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The First Women In Business Breakfast Salon Series by Borderless Trade Is Here!

The First Women In Business Breakfast Salon Series by Borderless TradeIs Here!

The Borderless Trade Network is pleased to announce its first virtual edition of the Borderless Trade Salon Series: Women in Business Breakfast Meeting.

The 2-day virtual event set for the 8th and 9th February 2021 by 10:00 am has been designed specifically for Women in Business to give them leverage to progress in the international business world.

With a teeming increase rate in the export and trade industry in Nigeria and the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), it has become imperative to build a platform to empower and sensitize women in business on ways to scale their businesses to international standards, particularly in this industry, in order to compete adequately with their international counterparts.

Speaking about the potential success of the event, Olori Boye-Ajayi, Author of The Borderless Trade, President of The Export Community Agency and Vice President of The Ark Coaching said, “I am so delighted to announce our partnership with the U.S. Consulate @usinnigeria and Ascend Studios Foundation @ascendstudios_foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program on this Borderless Trade Salon Series #BTSS.” 

OBA Inc. partnering with The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), being a White-House initiative with the goal of having empowered 50 million women economically and financially by 2025 has set out to familiarize Women in Business about the operational protocols of the African Continental Free TradeArea (AfCFTA).

This workshop will feature a team of excellent industry experts and thought leaders who will be ensuring the following:
● Sensitization of the operating protocols of the AfCFTA agreement;
● The basic implementation process of the AfCFTA to their business;
● A deeper understanding of the cognitive and intellectual requirements for the modern businesswoman
● Networking with industry contemporaries and forming strong small focus support groups to gain united fronts for the coming tides.
As an attendee, there will be access to further opportunities to upscale businesses, connect with the right network to achieve business growth, focus groups, and many more.

We are also delighted to announce our partnership with the U.S. Consulate and Ascend Studios Foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program on this Borderless Trade Salon Series #BTSS.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and be a part of the #BBG community.

For more inquiries on partnerships, sponsorships; please email – borderlesstradebyOBA@gmail.com

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LLF Digital was a Blast!

THE LLF DIGITALEXPERIENCE!

After four incredible days of brilliant conversations, extremely insightful masterclasses, and a fascinating 3D exhibition experience, we are super excited to have made history by bringing you Africa’s first digital leather fair.

Just in case you missed any of it, here are highlights of the event:

We featured 24 leather designers from across West Africa in a specially curated 3D virtual exhibition, some of which included: Shekudo, Aaboux, Pere Lei, Apaart Africa, Toss Bags, Zashadu, FemiHandbags, Marte Egele, Sole Inspiration,and Detail Africa.

The exhibition is still live for a couple more weeks. Click here to visit.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS – LLF DAY ONE

LLF DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS & TALKS | MEET OUR SPEAKERS: DAY ONE


The Lagos Leather fair is happy to re-introduce our speakers for Day One of this year’s edition.
 
Speaking on the future of the leather industry and some of its most challenging factors, our team of industry experts and thought leaders will be navigating us through the solutions and recommendations for the ‘nation’s next gold mine’.


Adetoun Ajeigbe is the Founder and Creative Director of Joel Lani. She is also a well-trained fashion designer with a passion for creating stylish and functional products. After Fashion Design and Manufacturing training at London College of Fashion, she studied Management and Information Systems at Middlesex University and Information Technology at Cranfield University to explore the corporate world.
In 2004, she decided to pursue her creative aspirations and make things of lasting value so she trained with a renowned leather accessory designer and tutor in London and then went on to FIT New York. Living in New York, a global fashion city gave her the exposure she needed and she’s never looked back since.
She was born in London and raised in both Nigeria and the UK. The bags have been influenced by her African heritage, life experiences, nature, as well as architectural designs.
She has a strong passion for community development and social responsibility.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adetoun will be moderating a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?
 

