A Celebration of African Culture in the UK

Bellafricana pop-up in London Oxford Street UK

African culture is a vibrant and diverse tapestry of traditions, customs, and art. From the colorful fabrics of West Africa to the intricate beadwork of East Africa, there is something for everyone to appreciate. And now, thanks to Bellafricana, you can experience the best of African culture right here in the UK.

Bellafricana is a pop-up event that will bring together a wide range of African vendors, from fashion designers to accessories to interior decoration and a lot more. You’ll have the chance to shop for unique African-inspired clothing, jewelry, and home goods. You can have a feel as you join the karaoke, sip, paint, and shop African-made items.

This is a great opportunity to learn about African culture and connect with other African people in the UK. It’s also a lot of fun! So come celebrate African culture with us at Bellafricana Marketplace.

Bellafricana pop-up in London Oxford Street UK

Yasss, it’s time to shop! I’m so excited to share with you all of the amazing creative brands that will be at the pop-up event. This is your chance to support some of the most talented African entrepreneurs and to find some truly unique and stylish pieces.

So get your wallets ready, and let’s have some fun! Remember, you will be having to meet with creatives in fashion, lifestyle, handmade jewelry, and food. Get ready to celebrate the beauty and creativity of Africa and take home a piece of that magic. Here is what to expect.

   1. MASH

Looking for high-quality, stylish, and empowering fashion wear? Look no further than MASH! This brand is all about making women feel confident and beautiful, no matter their body type or size. MASH’s clothes are inspired by the rich cultures and traditions of Africa, but they’re also updated with a modern twist. This makes MASH’s clothes both stylish and timeless.

But what really sets MASH apart is its fun energy and vibes. The brand’s clothes give off major big aunty vibes, and they’re perfect for any occasion, from a night out with the girls to a day at the office. So if you’re looking for a brand that will make you feel like a queen, then you need to check out MASH. The brand’s clothes are sure to turn heads and make you feel confident and beautiful.

Mash on bellafricana marketplace pop up UK



      2. AFUME

I am so excited to introduce you to AFUME, my new contemporary luxury fashion brand that celebrates the beauty and artistry of African fashion. This brand will be showcased at the Bellafricanan UK Pop up event. My experience with this design is how it is inspired by the rich cultures and traditions of Africa, it uses only the finest materials to create pieces that are both luxurious and timeless. I believe that African fashion is for everyone, and this brand is that force that wants African designs to empower women all over the world to feel confident and beautiful. This is one brand you should look out for.

Afume in bellafricana UK pop-up



Jon William is a fashion brand that is dedicated to creating high-quality, stylish clothing for the modern man. The brand’s designs are inspired by the rich history and traditions of masculinity, but they are also updated with a modern twist. Jon William’s clothes are made from the finest materials, and they are designed to last. The brand also offers a wide range of sizes and fits, so you can find the perfect piece for your body type. Jon William is a brand that is passionate about empowering men. The brand’s clothes are designed to make men feel powerful and they are also designed to be comfortable and easy to wear.

Jon william on bellafricana marketplace pop-up UK

Jon william's design on bellafricana summer UK popup



Oba Couture is a Nigerian fashion brand that specializes in handmade leather goods, clothing, and accessories. The brand was founded in 2011 by Olubukola Asafa, who is passionate about creating high-quality pieces that showcase the rich culture and heritage of Nigeria. Oba Couture’s products are made using traditional Nigerian techniques and materials, such as adire, leather, and beads. This brand is a great example of the thriving fashion industry in Nigeria. The brand is a testament to the skill and creativity of Nigerian artisans, and it is sure to continue to grow in popularity in the years to come. Oba Couture will be exhibiting at the Bellafricana UK pop-up. This is a great opportunity to see Oba Couture’s work in person and to learn more about the brand.



Mojislawa Ng is a Nigerian designer who creates stunning African-inspired pieces. Her brand, MOJISLA NG, features a variety of leather bags, wears, fabric belts, and tote bags that are all made with high-quality materials and attention to detail. Mojisola’s designs are inspired by her own heritage and the cultures of her ancestors. She uses traditional African patterns and motifs in her work, but she also puts her own unique spin on them. The result is a collection of pieces that are both stylish and culturally significant. If you’re looking for a way to add a touch of African style to your wardrobe, MOJISLA NG is a great option. Her pieces are sure to turn heads and make a statement.

Mojisola at the bellafricana UK pop-up

Mojisola handbags

    6. VUDOH

Vudoh is an African designer who creates wearable African pieces. Her work is inspired by traditional African art and culture, but she also puts her own unique spin on it. The result is a collection of pieces that are both stylish and culturally significant. Vudoh’s designs are made with high-quality materials and attention to detail. She uses a variety of techniques, including painting, printmaking to create her pieces. Her work is often colorful and vibrant, and it features traditional African patterns and motifs. In addition to her beautiful designs, Vudoh is also committed to using her platform to promote African art and culture. She believes that art should be seen as more than just a product, but as a lifestyle. She hopes that her work will inspire others to appreciate African art and culture.

Vudoh on bellafrricana marketplace pop up event in UK

Vudoh's Designs


The Bread Box is a London-based bakery that specializes in banana bread and banana-based pastries. Their mission is to “celebrate the humble banana bread and show the world how delicious and versatile it can be.” The Bread Box’s banana bread is made with fresh, ripe bananas and high-quality ingredients. They offer a variety of flavors, including classic, chocolate chip, and walnut. They also have a variety of banana-based pastries, such as muffins, loaves with varieties of toppings and fillings. The Bread Box’s banana bread is moist, flavorful, and perfectly sweet. It’s the perfect way to start your day or enjoy as a snack. Its pastries are also delicious and a great way to indulge your sweet tooth.

If you’re looking for a delicious and sustainable way to enjoy banana bread, The Bread Box is the perfect place to go. They have a wide variety of flavors to choose from, and their banana bread is sure to satisfy your taste buds. come and enjoy our food-tasting experience at the Bellafricana summer pop-up in UK.

