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From Law to Fashion: Meet Lisa Folawiyo, Founder Jewel by Lisa (Video)

Lisa Folawiyo always felt a need to have a say in what women wore. However, the former barrister who studied law at the University of Nigeria didn’t pursue her passion for fashion until one day, a skirt she designed garnered a flurry of compliments. She set up her own fashion house, Jewel by Lisa, and today…

Global Call to Sign Petition to Support Anti Violence Against Women Act (AVAWA)

Petition To Endorse Anti Violence Against Women Act (AVAWA) Violence against women (VAW) is recognized as a problem that continues to disenfranchise women everywhere at the grassroots level in every region, country, culture, and religion. Gender-based violence violates human rights, hampers productivity, reduces human capital, and undermines economic growth. The global campaign for ending violence against…

LBW 020: Luvvie Ajayi Honored as Ladybrille Woman of the Month April 2015

Luvvie Ajayi LBWOM April 2015

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, humorist and digital strategist who believes in using the power of technology for social change. A ten-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a respected entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to life’s random adventures. She is…

Could Ethiopian Fashion Go Global? CNN Explores Ethiopia’s Rising Fashion Industry

Ethiopian Fashion Inside Africa

“Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)The country has an international supermodel. It has a world-renown designer, a centuries-old textile industry, and its very own fashion school. It’s Ethiopia, and it’s perched to hit the global fashion industry by storm. “I do see a trend of Ethiopian fashion going abroad,” admits Mahlet Teklemariam, the organizer of Addis Ababa…

Video: Watch Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s Acceptance Speech

Buhari

After a hotly contested election, Nigeria has a new President elect named General Muhammadu Buhari. Watch and read his acceptance speech. In a speech after he was declared the winner of the Presidential election by the chairman of the electoral body, General Buhari said President Gooduck had called to congratulate him on his victory. At…