styles sewn with different variations of the Adire fabric.
If you are looking for top styles to sew with Adire cloth in Nigeria, then you might want to read this article to the very end, because I guarantee that I am not about to bore you. (more…)
One of my love language is receiving gifts, but I also love to give unique gift items. As we all know, a gift is something you give willingly to someone without asking for payment in return. It can be quite daunting to come up with creative ideas of a gift, especially if you have given all the ideas before :). Not only have I collated creative gift ideas you can consider, but they are of great quality and made locally in Nigeria. These businesses are verified by Bellafricana, so you are in good hands.
The Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 day was marked and Nigeria remains breath-taking following the first and spectacular launch of Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017 which took place on the 17th of April, 2017 at D-Venue, Water Corporation Drive, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Lagos, Nigeria.
You can almost still feel the excitement in the air resonating from the crowds on the day to witness this laudable event, the first of its kind in Nigeria and the whole of Africa.
My eaves dropped at dinner last night and I heard someone ask “Why buy Nigerian?” with the main bone of contention being the quality of made in Nigeria products.
If you ask me, (even if you don’t I’d still tell you anyway) the concern of quality particularly is a little bit played out. Nigerians are not only becoming more innovative; most are also paying supreme attention to detail and quality.
The complete list of Bellafricana ACE Awards nominees have been released and it is with great pleasure to see that well deserving brands made it on…
Adding value and creating impact is a noble cause that should be awarded. This by no means undermines or belittles the efforts of the brands that weren’t nominated, far from it.