Power problems, manpower, integrity, policies, implementations are just examples of the many issues in Nigeria that NEED to be resolved. The Dialogue of Leaders is hopefully a step in the right direction. Read the release and learn about them below: “The Dialogue of Leaders (TDL), a flagship TV talk show,[...]
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour discusses the impact of an absent President with Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature and Nigeria’s Attorney General Michael Aondoakaa.
Tantalizers, Tasty Fried Chicken, Mr. Biggs, Chicken Republic, Nandos, Munchies, Chicken Licken,’ Sweet Sensation and even Kentucky Fried Chicken are just a few of the fast food restaurants that have cropped up in the past ten years across the country. Why the increase in fast food restaurants and what is[...]
In March 2009, President Umaru Yar’Adua unveiled a new logo and slogan as part of the administration’s efforts to rebrand the country’s image,globally. The slogan “Nigeria: Good People, Great Nation” has a nice ring to it, but the slogan in and of itself does not make the nation great; neither[...]
If you think running a fashion business, or any business for that matter, is easy, think again. Nevertheless, inspite of the many challenges for Nigeria’s fashion entrepreneurs: lack of infrastructure, lack of business skills and government support, among others, a handful fashion entrepreneurs have managed to run successful businesses.
I recently got to thinking about the many friends of mine who have recently had babies. Some of them happen to be Nigerians and of course in my ever hyperactive mind, I could not help but think about what it would be like having a maternity wear for the Nigerian[...]
Congratulations to fashion designer Data Okorodudu, owner of JD7 Couture who just celebrated five years in the business of fashion. They say if you can survive the first year of business, it is a great thing. When you hit the five year mark, your blessings and profits really start pouring[...]
In all facets of various societies, worldwide, you can find Nigerians doing their country proud. One such Nigerian flying the green white green flag ,so prominently and boldly, is Funlayo Alabi. The DC/Maryland based Funlayo is co-founder and owner of AgroBotanicals, a company she founded with her husband Shola Alabi[...]
What are the new business models for today’s fashion industry? Specific to Nigeria’s fashion industry, what are the right business models for the industry and how do we incorporate these models as we transtion to a place where fashion is as much business as it is a cultural fun experience?
Ever wonder what it takes to produce a fashion show? There are so many fashion shows in Nigeria but not necessarily one big show where all agree is the formidable show designers,buyers, members of the press (national and international) can converge to help take the industry to a new level.
How much of fashion is the glitz and glamour? How much time do you really spend running your fashion business? What is the creative process? In this interview, Iran Ahmed of the Business of Fashion explores what it really means to be about the business of fashion with respected fashion[...]
Since its launch, ISIS Models has become a leading force in Nigeria and Africa’s modeling industry. Joan Okorodudu, the brain behind the rising agency has a portfolio that reads like no other. She is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, ex-beauty queen, cosmetologist, former athlete and psychiatrist. This September Okorodudu, along with[...]
So you want to be a “true” fashion designer? You want your fashion line to retail in stores like Duro Olowu, MOMO, Jewel by Lisa or Tiffany Amber Nigeria. How do you do it? How do you get your line from initial concept to delivery? The process of getting your initial line from concept[...]
Fashion industry entrepreneurs, this is a great opportunity you shouldn’t miss ! If you have an intriguing business idea or think your business is commercially viable, here is your chance to receive funding to help support and execute your business with the inaugural Nigeria Business Plan Competition.