The bread box on Bellafricana marketplace pop up ebemt in UK

The bread box at the bellafricana pop up UK

      8. AILAKOKO

The brand was founded by Bukola Adenuga, a Nigerian designer who is passionate about African culture and craftsmanship. Adenuga wanted to create a brand that would celebrate the beauty and creativity of Africa, and she believes that Ailakoko is doing just that. Ailakoko’s products are available online and at select retailers in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The brand is also expanding to other countries, and it is sure to become a popular choice for people who are looking for unique and stylish gifts.

Ailakoko’s products are made with high-quality materials, including wood, textile, hand paints, and embellished resin. The brand’s designs are inspired by traditional African motifs and patterns, but they also have a modern twist. Ailakoko’s products are perfect for anyone who appreciates beautiful, well-made, and unique gifts. Ailakoko will be one of the vendors at the Bellafricana marketplace UK pop-up event in July 2023. This is a great opportunity to see and purchase Ailakoko’s products in person.

Alakoko on bellafricana marketplace UK Pop up

Handbag by ailakoko on bellafricana summer pop up event

    9. ISURA

Isura is another creative brand that creates tarnish-free jewelry inspired by African arts, sculpture, and aesthetics. The brand’s name means “treasure” in the Yoruba language, and it reflects the brand’s commitment to creating beautiful and timeless pieces that celebrate the beauty of Africa.

Isura’s jewelry is made with high-quality materials, including sterling silver, and gold-plated jewelry. The brand’s designs are inspired by traditional African motifs and patterns, Isura’s jewelry is perfect for anyone who wants to look stylish and feel connected to their African roots. The brand was founded by Temi, a Nigerian designer who is passionate about African culture and jewelry-making. One captivating part of this brand is how it is able to curate stunning embellished pendants with the inscription of Africa, hereby taking Africa to other parts of the world.

Isura on bellafricana marketplace pop-up

Jewelries by Isura in the bellafricana summer pop up UK

    10. ZANETTA

Zanetta Fashions is a brand that celebrates the beauty and artistry of African jewelry. Zanetta’s designs are inspired by the natural beauty of Africa, from the vibrant colors of the continent’s flora and fauna to the intricate patterns of its traditional textiles. She uses only the finest materials, including coral, pearls, gemstones, and gold, to create pieces that are both elegant and timeless.

Zanetta’s jewelry is perfect for any occasion, from a special event to everyday wear. She offers a wide range of pieces, from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and rings. Her designs are sure to turn heads and make a statement. Zanetta Fashions will be exhibiting at the Bellafricana UK pop-up. This is a great opportunity to see Zanetta’s work in person and to learn more about her brand. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Zanetta Fashions and in celebrating the beauty of African jewelry.

Zanetta Fashion at the bellafricana UK pop up

Zanetta Fashions vendor at Bellafricana summer pop up London

    11. JOLAADE

Jolaade is a brand that is all about the details. The brand’s clothes are made with precision and care, and they are finished with a level of craftsmanship that is unmatched. Jolaade is also a brand that is not afraid to be bold. The brand’s designs are often vibrant and colorful, and they are always pushing the boundaries of what is considered feminine fashion. If you’re looking for high-quality, stylish, and empowering fashion wear, then you should shop at Jolaade. The brand’s clothes are perfect for any occasion, and they will make you feel confident and beautiful.

Jolaade on bellafricana marketplace pop up UK

Jolaade's designs on bellafricana summer pop up


This is a contemporary brand offering afro-fusion pieces that have been ethically and locally produced in Africa for the world. It produces children’s fashion wears from Africa. One specialty about this brand that I admire so much is its ability to create a more inclusive environment for children where they would grow and experience inclusivity, understanding the psychology of colors and building a vibrant heritage of Africanness for generations to come.

Baby ethnic in the UK bellafricana pop up event


The Lady Wanderer is a brand for woman who loves to travel and explore. She’s the kind of woman who’s always up for an adventure, whether it’s hiking in the mountains, exploring a new city, or just taking a walk around the block. But planning what to wear for adventures can be tricky. You want to look stylish, but you also want to be comfortable and practical. That’s where The Lady Wanderer comes in.

The brand’s collection of wearable items is perfect for the adventurous soul. They’re made from high-quality materials that are both stylish and durable. And they’re designed to be versatile, so you can wear them for a variety of occasions. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, exploring a new city, or just taking a walk around the block, The Lady Wanderer has you covered. So next time you’re planning an adventure, be sure to check out the brand’s collection of wearable items.

The lady wanderer on bellafricana marketplace pop up UK

   14. TIWI

Tiwi is a scent and fragrance brand that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Africa. Tiwi’s products are inspired by the rich scents and traditions of the continent. Tiwi’s signature fragrance is a blend of bergamot, jasmine, litsea, with hints of amber, m,oss and musk. The fragrance is both fresh and sensual, and it evokes the feeling of being on a warm summer’s day in Africa.

In addition to its signature fragrance, Tiwi also offers a variety of other products, including reed diffusers, candles, hand wash, and lotion. All of Tiwi’s products are made with natural ingredients and are free of harsh chemicals.

Tiwi will be showcasing its products at the Bellafricana Summer Pop-Up. The pop-up will feature a variety of African vendors, from fashion designers to food sellers to artists. If you’re looking for a unique and authentic African scent, be sure to stop by the Tiwi booth at the Bellafricana Summer Pop Up. You won’t be disappointed.

Tiwi on bellafricana marketplace


scented candles by Tiwi

     15. NAIJA TREAT

Naija Treat is a food brand that delights in making sweet and savory treats, freshly made and packaged. Naija Treat’s products are inspired by the rich flavors and traditions of Nigeria. Naija Treat’s products are made with all-natural ingredients and are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Some of Naija Treat’s most popular products include Kokoro, a cornmeal based snack that is crispy and flavourful, candied peanuts, dakuwa, chin chin, coconut candy,and lot more. Naija Treat is committed to providing its customers with a taste of Africa that is both authentic and delicious. So, if you’re looking for a taste of Africa, be sure to stop by the Naija Treat booth at the Bellafricana Summer Pop Up. You won’t be disappointed.

