#FaithSeries – The Truths We Must Declare Over Our Fretting Hearts to counter our “do-up” culture.

When I first saw Ighwiyisi Jacobs’ video and heard the chatter around Alicia Key’s no-make-up-resolution, I wondered if our hearts really wants the truth. I wonder how we could really tell our weary souls that beauty really is beyond skin. How we can really get ourselves to believe that “doing our faces up” or “doing up […]

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Mimi Shodeinde is re-introducing Africa to the Western World through furniture

  The Africa the Western world knows is a continent with bright colours and bold prints. Although this is good and true,  Mimi, CEO of Miminat Designs, decided to reintroduce Africa to the world through furniture and her brand. “When Europeans think of African art or anything African, they think of vibrant colours and heavy […]

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#LLAInterview – “If you are not experiencing ongoing challenges then you are not really in a dynamic, meaningful business.” Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

There is a reason why Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is described as a serial entrepreneur; she is renowned for launching several successful start-ups. A woman who takes pride in her heritage, Bethlehem believes that the expansion of Africa can only be made possible by Africans themselves. In our interview with her, she talks about her business […]

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Four things you should learn from Taffi Ayodele of Thandos

  Taffi Ayodele is beautiful, classy and she is the co-founder of Thandos, an authentic African designer brand, creators of Africa’s first foldable ballerina flats. Now if you have not seen those shoes you have a lot of catching up to do. In 2014, Taffi took part in the She Leads Africa competition and came third. Here […]

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A neighbour’s complaint inspired Victoria Mamza to start a successful business

Before we tell Victoria’s story, we to remind you that in order to be successful, you have to be open minded. The million dollar idea you have been looking for can come in the strangest form. So let’s get back to today’s story. Victoria was in her kitchen when she heard her neighbour, who is a banker, complaining […]

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Susan Granger faced the same problem we face everyday but decided to do something about it. You won’t believe the results

  Ever struggled with getting quality leather handbags without having to break the bank? You’re not alone. Susan Granger also faced the same difficulty but unlike most people, she decided to do something about it. Susan searched in vain for quality leather handbags and when she couldn’t find what she could afford, she took a decision […]

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Archel is empowering Ebola survivors in Liberia through fashion

Archel Bernard was in Liberia studying a course during the Ebola outbreak. When she completed her course she couldn’t bring herself to leave Liberia. The daughter of Liberian war refugees had fallen in love with the country and her people and she wanted to help and empower women; those who had survived the Ebola epidemic, […]

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#LLAInterview – “We have not been limited in any way in our business because we are women.” The Addison sisters, CEO of Enlaza Global

The Addison sisters almost turned down a university degree because the course they were offered wasn’t one that was considered to be prestigious. Convinced by their high school teacher to accept the offer, studying Linguistics was the best thing that happened to the Addison sisters as they discovered their true passion through the course. Who […]

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Lizl Naude uses her talent to turn rubbish into beautiful furniture

  Six years ago Lizl couldn’t afford to buy furniture in her home so she started to scout for budget material and quickly realized that most people discard usable materials. She used these materials to design beautiful furniture that she used in her home. This was the beginning of her company Lily Loompa. Lizl Naude is […]

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LLA #10 Questions with the Lady Boss Hajara Pitan – “I will do work that adds value and a lot of beauty to humanity”

Female entrepreneurs are taking over the world and we’re taking you behind the scene to see what life as a Lady Boss really entails. Our Lady Boss today is Hajara Pitan who has several successful businesses. She takes us into her world as a female entrepreneur and reveals the fuel that ignites her passion. Can […]

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