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Meet The Founder Of Ilé Ilà #Exclusive Interview

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

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Smart Decor Tips To Styling Your Home Like A Pro

With faint memories from the 90’s, the top notch decor in a home then was; a welcome mat, a rug, a 14′ television set, 4/5 sofa’s symmetrically arranged to fit the parlor, and pictures. If you did not have this standard decor set-up in your parlor in the 90’s, deep down you would know something was missing.
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Can't Afford A Vacation, How About An Afrocentric Daycation

Daycation yeah? I’ve heard about great places like; Greece, Bahamas, Miami, Dubai, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cuba, Auckland and such where a whole ton of people troop in to have fun for their summer holidays or a vacation in general. With lots of stress and hustling going on during the week, trying to meet deadlines and still stay sane, My dream summer spot has always been “Maldives”, gosh! Have you seen the clear blue sea, or the Tropicana lifestyle and serenity that oozes out from there? (more…)

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Ty Bello, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalamah, And The Nigerian Queens Of Fro

Natural hair growth seems to be a bold step most Nigerian ladies are beginning to adhere to. It is so amazing how like wild fire it has spread, and the popular faces seem to be leading the charge. Yes I’m a dude, but nothing speaks natural beauty more like a lady who grooms and wears her natural hair. (more…)

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DIY Craft Series | How To Make Paper Flowers At Home

Paper flowers are a great form of creativity and bonding activity in the family. DIY (Do It Yourself) Crafts have definitely come to stay. This is why you see lots of series, pictures, tutorials and techniques on how to “Do It Yourself” with basically anything from fashion, home and office decor, arts (flowers) and basically almost any craft your imagination allows. (more…)

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African Platter Map | Ugali and Sukumawiki | Kenya

The words African and platter, combined together makes my mouth salivate and my tummy rumble.  Although I hate map reading, or hated map reading back then in geography class, when it comes to food… I am an “A” student always. hahahaha!
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10 Must-Have Items In Your Lagos Kitchen

There are just certain items you cannot do without in your kitchen. Health is wealth, and in Lagos this statement cannot be over emphasized, if you consider the hustle and bustle we go through week-in-week-out.
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Bellafricana ACE Awards 2018 | What to Expect at the Second Edition

Creative MSMEs have invaded Nigeria (Africa) and we certainly are not complaining.
In 2016, it became apparent that Nigeria was an import driven nation and that was how the “buy Naija to grow the Naira” came to be.
However, various sects of the economy are realising that for Nigeria to diversify and become an export driven nation, the beam light falls on MSMEs.
A fresh year is on the calendar and it is almost time for the second edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (termed ACE Awards) hosted by Bellafricana. It brings to Lagos the best creative minds in the fields of Art and Craft, Fashion, Manufacturing, Beauty, Food Produce and so much more.
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10 Christmas Home Gift Ideas

Here are 10 Christmas home gift ideas for a family. It is so much easier when you know the best category of gifts to choose from. These unique gifts are proudly made in Nigeria. 


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Tǽillo: Furniture Rebranding Culture in Nigeria

Taeillo is on a mission to rebrand culture through design. I once read a quote by Taeillo, “Nobody is interested in our culture because we have not made it appealing”. This statement I believe is generational. We certainly have a lost culture. Especially this generation. I’m not even sure what to expect of generations after this.
Part of which is what Bellafricana is restoring, just as Taeillo says… the only way we can change this is to “Brand our culture positively and use it as a tool of influence”. And I couldn’t agree more.. Welcome to the Modern Africa.
A piece of Taeillo in your space speaks volume and leaves a renewed piece of a lost culture. 


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