Don’t throw your African fashion idea away. It can bring you fortune in 2016

Happy Monday. I am sure that if you are like me you have probably dreamed of starting that African fashion business idea of yours that you know will thrive in due time. You may have also dreamed that it can bring you fortune as well. Well if you are like me and you started but are not yet successful, in 2016, I am here to share that you should not throw that idea away just yet. Believe me, it can still bring you that fortune you have dreamed about. If you don’t believe me, what do Amazon, Dell Computer, Home Depot, Airbnb, and Uber have in common? They all started with a “dumb” idea or an idea that people never expected will be as successful as they are today. Continue reading Don’t throw your African fashion idea away. It can bring you fortune in 2016

Why African Beaded Jewelry Remains a Hit

Most African fashion accessories are instantly forgettable. There are exceptions-like our African gele, no matter how you tie it on your head. Likewise, our African beaded jewelry, which are very relevant to any African woman especially during her wedding day, are prevalent now than at any other point in time in the history of African fashion. But why is the beaded jewelry an instant African fashion hit. Frankly, I would like to believe that the way it curves the neck of a woman is a prime reason for it’s success. Also, it’s colors, I am forever impressed by the colors of some of these beads, alongside rich, lush gemstones that help to make the neck of a woman glimmer. But colors aside, maybe it’s the fact that it’s all handmade.  I can happily report that most beaded jewelry in Nigeria are handmade, one bead after the other. I want to believe that the tenacity and creativity of these beaded jewelry makers account to a large extent for the continued presence of many beaded jewelry and their evolving character. Continue reading Why African Beaded Jewelry Remains a Hit