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…

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

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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 ūüėČ

 

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.

 

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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.

Unleashing African Creativity: The Best Finds on Bellafricana Marketplace

Jurinest necklace on bellafricana marketplace

Africa is a continent brimming with diverse cultures, rich traditions, and a vibrant artistic heritage. From intricate handwoven textiles to beautifully carved wooden sculptures, African creativity knows no bounds. In this blog post, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery as we explore the best finds on Bellafricana Marketplace, a treasure trove of African craftsmanship.

    1. Handcrafted Jewelry:

Adorn Yourself with African Elegance Discover the allure of African-inspired jewelry, meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans. From beaded necklaces to statement earrings, each piece tells a unique story and adds a touch of cultural sophistication to any ensemble. Accessories are like vitamins to fashion – you can’t have too many, there is always room for enough. Each with different fiitings, patterns, colours and stones, Jurinest has put in too much into bring light and beauty to accessory, you don’t need a knight in shining armor when you have your statement accessory.

Jurinest necklace on bellafricana marketplace

 

     2. Home Decor Delights:

Transform Your Space with African Flair Bring the spirit of Africa into your home with stunning home decor items. From vibrant Ankara-printed cushions to intricately designed African string arts using nails and strings, these pieces not only beautify your living space but also serve as a testament to the continent’s rich heritage. Products used for this wonderful piece are lcally made, this showcases the uniqueness of African culture and the beauty it beholds. This art is particularly made by Artini.

 

Wall String Art
      3. Fashion Items:

African-Inspired Apparel for Every Style Experience the fusion of tradition and contemporary fashion with African-inspired apparel. Bellafricana Marketplace offers a diverse range of clothing items, from colorful dashikis to elegant Ankara dresses, allowing you to express your individuality through vibrant African prints. This Afrilush Adire bubu gown is a captivating blend of Nigerian cultural heritage and modern fashion sensibilities. Rooted in the age-old art of Adire textile dyeing, this unique gown showcases the beauty of traditional Nigerian craftsmanship while embracing contemporary design elements. Perfect for hangouts, events and any formal occasion.

Adire Bubu Gown

      4. Natural Beauty:

Harnessing the Power of African Skincare Explore the world of African beauty rituals with natural skincare products. From shea butter-infused body lotions to exfoliating soap, cream and serums. These products are crafted with love and harness the nourishing properties of indigenous African ingredients to rejuvenate and pamper your skin. All skincare products in the bellafricana marketplace has been tested and trusted and the results are amazing.

Dara Body Butter

    5. Afrocentric Art:

Elevate Your Walls with African Masterpieces Discover the work of talented African artists and adorn your walls with breathtaking paintings and art prints. From contemporary abstract pieces to traditional African art forms, each creation is a visual celebration of Africa’s rich artistic heritage.

Ronke Scott Gallery Artworks MINIATURES sold on Bellafricana Marketplace

       Conclusion:

Bellafricana Marketplace is a gateway to African creativity, offering a curated collection of exquisite products that embody the essence of the continent. By supporting local African creatives and entrepreneurs, you not only bring a touch of Africa into your life but also contribute to the preservation and celebration of African heritage. Unleash your creativity, embrace African craftsmanship, and let Bellafricana marketplace be your guide to the best finds that the continent has to offer.

Bellafricana Marketplace Pop-up-Eve

It has been an awesome time at the Bellafricana marketplace pop-up event which commenced on the 9th and continues till the 18th of June. it has been an ultimate dadvenure as we planned this event for the wonderful fathers, brothers, sons, lovers, or any male figure who has been of great significance to anyone’s life.

Our shoppers have had a sizzling time of their lives, beaming with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories. We curated an experience filled with excitement, surprises, and plenty of opportunities to show loved ones just how special they are.

As Father’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the importance of paternal figures in our lives. They are the unsung heroes, providing unwavering love, guidance, and support. This year’s Bellafricana Marketplace Father’s Day Pop-Up Event is an experience like no other! From the symphony of colors and an atmosphere brimming with excitement and contagious energy, as shoppers troop in to get gifts in celebration of fatherhood in all its glory. The Bellafricana Marketplace had truly outdone itself in curating an event that honored fathers and showcased the best of African craftsmanship.

