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…

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

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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 😉

 

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.

The Evolution, An Exhibition Of African Lusture

the evolution

Jopee Dairo, the creative force behind THE EVOLUTION, is on a mission to bring change and shed light on the rich artistic heritage of the African people. This event is more than just an exhibition; it’s a platform that showcases the evolution of African art and culture.

Jopee Dairo is not just a visual artist but a storyteller, using various digital and mixed media forms to narrate tales from the African perspective. His inspiration is rooted in the greatness of the Black race and the untold stories that lie beneath the surface.

At THE EVOLUTION event, attendees can expect a captivating experience filled with intriguing, educational, and fascinating works of art. These pieces are not merely for purchase but also forging connections and rekindling memories of the goodness that has been lost and the promising future that lies ahead. Click here to register.

Here is an interview session with Jopee Dairo.

ABOUT JOPEE DAIRO

1. What inspired you to become a digital artist?

Ans: Firstly, My name is Gbemisola Joseph Dairo popularly known as Jopee Dairo; I am a Visual Artist with a uniqueness in telling stories from the African perspective using all forms of Digital and Mixed Media. I was inspired by the greatness of the Black race and the untold stories that lie beneath.

2. Can you describe your artistic style and how it has evolved over the years?

Ans: I am a mixed media artist who paints ideas to life with the digital use of African fabric patterns such as Kente, Adinkra, and Ankara. Over the years my Art has moved from mere creation of Artworks using black photography to telling untold stories about the greatness of motherland Africa.

3. What themes or concepts do you explore in your digital art?

Ans: Societal values, history, and change.

4. Are there any artists or influencers who have had a significant impact on your work?

Ans: Yes. These are the likes of Bisa Butler, Mayowa Lawal, and Mayowa Alabi.

5. How do you incorporate African culture and heritage into your digital art?

Ans: Africa is Art and Art is Africa. Photography has been my greatest tool as it gives me the limitless freedom I need to create compelling stories with my Art.

6. Can you share your creative process from idea to finished artwork?

Ans: From the point of conception, I do rough sketches on paper, do research, and prepare my storyboard, and then I relate with my photographer based on the concept. Once we come to terms, we get model(s) who we share the idea with and once that works, we proceed to shoot photography. The last part is when I get to do my digital edit, print, and put off for sale.

7. What challenges have you faced as a digital artist, and how did you overcome them?

Ans: One of the major challenges is finding inspiration not just to create but to continue. Other challenges are in the areas of affording gadgets, power supply, and understanding the markets.

I have found comfort in sharing my challenges with established artists or models whom I look up to in the business of Arts and Creativity. A problem shared is half solved, right? I am not there yet, but I am overcoming my challenges gradually.

8. What achievements or milestones in your career are you most proud of?

Ans: Having my work nominated for best documentary at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2023, featuring on a project with Ghana’s renowned Glenn Samm, and partnering at the BellAfricana UK Summer Pop-up 2023. I am quite proud of being the only Nigerian in my category and being one of the very few Nigerians to be nominated for the Accra Music and Arts Award 2023.

9. Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that holds special meaning to you?

Ans: Yes I do, and that will be “Wails of a Mother”, a project I did in collaboration with Ghana’s Journalist and Model coach; Titus Dhoku.

10. How can art enthusiasts and collectors connect with you and acquire your digital art pieces?

Ans: I can connect with you on my social media platforms at iamjopeedairo.

ABOUT THE EVOLUTION

1. What inspired you to organize THE EVOLUTION, and what is its overarching mission?

Ans: Change. The mission is to showcase the rich artistic heritage of the African people and how we have evolved.

2. Can you provide an overview of what attendees can expect at the event?

Ans: Everyone should come to the Evolution expecting to see intriguing, educating, and fascinating works of art. These are Arts that they are not just compelled to buy but connect with and spur memories of goodness that have been lost and the better end that fast approaches.

