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CBN To Set To Revive Nigeria's Textile Industry

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to revive Nigeria’s textile industry, unveiling measures that

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Cultural Appropriation: Should Western Brands Use African Prints?

What is Cultural Appropriation?  According to the Cambridge dictionary, it is ‘the act of taking or using things

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The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program 2019 With A Focus On Women Owned Businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has opened its application portal for the 5th cycle of its $100million Entrepreneurship

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The significance of the Kente cloth in the Asante Kingdom

Kente textile is from Ghana, a country located in West Africa. Kente is a cloth worn by royalty. It is hand woven just like the Aso-oke (Nigerian textile) in wooden looms and is of very high worth. It comes in a variety of patterns, colours and designs, each of which have different meanings.  (more…)

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The History Of Asooke : Cloth Weaving In SouthWest Nigeria

Aso-Oke is a short form of Aso Ilu Oke also known as Aso-Ofi meaning clothes from the up-country. It is the traditional wear of the Yoruba’s (the tribe of the southwest people in Nigeria, Africa). (more…)

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Historical Art : The Ancient Benin Bronze Carvings

Art is a powerful tool, used in conveying and expressing one’s feelings and thoughts. Art is also a means of preserving memories and history. Africa in itself is an expression of unique and ancient cities like Benin, Ile Ife, Ibadan and many more, have a unique way of exhibiting their art.  (more…)

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African Platter Map : Edikang Ikong Soup. From The Heart Of The Efik People Of Nigeria

With the Calabar Festival fast approaching, it is almost a given that majority of the tourists heading to the festival this December will get the chance to taste the amazing oh-so famous Edikang Ikong Soup during their visit.  (more…)

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African Female Leaders You Should Know : Sahle-Work Zewde

Ethiopia’s parliament has named Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first woman president.

In a unanimous vote on Thursday during the second Special Joint Session of Ethiopia’s two houses of parliament – the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the House of the Federation – lawmakers picked the career diplomat for the largely ceremonial role. (more…)

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Top 8 Indigenous Handmade Footwear Brands in Nigeria You Should Know

Shoes are my favorite accessory. In fact, I can wear PJs on a Monday if I have to, but my footwear has to be unique and statement worthy. You can call me a shoe freak if you want. However, we can agree that buying shoes can leave a very huge hole in ones pocket if you are not careful, (more…)

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Meet The Founder Of Mona Matthews | Exclusive Interview

Mona Matthews was birthed when Monalisa Abimbola Azeh noticed a gap in the footwear industry, as she could not find shoes that were comfortable and stylish. This led her to start creating shoes for her personal use, and eventually she was led to start a business in designing and producing footwear. (more…)

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