Naija treats on bellafricana marketplace

Naija Treats London, vendor at Bellafricana summer pop up London


Ajao Babatunde Lawal is the owner and founder of Skenkious Arts, a Nigerian art studio that specializes in telling African stories through art. Lawal’s work is inspired by the rich culture and history of Africa, and he uses his art to explore themes of identity, community, and spirituality. Lawal’s work is diverse, and he uses a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, and murals. He is known for his use of vibrant colors and bold lines, and his work is often characterized by its sense of movement and energy.

Lawal has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world, he is a passionate advocate for African art, and he believes that art has the power to connect people and cultures. If you’re interested in seeing Ajao Babatunde Lawal’s work, be sure to stop by the Skenkious Arts booth at the Bellafricana Summer Pop Up. You will b wowed.

Ajao babatunde lawal at bellafricana marketplace

Skenkious at on bellafricana summer in UK


AO Kitchen is an African food brand that specializes in making Nigerian delicacies and meals. This brand is founded by a Nigerian-born chef. AO Kitchen’s products are inspired by the rich flavors and traditions of Nigeria. AO Kitchen is committed to providing its customers with a taste of Nigeria that is both authentic and delicious. If you have heard about the wonders of Nigerian meals, here is the opportunity to have a taste. We will be having the popular Nigerian Jellof, which is sure to excite your taste buds.

AO Kitchen n the bellafricana summer pop up UK

AO Kitchen delicacies on bellafricana pop up UK

    18. EFATA

Efata By Juba is a clothing brand that aims to provide authentic Afropolitan clothing that unapologetically expresses the modern African woman’s confidence, strength, beauty, and resistance. The brand was founded by Juba Afua Agyeman, a Ghanaian woman who is passionate about celebrating African culture through fashion. Afua believes that African women are powerful and beautiful, and she wants her clothes to help them feel confident and empowered.

Efata By Juba’s clothes are made from high-quality African fabrics and are designed to flatter all body types. The brand offers a wide range of styles, from traditional African prints to more modern designs. If you are looking for authentic Afropolitan clothing that will make you feel confident and beautiful, then Efata By Juba is the brand for you.


Modara Skin Care is an African skincare brand that uses natural ingredients to create high-quality, effective skincare products. The brand was founded in 2015 by two sisters, Temilolu and Temilade Ogunsanwo, who were inspired by their own struggles with sensitive skin.

Modara Skin Care products are made with a blend of African and international ingredients, including shea butter, argan oil, and aloe vera. The products are all vegan and cruelty-free, and they are free of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances.

Modara Skin Care offers a wide range of products for all skin types, including cleansers, moisturizers, serums, masks, and sunscreen. The brand also offers a line of body care products, including body washes, lotions, and scrubs.

Here are some of the benefits of using Modara Skin Care products, Natural ingredients: Modara Skin Care products are made with a blend of natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin and effective in providing hydration, nourishment, and protection. Vegan and cruelty-free, Modara Skin Care is committed to animal welfare and sustainability. All of the brand’s products are vegan and cruelty-free.  Free of harsh chemicals, Modara Skin Care products are free of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances that can irritate the skin. Wide range of products, Modara Skin Care offers a wide range of products for all skin types, so you can find the right products for your individual needs.


In conclusion, the “Celebration of African Culture in the UK” event promises to be a vibrant and immersive experience showcasing the richness and diversity of African culture. From the 31st of July to the 6th of August, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of activities and performances, all taking place from 9 AM to 9 PM daily. This event aims to foster cross-cultural understanding, appreciation, and connection through the exploration of African arts, fashion, music, and more. To join in on this incredible celebration, interested individuals are encouraged to register at bellafriacana.com/popup London. By securing your spot, you can be a part of the festivities and fully experience the enchanting ambiance of the event.

Located at Sook, 58 Oxford Street, London, the event venue promises to be a dynamic space that reflects the spirit of African culture. Attendees will be immersed in an atmosphere that pays homage to the continent’s rich traditions and contemporary expressions. See you there.

5 elegant ways to style using accessories

bags by Ethnik Africa Utu on Bellafricana marketplace

Accessorising is an art that not everyone can master. It’s easy to add accessories to your clothes, but it’s a lot harder to do so without making it look like you have a lot of accessories. Don’t get me wrong – accessories are fun and they’re great to show off your personality, but only if you do so without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Here are 5 elegant ways to style using accessories without looking overdone.

  1. Add earrings to your style effortlessly

Accessorizing is all about adding those final touches that can really make an outfit pop. When it comes to styling with accessories, less is usually more. A few well-chosen pieces can really elevate your look, while too many can be overwhelming. One way to style with accessories is to choose one or two standout pieces and build your outfit around them. For example, if you have a great pair of earrings, you can let them be the star of the show by keeping the rest of your jewelry simple. Or if you have a fabulous statement necklace, you can wear it with a plain top or dress to really let it shine.

Another way to style with accessories is to use them to add a bit of personality to your look. If you tend to dress on the more conservative side, injecting a bit of fun with your accessories can really liven up your style. A pop of color or a funky pattern can really make an outfit more interesting. So don’t be afraid to experiment with your accessories and have fun with them!

Bracelet by kunmbi work on bellafricana marketplace

 2. Add to style your outfit with a bag to make your outfit pop

From bags to suits to shoes, accessories are the key to your outfit. And remember, you don’t need many accessories to be stylish. simple accessories are the best way to elevate your style. Most certainly, some type of bags are the center piece of your dressing, so go get your beautiful bags in place and if you are still wondering where to shop for those beautiful bags, ethnic has got you covered. Lets help you look stylish on budget.

bags by Ethnik Utu on Bellafricana marketplace

3. Add a stylish hat

A bucket hat is a great way to add a touch of style to your outfit. They can be worn with just about anything, from a casual t-shirt and jeans to a more formal dress. Here are a few tips on how to style up with a bucket hat:

-Pair it with a denim jacket for a casual look.
-Wear it with a sundress and sandals for a beach-chic look.
-Layer it over a hoodie for a sporty look.
-Dress it up with a blazer and heels for a night out.