3. How did you select the participating artists and their collections for the exhibition?

Ans: The participating artists are those who have been found with a like mind backed with some indigenous taste in Arts, even in the uniqueness of their styles.

4. What role do you believe events like THE EVOLUTION play in promoting African art and creativity?

Ans: Events like this are pivotal to spreading the awareness of African culture and the dignity that comes with it.

5. Can you share any highlight or unique features of THE EVOLUTION that make it a must-attend event?

Ans: This event is the first of its kind on the mainland of Lagos, Nigeria with international attention in Europe and about five (5) other African countries. The event sets a new standard for artists, photographers, and stakeholders in the creative space in Africa and the diaspora.

6. Are there specific goals or messages you aim to convey through this event?

Ans: Yes there are. Change, standard, freedom, and the endless possibilities that avail for the black race irrespective of the misconceptions of the past or the present are key ideas we aim to preach.

7. How can businesses and organizations benefit from attending THE EVOLUTION?

Ans: We have sponsorships, partnerships, and vendor opportunities for brands and businesses that we will in turn showcase to our audience.

8. Are there any notable speakers or workshops planned during the event?

Ans: No, it’s not an event for workshops, however, there will be lots to learn as exhibitors and brands engage the audience.

9. What steps have you taken to ensure a memorable and immersive experience for the attendees?

Ans: We’ve got a conducive location in the heart of Lagos, music that resonates with the theme of the event, and maximum security.

11. How do you envision the future of THE EVOLUTION and its impact on the creative community?

Ans: The Evolution is a concept that will shift paradigms and change the narratives of the Arts and creative space in Africa.

12. How can individuals interested in attending or supporting the event get involved or obtain tickets?

Ans: All information needed regarding this will be made available on our Instagram page @iamjopeedairo including attendants’ forms as it is a free-to-attend but registration-compulsive event.

Jopee Dairo’s artistic style is a blend of mixed media, where he brings ideas to life using digital techniques and incorporates African fabric patterns such as Kente, Adinkra, and Ankara. His artistic journey has evolved from creating art using black photography to delving deeper into the untold stories that celebrate the greatness of Africa, the motherland. Through his work, he aims to not only create art but also to convey the narratives and histories that often go unheard. This event promises to be very interesting and specifically to help creative brands. Click here to register.

 

Tales Of A Shopper At The Bellafricana Summer Pop-Up In Oxford, London 2023

Bellafricana summer pop-up was indeed a very successful one, the experience and fun was top notch. This was the first of its kind held in London. So, Buckle up, because I’m about to take you on a whirlwind journey through a wonderful experience that left me utterly dazzled. Yes, you guessed it right – I’m talking about none other than the Bellafricana Summer Pop-Up event! Hold onto your hats, because this is going to be one thrilling ride.

As I entered the vibrant world of the Bellafricana Summer Pop-Up, my senses were immediately greeted by an explosion of colors, textures, and a symphony of cheerful voices. It was like stepping into a wonderland where creativity knew no bounds. I felt like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole into a realm of African artistry and innovation.

Every corner I turned revealed a treasure trove of handcrafted wonders. From intricately designed jewelry that seemed to whisper tales of distant lands, to sumptuous textiles that beckoned with their touch, each creation had a story to tell. It was as if the artisans had poured their hearts into every piece, infusing them with a touch of magic that resonated deep within my soul.

 

Oh, but the fun didn’t stop at the eye-catching displays! The air was electric with laughter and chatter, as fellow enthusiasts danced from one booth to another, discovering unique finds and engaging in delightful conversations. And speaking of delightful – the aroma of delectable African cuisine hung in the air, luring me towards a feast of flavors that ignited my taste buds like fireworks on a summer night.

One of the highlights of this enchanting escapade was the opportunity to meet the artisans themselves. There’s something truly magical about connecting with the minds behind the masterpieces. As I chatted with these gifted individuals, I learned about their journeys, their inspirations, and the love they pour into their craft. It was like discovering a secret world, hidden beneath the surface of each creation.