MENS SHIRT

The marketplace is a treasure trove of unique and handcrafted gifts for every type of dad. From stylish accessories and clothing to personalized grooming products and exquisite home decor, there was something for every taste. One can’t help but feel inspired by the creativity and talent on display. Each item has a story, representing the dedication and passion of African artisans.

Gift box

customised pillows

In addition to the vibrant celebration of fatherhood, the Bellafricana Marketplace Father’s Day Pop-Up Event provided an enchanting experience with its idyllic location at the Good Beach. Nestled by sparkling waters and surrounded by nature’s beauty, this tranquil environment elevates the event, making it an even more enjoyable and unforgettable celebration.

The Good Beach not only provides a stunning backdrop but also offers a range of beachside activities that added to the Father’s Day celebrations. Families had the opportunity to engage in friendly games of beach volleyball, build sandcastles with their little ones, eat sumptuous meals, relax on beach loungers, and soak up the sun. The joyful laughter and playfulness of the shoppers created an atmosphere of pure joy and togetherness. That is why you should miss this event, this week. Join us the Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store located at 10b trinity avenue Oniru Lagos for a more fun dadventure.

Conclusion:

The combination of the Bellafricana Marketplace Father’s Day Pop-Up Event and its idyllic location at the Good Beach creates a truly magical experience. The serene coastal setting, with its scenic views and beachside activities, enhanced the joy and celebration of fatherhood. It offers shoppers a chance to escape the everyday hustle and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. The Good Beach is the perfect backdrop for a memorable Father’s Day, adding an extra layer of enjoyment and making the event even more special. Don’t miss out on the fun, join us this week for more eggciting dadventure at the bellafricana marketplace pop-up-store. See you soon!

6 Effective Natural Remedies For Acne

Oriki face oil by Oriki on bellafricana marketplace

There are a lot of speculation as to what really causes acne and can often be daunting to find effective natural remedies for acne. While some will argue that the food we consume has a lot to do with facial breakouts, others are of the opinion that bad hygiene has its role to play, and also it could be genetically transferred or environment too matters.

All these speculations seems true and can be argued. I used to have terrible acne and I remember being told that was my season for it. Until I got myself good home remedies and skincare products to ultimately set me free.

For people suffering from these, here are 6 effective natural remedies for acne problems that was my last resort solution:

1. HYDRATING FACE CREAM

Hydrating face cream is one of such solution to acne problems. as dry skin more often than not tend to cause acne problems. The skin contains lots of hair follicles from which hair grows. Acne is the result of these becoming blocked. Tiny glands near the surface of the skin produce sebum, an oil that prevents the skin from drying out. They can produce too much sebum, which blocks the hair follicle. Other debris, such as dead skin, also builds up. With the Treda organic hydrating face cream, this gives the face the right amount of moisture that it deserves, thereby keeping the face smooth and silky.

Face care kit by treda organics on bellafricana marketplace

      2. ANTI-ACNE CREAM

This is a special anti-acne treatment, This is a product of janeli global and this is also very effective for the total eradication of pimples spot on the face. What prompted me to purchase this products was how well my friend hyped it.As small as it may look, it does big magic to the face. If truly you are tired of acne, then rush and get this janeli global anti pimples cream.

Acne cream by janeli global on bellafricana marketplace

      3. FACE OIL

Back then I use to avoid face oil, as I thought it was the reason why I had severe breakout. Until I bumped into this matolo face oil. This was wonders, it worked like magic. This face oil is a combination of apple extracts and rosewater with its antioxidant richness, then that was my final bye bye to acne problems. My face stopped wrinkling, it was greazy and super glowy. I would forever remain grateful to this matolo face oil product. Yea!