No matter what your style, a bucket hat is a great way to add a little personality to your outfit. So go ahead and give it a try!

Ethnik Africa bowler hats

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4. Never lose sight of a nice jewelry

There are many ways to accessorize with nice jewelries. One way is to choose a piece that compliments your outfit. Another way is to choose a piece that makes a statement. You can also mix and match different pieces to create your own unique look. When accessorizing with jewelry, it is important to keep in mind the overall look you are trying to achieve. If you are going for a more understated look, then choose simple pieces that will not overwhelm your outfit. If you want to make more of a statement, then choose bolder pieces that will really stand out.

Mixing and matching different pieces is a great way to create your own personal style. Try pairing a delicate necklace with a chunky bracelet, or a colorful scarf with some statement earrings. By mixing and matching different pieces, you can create a look that is truly unique to you.

zivanora jewelry culla collection trio necklace on bellafricana marketplace

5. Add a tote bag for glamour

When trying not to look so over the top, try using a nice tote bag. Thanks to Dhoney Adire, where you say bye bye to boring looking tote bags. With these tie and dye fashionable tote bag, be sure to look stunning. African tie and dye tote bags are the perfect way to add a touch of style to your outfit. They can be worn with any type of clothing, from casual to formal, and they add a touch of personality to any outfit.

Tote bag by dhoney on bellafricana marketplace


Nowadays, it’s not just about how you style your accessories, but also about the accessories you choose. Luxury accessories have become popular and are often an excellent way to elevate an outfit. If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone on your shopping list, consider any of these 5 elegant ways to style using accessorize . After reading this blog, you won’t be stuck on the thought of how to style with accessories. Now, click to shop all accessories.

7 Women’s Handbags To Shop For In Nigeria

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

If you’re thinking of splurging money on a luxurious handbags in Nigeria, then it is worth considering a style that will stand the test of time, one that is versatile, unique and still fits into your budget. If you so desire a timeless piece, that wont go out of existence, then I would advice you go for these African Made bags that will give such much flexibility, one that is not too common and still stylish.

I selected beautiful and elegant bags that with certain considerations in mind like; timeless colours, season-less silhouettes and trusty fabrics and affordability.

So here are 7 women’s handbags to shop for in Nigeria, and will certainly never feel like a regretful purchase:
      1. Qamin Handbags:

This classic handbag is a truly great investment which will never go out of style – and is versatile enough to be carried day and night. It can be used on both casual and official dressings. Qamin handbags are made with eco friendly materials, and from reviews of buyers, these bags can last for a longer period of time and surprisingly still grabs attention whenever it is carried.

Handbags by Qamin on bellafricana marketplace

     2. Aaboux Strapless Bags

This AABOUX handbag brand is best known for its innovation, elegance and unique designs. This timeless staples pouch is designed to infuse a little glamour into your evening looks and casual outfits. Let’s help you rock your outfit beautifully with different hues of elegant and timeless handbags.

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

      3. Zeeza Bags

Zeezabags designers carefully and skillfully play with colours and patterns while crafting this beautiful piece. No wonder it’s one of the best buy in Nigeria Handmade bag marketplace. This design comes with a leather and a colourful canvas strap, giving you even more versatility. It can be hung, used as pouches and can carry as many items even with its petite look.

Zeeza bags leather bag on bellafricana marketplace

          4. ZoneA Creations

Add some glamour to any look with ZoneA Creations, which comes in a number of colours, shapes and sizes. This colorful bag is multi-purposed and fit only for casual events.Bag Pack by ZoneA Creations on Bellafricana Marketplace


         5. Ethnik Africa

We love this small, new-season Kaia bag from Ethnik Africa handbags, which is sure to become a treasured piece in your wardrobe. Ethink bags uses the best Nigerian Aso-oke woven fabric and genuine leather to create wonderful designs.

Aso oke bag by Ethnik onBellafricana Marketplace

        6. O’Eclat Designs

O’Eclat Design bag comes in a huge variety of colours and sizes, including this small, textured design, which would be a lovely addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Add radiance, edge and elegance to your fashion using these classic and flamboyant coloured handbags.

Black leather Batik Bags by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace


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        7. Morin O

You can always rely on Morin O handbags to inject a little elegance into your wardrobe, and this top-handled leather bag will do just that. The style has a shoulder strap too.

Morin O Almando Round Stitch handbags - N36,000


African craft and handbag makers are causing a whole vibes to the fashion industry. Adding these collections to your wardrobes will most definitely give your fashion sense radiance and a top up. These items can easily be sourced for one Bellafricana marketplace. And good enough, these items are budget friendly and durable for anyone and in any season.

Best Fashion Items For Your Wardrobe

Adire By Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace

Do you want to add a different sense of fashion to your style. Then add a touch of refinement and elegance to your regular attire, by getting new items to spice up your fashion sense from these great fashion and craft makers.

If you are unsure of how to transition and how to dress properly, then here is your hack. It’s not difficult to dress stylishly, but it will take some time to fuse your individual style with a new, sophisticated look. Not only do you need to pay attention to your clothing, but you also need good accessories to help you look edgy, elegant, and stylish.

I’ll show you step-by-step basic items you might need to look more fashionable, sophisticated, and put together. And these items could fit any environment and occasion. Since stepping out the door in elegance every day can seem a difficult and tedious task, but it won’t be so anymore if you follow our straightforward advice.

 1. Adire Two -Pieces.

This design’s multicolor palette appears to be fashionable. The newest Adire styles are making a comeback, and this time, they’re better than any tie-dye work done in the past. These styles include dresses, pants, tees, hoodies, shirts, and shorts. Thanks to Asologe whose brand had helped to transition Adire styles to a more fashionable and versatile look.