Meet The Vendors

Conclusion

Every good thing has an end. After all the adventures, exploring all the beautiful crafts by our beautiful African creatives, meeting the creatives behind each brand, and understanding the story each creative has put into her works. it was definitely a very satisfying and fulfilling one. I am still looking forward to more of the Bellafricana summer pop up. Until then, thank you for staying glued to my piece of adventure.

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 Expands To Support Creative Entrepreneurs Across Africa

Community of African Creatives

We are filled with a sense of gratitude and passion for what we have built together. When Bellafricana started, it was borne out of a deep-seated desire to create what we describe as a sanctuary which would not only give creative entrepreneurs the visibility they deserved but also help them build the business structures and support system they need to grow.

We have been a driving force behind the growth of thousands of creative businesses in Africa, providing unparalleled support to the entire African creative community and connecting their products to local and international customers.

Bellafricana is a tech-enabled community that provides a platform for creative entrepreneurs in the fashion, arts & craft, beauty, home & living, food produce & snacks industry, to increase their visibility and have the right business support and structure that gives them the capacity to grow their business. Currently, we are the leading community for African-Owned creative businesses with a growing network of over 20,000 creative entrepreneurs.

In addition, our members have saved a whopping ₦20 million (over $40,000) off their marketing training expenses and bagged sponsorship from the prestigious Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), valued at a staggering ₦63.5 million (over $141,000).

Bellafricana Ace awards
BELLAFRICANA ACE AWARDS

Through our extensive brand exposure, our members have been featured on highly acclaimed TV stations such as Hip TV and Silverbird TV – cementing their position as industry leaders. Some of our members has also been featured in international screen like CCN. Further, our members have secured various grants including the illustrious Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) grant, worth a hefty $5,000.

Also, some of our members have been shortlisted for the Jack Ma Prize (African Business Heros Award), a testament to their innovative drive and ingenuity. Our community is not just about recognition and accolades, our members have also achieved tangible business growth – expanding their customer base and boosting their sales.

Similarly, our commitment to promoting African creativity led us to create the ACE Awards, an initiative that lauds the creative works of Nigerians and Africans, making open competition affordable and accessible. The ACE Awards continue to encourage more businesses to look inwards and create more globally acceptable brands.

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Over the years, Bellafricana has evolved into something much more than we ever could have imagined. We have become a family, a community that not only supports and encourages each other but also inspires and motivates us to strive for excellence every day. As business owners ourselves, we know firsthand the struggles that come with trying to turn your passion into a viable business. The sleepless nights, the self-doubt, the endless setbacks – these are all part of the journey. But with the right support system, we can overcome these challenges and achieve our dreams.

At Bellafricana, we are not just building a community, we are building a movement. A movement that is focused on promoting African creativity, empowering local businesses, and showcasing the best of what Africa has to offer.

Bellafricana community

That is why we are thrilled to announce that we are opening up our doors  to even more creative entrepreneurs to come in for free. It is our hope that this will allow us to continue to serve more people, grow the community and provide the support and resources they need to succeed. We have created a tech-enabled community which will bring together experts and mentors to offer business support and structure that gives our members  the capacity to grow their businesses. This community will be powered by our rich network of individuals who are passionate about promoting African creativity and are committed to supporting local businesses.

Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that we provide a seamless experience for all our members and those who would be coming in and prepare them for better engagement and networking opportunities. With this platform, we can accommodate more members and provide a wider range of resources and support, and deliver on our mandate to serve the creative community.

But this is just the beginning. Our ultimate goal is to build the largest network of African creative Entrepreneurs and a platform that would host their creative products, and with your help, we will achieve more as we keep moving several steps forward in the right direction. By supporting each other, sharing our knowledge and expertise, and collaborating on new projects, we can create globally acceptable brands for African creative works and make a real difference in the world.

