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Yemi Okunsoya, BEFFTA Awards Best Male Designer Nominee

BEFFTA Awards which stands for Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion and the Arts, is the first of its kind Awards show in the United Kingdom honoring the works of exceptional talent in the Black community, talents who would otherwise be ignored by mainstream award shows. Two of Nigeria’s designers are vying for the Best Male Designer…

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Supermodel Iman Partners with Face of Africa Model Competition

Supermodel Iman joins Supermodel Oluchi in partnering with MNET’s Face of Africa Model Competition. Iman officially endorsed the competition late last month and her company IMAN Cosmetics will be the official make-up supplier of the newly launched 17 part series, which culminates in a finale in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2010. The winner at that…

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Brazil Trade Africa Fair 2009

Brazil joins the number of Western countries looking to strengthen ties with Africa, Nigeria included. The country held its annual trade fair in Johnannesburg, South Africa on September 2nd-4th, 2009. Thirty four import and export companies from Latin America participated from various sectors which included beverage, food, clothing, footwear, furniture, cosmetics. The fair which included…

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Nigeria's Cargo Volumes Continue Decline

Trucks lay idle, companies are  closing shop as reports continue to surface on the  reduction in cargo volumes at Nigeria’s ports, affecting shipping, manufacturing an retail  industries, among many.   According to a may 2009 report from Business Monitor International, Nigeria’s shipping industry entered 2009 in a state of crisis. All shipping sectors were hit hard but dry bulk…

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Tracy Reese, Mercedes-benz New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2010

Tracy Reese’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection had a decidedly practical yet chic edge to it. It was clear Tracy Reese, the designer, truly wanted the average woman to know her brand was affordable and accessible, especially in this ongoing economically challenging times. The designer teamed up with mass market beauty and skincare manufacturers: Sally Hansen, Tresemme…

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