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Eno Oduok: Creating An Online Haven for Nigerian Creatives May 14, 2021 – Posted in: media, Showcase, Women

Everywhere around the world, Nigerians are constantly making waves. In the world of creativity, Nigerians are not left out. It is practically impossible to mention top creative people in the world in any field in the world without seeing a Nigerian on that list. Impossible!  But then, there seem to be few umbrella communities in the digital space where these creatives are represented. In line with this, 22-year old Eno Oduak saw this need and…

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OMOWUNMI AROLE, THE MAKE UP REBEL March 8, 2021 – Posted in: Beauty, Showcase

Makeup came into my life as a refuge and an escape. I was going through a lot that year and I just needed a release. I wanted something different from everything else in my life and makeup was it for me. The fact they I could change my look at any given time was everything for me. I always been a makeup lover but I was always scared on trying it on my face during…

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OYINDA OF JANORE BRAND: THE GLAMOROUS MULTI STYLING FASHION DESIGNER WITH TWISTS AND TURNS! – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

The easiest way to catch my attention even when in a mammoth crowd is to wear a very attractive dress. Once you see my head turning, it’s always pointing at a direction of a beautifully made dress.  I get inspired by the beautiful dresses I see; especially on Pinterest, Instagram and other social media platforms. I get inspired by every talented fashion designer because they amaze me in so many ways and their works make…

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HEY DISNEY, DAMILOLA OLALEYE HAS AN ENDLESS LIST OF BLACK PRINCESSES FOR LEGENDARY CARTOON CHARACTERS! – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I guess of lot of us African kids grew up watching Disney cartoons with no representation of us at all. We never imagined princess could be black with afro hair.  All we saw was Cinderella, Snow white and the seven dwarfs and others. The only black princess we saw was in a cartoon while growing up was, The princess and the frog which was not popular like the others. The mainstream media was bereft of…

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Oluchi Nsofor’s life behind Sounds And Scenes – Posted in: media, Showcase

I grew up watching Television shows. I was a large consumer of T.V shows and media content as little as I was. I would try to mimic whatever I was watching and guess those were the little things that drew me into the media. The attraction to audios and visuals was overwhelming. As far back as the age of four, I always found myself mimicking musicians or artist. The joy of replicating or reproducing what…

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VANTAGE IMPACT INITIATIVE: CREATING A VANTAGE POINT FOR WOMEN March 7, 2021 – Posted in: Showcase, Women

Culturally, Female genital mutilation in some parts of Nigeria is still being practiced. These women have little or no choice. In such cases, we create awareness and sensitize these women on their rights to either partake in the practice or not. It was the likes of the above situation that gave birth to Vantage impact Initiative. Vantage impact Initiative is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide solutions to socio-cultural and wome/ girl child problems…

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Abisola Eboda: Redefining the fashion of Ankara bag February 20, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

It was the first 6 months ASUU strike in 2013. One evening, I and my friends were having a conversation in the hostel when a girl walked into our room and said she taught people how to make bags. Everyone signed up for it but I was never around because I went to weddings almost every Saturday. Coincidentally, I was around the last Saturday of the training and what I saw and learnt just on…

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The Lady, her jewellery and the glitters. January 24, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

In the beginning, whenever I introduced myself and my brand, most of people would laugh and ask me to confess that I buy my pieces from abroad and just label my brand name on it. It was a struggle.  Or some others would send their plastic or beaded jewellery to me for me to fix which I graciously turned down. The third group was more interested in picking my brain but not patronising. Even as at…

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Sip and Paint: The fun route to arts and therapy January 23, 2021 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

The sip and paint concept has been alive for almost a decade in the United States. I have been to several sessions and really enjoyed the atmosphere and how therapeutic it is! During the covid-19 lockdown in Lagos, I began to visualise it.  The picture of the concept began to take a form and I began putting together something beneficial to help Nigeria and Nigerians in a time of distress. Honestly, the reception to the…

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Jide Pinheiro: The maestro of pinning down Memories and aura January 17, 2021 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I have always had an obsession with big brands. It amazes me how big brands like Nike and BMW have remained consistent. The two brands were my biggest influences. My obsession doesn’t end there. I have also wondered how all the elements of their brands are magically held together. In line with this never-ending curiousity, I created a brand called Luko Pinheiro Consulting (an abbreviation of my other name Oluwakorede). This consulting service which I…

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