Commuity of African creatives

CONCLUSION

We are filled with a sense of purpose and passion when we think about the impact that we have made together. The Bellafricana community is more than just a business; it is a movement, a force for good that is changing lives and inspiring the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. Your support and dedication to our community inspires us every day. Join us on this journey, together, we will build a home for creative entrepreneurs, a place where creative passions can thrive, and our dreams can become a reality. You too can become a member of the bellafricana community, click here to join.  

Bellafricana Marketplace Pop-up store is coming soon

Bellafrican co-retail store

I am so excited to let you know that the Bellafricana Marketplace pop-up store is coming soon and will be located at the hearts of Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store is here to help brands reach a wider audience of customers. This pop-up store will run a flexible payment plan for pop-up shelf bookings (daily, weekly and weekend basis).

Asides the pop-up store, there will be a co-retail shelf where hand selected products from amazing creators in Nigeria (and parts of Africa) get to rent a shelf and sell to a wider audience. Whether you’re looking for fashion, beauty, home decor, or unique gifts, Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store and co-retail store has it all.

Here are the interesting features of this store:

  1. It is a marketplace for African made products:

One of the things that sets Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store apart from others is its focus on showcasing the best of African creativity and innovation. The pop-up store will feature a curated selection of products that are not only beacutiful and unique, but also ethically and sustainably made. This means that when you shop at Bellafricana marketplace, you can feel good knowing that your purchase is supporting local creators, artisans and helping to promote fair trade.

Bellafrican co-retail store

     2. It will allow indigenous African brands gain increased visibility:

Bellafricana marketplace will also be a great resource for those looking to discover new and exciting African-inspired products. The marketplace will feature a diverse range of products from creators and vendors across the continent, giving shoppers access to a wide variety of styles, designs, and cultural influences. Whether you’re looking for traditional textiles, bags, handcrafted jewelry, or modern fashion and home decor, Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store has something for everyone.

    3. It will provide seamless shopping experience:

Another key feature of Bellafricana is its commitment to providing a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience for customers. The store will be user-friendly and easy to navigate, with a variety of fittings and fixtures to help shoppers find exactly what they’re looking for.

Bellafricana marketplace co-retail store

      4. Providing Visibility to Sellers:

In addition to providing a great shopping experience, Bellafricana marketplace is also dedicated to supporting and promoting the African creative community. The platform will feature a blog and social media channels where shoppers can learn more about the designers and artisans behind the products, as well as get inspired by the latest trends and styles in African-inspired fashion, beauty, and home decor. Also not only is it strategically located in the business hub of Lagos, VI, it is located in of the most popular beach in Lagos the Good Beach.

Bellafricana marketplace co-retail store

      Conclusion

Bellafricana Marketplace pop-up store is an exciting new store that is set to change the way you shop for African-inspired products. With a focus on showcasing the best of African creativity, promoting fair trade, and providing a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience, Bellafricana marketplace is sure to become the go-to destination for anyone looking for African inspired fashion, accessories, gifts, beauty, and home decors. So be sure to mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the launch of the bellafricana marketplace pop-up store soon.

 

 

6 Ways To Pamper Yourself this Christmas

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The year has been very stressful for most business owners. Now that the end of the year is fast approaching and the festive season is here, with that comes the blues and stress, it’s time to pamper yourself with some meaningful goals that can help you get real value out of your experience.

Here are 6 ways to pamper yourself this Christmas and the New Year.

1. Have a beautiful glow

In as much as the year of year is a time to cool off and strategise, it is also a time to brighten up and add some spark and radiance to your glow. Having to count your blessings and losses is important as it helps you refocus, but while counting your losses, lots of negativity may want to set it. NO WAY! Stay positive and brighten up for the next year ahead. Modara Naturals your glow skin plug that I will gladly recommend to help your skin stay radiant and glowing.