My Matolo face-oil Effective Natural Remedies For Acne on bellafricana, sold on bellafricana marketplace

Also read: Natural beauty brands in Nigeria

      4. GLOW FACE WASH

Apart from using good creams on the surface of the face, what we also need to pay attention to is what we wash our face with. Some people spend more money on getting good face creams only to allow bad facial wash spoil the work. Matolo skincare product is one I would always vouch for, No matter the skin issues, This brand will help restore your beauty, confidence and smiles back. Trust me, Acne can cause depression atimes.

Matolo Botanicals facewash on bellafricana marketplace

       5. FACE WASH

Three years ago I was a top fan of Oriki face oil product, from moisturizers, body oil, body wash etc, I used them a lot. Those were my best products to use. This oil free Acne wash will perform the exact same thing I use to experience when I use this brand. I will always recommend this brand because of the high value I have received by using it.

Oriki face oil by Oriki on bellafricana marketplace

     6. FACIAL SUNSCREEN CREAM

The use of sunscreen helps slow down the development of wrinkled, premature-aging skin. It helps to prevent facial brown/dark spots and skin discolorations. This l’avyanna face sunscreen is super effective.

FAcial sunscreen bty lavyanna on bellafricana marketplace

  CONCLUSION

These products were carefully selected from my personal experience with them and also from lot of reviews and recommendation received on each brand. If you also want cream that will help your skin look bright and ageless, click on this link to order for more.

Fabulous African Hairstyles For 2022

Twisted cornrows by Melissa Erial

There is something pretty unique about the afro culture and African hairstyles. Most especially how different hairstylist craft different styles to sit properly on every woman’ s hair. A woman’s hair is her crown, that is what makes every woman is a queen.

The black culture is blessed with thick, full, curly, kinky and amazing. It also seems to draw so much attention to the person carrying it, and interestingly, it can be styled in different fascinating styles.

Here is a list of several fabulous African hairstyles for 2022 to rock:

   TWISTING BRAIDS

This beautiful hairstyle is well adorned and neatly made. I see lot of African brides’ rock this on their wedding or any special events. this twist cornrows come in varieties of styles. Thanks to African stylist for allowing us to have different feel in our choice for hairstyles

 

Twisting cornrows by Melissa Erial

 CORNROWS BRAIDS

This too is an amazing type of African hair do. This is made by inter weaving the hair and forming a nice knit between them. This is also very common in Africa as well as among our western counterparts.

 

 Flat Twist Natural Hairstyles

Also read: 5 Suitable Hair Care Products In 2022

 BANTU KNOTS

This originally originated from the Zulu tribe of south Africa. This hairstyle has also be accommodated into western culture and rocked by most famous celebrities like Rihannah. This can also be traced by to the ancient women warriors who use this hairstyle to signify feminism and increase their status. Bantu knots is made by divide the hair into sections, then twisted and wrapped to form spiral knots. Bantu originally means ‘people’ in over 300 African languages no wonder it is very popular among Africans and even African Americans.

TREDA ORGANIC HAIR KITS

Maintaining natural afro hair isn’t any easy. it demands careful attention, care, good hair products and time. This is not to scare anyone that wants to transition to natural hair, but just to give you more details to what truly growing natural hair entails. But thanks to hair products that have helped to ease the process of growing natural hairs.

Treda organics complete hair product is a great for growing natural hair. with its conditioner, shampoo, hair growth formular and other vital hair product, you are very sure your hair will blossom, sprout and flourish like a healthy tree. So put your natural hair up in a bun, get some coffee and let treda soft care kits.

Treda organic hairset on bellafricana marketplace

BLACK SOAP SHAMPOO

Black soap shampoo is a product of sahara sunrise, this was manufactured mainly to treat issues like dandruff, strong and stunted hair growth.  Sahara sunrise pays attentions to soft, curly hair and uses subtle ingredients to treat this hair as to not to cause damage to the hair.

Shampoo by sahara sunrise on bellafricana marketplace

CONCLUSION

Rocking that fabulously thick African hair is luxury and prestige, despite the fact that African hair could be very porous, hard to comb (depending on how it is been taken care of), but it’s amazing how it can be nicely styled and rocked. If you are an afro hair lover like me and you are finding it difficult to style your hair, click here to get amazing hair product to grow and nurture that crown you are carrying.