This pattern doesn’t seem to come up often enough. What a great evolution this art has undergone from designs on conventional wrappers to patterns on pre-made items. This piece is definitely a must have as it can be worn to casual and official settings. Asologe Adire styles comes in different colours, patterns and styles to fit for any occasion.


Adire By Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace

2. Hand Bracelet

Hand  bracelets are great way to add edge, spice and vibrance to your outfit. This piece of accessory fits perfectly with any outfit. Whether corporate or casual, it can be worn to parties, hangouts, weddings and officially engagements(depending on how you style its).One fascinating thing I love about Kunbi works bracelets is that its durable, has fine and shiny stones and well adorned.


Bracelet by Kumbi works on Bellafricana Marketplace
Bracelet by Kumbi works on Bellafricana Marketplace
3. Flat Slippers

Ok I know a lot of ladies love to look still funky, fashionable and simple. These classic pair of leather stripped slippers mad by a creative designer Morin O, Most definitely this can be rocked on a gown, pants trouser and gowns. This is really versatile and more reason why I recommended it.

Flat slippers by Morin O on Bellafricana Marketplace

4. Asooke Shoes

Look drip and dapper on this beautiful asooke loafer. This footwear is so conventional and could be worn on formal and very casual setting. It’s best to wear this during dry season to avoid be destroyed by rain. This Ethnik Africa best seller footwear has attracted lots of reviews and customers. it.

Ankara Shoes by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace

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5. Clutch Bags

This petite and portable clutch bag is also a most have, its can be rocked with a bubu gown, a palazzo pant, and min skirt and its mostly used for informal events. If you love adventures and hangouts, then this is a go for. Flexible and convenient for that party. its comes in different variations, shaoes ,colours and patterns. O’Eclat did a whole lot in crafting the leather and African print clutch.

O'Eclat Batik bag on Bellafricana Marketplace

6. Adire Fabric

I am sure you loved all the options presented to you, but your wardrobe is entitled to and deserves a good adire fabric from one of my favorite vendor Asologe. First, this piece involves a tie and die process. This can be rocked into different styles. its really versatile and durable. it can also be sewn to fit official and casual functions.

Adire Fabric by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace, Best Fashion Items
7. Jewelry

You cant look all styled up and fabulously dressed and not have a jewelry on. This accessory by Zivanora is simple and adds sparks to your outfit. Ever worn a simple and nice dress and you still caught the attention of onlookers by adding accessories to your look. Jewelry by Zivanora comes in sets and lives you looking chic and elegant all day.


Jelwelry by Zivanora on Bellafricana Marketplace, Best Fashion Items


Stop owning a boring closet. Keep up to date with fashion and accessories that will make you not to over the top. With these Best Fashion Items For Your Wardrobe. Do you want to see other items that will excite your wardrobe then click here to get more options.

5 Modern Baby Crochet Designs

Crochet Baby Bunnies and teddies by Tender Hugs on Bellafricana

Do you know why I recommend modern baby crochet designs? Well, first crochet is real tender to the skin, and babies love those fluffy, soft textured, cozy and the warmth crochet clothes gives.

Tender Hugs is a baby crochet brand that makes unique, timeless, and comfy wears and toys. This brand works with good yarns that care for a baby’s skin and don’t wear or tear easily.

Here are modern babies’ crochet designs I trust you would love:


Babies need less harmful objects to play with. Hard toys such as plastic cars or animated toys are not particularly healthy for kids to toy with. Crochet bunny/ teddy is a very perfect idea play instrument as it is very tender, soft, and mild to the skin. And also it can be easily washed and disinfected. To avoid your babies having bruises it’s ideal to get beautiful handmade crochet for your lovely babies.

modern baby crochet design toys, crochet teddy, crochet bunnies by tender hugs on bellafricana blog


This delightful crochet project is great for our little ones. Allow these little cuties to slay in this cozy romper wear with a beautiful headband/cap. If you need a baby shower gift that is affordable, beautiful, fun stitched textures with wonderful and playful colors. Are you still thinking of what your baby would put on for a photoshoot?, Try this romper and thank me later.

Hand knitted crotched onsie by Funke Akinlosotu the founder of Tender Hugs, a Nigerian crotchetier Bellafricana Member



Watch your beautiful babies look good in this headband and matching crochet boots. These colorful boot designs will fit into any babywear. Baby too should look stylish, and nothing is too expensive when trying to make those little ones look so great. Good enough, crochet booties can be worn by both baby boys and girls. while the headbands are specifically for our cute little angels.

Baby Booties should be above all else comfortable because the baby’s feet are delicate. Every toddler should have at least a few pairs of such sweet booties. They are simply too adorable to have just one pair. And above all, they make the greatest gifts for baby showers and Christenings and after many years, when the child is already an adult, a nice pair of booties will be a sweet memory of childhood

Hand knitted crotched onsie by Funke Akinlosotu the founder of Tender Hugs, a Nigerian crotchetier Bellafricana Member

Also Read: Make A New Mum Smile With These Gifts


Stop carrying your baby bare, get them well covered up with this beautiful diaper cover and a matching crown to go with. Let them drip in finesse and beauty. Nothing looks more exciting and cute than seeing your newborn look so attractive and elegant in a stylish colored diaper cover. Let your kids become the center of attraction, just as any royal person would turn heads, make that little man a king in his small kingdom, and the baby girl a princess too.

modern baby crochet designs, baby crochet romper by tender hugs on bellafricana blog


Every little princess deserves a tutu dress. Babies who wear tutu dresses are so effortlessly beautiful and look so much attractive to anyone’s eye. This dress always comes with a matching headband. who wouldn’t love to see their little ones look like ballet dancers in those cute-looking cute-looking, colorful tutu dresses?

modern baby crochet tutu dress

Tender hugs crochet can deliver wonderful and beautifully modern baby crochet designs to your baby’s preference. If you are still looking for a gift for a newborn or looking for photoshoot wear for your lovely kids, why not try these beautiful pieces and see them stun greatly in them. For more crochet designs click here to order.

