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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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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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Top 12 Clothing Brands You Should Definitely Follow On Instagram

Clothes! does anyone ever have enough clothes? In-fact if you are anything like me, you probably have three large boxes, and you always never have anything to wear to work, or school, or church or even to go out and get ice cream. (more…)

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FEC's New Leather Policy to Harness Nigeria's Leather Resources

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a national leather and leather products policy to harness the country’s leather resources.

The approval was granted during FEC’s October 31st meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Villa, Abuja.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who briefed State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, said the policy would revolutionize the country’s leather industry and create employment. (more…)

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Rwanda Bans Importation Of Second-Hand Clothes

Rwanda is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. It is bordered by UgandaTanzaniaBurundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated. (more…)

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Meet The Founder Of Mimiremi Textiles | Exclusive Interview

Throughout my journey with Bellafricana, I have been able to meet with and learn about amazing creatives, who have a thing for transforming the most normal and insignificant things and making them look absolutely beautiful. One of such creatives is Aderonke Jaiyeola. Founder of Mimiremi Textiles. (more…)

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Timeless Reverso Pieces By Neematai A Style For Centuries

I love looking good, don’t you? So I always come up with ways to add something simple to spice my outfit. I got so engrossed looking for reverso pieces (pieces that never go out of style and yet still standout) at one point that I almost had a nervous breakdown (just kidding). You know how you have that one shoe, blazer or pants that go with almost every clothing in your wardrobe right? *winks*. Now you get me.
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The Bellafricana Verified Tribe | Bayo Ademiluyi

Mr Bayo Ademiluyi is a lawyer by profession and Head of Design at Ty-Tys. A company that produces hand-made distinctive neckwear (i.e. ties, bowties), pocket squares, laptop bags, ladies’ tote bags, wall hangings and scarves using traditional African fabrics, predominantly aso-oke. (more…)

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African Traditional Wedding Attires

Marriage ceremonies across Africa’s ethnic groups are not only deeply rooted in the continent’s respect and appreciation for family, but are also a celebratory affair with lots of food and beautiful African traditional wedding attire. (more…)

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