5 Best Children’s Gift Items At Every Age

Ankara dress by little weavers on bellafricana Marketplacea

We all know, children love to be treasured and appreciated with wonderful items. But in choosing the right children’s gift items, you need to pay close attention to what will stir up excitement as well as what will be most valued and cherished by them.

If you are in a fix as to what to purchase for your loved ones, I got you covered!

Here are my top 5 favorite children’s gift items that will be so captivating and alluring to any child:

1. ANKARA GOWN

If you are wondering how this would excite a child, From my observation about children, they just love to look adorable and act like fashionistas at home. This Ankara gown is designed by Little weavers, a brand that is known to craft beautiful children’s wear ranging from different ages, sizes and shapes. There is always one child who loves to dress really cute, so go all out and make that child happy.

Ankara dress by little weavers on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

 

2. BABY CROCHET DRESS

Apart from this cutie being adorned with crochet, it also has an extra tutu beneath, that gives any baby the little princess vibes.. This tutu dress fits perfectly on any baby. Therefore, gift that “little Miss” this beautiful woven dress to give them a dapper, Amiable and delightful look. This is a signature of Tender hugs, and this brand offers lots of baby wears to choose from.

Crochet dress by Tender hugs on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

Also read: Top 6 Afrocentric Gift Ideas
3. STRAPPED BAG

This portable school bag is a Yes-Yes. Children are more captivated with beautiful colors, no wonder chidren’s creche and nursery is usually beautified using fun and flamboyant colors. Zone A creation has done noble in crafting this beautiful bag, suitable for school or hung to events. If you are in search of a gift for your children, niblings or younger ones, then this is your go-for.

Bag Pack by ZoneA Creations on Bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

4. Children’s Hair kits

I don’t know if it just me, but babies with fully grown hair are the cutest. Yes, I said what I said. Even from a distance, once a babies hair is soft, shinny and beautiful they tend to get lot of admiration. If the skin is cherished and nourished, same rule should apply to the hair. A child’s hair is their crown, and crowns are valued, therefore, Amal Botanicals has an improvised hair kit, that helps to harness the growth of any baby’s hair.

 

Hair kits by Amal Botanical on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

 

5. BABY BUNNIES

Baby bunnies are wonderful items to gift a new born, its really warm and soothing. its wont cause injuries to a child. its basically one of the soothing baby gift I have ever come across. Just as cartoons and animation are captivating to children, this crotchet dolls will most definitely be loved by babies. Tender hugs makes the best baby toys and wears that is friendly to the skins and has smooth surfaces.

 

Crochet Baby Bunnies and teddies by Tender Hugs on Bellafricana, Children's Gift item

Conclusion

With these 5 Best Children’s Gifts Items At Every Age, you are sure to get value from these items in Nigeria. You can as well choose from other different options and get tons of other exotic items for that wonderful child by clicking here. Follow us on Bellafricanashop on Instagram to get more items.

6 Best Online marketplaces for handmade Items

Bellafricana Marketplace home

Handmade items are the most valuable items on the market. However, unless you are knocking on the marketplaces for handmade items, selling your handmade goods in any market place can be difficult. This is why you should choose a marketplace that allows you to reach out to more people who are looking for your product.

Unless you find yourself in the most efficient and effective platforms, finding a possible customer community that wants to buy handmade goods can be difficult. Merchants that specialize in selling handcrafted items, on the other hand, don’t have to worry as much because there are specialist platforms for doing so.

If you wish to expand your merchant-reach ship’s to the widest possible audience, you might consider switching to apt marketplaces that help you get your potential reach.

Here is a list of 5 best online marketplace for handmade items within and outside Africa in no particular order:

 1. Etsy:

Etsy is one of the most well-known markets for handcrafted goods, allowing artisans and artists to launch a thriving business. This platform allows you to sell all of your handcrafted items online. Etsy allows you to sell vintage items, handcrafted crafts, and other craft-related products, and it has a vast client base.