5 Sensational Fashion Hacks For Ladies

Zivanora jewelries on bellafricana marketplace

Looking good in different clothings for ladies is not an option but a necessity. Many ladies have come to the point where the moods and comportment depends heavily on their ability to look rare, chic, and simple. Looking chic, unique, and soigne in your look will require you to know some fashion hacks.

In this blog post, I outline 5 sensational fashion hacks for ladies that guarantees rarity;

Does this sound like what you have been actively researching?

Then, let’s dive right into it.


Necklaces are simple pieces of accessories that modify your outfit. For ladies who don’t want to look too overdressed, adding a nice piece of necklace can help you look classy, poised, funky, and edgy too. These simple neck chains can help accentuate that pretty look as well as add a bit of dazzle and confidence to your look.

Beautifully detailed neckpieces help draw attention to your outfit. it also gives a spark of confidence, stylishness, beauty, and above all makes a lady feel good about herself. it’s a great way to add flair to one’s dressing and most of all neck chains are not selective it can be worn in a suit jacket, dinner dress, events, and parties. It’s best combined with a nice matching ring to compliment your dressing.

Zivanora is a jewelry artisan brand whose style represents good vibes, positivity, and a simple lifestyle.





You slay effortlessly with your beautifully colored and stylish tote bags. Pillow talk, the designer, thought of comfort and convenience when making this bag. For someone like me who likes to carry all their “eggs in one bag”, well your tote bag has got you covered.

It’s really strong and large enough to carry several items with ease. Tote bags became a widespread alternative to normal bags because of the many ways in which you can use them. A reusable tote bag is not just for grocery shopping anymore. They can now be used in various aspects of your everyday life. Today’s tote bags are stylish, durable, and comfortable to carry.




When you just don’t want to look over the top, simple slippers on a pair of jeans and top or a mini or long dress with a pair of sunglass, (well that’s depending on the weather at the moment) will provide so much comfort and luxury at once. Don’t go to the extreme, don’t go overboard, your simple footwear can serve you well for hangouts, parties, small events, or weekend grooves. The good thing about this Morin O leather slippers design is how comfortable it is to the feet and versatile this can be worn.





Ethnik Africa is the brain behind this glamorous and fabulous bucket hat. With their wider edges, bucket hats serve as protection from harsh weather, typically to avoid sun rays on one’s face. if you love beach parties, hiking, and mountain climbing, this is a perfect combo for your outfit. It adds an extra twist to your dress. This accessory can be rocked on a funky jacket with nice pants, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes. It transcends you from that ordinary casual look, to a more funky, edgy, nostalgic look. oh, I forgot to add, hippy and downtown look.




You can never go wrong in your outfit with this piece of accessory. whether you choose to go to a formal event. wearing this eye-catching adornment distinguishes you from the crowd and gives you that eye-catching attention. Have you ever walked into a place where people just notice your accessories first even before they have had a glimpse at your outfit? that is because good accessories have the craving for attention due to their artistic and aesthetic functionalities.

For any accessory to yield such powers I usually recommend my friend to shop from Zivanora, This jewelry brand does so well in detailing and designing stunning handcrafted jewelry.  If you want a minimal look yet still feel elegant. this brand offers the best with its corrosion-resistant and eco-friendly ornaments.



Have you ever heard that slogan, ”never to be caught un-fresh”? Well, the goal is to look dapper, posh, edgy, and stylish in the best minimalist way possible. Just by combining a few accessories that would not look too loud on you but still draws attention to you.

This dazzling chic look makes you comfortable and also it’s very convenient for any occasion it still depends on how well you put aesthetic prowess to making all the accessories functional. Say no to boring looks while slaying effortlessly with these right combo.

Did you find these hacks helpful? leave me a comment and let me know what else you would like to see.

10 Craft Ideas With African Fabrics

Adire earrings by MitiMeth

African curators have moved beyond using African fabrics for just fashion and accessories. Now African fabrics are now used to tell stories, used as home decorating ideas, used to beautify recycled waste, and a lot more functionalities.

Here is a list of other items African fabrics can be crafted into to serve several other uses.


Nigerian-owned brand, O’Eclat Designs is popularly known for creating well-designed African handbags and accessories. This clutch purse is one of the masterpieces put together by this brand to compliment ladies dressing. This eccentric African-inspired clutch purse is designed with quality leather and African fabric popularly called “Aso oke” meaning “clothes from the upcountry”. This fabulous clutch purse is very versatile, it can be rocked to any occasion whether a party, wedding, or hangouts. Combining this with your outfit will definitely make you look stunning and edgy because of its uniqueness and elegance.




This drum is popularly called “Alujo”, meaning drum and dance, it is most commonly played in the western part of Nigeria. If you are familiar with African culture, you will most definitely know that the drum is characterised by calculated steps, shaking waists, jiggering bodies, soulful sounds, melodious tunes, and most especially a loud and exciting environment. When compared to western music, African drums have a more profound metaphorical value. These drums are thought to represent the essence of the community wherever they are found.

They are utilized in the community to commemorate ceremonial occasions and rites. They’re also used as tourist attractions in several African countries, marketing and exhibiting their products. Mimiremi textile, a design and pattern maker skillful and carefully produces this local drum with a combination of Ghanaian African fabric seen beautifully wrapped around it to bring to life the true essence of what African culture represents which is unity in diversity, love, and same interest. 



If you find traveling very interesting or you have a busy work schedule that puts you on the road more often, then this wonderful African-inspired traveling bag is a must-have. Ethnik, the fashion brand behind this elegant and gorgeous travelers bag, created this piece from beautiful Ankara fabric with well-textured leather material, having two side pockets, easy to carry about, comfortable, and convenient, Suitable to carry to places like beach parties, long-distance trips, and vacations. It is made of cotton and very durable.