Laushi body scrub by Modara Naturals on bellafricana marketplace

2. Moisturize

Moisturizing isn’t just for the winter months — in fact, it’s important to moisturize year-round. That’s why I am sharing our favorite moisturizer picks for every part of your body, from your face to your hands, and everything in between. We’ve got you covered with the best moisturizers for dry skin, oily skin, and everything in between. Moisturizing your skin is highly important. This will help to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, glowing and fresh. You need to moisturize your skin regularly and in the right manner. There are many moisturizers available in the market. You need to choose the right one for your skin. Get your daily dose of skin moisture from Janeli global and find out what we’re using to keep our skin soft and supple.

Janeli Global skincare products

3. Watch your diet

Perhaps you have heard that diet plays a significant role in the health and longevity of your skin. But you might be asking yourself: “What’s the best way to pamper my skin?” The blend of food you eat, the amount of water you drink, and the amount of exercise you have all have an effect on your skin. A healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and exercisers will not only help your skin stay healthy, but they can also help your skin to look younger. The holiday season is in full swing, which means that many of us are feeling extremely festive and ready to celebrate. Unfortunately, when we start celebrating, it can be easy to overindulge in fun holiday activities and forget about our fitness goals. This blog is for you to help you stay on track and not lose your guards.

Freepix on bellafricana marketplace

4. Visit Friends and loved ones

Christmas is just around the corner. Time to get those “I love you” gifts and the “I’m sorry” gifts ready, pack those bags and make sure you have enough food and drinks for the road. The best part about traveling is that you get to see your loved ones again. But for many of us, it is also a time to treat ourselves to a little pampering. After all, who doesn’t like to be pampered? I do, and hope you too. If you’re in the mood to pamper yourself, you may want to consider getting a little facial treatment, going to a salon and getting a manicure, or getting a massage. Go catch up on some fun, create memories and be with loved ones and stay happy.

family pics from freepix

5. Give yourself permission to indulge

We are all guilty of letting ourselves go during this time of the year. We let the stress of the year overwhelm us and we forget to take care of ourselves. The end of year is a time to celebrate and most people do go out to party and have fun but it is important to also take time out to pamper yourself. Pamper yourself with a massage, a facial, an exfoliation, a facial or any other activity that gives you time to call off the year stress and relax. Pamper yourself with a little indulgence and enjoy the end of the year with a smile on your face and a relaxed body.

6. Have a breath of freshness

Good perfume diffusers and scented candles have the ability of easing down stress. In fact, perfume diffusers are even used for aromatherapy. As we all know, these perfume diffusers can be used as essential oil diffusers. Essential oils are commonly made from plants, herbs and flowers. These essential oils have been used for centuries for their scented and therapeutic properties. If you want to be relaxed, calm and more composed, then immerse your room with a scent of goodness then get your scented candles and perfume from Raale lifestyle.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article about the 6 ways to pamper yourself this Christmas and that you found the tips useful. If you want to know even more about how to pamper yourself this Christmas, check out our blog for more great tips and advice. Also, we would love to hear from you in the comments below! Is there anything you would like us to write about? If so, please let us know. If you are looking for more ideas on how to pamper yourself this Christmas, then visit bellafricana shop to get more exciting items.

10 Christmas Gift ideas For Loved Ones This Season

Christmas Gift Ideas for Loved Ones this Season by Bellafricana

I know that gift giving is a personal thing and not composed of a perfect solution. However, I take pride in making sure these Christmas gift ideas are designed to convert a time of love and giving into a happy experience that will be remembered forever in the hearts of your loved ones.

So I have put together a list of 10 Christmas gift ideas that have been tried and tested in our homes, and I hope you will find them just as useful as your families have.

  1. Perfume Diffuser Gift Box

A perfume diffuser gift box is a great way to show your loved one how much you care. The luxurious and practical Christmas gift ideas that will make their life more enjoyable. The diffuser will allow them to enjoy their favorite fragrances without having to worry about spraying perfume on themselves. This gift will also show your loved one how much you appreciate them. It is a thoughtful way to say “thank you” for being in your life. This Abela scent gift box comes with a variety of fragrance and also has a scented candle, so your loved one can choose the perfect scent for their home. This is a gift that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come. A well-scented space especially with a Christmas scent is a great way to make your loved one’s home feel extra festive.

