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ACE 2021

It’s almost here! Just a few hours to the African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) and I cannot wait!

I can boldly say we are 100% ready.

Exhibitors are all set, Creative Connect speakers are ready, Nominees are primed to receive their awards, potatoes are ready to potate – LOL. I’m ready to get down on the dance floor, and everything is good to go!

Date: Friday, 29th October 2021

Venue: BWC Hotels, Opposite Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island Lagos.

Time for Exhibition & Creatives Connect: 10am – 4pm

Awards Dinner: 6 pm – 9 pm

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We’re sure your shopping bags would be full to the brim because you’ll shop quality products at discounted prices.

Remember, access to the ACE Exhibition and Creatives Connect is FREE.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so here.

Please download and use the image below to let people know you’ll be attending the event, and to invite them too. Don’t forget to tag us when you post it up on your socials (Instagram: @ace_awards, @bell_africana)

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For the Creatives’ Connect Attendees

Check out the line-up of Industry thought leaders we can’t wait for you to meet.

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Top 3 nominees - It's almost here!

We present to you The Top 3 Nominees for all 15 categories for this year’s ACE Awards.

These amazing brands have done tremendously well in their respective fields and deserve all the recognition.

The winners will be announced on the Award Dinner night.

Click here to see the full list of Nominees on our Instagram page

Ít would be good to attend physically because nothing beats physical interaction. But if you can’t make it down, we’ve made available a virtual link so you don’t miss out.

Register to attend virtually here

Do you want to avoid all the hassles of traffic? We have that covered. You can now get rooms at a good discounted rate.


THIS EVENT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT –Sponsors & Partners - It's almost hereWe can’t wait to see and connect with you.

ACE Awards nominations have begun!


The 3rd Edition of the African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) is back and the nominations have begun! ACE Awards, which brings together the best creative minds in the fields of Arts and Crafts, Fashion, Beauty, Food produce and snacks. This ceremony is organized yearly to recognize creative entrepreneurs in the aforementioned categories; with this year’s theme being “Creativity and Innovation in Nation Building”. 


Creative Entrepreneurs and consumers of their products can now send in their nominations. The categories are listed below.

  1. Best Indigenous Textile Designer
  2. Best Beauty Brand
  3. Best Fashion Brand (Clothing, Shoes)
  4. Best Startup of the Year
  5. Best Accessories Brand (Jewellery, Bags)
  6. Best Eco-friendly Product Innovation
  7. Best Innovative Product of the Year
  8. Best Pioneer Craftsman/woman of the Year (Over 10 years)
  9. Best Food Produce Innovation
  10. Best Creative Children’s Brand 
  11. Best Creative Child Entrepreneur
  12. Best Creative Social Enterprise of the Year
  13. Best Arts & Crafts Person
  14. Best Home & Lifestyle Brand
  15. Best emerging African Brand

In showing our support and in accordance with what we do at Bellafricana, we would be granting 3 lucky Creative Entrepreneurs with the sum of 300,000 naira to help support their businesses.

Grant Eligibility Requirements
  1. The candidate must be a Creative Entrepreneur.
  2. Candidates must be nominated for the ACE Awards.
  3. The candidate must have a valid business that falls within one of the following niches:
  • Fashion, 
  • Arts & craft, 
  • Health & Beauty, 
  • Home & living, 
  • Food produces & snacks industry.
Steps to Participate/How to apply
  1. Follow @bell_africana on Instagram
  2. Repost this flyer on your page, tag us as well as your friends
  3. Fill out the form on our website –
  4. When posting, use the hashtags: #ACE2021 #ACEAwards2021 and #Bellafricana

Creative Entrepreneurs will stand to gain $2,500

What are you waiting for? Starting voting!


3rd Edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards)

3rd Edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards)

Bellafricana is set to hold the 3rd Edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) which will take place on Friday, the 29th of October, 2021 at the BWC HOTELS, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

Bellafricana is a tech-enabled community that provides a platform for creative entrepreneurs in the fashion, arts & craft, health & beauty, home & living, food produce & snacks industry, to gain visibility, increase sales, have the right business support and structure that gives them the capacity to grow their business. 

One of the many ways Bellafricana provides visibility is by giving recognition to these creative entrepreneurs, hence why it’s so exciting to announce the 3rd Edition.

The Annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) aims to laud the creative works of Nigerians (Africans) and is certainly one of the strongest tools in awakening creative, innovative and entrepreneurship drive in young people in Nigeria and indeed Africa.