African craft has moved from using fabrics for just fashion wears to using them for home upholstery as well. African fabrics are now being used as decorative pieces even in public spaces such as hotels, banking halls, conference centers, eateries, and a lot more public centers. Bosh Design, a Nigerian creative brand, uses nice African fabric to make throw pillows, making a space look more edgy, aesthetic, and functional. This brand creates its designs on these pillows telling great African stories, cultures, and traditions. Since African fabric is characterized by bright and vibrant colors, then using it to make throw pillows will not only brighten up a space but will also give your space a personality of its own.



You would agree with me that using fabrics as an accent in your home or any space not only makes the space attractive and organized but also provides warmth, personality, and a high feeling. MitiMeth, a lifestyle and waste transformation brand in Africa, skillfully creates exotic and exclusive vintage table lamps that speak to the tribal customs of Africa. The perfect combination of a table lamp to a home or office as decoration will bring appeal and beauty to that environment because of the subtle design and aesthetics using woven natural fibers with water hyacinth and agricultural subsidies. It is the ideal finishing touch for any type of interior.




There are so many ways fabrics can compliment craft, and a tissue box is one. No one wants a littered house with tissues, this could be very discomforting. More reasons Mitimeth embarked on the journey to help salvage this situation. The tissue box is handmade from woven water hyacinth and batik fabric, made of different sizes and shapes and different colors and designs. This product creates a unique accent for your homes, cars, and offices.



Accessories are unquestionably the underlying tone that validates the proclamation of one’s style. They are influential and vital to every fashion mood. It’s about taking a step out of the ordinary and defining yourself as you see fit. Accessories will always be that extra spark that brings one’s ensemble tale to life. African print accessories are perfect addition to your wardrobe, Designers like Mitimeth have created handcrafted items that combine design, quality, and substance.

This African luxury designer’s commitment to quality has led him to create timeless items made from genuine coconut shells and water hyacinth and repurposed materials. Her creations not only tell a cultural story but also uphold a high level of craftsmanship. When choosing an accessory, only a high quality of value should be accepted. It’s the one thing that, like magic, can transform a dull look into something exciting. It’s a talking point, it’s what gives you that double-back look, and it’s your personal touch. The accessories you choose to wear and how you choose to wear them determine your finest look. Accessorize in a variety of ways, from bold to demure. Classic to chic, all focused on a statement on your dressing.



African designers and craft makers now have diversified into using fabrics to create multiple products that are functional for the home, offices, hospitals, recreations, etc. These fabrics are upcycled and repurposed into more useful items such as book covers, dining wares, pen holders, chairs, stools, etc.

Creatives in the design and craft world have helped pave way for African products in the global markets as exhibitions and trade fairs are being held to showcase the rich culture and heritage of African-owned products internationally. 



Introducing: The Modern Woman Collection by Tahiry Teniola Clothings

The Donna Dress by Tahiry Teniola Clothings

Incoming: Some banging pieces in the Modern Woman Collection by Tahiry Teniola Clothings. Trust me when I say that these outfits will make heads turn when you rock them. I’m a fan of  bright/ daring colors and styles and I guess that’s why I am particularly excited about this new collection.

Just before I show you some of these amazing pieces, let me introduce you to Tahiry Teniola Clothings.

They are a brand that makes ready-to-wear dresses for all shapes and sizes of women. If you’re passionate about fashion and trendy fits, then you simply have got to try “TTC(like I call them). If you’re not following them on their social media pages  yet, you need to so right now. Don’t stress, I’ll get the details for you.

Instagram: @TahiryTeniolaClothings

Facebook: @TahiryTeniolaClothings

Now that you know a bit about TTC, let’s get you drooling as I show you some of my favorite pieces from the Modern Woman Collection”

  1. The Bella Dress


The Chioma Set by Tahiry Teniola Clothings

What appeals to me most about the Bella dress is it’s versatility. It fit rights into every occasion, and can be worn every and anywhere. It definitely is for the Modern Woman who is always on the go, and loves to have multi-functional outfits.

Price:  14,500 Naira

2. The Chioma Set


If you’re a huge fan of Floral Crepe, then this one is certainly for you as well. The Chioma set comprises a collared shirt with Bishop sleeves, and loose pants. This would be fit if you’re looking to go for a casual ( but not under dressed look). It’s the perfect balance if you ask me. The beauty about this set is the many options it gives as you can rock them individually or together.

Price: 14,000 Naira

3. The Titi Dress by Tahiry Teniola Clothings


Features: A collared shirt, long sleeves, and pleats at the hip! The “Boss Lady” air this dress gives the wearer is second to none. Wear it to work, meetings and make those boss moves, girl!

Price: 13,500 Naira

4. The Donna dress


The Donna Dress by Tahiry Teniola Clothings

What occasion comes to mind to rock this dress? I would say a “Wednesday” work day. This would fit right for work dinner too. Simple, Chic and classy.

Price: 10,500 Naira

5. The Diana Dress


Whoosh! This is the emoji that comes to mind:😍🤤 (Scratch that, one emoji can’t be enough). I’m drooling just imagining how good this dress would look on me. It’s the perfect definition of sexy but modest. It’s definitely one I’d wear on a date with Mr Hot guy😜😜. You could even pair it with a jacket (or a wear a shirt inside) for work too.

Price: 8,000 Naira

6.The Harriet dress

The Harriet Dress by Tahiry Teniola Set

Just when I think I have a fave, I just see another one that I like more. Introducing: The Harriet dress! If you’re one who loves a little drama, then this one is definitely a keeper. You could wear it to a wedding, brunch, or even social event!

Price: 10,000 Naira

7. The Michelle Set

The Michelle Set by Tahiry Teniola Clothings


The puff sleeves on the michelle set are a vibe on their own. This is another ideal outfit for work, or meetings too. It’s the definition of professional yet stylish.

