#LLAInterview- Meet Senegalese Co-Founders of “Miss Shabazz”, an Afro-Doll Company Making a Case for Diversity in the Beauty Industry.

The continent of Africa has in the past decade seen a new crop of Millennial entrepreneurs leveraging different creative means in pushing the greatness in Africa. Today, we put the spotlight on Maty Ndongo and Bruno Kimsey Ouédraogo. These two Senegalese Millennials Co-Founded the brand Miss Shabazz– a company that specialises in the production of beautiful Afro dolls clothed in […]

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#FashionSpotlight- 3 African Fashion Designers Killing it Internationally!

Alongside American and European designers, many African designers and Fashion brands have successfully developed new trends in the world of fashion. Some African designers on the international scence killing this fashion game and making Africa proud is what we are about on the blog today. Adama Ndiaye (Senegal) is a Senegalese fashion designer also known as “Adama Paris” […]

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“I always wanted to represent the African woman in terms anybody anywhere would describe as beautiful.” Why We Love Deola Sagoe.

 Deola Ade-Ojo popularly known as Deola Sagoe is an haute couture fashion designer. She studied at the University of Miami and University of Lagos with a Masters in Finance and Management. Deola began designing in 1989 and has gained international notoriety for her lively, and colourful designs. Having been the first black woman to present […]

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Meet Tayo Bolodeoku, Founder- Hans and Rene, Nigeria’s very first ‘made in Nigeria’ Gelataria.

Tayo Bolodeoku, is a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef and the founder of the highly sought-after baked goods and gelato brand- HansandRené. Hans and René is Nigeria’s very first ‘made in Nigeria’ gelataria. Tayo has a first degree in Accounting from Webster University, London and a Masters in Business Administration from Sunderland University, She […]

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Biodun Onilogbo was addicted to hair so she started a business from it

Biodun Onilogbo studied Cell Biology & Genetics at the University of Lagos, worked in the Banking Industry for five years but her addiction for hair led her to start Bee Daisy, a brand that provides weaves to women helping them look their best.  According to her, she used to get a lot of compliments regarding […]

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”Do not focus on the physical rewards. Focus on building a brand that will last a generation and beyond.” – Tolulope Giwa Sobande

Tolulope Giwa-Sowande started the first healthy food and snacks restaurant in Benin City after she found it challenging to source healthy foods during her weight loss journey. Although she grew up obese, Tolulope decided to challenge the myth that some people will always be fat no matter how had they try. Her jouney convinced her […]

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Toke Makinwa launches entrepreneurship grant initiative

Media personality, author, and entrepreneur, Toke Makinwa, recently launched her entrepreneurship grant initiative, On Becoming Empowered. The campaign is geared towards giving back to budding entrepreneurs who have terrific small start-up business plans, but have little or no initial capital to implement their plans. 50 candidates have already been shortlisted, but ultimately, there can only […]

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