Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store

People in Lagos have been buying handmade products since the time of slavery, but it’s only recently that we have seen the growth of these markets. The market for locally-made products is huge and has a lot of potentials, though the market for handmade products is growing fast, and there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to make a lot of money.

Here are easy to find markets to shop handmade products in lagos.

  1. Bellafricana Marketplace pop-up store:

Bellafricana marketplace is an online marketplace that features a wide range of products made by creative entrepreneurs in Africa. The marketplace aims to promote African culture and heritage by showcasing and selling unique and authentic African products, such as fashion, accessories, home decor, beauty products, and more.

One of the advantages of shopping at Bellafricana is that it provides a platform for small and medium-sized African businesses to showcase their products to a global audience. By purchasing products on Bellafricana marketplace, you are supporting local African businesses and helping to promote economic growth in the continent. it also has both an ecommerce platform where you can order products from the convenience of your home, and a walk in pop-up store located in a popular beach destination, the good beach, Oniru Lagos.

Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store

Bellafricana marketplace pop-up store

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The lekki arts and craft market also known as Jakande Art Market or Oba Elegushi International Market, as the name implies,  is located in Lekki, a city in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a large market, showcasing a wide variety of African art and crafts. Regarded as the largest art markets in Nigeria, its catalog consists of paintings, sculptures, woodwork, fashion accessories, furniture, metalworks, intricately designed chairs and bowls, locally made fabrics, bangles, Ankara, etc. It is also a tourist attraction because one can always visit the market for sightseeing or developing your creativity.

Lekki arts and craft village


Step into a world where vibrant colors dance, intricate patterns mesmerize, and each piece tells a story. Welcome to Nike Arts Gallery, an enchanting haven nestled in the heart of Lagos. If you’re on a quest to find unique handmade products that embody the spirit of Africa, this is the place to be. Join me on an adventure through this treasure trove, where African craftsmanship shines in all its glory. As I walked through the doors of Nike Arts Gallery, I was immediately captivated by the kaleidoscope of colors that greeted me. The gallery, with its walls adorned in dazzling artworks, felt like a portal to a different world—one where creativity knows no bounds. The passionate energy of the artists who carefully crafted each piece was palpable in the air. Nike Arts Gallery is a sanctuary for those seeking authentic Africana made items. The gallery showcases an awe-inspiring collection of handcrafted products, ranging from intricately woven textiles to beautifully sculpted wooden figurines.

Nike Arts Gallery


All ye adventurers, wanderers, and seekers of unique treasures, I invite you to embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant streets of Lagos, Nigeria. Nestled amidst the bustling heart of this enchanting city lies a hidden gem that beckons you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of African culture. Join me as we unravel the allure of Terra Kulture, a haven where handmade masterpieces come to life. Terra Kulture transcends the boundaries of a mere marketplace; it is an immersive experience that celebrates the essence of Africa. The moment you set foot inside, you’ll find yourself transported into a realm where tradition and contemporary artistry blend seamlessly. From intricately woven fabrics to hand-carved sculptures, every item in this haven tells a story, each one capturing the spirit of the diverse African heritage, this is truly a place to visit and get blown away.

Terra kulture Arts gallery


Stepping foot into Eko Hotel Arts and Crafts is like entering an enchanting oasis of creativity. The vibrant colors and unique designs transport you to a world where artistry thrives. As you wander through the aisles, you can’t help but feel a sense of excitement building within you, knowing that each corner holds a delightful surprise. If you’re searching for authentic, handmade products that celebrate African culture, Eko Hotel Arts and Crafts is the place to be. Here, artisans from across the continent showcase their skills and share their stories through their creations. From intricately beaded jewelry to beautifully carved wooden sculptures, every piece reflects the rich tapestry of Africana heritage.


Bellafricana marketplace and other African craft markets is indeed a good place to shop for African creative items. They provide platforms for small and medium-sized African businesses to showcase their products and offers a wide range of unique and authentic African products. However, as with every other online marketplace, it’s always a good idea to read reviews and do your own research before making a purchase. To shop handmade products, click here.

Meet the Founder of Handmadepreneur-(Exclusive Interview)

Meet the Founder of Handmadepreneur-(Exclusive Interview).

