Category Archives: Biographies

OB Crush: Femi Aliu Of MyFarmBase Africa

Our OB Crush of this week is one man contributing his quota to the development of Agriculture in Nigeria and Africa. Femi ‘Royal’ Aliu is a tech farmer and the founder of MyFarmBase Africa, a social enterprise which uses technology to bridge the information gap in the Agricultural sector for Agribusiness owners and farmers. They provide mainly…

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OB Crush: Tosin Durotoye, Founder Of The Bloom Africa

Our OB Crush for this week spotlights Tosin Durotoye, a consultant strategist and the founder of The Bloom Africa – an initiative that curates engagements and safe spaces for ambitious African women to connect, learn and grow, the within Nigeria and across Africa and the Diaspora. Most recently, Tosin served as the Director of GreenHouse Lab where she established the…

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OB Crush: Uche Kenneth Udekwe Of NATAL CARES

Uche Kenneth Udekwe, a graduate of the University of Technology Akure and also an alumnus of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), is the Founder of Natal Care, a social enterprise with a mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality from complications of pregnancy or delivery specifically focusing on pregnant women and Nursing mothers in IDP…

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OB Crush: Meet Tokini Peterside, The Founder Of Art X Lagos

This week’s crush is none other than Tokini Peterside, the founder and director of` West Africa’s first international contemporary art fair, which she founded to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and internationally, to contribute to the increased visibility of contemporary artists from Africa, and to position Lagos as an emergent…

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OB Crush: Finance Expert, Oluwatosin Olaseinde Of Money Africa

A saying goes that you must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. While we cannot emphasize how true this is, meet Oluwatosin Olaseinde, our OB Crush for this week, who is a financial literacy pro teaching healthy financial habits (with a focus on millennials). Oluwatosin, through her Money Africa platform, helps young…

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OB Designer Focus: Cynthia Abila Is The Designer Celebrating The Value Of The African Woman

After making her runway debut at the 2018 Lagos Fashion Week, Cynthia Abila is the Abuja-based Nigerian designer that should be on your radar right now and (maybe) forever. Cynthia who is the creative director of her own eponymous brand, Cynthia Abila started her venture for the travelling woman that loves to explore the diverse culture of worlds beyond…

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OB Designer Focus: Mowalola Ogunlesi Of Mowalola

While you might not instantly recognize the name, Mowalola Ogunlesi, it’s definitely one worth knowing and celebrating. The pioneering non-profit initiative cultivating London-based Nigerian talent is not only redefining and dressing UK’s cultural revolution but she’s also an advocate of pan-Africanism. According to her website bio, Mowalola is mainly inspired by Nigerian psychedelic rock which is evident…

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OB Deisgner Focus: Olajumoke Ademilua Of O’milua

In a country that the fashion industry is fast becoming one of the most viable sectors of the economy, O’milua is one of the talented labels captivating audiences with its cultural elegance. Founded by Olajumoke Ademilu, O’milua is a contemporary fashion brand based in Lagos, inspired by African art, culture and History. Their designs depict a rich African…

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OB Designer Focus: Studio IMO Is The Artisanal Crotchet Label Redefining Classic Knitwear

Forget all the memories of your Grandmother knitting in her rocking chair or long hours trying to perfect that Home Economics project – crotchet craftwork is back and in the most Uber-chic way. Fashion took a turn a few seasons ago with industry leaders introducing crochet into their collections; attracting fashion insiders with the intricate…

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