With a free account on Etsy, you may effortlessly sell your items. You simply have to pay a modest amount of fees for listing (about $0.02) and a specific proportion of 5 for each transaction you make on this platform. Furthermore, the site allows you to sell products across all categories. On Etsy, the community is very active and efficient.

Etsy Nigeria – Shop for handmade, vintage, custom, and unique gifts for everyone

 2. Amazon:

Amazon provides an excellent opportunity for all merchants. This is why they bring their Handmade store, which is capable of selling in a huge market. One can effortlessly sell all of your handcrafted items on Amazon’s Handmade store. Furthermore, Amazon provides a wealth of information about what and how you can add to your account when it is approved. The platform, combined with the Artisan profile that comes with a custom URL, makes it easier for your products to find a better place in the market. This will make it easier for people to locate your store. For convenience, you can use Amazon’s Fulfillment service to ship your products.

 3. Bellafricana Marketplace:

This from my research so far, this is one of the¬† biggest E-Commerce platform, Bellafricana Marketplace is set to promote African made products while trading them to the world.¬†With the unquestionably talents, skills, creativity and yearning for the African experience, Bellafricana Marketplace, is the buffer to ensure our partners and products are of global standard and experience. We pride ourselves as being the one stop destination for a lot of hand-made, niche based African brands with top quality and at best prices. Their services include top notch shopper experience, African-made products at affordable prices, seamless retail processes and outstanding customer support system, and they continue to serve locally based Africa businesses with the intention to ensure growth of these businesses and accommodate more. It’s not just a marketplace but a one-stop marketplace for the continent and growing businesses.

Home – Bellafricana Marketplace (bellafricanashop.com)

 4. Afrikrea:

The key value proposition for Afrikrea is that it serves as a partner to both micro-retailers and their clients. One of the key barriers that is impeding a greater proliferation of e-commerce in Africa is the issue around accepting payments and reliable shipment and delivery methods. Afrikrea has transformed the e-commerce space for the global African fashion and design sector by facilitating payments, commerce and providing the technology framework needed for its retailers.

Afrikrea – Shop and Sell African Fashion, Art and handicraft – Afrikrea

      Also read: Top 6 Afrocentric Gift Ideas
  5. Kamers Makers

An online store for artisans and their handcrafted goods, Kamers Makers’ model is a little different. To sell here, you have to create a store on Shopstar first. So essentially, they give you a secondary platform to display the products and sell them to their niche audience.

You can sell all kinds of products, including jewelry, calendars, scarves, and more.

Sell Online Through The KAMERS Online Store | KAMERS/Makers (kamersvol.com)

  6. Zando

Apparels are clearly the fore-runners among products in Africa. Zando, the South-Africa based online store is perfect for distributors of relatively larger brands. You have to start by emailing them to get approved as a supplier. This means that you should have sufficiently large volumes of stock.

Sell Products Online | Marketplace | South Africa | Zando

CONCLUSION

As a lover of African items, getting the right supplier of a particular item could be really tacky. I have helped research these wonderful sites that you can easily source for items made with African in mind. Click here to get tons and tons of African produce ranging from Fabrics, shoes, interior items, cosmetics and lot more.

5 Suitable Hair Care Products In 2022

Treda Hair Care set

Looking for suitable hair care products? Brands like Modara naturals, Sahara sunrise, Treda organics, Wura secrets, Organic life plus, Amal Botanicals specialize in oils, butters, shampoos, and conditioners that will enhance hair growth. After thorough research, I have been able to come out with good brands that have a commendable effect on hair growth.

When shopping for your next package of hair products, you should be paying attention to the ingredient list. There should be natural ingredients in your natural hair products. Products that contain naturally hydrating ingredients like coconut and shea butters are often your hair friend. You want to stay away from products with alcohol in them or sulfates that may dry your hair out.