Adewumi-Inenemo Aminah is the CEO of Handmadepreneur. An indigene of Ikare Akoko North East Ondo state, and a graduate of industrial chemistry. A mother of 5, whose passion to creatively design handmade bags emerged after passing through pains of getting good bags of her taste for her kids and then decided to take the bull by the horn. She is a multitasking individual, always willing to improve her skills, determined to have her impact felt in her immediate environment and the world at large.

Adewumi-Inenemo Aminah is the CEO of Handmadepreneur.
I am very excited to be introducing this amazing Founder and her brand to you. Keep reading to Meet the Founder of Handmadepreneur-(Exclusive Interview)
  • Please introduce yourself and your background

I am Adewumi-Inenemo Aminah. A graduate of industrial chemistry from the great University of Benin. I hail from Ikate  Akoko North East Ondo state.


  • Tell us about your work. How did your company start?

I started Handmadepreneur in 2019 after my epistle of searching for a bag of my choice in 2018 as an expectant mum of a set of twins. Since I couldn’t get any, it occurred to me that many Nigerians face this problem of not being able to tweak their bag of choice since their quest for a durable, quality and well finished bag is top priority.


  • How did you come about the name and what does it mean?

Handmadepreneur came from the fact that I wanted the name handmade emblazoned in my products and as my name as it would also depict to people that the bags are handmade. I then added –preneur from the word entrepreneur.


  • What is your niche and how did you know it was a market to get into?

My niche are families with kids under age of 19 as I saw most mothers face the problem of getting the right bag for their toddlers, young ones in elementary or themselves, in terms of packing both their personal items and that of their children all in one piece; this is  typical to the African woman. Also I realised from my survey that most mothers wish their kids bags are like ‘this or that’ due to their own peculiarity and because they are yet to find that Nigerian bag maker who gives them their bag the way they want it, they opt for imported ones to solve one of their quest.


  • Where do you get the inspiration for your products?

I get them from narrations of pains parents discuss with finding their bags and my imagination of possibilities of what a bag could have.


  • Can you remember one of the first products you made? What makes it memorable?

Our multi-pocket diaper bag. It was sold out before I blinked my eyes. Mothers loved it for its features such as, lots of pockets, it’s ability to keep their baby’s items all in one place and organized.


  • What are some of the challenges you face in your business?

Structure! Getting the right personnel and marketing right.


  • Do you have any regrets venturing into this line of business?

None. Not even a tiny bit.


  • What is your most popular product?

School backpack and lunch bag.


  • To what extent do you draw upon your Nigerian (African) heritage for your work?

For now we are not much of African but soon we intend bringing in the African touch. Making our own arts of African heritage on our bags.


  • What are some of your short term and long term goals, both in your business and life in general?

To be a brand that would be a game changer to many women, by providing them with trainings, and an opportunity to provide employment for themselves.

To improve my business skills by taking a business management course in 2022.

Get certified internationally as a bag designer.


  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That I am a star chemistry teacher. 😂 I mean students loved my class and wondered why I left.


  • What profession would you be in if you weren’t in this Industry?

Teaching. I would be a teacher but then again, we are all teaching, in one form or the other.


  • If you could give one piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their own business in your industry, what would it be?

Never think small. Always aim at the best and you will see how you will work to achieve it


  • And finally, please share images of some of your work and tell us a little about each product
Rucksack by Handemadepreneur {MEET THE FOUNDER - HANDMADEPRENEUR}
Rucksack by Handemadepreneur
For adults and secondary school students. Strong, spacious and can be made to suit client specification.
Lattern Bag by Handemadepreneur
Lattern Bag by Handemadepreneur
Lattern bag. ‘Shakara bag’ as most client calls it. Unique and portable for few items only.


Ankara laptop bag by Handemadepreneur
Ankara laptop bag by Handemadepreneur
This Ankara Laptop Bag is water proof, well padded and well spacious with two way carriage. Nice and long lasting zippers. Available in 3 sizes depending on your laptop size.


Maxi lunch bag by Handemadepreneur
Maxi lunch bag by Handemadepreneur
Maxi lunch bag. Available in varying sizes keeps food hot up to 6 hours. Inner leather linen with a foreign insulator. Can be made also with Adire or Ankara



Handmadepreneur is a handmade bag shop that offers high quality branded bags which suits a wide selection of every taste suitable for various occasion. Their beautifully designed backpack, lunch bags, ladies handbags, men bags, souvenir bags, pouches  would leave you with no choice than acquiring them.


And that is it from here, for more details about the brand, check out their social media pages here: https://www.instagram.com/handmadepreneurng




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