Toyin Adeniji is the Executive Director, Micro Entreprises at the Bank of Industry where she leads the implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). She also oversees the execution of tailored solutions to micro-enterprises along value chains, economic clusters and other initiatives such as BOI’s involvement in the Alethia IDF fund. Her experience spans over 28 years in various organizations including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she led the IFC’s Women in Business program.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Toyin will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Wilson Erumebor is a senior economist at The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) who currently leads the preparation of NESG’s Macroeconomic Outlook and anchors the Technical Subcommittee. Wilson has also consulted for DFID’s Policy Development Facility II. Amongst other things, he has delivered keynote speeches at the World Bank Stakeholders Session on Education; Basic Education Africa Forum on Education, and Next Generation Summit on Youth Development.

He is a research, policy advocacy and economic development expert. His research interests cover macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policies, industry research and public policy. Wilson has over a decade of experience working with organizations that focus on economic and social research, industry research policy advocacy, consulting and credit ratings.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Wilson will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Adeyinka Abimbola is a Value Chain Advisor at The Nigeria Competitiveness project (NICOP), GIZ. He is a multidisciplinary professional with 8 years of multi-sectoral work experience spanning international developmental programs including healthcare, advocacy & private sector development, agro-commodities, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) across North and South West Nigeria. He is also a practitioner of the market systems approach in private sector development, with a proven track record of delivering social, economic, and business-specific bottom-line results. 

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adeyinka will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Femi Olayebi is Chief Creative Director of FemiHandbags, a luxury line of leather handbags and accessories, and the founder of My World of Bags (its parent company) which produces corporate goods for a vast array of organizations across the continent. Femi is the founder and convener of the Lagos Leather Fair, which was designed to promote Nigerian leather designers, bring together the major players along the leather value chain, and attempt to change the narrative within the industry and challenge the wider Made-in-Africa narrative.

In 2008, she became one of the first 25 recipients to be awarded the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholarship; she would later go on to participate in her first international, stand-alone show, Pure London, in 2009, where she FemiHandbags made its debut. Since then, her products have been stocked by retail stores in Paris, New York, London and Lagos. In May 2012, her business was made a case study at the Lagos Business School, and by August the following year, she was one of the four company CEOs selected by the Bank of Industry to attend the Brazil-Nigeria Business Forum in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, she founded and launched the Lagos Leather Fair, a solely private initiative and the first of its kind in Nigeria.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Femi will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Register Here15-MINUTE MASTERCLASSES: LIVE ON YOUTUBESequel to a power-packed introductory panel session, at 2 PM, we will be joining Baboa Tachie-Menson (Founder Balm Labs) in a YouTube live class where we learn the synergy between fashion and technology and its importance, especially in this age of physical distancing and increased virtual experiences.

Following the necessity of having a USP (Unique Selling Point) in business, Creative Director, Nichole by Haguanna, Aisha Ugah will be sharing ways of building an iconic brand identity through leather colouring, live on YouTube at 6 PM.
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5 Ways You can support local businesses during Covid-19

Over the last couple of months COVID-19’s impact in the economy has become major and we are in dire need to make sure we help small businesses around us to cope at this time. We all have a role to play to making sure this current pandemic doesn’t do too much damage.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

At YD Agency we’ve put together some suggestions of ways we all can help our local businesses.

We hope you can take some nuggets from our lists as we are going to do now. We are offering 15% OFF our on all our services for the next few weeks. We hope you can take advantage of the discount we are offering as more than ever you do need our services to making sure your business gets the visibility it needs.

Contact us today at ydagency@yettyd.com

We hope we brought smiles 😁 to your faces. 💃🏽🎉 We are all in this together!

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ETHNIK CHRISTMAS POP UP!

WRAP UP THE YEAR IN STYLE AT THE

ETHNIK CHRISTMAS POP UP.

Christmas is here!! the season of love and giving and it is about to get even better as Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi will be holding its Christmas pop up. Why worry about what premium items to gift your loved ones when you can get the very best at the Ethnik Christmas Pop Up and enjoy a glass of wine.

Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi is a premium fashion brand that creates fashion accessories from handwoven fabrics (Asooke). The brand is Afrocentric and draws its inspiration from many African cultures especially the Yoruba culture in Nigeria via the art of storytelling through patterns and colours woven into beautiful fabrics and designs.

The Ethnik Christmas Pop Up is set to hold on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Red Door Art Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos from 12noon.

