Sunday, 30 October 2016

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016

Day 4 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a closeLanre Da Silva Ajayi‘s collection was so beautiful. The designer is known for using silks lace and other delicate, feminine fabrics to create a masterpiece collection, almost like wearable art.

Here are some wonderful designs from Lanre Da Silva Ajayi's collection.




Sunday, 6 March 2016

Waste to wealth

Mrs. Matilda Taiwo is one woman who is very determined to succeed and excel in her waste to wealth venture which she started

When she resigned from her salary work, she went into picking pure-water packing bags off the street, she gathered so much that when she got a company to buy them, she made six hundred and fifty thousand naira, that straightens her resolves that there is money in the recycling

From there she got a contract to be supplying her nylon to a Chinese company, one day one of the company’s director told her, either Nigerians are lazy or blind because there’s lots of money lying in their gutters and no one seems to care. This statement spurred her into action.

She set up her own company, Goodware stitches ltd. and with locally fabricated machines she went into production, six months after a heavy downpour in Lagos caused the building she rented the ground floor to collapse and nothing was salvaged.

She sold her cars and other properties despite family opposition to start all over again. Today she is happy her gut instinct paid off, her waste bag nylon is growing and her company is expanding.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Will you allow your wife be a bus driver in Lagos?

More and more women are leaving the comfort of homes and sedately jobs to jostle with men in the rough streets of Lagos.
Being a commercial bus driver isn’t an easy job for men how much more for women, but nowadays more and more women are braving the odds, most probably as the economic situation in the country worsens. Some women are taken the lead as bread winners in their family; they are prepared to do any legitimate labour or job to put food on the table for their families.
One woman who is not afraid to go into the rough and tumble world of commercial bus driving is Mrs. Patricia Nnameani. She drives a mini-bus along the Ago-Cele route on daily basis. Being a bus driver was a self made decision but with the support of her husband and children, she is enjoying the job with its challenges and she hopes to raise money from it to get a bigger bus to increase her daily income.

She has been in the business for seven months now and waxing stronger. She advised more women to go in to commercial driving, that it pays better than sitting in a shop with low or no sales and at the end of the year you borrow or beg for money to pay the high rent landlords are charging par shop.

There are others like her who drives ‘keke’, big buses and even school buses. The big question is how many men will allow their wives take up commercial driving in Lagos especially?

Sinful Desire- A novel

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