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10 Lagos Fashion & Design Week Designers To Watch Out For

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (October 25th- 28th) is a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar. The multi-day fashion event aims to bring together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. We’ve listed a few of the designers you should get…

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10 Of Our Favorite Fela Kuti Quotes

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Music legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 years also today. In honor of his life and his mission to use his music to liberate his people, we have compiled a few of our favorite Fela quotes. Happy Birthday Fela! To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism…

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I Moved From the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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Meet Bukky Karibi-Whyte, CEO of Nigeria’s Top Public Relations Firm

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Bukky Karibi-Whyte is the CEO and founder of Robert Taylor Media, one of the premiere communications agencies in Nigeria, an agency which houses Communications Firms Invicta Africa and Bobby Taylor Company as well as three other brands. Her company represents brands like BROOMFIELD Law, SPAR, Dom Perignon, Cyber Xchange, Henessy, Belvedere, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and various…

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Do Lagos Like This During Social Media Week

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Lagos City The Centre of Excellence. The beating pulse of Africa’s most populous nation. Located in the southwestern point of Nigeria, Lagos is home to approximately 18 million people. The city has a relentless energy that hardly ever disappoints. From February 27 to March 8, Lagos will host Social Media Week and an influx of…

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Meet The Nigeria Women’s Boblsed Team Making History

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Nigeria has a Bobsled team! Yes, the very first African bobsled team is qualifying to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Houston-based trio is made up of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga. We caught up with them to discuss how they have already made history and are on track to do so again.…

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Shoppe Black presents: “Jollof and Jambalaya” bka The Blackest Wedding Ever

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On November 19th 2016, I married my soulmate. It was a perfect blend of her New Orleans roots and my Nigerian culture. One of the things I learned is how African the city of New Orleans is and how connected we are as a people. Friends and family came to celebrate from all over the…

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Luvvie Ajayi on her African Identity, Social Justice, Shopping Black & More!

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Luvvie Ajayi started writing 13 years ago while in college. In 2006, she created her popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Fast forward to 2016, she dropped her first book, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual,” and it became #1 on the New York Best Seller list almost as fast as Beyoncé’s Lemonade topped the music charts. She’s an award-winning writer, digital…

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20 Young African Influencers in the Diaspora

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It goes without saying but i’ll say it anyway – Continental African’s get our shine on wherever we go. In almost every industry, the bylines of the world’s emerging leaders are looking like a young continental African “Who’s Who”.  Here’s a look at a group of young African influencers who deserve kudos and a slow clap for their accomplishments.…

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Nigerian Billionaire, Tony Elumelu announces the 2nd Round of his $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

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Last year, Tony Elumelu, a philanthropist and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen, announced the creation of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs. The goal of the programme is to help up to 10,000 African entrepreneurs  develop their ideas into sustainable businesses.   In 2015, TEEP empowered 1,000 African entrepreneurs, selected…

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