The new bag collection by the Ethnik brand will be up for viewing as well as on sale for the very first time including the Utu bags which are limited edition bags with just 20 pieces produced. The Utu bags are produced from Asooke, exotic leather, and beads made by the Maasai women of Kenya, the embellishment on each Utu bag is unique and there are no two of all the designs. Other Pieces by Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi brand that will be available at the pop up includes unisex bags, footwears for men and women, unisex T-shirts, laptop bags and home furniture.

CHRISTMAS WISHLIST

INSPIRED BY CULTURE WHITE T-SHIR

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OBANGIOKO | NEW Designs

OBANGIOKO

Check out our latest Designs.

AAHHH! OOPS! We went AWOL but we are back! Trust us we needed the break to get you all excited about this season and here is why you may want to stay connected to us. lotsa new products, some exciting photos, a few jokes and a whole lot of deals especially now that Christmas is fast approaching. Did we hear you say Jingle Bells?  ^_- ho ho ho.

Newbies

N E W I N | Lux Fashion Jewellery Pieces in silver and gold options now available in store! This radiant pieces feature shapes and are beautifully crafted.

Level Up your Menswear accessories!

We are excited to introduce our Gift for men, We now have in store stylish cufflinks, are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your man or you simply want to add the lux touch to your dressing. call us or visit us for more gift ideas.

VISIT OUR STORE: No 32, Musa Yaradua, Victoria Island. Lagos Nigeria | obangiokoinfo@gmail.com | +234 818 855 4513

N E W I N | Lux Fashion Earrings Pieces now in store! This radiant pieces features shapes and are beautifully crafted in gold and silver. Discover more by calling us on +2348188554513.

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OBANGIOKO | LUXURY JEWELLER 

OBANGIOKO | LUXURY JEWELLER 

Hallos Fashionista,

We last hung out last month, quite a while we must say so we thought we should drop you a line. We’ve had so much cool stuff happening we need to update you on.

We are sure you look amazing at the moment but if you are ever bored with your accessories you know where we are when you are in need of spicing up your wardrobe with some elegant jewellery pieces. Did we mention we have a lot in our collections now? Take a look here

Fancy creating your own unique jewellery? Pop in for a chat with the designer Ilona, where you can discuss all your ideas for your bespoke Obangioko piece.

From clients, influencers to stylists, we’ve had an army serious fashionistas visit the store.

 

Anyway enough about us and be sure to visit our store soon at 32, Musa Yar’adua Victoria Island. Lagos.

We are excited to introduce a very exclusive addition to our store.

Maria Dolores a luxury fashion jewellery brand from Brazil, known for its innovative and creative designs. The pieces combine Brazilian natural stones and high-end materials such as gold and rhodium. You can shop Maria Dolores at Obangioko Store

We would love an introduction, feel free to forward this to your friends and loved ones.

Love Ilona & Obangioko Team

Contact Us:

Telephone: +234 818 855 4513

Email Address: obangiokoinfo@gmail.com

Store Address: No 32, Musa Yaradua, Victoria Island. Lagos Nigeria.

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Emmy Collins London returns with bang!

Emmy Collins London returns with bang!

The innovative London based brand headed by Emeka Collins popularly known as Emmy has launched its new showroom in Lagos. The exquisitely decorated showroom was officially launched on the 16th of December with a champagne-fuelled party which attracted authentic fashion aficionados. The showroom is situated at 9 Alhaji Kanike Street, Off Awolowo Rd Ikoyi and can also be accessed via Ademola Street, Ikoyi.

According to the Creative Director, Emmy “our clients have constantly communicated to us the fact that the void we left is still yearning to be closed but to no avail. If I could take a penny for each time I have listened to such sentiments, I will probably have retired a billionaire by now. On a serious note, we are a very unique brand regardless of wherever we are located, be it London, Paris, Milan, Lagos etc and our clients revere that uniqueness and quality that we bring to the table.
I deeply believe that there could never have been a better and more exciting time to launch this showroom in Lagos than now because a huge part of Nigerian men have totally and categorically repudiated the previously but erroneously accepted myth that men should/must always be decked up in grey, black, navy, stripe garments. Men are now more than eager to explore and I find that utterly inspiring. These are indeed exciting times for men`s style”.
For the grooms and groomsmen searching for British quality tailored suits, the showroom stocks suiting/lining swatches from collections of Holland and Sherry of Savile Row..
www.emmycollins.co.uk
Follow the brand via
emmycollins@instagram
emmycollins@facebook.com
emmycollins@twitter

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (www.kelechiamadiobi.com)
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EXQUISITE MAGAZINE | SUBSCRIBE 2 TRAVEL

SUBSCRIBE 2 TRAVEL

EXQUISITE MAGAZINE HAS GONE DIGITAL!