Abela Gift Box scented candles and diffusers on bellafricana marketplace

2. Jewelry

. Whether you choose a stunning necklace, luxurious earrings, or a delicate bracelet, they’re sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness of such a gift. Some amazing jewelry ideas like a classic pearl necklace, a pair of statement earring, a delicate gold bracelet, a personalized charm necklace, a birthstone ring, sets of stackable rings, a pair of dainty stud earrings, a cuff bracelet, a beautiful necklace, a cocktail ring, and so much more, this can be gotten from Zivanora store. My ultimate jewelry store.

Zivanora jewelry on bellafricana marketplace

3. Gift Cards

Sometimes the simplest gift is the most thoughtful. A handwritten note expressing your love and appreciation is a beautiful way to show your loved one how much they mean to you. Also, some feelings are better expressed in words, that is why Not Just Pulp has crafted lots of well written love cards for your loved ones and to sink into their heart deeply. There are a variety of Christmas cards available to suit any taste and budget, so you are sure to find the perfect card for your loved one.


Love cards by Not Just Pulp on bellafricana marketplace

4. Skin care set

If you know someone who loves to take care of their skin, then a skin care set would be the perfect present for them! There are so many different types of skin care sets on the market these days, so you can definitely find one that fits your loved one’s specific needs. Thats why I introduce to you  L’Avyanna skin naturals, this skin products takes care of all skin types and needs, for example, if they have sensitive skin, you can get them a set that is designed for that, you can get them a set that comes with travel-sized products. No matter what type of skin care set you decide to get your loved one, they are sure to appreciate it and put it to good use. So, this Christmas, why not help them out by giving them a gift that will help them take care of their skin?

melanin cream by LAvyanna Beauty on bellafricana marketplace

 5. Luxurious Handbag

I am super excited to showcase this amazing luxurious bag to you. I would most recommend you gift your loved ones nice and fashionable items as it will be very much appreciated. A designer handbag is the perfect gift for someone who loves fashion and appreciates high-quality craftsmanship. Plus, a designer handbag will last for years, making it a truly timeless gift. There are so many beautiful designer handbags to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one to suit your loved one’s style and still works with your budget. For a classic and sophisticated look, go for a timeless design from handcrafted well-known African brand like O’Eclat designs, Morin O bags, or Ethnik Africa. No matter what style you choose, your loved one is sure to appreciate this luxurious and practical Christmas gift.

Ella maxi tote bag by O'Eclat on bellafricana marketplace

6. Home decorative pieces

This Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of luxury and beauty with a ceramic home decoration item. Whether it’s a vase, sculpture, or figurine, a ceramic piece will add a touch of elegance to any space. Your loved ones will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this gift, and they’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Opulent ceramics carefully handcrafts beautiful ceramic people to add radiance and elegance to any space.

decorative vase by opulent ceramics on bellafricana marketplace

Also read: 5 Beautiful Souvenir Items In Nigeria For An Event
7. Baby Dress

I won’t be doing justice to this post if I exempt the babies. And most definitely, you wouldn’t want to go visiting and forget to gift the little one’s too, right? This beautiful pink crochet gown is perfect for any Babygirl and also it has a blue suspender short for the males too. Tender hugs does beautiful, handcrafted wears and toys for the babies.Hand knitted crotched onsie by Funke Akinlosotu the founder of Tender Hugs, a Nigerian crotchetier Bellafricana Member

8. Fabrics

What better way to show your loved ones how much you care this Christmas than by gifting them a beautiful African fabric? Not only are African fabrics beautiful and unique, but it also has a rich history and meaning behind them. Giving someone a fabric from Africa is like giving them a piece of the continent’s culture and tradition. It’s a gift that will be cherished for years to come. So if you’re looking for a special and meaningful Christmas gift for your loved ones, consider an African fabric. They’ll be sure to love it! And not too worry, if you are looking for African fabric vendors, Miel clothings, is your go for.