Another tip for choosing hair care products is to know your hair’s quality and texture. Do you have highly porous hair? Does your hair eat moisture? Is your hair heat damaged, therefore in need of more protein than oils? What nutrients does your hair need to maximize its current health? All of these things should be considered, when spending your coin on your kinks. Luckily, we’ve tried and tested quite a few hair products over our time.

Here are 5 Hair Care products for healthy hair growth:

 1. Treda Organics Hair kits

Treda organics has lot of products ranging from skincare to hair kits. This cosmetic brand has developed itself strong enough to cater for different skin types and they have made room for hair products as well.  With its rich blend of ingredients such as avocado, honey, and other natural African resources that will enhance hair growth.

Treda organics hair kits on bellafricana marketplace
Treda organics hair kits on bellafricana marketplace
  2. Sahara Sunrise

If you are sporting dreads or you have a lot of build-up in your hair that you need to get rid of, then by all means reach for this Black Soap Shampoo for that undeniable deep clean. If you are dealing with hair loss, you need some luster in your hair or you want to deal with dandruff and also soothe your scalp, then by all means reach for our Fenugreek Shampoo Bar. This special blend of shampoo contains African sourced natural resources. That most definitely suits all hair types and fit for any season. Find Sahara sunrise on I nstagram @saharasunrisenaturals and get more hair kits that will take care of all hair issues.

shampoo by sahara sunrise on bellafricana marketplace
shampoo by sahara sunrise on bellafricana marketplace
3. Wuras Secrets

This package of hair product by wuras secrets contains; Hair Growth Oil, Shampoo, Conditioner and Moisturiser. This bundle will condition, cleanse moisturize, repair and grow your hair. It will also grow out bald spots, sparse edges, slow to grow hair while stopping/preventing breakage, excessive shedding, dry hair, thinning, etc. If you are struggling with loss of hair especially if your front hair, the this is a go for. follow this brand @wurasecrethair on instagram. They have lot of hair products to choose from.

wura secrets hair kits on bellafricana mmarketplace
wura secrets hair kits on bellafricana mmarketplace

Also read: 5 Popular Black-Owned Skincare Brands In 2022

 4. Amal Botanicals

Our babies are not left behind, while hunting for hair products for yourself, do remember your kids hair deserves to pampered as well. Amal botanical hair care is scalp friendly, nice scented and produces just the amount of foam for children. From reviews of this product, I would highly recommend this product for any parent who want their kids hair to remain soft, shinny and well textured.

Kids hair kit by Amal botanicals on bellafricana marketplace, hair care products
Kids hair kit by Amal botanicals on bellafricana marketplace

 

5. Organic Life Plus

Organic Life hair products is 100% vegan. It Contains a pH balanced formulations made with vegan, plant based ingredients. Amazing for length retention, reducing breakage, softening the hair, retaining hair moisture and improving hair structure This brand produces cosmetics with health in mind, just as their skin care product and it avoids anything that can cause allergies in people with sensitive skin.  Also, this brand carters for both relaxed and natural hair.

Hair kits bundle by Organic Life Plus on Bellafricanan Marketplace hair care products
Hair kits bundle by Organic Life Plus on Bellafricana Marketplace
CONCLUSION

Your hair is your crown, it demands care, attention and love. Just as we take care of our skin,  our hair needs same energy. If you are struggling to get the right product for your hair type, try these product and to shop for more affordable hair kits and cosmestic visit bellafricanashop.com or @Bell_africana/@bellafricana marketplace on instagram.

 

 

 

7 Best Scented Candles To Light Up Your Space

Earth Raale Lifestyle Candles sold on bellafricana marketplace scented candles

Lovely scented candles are ideal ways to provide warmth to your home. Coming home to a calming scented candle makes everything better, whether you’re looking to fill your space with cozy fall scents, skip ahead to Christmas, shop for a gift for a votive enthusiast, pamper your mom with a little aromatherapy, or search for a scent that will help you unwind after a long day.

Not is even more devastating than coming back from a tedious work schedule, scaling a lot of traffic hurdles, engaging some many tasks and activities, and finally winding up in an unpleasant smell around your home.