Exquisite Magazine has gone digital! You can now elevate your personal style, have access to the latest fashion and beauty trends, topped with lifestyle and health tips at your comfort! All you have to do is subscribe to EM Digital and have the Exquisite magazine and more sent directly to your mail or phone monthly. All this goes for just #3000 per year.

To subscribe and get a chance to travel to DUBAI!! click on the link below.

Subscribe to EM Digital and get the Exquisite magazine digital issues sent directly to your email or phone. What’s even better is; You stand a chance to win a trip to Dubai or Kenya when you get 10 or more people to subscribe.
Free directory listing for business owners on the website and the EM app, where your business becomes visible to fellow subscribers.
You also get a discount when you purchase from any EM partner stores.
What are you waiting for? Click on the link to subscribe now! Don’t forget
to refer friends to increase your chances of winning and you will be entered into our monthly draw for amazing PRIZES!!
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PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 DAZZLES ALL COMERS

PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA 2018 DAZZLES ALL COMERS 

The 2nd edition of the most anticipated fashion week in Nigeria, the PlusSize Fashion Week Africa held last month at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki-Ajah Road and the accolades, the applauds have not stopped since. As expected, it fulfilled every yardsticks of expectations and more. The drama, the fashion and style, the red carpet, the fun, the wonderful exhibition, the sumptuously shaped and bodacious models, the awesome guests, who all came having their best foot forward, the whole package as a whole was amazing. It was 2 days of exceptional fun and fashion and we can’t thank everyone enough!!!!

Just imagine that already, the demand for the next edition is already overwhelming!!!!

This year’s edition themed #beautifullyme was basically aimed at helping plus-sized ladies love themselves more and aim to be the best regardless of what anyone says.
Day 1 of the Fashion weekend kicked off with amazing exhibitors like, Bunaj Stitches, Flow Glow Fashion, Scentiment NG, Mein Store, Sharleen Tlou, Hair by Anney, Okis Signature and many more showcasing their wares and later in the day amazing designers like, JP Kingdom, Modavi, Sharleen Tlou, Perlicious, Fashion by Monalisa Stephen, Areke by Juliet, Agatha Moreno, SGTC, O’Sanders, Okis Signature and Ashanti had their exquisite designs modelled across the runway by the Golden Curvy models.

Day 2 continued with our exhibitors as well as a master class themed “Glow up and Flawless” where established and intelligent women like, Omilola Oshikoya, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi, Dumebi Agbakoba, Moremi Elekwachi, Gbemisola Adebayo, Aderonke Eno Adefalujo, Obis Ora, Glory Edozien, Olubukola Akanbi, Titilola Akinkugbe, Chisom Ogbummuo, Olakemi Obi and Temi George Taylor discussed the topics ‘The Courage to Start your Business or excel in your industry’ as well as ‘the courage to start loving yourself’.

 

Later in the day, the gala night began with even more talented designers like Scarlet and Jo, Morin.O, Von Ray Design and Ejiro Amos Tafiri gracing the runway. After which the winner of Africa Next PlusSize Model (ANPM) competition was announced. Abara Nita Ijenna, being the winner of the competition got herself an international modelling contract. The PFWA influencers also walked the runway in their beautifully sequenced pieces by JP Kouture..

Special recognition awards were also presented to Eniola Badmus (Pride of Africa, Best Actress), Yetunde Ogunnubi, AKA Yetty D. CEO of YD Agency(Pride of Africa, PR Guru) and Olakemi Obi (Pride of Africa, Fast Rising International Model).

The PlusSize Fashion Week Africa is the brainchild of, Temi Aboderin-Alao who is also the founder of JP Kouture and also the founder of Nigeria’s first and foremost Plus size modelling agency, Golden Curvy.

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