Price: 13,000 Naira

There’s a lot more where that came from, and if you want to see the rest of the Tahiry Teniola Clothings Modern Woman Collection, click on this link

Now, have you seen your favorite dress, click on this link to place an order right away!


Announcing Bosh Designs New “Happy Collection”

Introducing the “Happy Collection” from Bosh Designs. The collection as the name implies, is one that is very fitting for this season that we all are in!⁣

It’s for those who have made a conscious decision to stay happy despite everything going on.⁣

You know that saying that “You are what you wear?” Yes you’re happy when you wear the “Happy” Collection.⁣

Now, let’s see some of the beautiful designs in this collection:

1. Happy Cindy


Happy CINDY is made from soft denim, she’s actually softer than what it looks like in the picture😃. She is subtle on your skin and ready to make you comfortable.

She would look great, rocked both indoors and outdoors. Which is your preference?


UK8-14:     ₦8,500
UK16- 22:  ₦9,500


2. Happy Bawwy:



Happy Bawwy Bosh Designs x Bellafricana

Made from breathable Italian linen, Happy Bawwy is sure to make you ooze out good vibes all day! Did I mention that they are super comfortable? Now you know! Bosh Designs did a sterling job on this one. Trust me.


UK8-UK18:  ₦9,500

3. Happy Nikky


Meet Happy Bawwy’s Twin. If you’re looking for a more daring, outgoing look, then Happy Nikky is the one. It’s also made of breathable Italian linen. All shades of comfortable. Don’t you think?


UK8-UK18:  ₦9,500

4. Happy Kifan and Happy Kiran


KIFAN is conservative and your perfect buddy in the kitchen, can absorb one or two splashes and not reveal you’ve been cooking all day!😍👌. Her colorful pocket shows she’s happy to hold your phones, keys and even napkins when you need her to do so!

KIRAN on the other side, doesn’t mind drawing attention to herself😎. That’s the reason she loves to grab her car keys, put on a pair of sneakers and dash off for her grocerery shopping😷. Her cool pockets houses her phone and wallet conveniently freeing her from the burden of carrying a bag or holding too many things. KIRAN is just a HAPPY BIRD


UK8-UK18:  ₦8,500

5. Happy Abby


Happy Abby is the perfect definition of Vibrance. It reminds me of waterfalls, and sunsets too. Can you see it too? This beauty pairs well with hot pants to give you that “Boss Lady” look. You can throw on a pair of jeans and some sandals to look laid back and relaxed. Any how it’s paired, you’ll give off the look of a confident, happy lady.


Now there are only limited pieces in the Happy Collection, and if I were you, I would grab mine now! Not later, but now!

Click on this link to make an order immediately

Check out other beautiful pieces by Bosh Designs here

Bosh Designs is social. Click on the links below to connect with them:

Instagram: @BoshDesigns

Facebook: @Bosh Designs

Website: Boshdesignsonline.com

Looking for Quality Wristwatches in Nigeria? Check out Crivel Watches

Crivel Tres Driver Box

Looking for quality Wristwatches in Nigeria? Well, look no farther. I am proud to announce to you a brand that is “the perfect liaison between modern technology and watch making artisanry at the highest level”, Crivel Wristwatches.

You know at Bellafricana, we’re passionate about quality African-owned businesses, and so we’ll bring you only the best, and nothing less.

Just before I gist all about the beauty of these wristwatches by Crivel, how do you identify a good watch?

Let’s start with:

1. The watch crystal

A good quality watch should have crystal made of either Sapphire or Mineral Glass. Acrylic glass is cheaper but scratches easily. So, if you’re thinking quality, then avoid Acrylic glass watches at all costs. Crivel watches are made from the fine, sturdy mineral glass, guaranteed to last.


Crivel Tres Driver Box


2. The quality of the straps.

Some wristwatches have their straps electroplated, or of poor quality leather which will wear out due to friction. And for a watch you bought so expensively, it would be heart-wrenching to wear a watch that doesn’t take long for its straps to give.

If it is a leather wristwatch, Genuine leather is your best bet. There are some good synthetic leather (e.g. PU Leather) that will withstand the test of time. However, genuine leather is still most preferable. Crivel Wristwatches use high quality genuine leather that is long-lasting.


3.  Its Artistry

If you’re looking for quality wristwatches in Nigeria, you should look out for their uniqueness. Wristwatch making is a tedious process, and a watchmaker’s love for his craft is evident in the total outlook of the wristwatch. As for a Crivel wristwatch, you only need to take one look at it to pronounce it a masterpiece.


Now, that we know what to look out for when shopping quality wristwatches, let’s explore some of our favorite watches from Crivel.


  1. Crivel “Deluxo” Wristwatch

Crivel Deluxo watch



  • Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance : 3 ATM
  • Available in Blue, Black, Brown, Grey Strap
  • Available in Black or White watch faces
  • Available in Gold or Silver watch case
  • Case Size (watch face) : 45mm
  • Band Size (size of strap) : 22mm
  • Regular Watch Glass

PRICE: 75,000.00

To order, click on this link



2. The Crixel “Tres” Watch


Crivel Tres Driver


  • Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance : 3 ATM
  • Available in Blue, Black, Brown, Grey Strap
  • Available in Black or White watch faces
  • Available in Gold or Silver watch case
  • Case Size (watch face) : 45mm
  • Band Size (size of strap) : 22mm
  • Regular Watch Glass

Price: 46,000.00

To order, click on this link



3. Crivel “Classic” Watch

Crivel Classic in Red



  • Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance : 2 ATM
  • Available in Blue, Black, Brown, Grey Strap
  • Available in Black or White watch faces
  • Available in Gold or Silver watch case
  • Case Size (watch face) : 40mm
  • Band Size (size of strap) : 2omm
  • Regular Watch Glass

Price: ₦43,000.00

To order, click on this link

Which of these watches do you prefer? Pick your favorite, and make an order NOW!

Crivel is social too. Follow them on:

Instagram: @crivelofficial

Facebook: @crivelofficial

Twitter: @crivelofficial

You can also check out the website here


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