If you are someone who is easily put off by the bad or uncomfortable smell. Then here is a list of the 7 best-scented candles that will engulf your home with a rich smell. Fill your home with a fragrance that is healthy, luxurious, welcoming, and gives positive energy.

 1. EARTH-SCENTED CANDLES

This candle contains rich ingredients that help to calm, soothe and relieve the mental, psychological and emotional state of a person. No wonder it is named earth scented. It’s a signature of Raale Lifestyle. It encapsulates peace, tranquility, and relaxation. Don’t you want to get back after a more chaotic day and be immersed in the scent that helps gives you composure, calmness, and above all comfort?

 2. MUDHUT AND GINGER LEAF PERFUME CANDLE

According to science, ginger is loaded with antioxidants and compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body’s DNA. they also help the body fight off chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and disease of the lungs, and it promotes healthy aging too.

As a result of the great benefits of ginger Abela by scents of Africa made these Aromatherapy candles that can help you relax, feel calm, energized, and put your mind in a more productive mode. Mudhut and ginger leaf candles can help you relax and relieve stress.

 3. RENAISSANCE SCENTED CANDLE

When we hear renaissance its sure means something new. Scents according to Stephen Warrenburg of Oxford University are connected to the emotional well-being of a person. In specific ways, positive moods and emotions that are elicited via scent inhalation can impact beneficially our mental, hormonal, nervous, and immune systems health. These scented candles were carefully made that house new and refreshing moods, thoughts, and actions by its manufacturer Raale lifestyle.

 

 4. PASSION AND YLAND PERFUME CANDLE

As the name implies “passion’’, this candle is capable of igniting a special bond, it is intricately sweet and leathery combining the delightful and refined aroma of osmanthus blossoms with a sensuous heart of patchouli and the suspenseful note of savory leaves.

Passion & Ylang Perfume Candle has an exotic soul, with a seductive core of parma violets and tuberose, as well as a hint of pimenta and ylang ylang essential oils. The heart notes, which have a slightly heady, sweet, exotic, and complex floral smell, claim origin and cultivation in North and South Africa. This Abela by Scents of Africa Signature perfume has a cheerful and elegant fragrance.

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 5. REFRESH SCENTED CANDLES

Candles like this are meant to exhume fragrance to enhance one’s mental and psychological needs. Raale lifestyle does better with producing sense-enhancing and brain-calming scents.

 

 6. RUSTIC WOOD AND CINNAMON CANDLES

Candles in the bathroom provide a spa-like ambiance, while candles strategically arranged throughout your living area create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere (very hygge). Meanwhile, candles as the centerpiece of your dining room table create a beautiful candlelit dinner environment, while kitchen candles provide a welcoming atmosphere while also killing odors.

Experience the transposing aroma of exotic ‚Äúwood‚ÄĚ tar in conjunction with the riotous energy of Moroccan spice in this brilliant signature perfume.¬†Ab√©l√† by Scents of Africa¬†Rustic Wood & Cinnamon inspires and awakens the most resilient heart, combining notes of dry musk, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, and tobacco to expand the mind into a panorama of richness. These signature candles can also be utilized to create a beautiful and whimsical atmosphere on the table.

 7.FLAMES AND PATCHOULI PERFUME CANDLE

Flames and patchouli candles, a signature of Abela world scents, contain a rich blend of juicy-floral notes, laced with musky-woody notes of rosewood, cashmere, ambergris, patchouli, and tobacco for seductive complexity. Flame & Patchouli is a signature scent that is richly sexual. Surrender to your inner passion and nature’s alluring power, conveying the abstract essence of searing fury.

 

CONCLUSION

Let people work into your space and be carried away by that pleasant, soothing atmosphere of rich scent. To order your scented candles click here to order.

 

 

5 Popular Black-Owned Skincare Brands In 2022

Skincare products on bellafricana marketplace

Black-owned Skincare Brands have done so much in the beauty industry within and in the diaspora. To support the businesses run by us and for us, who are working tirelessly to emphasize, enrich, and showcase everything that is delightfully Black and beautiful, we must continue to work towards diversity and inclusivity throughout the beauty industry. Paying close attention to your skin is as important as studying and knowing the best skincare brand to go for.