Artistic brush design by miel clothings on bellafricana marketplace

9. Throw pillows

This holiday season, show your loved ones how much you care with a thoughtful gift that will make their lives more comfortable and stylish. A throw pillow is the perfect option for those who appreciate the finer things in life. With so many different colors and designs to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your loved one’s taste. Plus, a throw pillow is an affordable option that will show you care without breaking the bank. Bosh pillows, Apoti Lagos and pillow talks are the greatest plugs for nice decorated and storytelling pillows.

Bosh Designs throwpillows on bellafricana marketplace
Danfo throw pillow
10. Wall portrait

Are you considering gifting your loved one’s a beautiful wall portrait, but still in doubt as to if it will be appreciated, well, I would give you several reasons to clear your doubts, Wall portrait is a great way to capture a special moment in time and it will be a cherished gift for years to come, this is also a great way to show how much you care about them and what they mean to you. Ronke Scott Gallery captures emotions and feelings using portrait, thereby making every room tell a unique story. Trust me, this is a good way to appeal to your loved ones this season.

 

Ronke Scott Gallery Artworks MINIATURES sold on Bellafricana Marketplace
CONCLUSION

I know that the holiday season can be stressful for so many reasons which is why I hope that this blog can help you make the holiday season a little easier by giving you some Christmas gift ideas for gifts that are sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces. If you have any other questions or concerns about the holiday season, please get shopping at bellafricanashop.com, and I hope that you have a happy and healthy holiday season!

Bellafricana Recognition Event 2022

Bellafricana Recognition event 2022 celebrating members

Bellafricana community is holding its very first recognition event. The purpose of the Bellafricana recognition event is to acknowledge the contributions of well-deserving members of the community, give them a forum to share, learn, be celebrated and prepare for the year ahead.

Just like other events, this promises to be a very exciting, intriguing, and applauding event. This is the very first time, our community will be awarding its well deserving members. Bellafricana is the home of creative entrepreneurs, and by this reason, that have nurtured, groomed, encouraged, and built over 20,000 community members since its inception, through various projects.

Bellafricana recognition event

Knowing how times are with businesses especially in this part of the world, with the current inflation that has rocked the world not only Africa and Nigeria, we have always been particular about creative businesses as we have held their hands through thick and thin to watch their business grow. So let me ask, don’t these creative deserve a pat on the back for all their efforts so far? your guess is just as good as mine.

bellafricana recognition award

Just like our Ace Awards, this recognition award is targeted to just its members, and if you are not a member, what are you waiting for? Click to become a member today. The 3-day event, scheduled from the 27th-29th of October 2022 will consist of an open session with renowned business owners, international speakers, experts in the business industry, and a recognition session of several outstanding community members who have been nominated and voted for by their fellow members.

Bellafricana Recognition Awards

I have been saying this event is going to be engaging and worthwhile, here is why. Firstly, this event will help promote your brand through our website and social media platforms. This is a good way to create more brand awareness and place your brand out there.

Bellafricana Recognition Awards

Alot of these business creatives are small business owners that are only recognised by just a group of people. Businesses now leverage on our platform to gain recognition within and outside the continents.

Bellafricana Recognition Awards

Meanwhile, our awardees will get granted free media publicity in media outlets as well as free publicity on social media. Interesting right?

Bellafricana Recognition Awards

The Recognition event has also put in place a session to appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of well-deserving members of the community who have been nominated and voted for.

Here are the Categories put in place to recognize members:

1. Most Exceptional Founder

2. Most Promising Founder

3. Most Resourceful Member

4. Most Supportive Member

5. Most Active Member

6. Best Founding Members

CONCLUSION

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.

BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

Bellafricana is pleased to announce that BONA EXPO 22, sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa! Go, Register!