The past 2 editions have garnered more than 6000 participants from different states in Nigeria and other parts of Africa; Captains of Industry, Upwardly Mobile Youth, Marketers, Trade Delegations & Missions, Procurement Officers, Brand and Business Managers, Art Lovers, Investors, Governmental Representatives as well as policymakers meet at this one-day event that is aimed at celebrating creativity and innovation. 

The aim of the ACE Awards remains the same:
  1. To acknowledge and celebrate creative and innovative works made by Nigerians (Africans).
  2. Honouring the creative and tenacious spirit of the African producer.
  3. Encouraging and inspiring new talents within the various Pan African industries through its annual program.

3rd Edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards)

3rd Edition of the annual African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) would bring together the best creative minds in the fields of fashion, Arts & Craft, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Food Produce & Snacks Industry including 15 Creative Entrepreneurs that would benefit highly from this event. Preserving the African culture and promoting these Creatives, this year’s theme is “Creativity and Innovation in Nation Building”.  

Bukky Asehinde, Managing Director at Bellafricana says “Everyone likes a pat on the back when they have done something good. Our mission for the ACE Awards is to give these Creative Businesses a platform to receive the recognition they have long deserved. In showing our support and following what we do at Bellafricana, we would be granting some creative entrepreneurs business support worth $2,500.

The event has been endorsed by the Lagos State Government, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigeria-Britain Association.

ACE Awards 2021 has also received backing from the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Digital Marketing Skill Institute (DMSI), Access Bank & W Community, Business Day, Inside Watch Africa, Exquisite Magazine, Jordan FM, Cybertron, Pulse Ng, Pride magazine Nigeria and many more.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event is going to be a bit different. While it would still be a 3 part event, there will be online Flash sales, a physical Exhibition for a limited number of brands, which would run simultaneously with the Creatives’ Connect Networking Event and the ACE Awards Dinner which will be held at the peak of the event.

Event Details [ACE Awards Dinner]:

Theme: “Creativity and Innovation in Nation Building”

Dinner Theme: A touch of Africa

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021

Venue: BWC HOTELS, 1228B Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria (Opposite Eko Atlantic).

Time for Awards Dinner: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For partnership and sponsorship details, please contact the organizers;

Call: (+234) 808 636 3970

Email: [email protected]; [email protected] 


Creatives Connect.

CREATIVES CONNECT - 3rd Edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards)

The Creative Connect is an event created purposefully for creative entrepreneurs to meet, connect, bond and network amongst themselves. It provides access to a networking session with SME owners, creative entrepreneurs, Industry leaders and creatives from all walks of life discussing how they settled in to work during the pandemic and moving forward; essential business advice, collaborations and so much more. Bellafricana is always finding ways to help both upcoming and established creatives to harness the resources available to build their businesses stronger. And this event is just one of them.

In that same vein, Bellafricana would be giving business support worth $2,500 to several lucky creative entrepreneurs.

Event Details:

The Creatives Connect Theme: “Connect, Converse and Collaborate”

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021

Venue: BWC HOTELS, 1228B Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria (Opposite Eko Atlantic).

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Register now, as limited slots are available.
Exhibition & Flash sales

INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING? 3rd Edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards)

Why attend? This is a great way to connect, network and shop!

It is the tradition to host an exhibition where attendees get the opportunity to buy quality Nigerian creative products on a large scale. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, only a limited number of brands would be hosted at this one of a kind offline and online shopping experience.

Bellafricana will be hosting you physically at the venue and virtually at flash sales which will showcase quality fast-selling creative products and you can buy them at the click of a button.

The watchword at Bellafricana is Quality, to this effect; Be rest assured of the availability of top-quality creative African-owned businesses at the flash sales.

The 4 focus categories for the exhibition are:
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fashion
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Living
Here are some of the benefits of Flash sales:
  1.     Access to New Market
  2.     Sales and New Contacts
  3.     Opportunity to Participate at future events/exhibitions
  4.     Gain Valuable Knowledge

This is one event you don’t want to miss.

Event Details [Exhibition]:

Venue: Offline at the Event Venue – BWC HOTELS, 1228B Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria (Opposite Eko Atlantic). And Online on Bellafricana Marketplace Website –

Date: Friday, the 29th October 2021

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Register to attend: Exhibitions & Creatives connect 2021

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