Here are 5 popular black-owned Skincare Brands in 2022:

 1. Modara naturals

Modara naturals is a Nigerian-owned skincare brand. it deals with premium plant-based natural skin care products that nourishes the skin with product straight from mother nature. One most incredible thing about African manufacturers of skincare products is how tactical and meticulous they infuse the rich blend of African natural ingredients. This African beauty brand is inspired by the love for the African race and heritage. No wonder its branding style is African-themed and targeted toward treating skin issues relatable to Africans and also foreigners.  Modara naturals have tons of products such as Asakwa African Black soap, Modara Haske, Modara pholiso, Laushi, and a lot more. Certainly, this rich combination and formula are suitable for every skin type.

Modara beauty products
Skincare by Modara Naturals on Bellafricana Marketplace
2. Organic life plus

You will be committing a crime under the skincare laws, if you haven’t allowed your skin to be pampered by this refreshing and replenishing beauty brand. Organic life is also a Nigerian-owned brand, Esione Asakome is the founder of this enriching skincare brand. This brand is most suitable for any skin type and most essential perfect for any season. Moringa oil containing Vitamins A, E, C, Phenols, and omega fatty acids, is a great therapy against dryness or dry skin. Its products such as glow oil, baobab oil, plush hydrating moisturizer, etc, also contains antibacterial and anti-microbial properties so that not only does it gives you radiating and glowing skin, it’s good riddance to bacterial and infections. However, it is dermatologically tested.

beauty products by organic life plus on bellafricana marketplace
Beauty products by organic life plus on Bellafricana Marketplace
 3. Amal Botanical

This brand no doubt was conceived in love and care. As its major concern is on the needs of children. Amal Botanicals¬†is an African-inspired children’s care brand that focuses on giving children healthy-looking, gentle and enriched skin. We all know that motherhood can be very tasking. One major concern for parents is the skin needs of their kids. Our kids are exposed to things in the environment that could damage their skin. Children’s skin are more prone to moisture loss and tends to dry out more quickly. I always recommend Amal botanicals beauty products to mothers who want their children’s skin moisturized, fuss-free, luminous, and bacterial-free. This brand also has a ton of children’s skincare as well as hair products.

Children's beauty product by Amal botanical on Bellafricanan Marketplace
Children’s beauty product by Amal botanical on Bellafricana Marketplace
     Also read: 8 Best Natural And Organic Skincare Products
4. Janeli Global

The keyword for this brand is “non-toxic”. Janeli Global Skincare is a Nigerian-grown brand that intentionally and proportionally uses the right set of only natural based ingredients to avoid skin blemishes, irritation, aging, and other skin-related issues. Just the right amount as recommended can give you that clump-free, Oxidant rich and firm skin. its also best for repairing and replenishing worn-out skin. Do you have very sensitive skin and you need that product that will be mild and gentle on you. Then Janeli Global Skincare should be your one-stop-shop.

 

Janeli Global skincare products on bellafricana Marketplace
Janeli Global Skincare Products on Bellafricana marketplace
5. Treda Organics

Treda organics is a natural skincare brand, Made in Nigeria to promote black Melanin skin tones. This popular Black-owned Skincare brand has done so much justice to the black race. Treda organics helps us appreciate our skin color and tone but helps you get that confident, blossom and bright texture skin surface. Sit well perfectly and courageously in your skin by getting your Treda Organics beauty product.

Treda Organics skin care on bellafricana Marketplace
Treda Organics Skincare On Bellafricana Marketplace
CONCLUSION

Long before ”Melanin Popping” became a standard. The only skincare brands truly appreciated were white-centric brands, Black women were the only ones who paid attention to the needs of our African community. They were the only ones who taught us how to embrace our skin colors.¬† Click here to order for your illuminating, soothing and ever youthful skincare products.

 

 

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