BONA EXPO with her maiden edition themed   Mother Nature Africa”  is the Pioneer Exposition for Green Beauty Manufacturers In Africa, Africans-In-the-diaspora & a select few Internationals looking to gain entrance into the Continent.

Lorraine Dallmeier of Award-winning,  accredited formulation school Formula Botanica in The United Kingdom in her June 8, 2021, Podcast title excerpt says “ Today, for the most part, the rest of the world has little exchange with the African beauty industry apart from its commodities. But we hope this will change, and soon.”

The Botanical, Organic & Natural Africa Expo has spotlighted its vendor interests from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Uk, Canada & USA.

BONA EXPO 22  2-day exposition will hold on the 10 & 11 February 2022 at The Landmark Centre, 3&4 Water Corporation, Oniru, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria with activities from Welcome Night Dinner, Exhibitions & Unique Experiences, Masterclasses by International Speakers, Panel Discussions, to Wrap-Up-Party.

*To know more about the event, simply click on the images*
Presenting our Country correspondents:
NIGERIA CORRESPONDENT- JOYCEE AWOSIKA OF ORIKI GROUP

ORIKI - BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

GHANA CORRESPONDENT- VIOLET AWO AMOABENG OF SKIN GOURMET

BONA EXPO 22 - GHANA CORRESPONDENT

SOUTH AFRICA CORRESPONDENT- RUBEN OKPOKO OF RUUTOS

BONA EXPO - SOUTH AFRICA CORRESPONDENT

KENYA CORRESPONDENT – ZAHRA HASSAN & FADUMA ABDI OF QASIL BEAUTY

KENYA CORRESPONDENT - ZAHRA HASSAN & FADUMA ABDI OF QASIL BEAUTY 

AFRICAN-IN-THE-DIASPORA UK CORRESPONDENT – ALEXANDRIA AGGREY OF MADAM ORI SKINCARE

UK Correspondent - BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

AFRICAN-IN-THE-DIASPORA CANADA CORRESPONDENT- OYETA KOKOROKO OF OKOKO COSMETIQUES

Canada Correspondent - BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

AFRICAN-IN-THE-DIASPORA USA CORRESPONDENT- CHRISTINA FUNKE TEGBE OF 54 Thrones 

USA Correspondent - BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

BONA EXPO 22 PROJECTION:
  • 4000 on-site attendees
  • 6000 online attendees
  • 60 brands
  • 9 Countries
  • 2 International Speaker
  • 8 Masterclasses
  • 8 Panel Discussions
  • 48 Panellists
  • 1 Wrap Up Party

What to expect at the BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

Target Audience:
  • Local Manufacturers
  • African Manufacturers
  • Africans-In-The- Diaspora Manufacturers
  • International Manufacturers
  • Retailers, Distributors, Importers & Exporters
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Agricultural Sector- Farmers & Middlemen
  • Cosmetics Dermatologists
  • Financial Sector- Agro-Support Banks

Natural products - BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa!

Objectives:
  • Actively Engage and immerse the Green Beauty Industry & its Stakeholders in a quality, value-adding, and indelible brand experience.
  • Sensitize the public on the choice & importance of clean and safe living driving ultimately our sustainability program.
  • Re-establish our Natural Ingredients as a part of tangible African heritage, therefore, driving & creating policies to its effect.
  • Lead Generation: Increase the number of qualified sales leads across sectors.
  • Promote thought-leadership agenda and positioning for the Green Beauty Industry in Africa and her African Manufacturers as well as increase opportunities for more entrants into the Industry and Continent.
  • Drive sustainable conversations around the African organic & natural Beauty Industry in the hope that it sensitizes the discontinued use of chemical-based products.

Register for the Bona Expo 22

BONA EXPO 22 sets to change the Course of Green Beauty in Africa! Go, Register!

Calling on Sponsors, Partners & Brands!

For more information, visit www.bonaexpoafrica.com 

 

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