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Our #MommyMogul for this week is Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Founder and CEO of Bobby Taylor Company. Bukky studied African American History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and spent her years in college on the Deans List and the ALANA Honors Society. Bukky worked in the educational sector for about 7 years before starting up her own Public Relations agency.  She is currently owns two agencies in Nigeria and his happily married with 3 children. What was the first business you

GET READY FOR THAT ONE FAMILY MEMBER WHO DOESN’T APPROVE. Most artists I’ve met including myself have almost similar stories growing up as little kids and wanting to become professional artists in future, but there’s always this one person that will strongly disapprove of this choice. In my case, a very close family friend played this ‘role’ perfectly. I visited his family one Sunday afternoon to say ‘hi’ to the new born baby, and while I enjoyed the delicious plate of white rice & stew his wife prepared, I never forgot his exact

Hmmm… where do I start? I can’t do justice to this question without going back in time. The horses: My love for horses pulled me into this game. This love for horses started when I was a child. I was the boy who was always in line for horse riding during funfairs and picnics. However, my first “permanent” encounter with horses was at age 8. Our neighbors had just got someone to teach them horse riding twice a week, and I nagged my parents into paying for the lessons for

Leslie is a wife and mother of two young children with a Masters degree in Marketing & Management from the University of Bradford, UK. She is also an alumni of Howard University, Washington DC and Atlantic Hall Secondary School, Lagos. Prior to setting up L’Okoye Cosmetics, Leslie was a research consultant for the African Development Bank, Tunisia.  Tell Us About CookieSkin CookieSkin® is on a quest to change the concept/idea/meaning of ‘good skin’ amongst women with skin of color. We believe that no matter your origin or complexion you can

You probably heard that nothing worthwhile comes easy, as an entrepreneur experience has taught me that. I started my photography journey a few years ago, Yes with those cameras, back in the days of film photography. It was hard being a rookie with a film or analog camera. I remember vividly how I lost tons of money using the same setting for outdoor shoot and shooting with the same setting indoor. There was no LCD to ‘Chimp’ (Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography to describe the habit

Why is this DOTW titled ‘Smarties & Hedgehogs?Well…#BecauseBlogTitlesAreMoreDifficultToConstructThanTheBlogPostItself Here are some of my latest discoveries: Jon Bellion: I recently discovered this lovely musician with a message. Jonathan Bellion is an American singer, songwriter, producer and rapper. He is currently signed to Visionary Music Group and Capitol Records. He also provided vocals for the 2015 EDM song “Beautiful Now” by Zedd as well as writing the chorus to The Monster by Rihanna ft. Eminem. His debut album The Human Condition was released on June 10, 2016. It debuted at number 5 on the

Visions Of The Future

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I recently discovered ‘Festim Toshi’ (probably an Alias), and they had a Fashion piece tagged “Visions Of The Future”. Insanely cool stuff. The sort of creativity that has you thinking “Naija Fashion Designers, na wa for una O!”. We definitely have brilliant fashion designers in our beautiful country, but… where’s the creativity on the runway? I tried to pair each of the looks with a quote that resonates. If you’re as random as me, you’ll enjoy scrolling through. If not, I’m sorry, click on a different post. “Life can only

While everyone is stuck on Teyana Taylor’s performance at the VMA’s, I am drooling over Alicia Keys, and her #NoMakeUp Face, not because I think Make up is a bad thing, but because I’m happy that she’s staying true to herself.  I actually don’t think her not wearing make up has as much to do with Bravery as it has to do with making choices and sticking it out. This applies to life in general – when you make a choice that you strongly believe in (as long as it’s not harmful

The Food! The Food! The Food! Nothing could ever be better than the feeling you get when you take that first bite of the most juicy, most spicy, most delicious piece of suya…pure bliss. I consider myself a relatively well traveled person who enjoys cuisine from all over the world. I definitely appreciate a good Thai Curry, Jamaican Oxtail Stew, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp or some Peruvian Ceviche…but in my opinion Banga soup (palm-nut soup to the uninitiated) would win the battle against any of these delicacies on any day. The Vibrancy Of

Every week, I will share what I call my Discovery Of The Week (DOTW). If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m very random, and my interests cut across various subjects. Here are a few things I discovered this week: 1. Guardrails by Andy Stanley: A good friend of mine asked me to listen to this Podcast, and the first thing she said was ‘Adaora, I promise it will change your way of thinking. I wish I had discovered it many years ago.’ She was absolutely right – It certainly influenced

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