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Diosa Virtuosa: ‘The Virtuous Goddess’ fashion brand and beauty Centre
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Diosa Virtuosa: ‘The Virtuous Goddess’ fashion brand and beauty Centre

Diosa Virtuosa is a high-end dynamic fashion brand that designs and offers a unique approach to African haute couture, founded in 2016 to serve fashion-forward and stylish women who appreciate quality and comfort. The label was founded by Chief (Mrs.) Julia Omada Higgins-Peters, a mother of three, graduate of political science and international relations from the University of Abuja. With famous society personalities and A-List celebrities making up her clientele lists, Julia is well known for her uncanny attention to detail, her expert handling of a diverse range of fabrics as well as her exemplary grasp of a wide range of female body types. Her ingenuity and innovativeness, combined with strong business acumen and vision, has seen her win various accolades, awards and recognition. ...
The Spectacular Rise of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem
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The Spectacular Rise of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem

A great team player and progressive thinking business leader, Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem's cutting-edge vision has powered Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) into a world leading free zone. And the young executive is getting ready to take the centre to the next level. Few people had heard of DMCC, or Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem, when he was appointed to lead the organization and tasked with creating a world-class commodities centre for the Gulf emirate. Eighteen years on as the centre achieves unprecedented growth from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to a world leading free zone in 2020 with over 18,000 member companies from 180 countries. Also as the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Bin Sulayem has played a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC as a major commodities trade h...
Preparing The Next Generation Of Creative Entrepreneurs
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Preparing The Next Generation Of Creative Entrepreneurs

"It is the digitally savvy youth who have creative innovative ideas, and economic dynamism to establish businesses that can create jobs to millions, and set the path to economic, social, and environmental prosperity." The youth of today are witnessing a major turning point in our world, as they are transitioning from their educational journey toward building successful and rewarding lives and careers. They are also witnessing an evolving workplace, increased unemployment, and the emergence of new, tech-focused jobs roles that they need to be trained and skilled for. It is estimated that approximately 600 million jobs need to be created over the next 15 years to meet youth employment needs. This is an ambitious number, and therefore it is the collective responsibility of governments, co...
G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in the post-COVID world
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G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in the post-COVID world

G20 leaders must work toward fair and affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines, King Salman said during his opening remarks at the G20 summit in Riyadh on Saturday. “Although we are optimistic about the progress made in developing vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics tools for COVID-19, we must work to create the conditions for affordable and equitable access to these tools for all peoples,” he said, opening the unprecedented meeting held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It is unfortunate that we are unable to host you in person in Riyadh, due to the exceptional circumstances that we are all facing this year,” King Salman told G20 leaders. “Our peoples and economies are still suffering from this shock. However, we will do our best to overcome this crisis through...
Why resilience is key to improved delivery of aid – Bernard McCaul
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Why resilience is key to improved delivery of aid – Bernard McCaul

The idea of building resilience can act as a guide in helping the aid sector avoid repeating past mistakes, according to Bernard McCaul, deputy director of program design and innovation at humanitarian agency GOAL. Established in 1977, GOAL is an Irish-based international humanitarian and development agency, committed to working with communities to achieve sustainable and innovative early response in crises, and lasting solutions to poverty and vulnerability. “It's an emerging realization in the sector that maybe a lot of the work that international aid has done in the earlier years didn't necessarily contribute to long-term outcomes, possibly reduced resilience, and risked doing harm to local systems and the role of local actors,” McCaul said. Today, as the number of disasters co...
How Nigerian Entrepreneur McEva Temofe is Championing a Better Educational System and Good Governance
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How Nigerian Entrepreneur McEva Temofe is Championing a Better Educational System and Good Governance

A prominent Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist, McEva Temofe is an inspirational figure. As the founder of African Economic Merit Awards, he invented the ideal vehicle to channel all these callings into the cause he holds most dear. McEva Temofe is passionate about entrepreneurship and building top-notch brands based on diverse African values that change the perception of Africa. McEva is also the chief executive officer of Purple Hundred Company, a leading programme development, consultancy and media firm. African Economic Merit Awards has nearly 3,000 members and covers 17 African countries with annual expenditure for community development projects of more than $1.2 million. He is internationally recognized for his work in NGO service and media influence, mapping and branding...
Avilan Naturalle Foods and Supplements Roll out 100% natural and nutritious food products
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Avilan Naturalle Foods and Supplements Roll out 100% natural and nutritious food products

Avila Naturalle recently birthed the Avilan Naturalle Foods and Supplements, a sister company that is dedicated to providing the highest quality 100% natural, healthy and nutritious food products to Nigerians and Africans at large. The company is committed to enriching lives through natural, healthy, safe and affordable foods products that are necessary for a better quality of life. Currently, Avila has over a thousand distributors of different cadre across Nigeria and other African countries like Ghana, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Republic of Benin and Zambia as well as in the United Kingdom and United States of America. The company hopes to expand its distribution channels to more countries like the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Sweden, Middle East, European Countries and other countries i...
How Nigerian Philanthropist Hajiya Aisha Atiku Bagudu is giving back to Society through Mallpai Foundation
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How Nigerian Philanthropist Hajiya Aisha Atiku Bagudu is giving back to Society through Mallpai Foundation

As a child, Hajia Aisha Bagudu would listen eagerly to her father discussing his philanthropic projects and ideas with his peers. She would hear him brainstorming about digging wells in villages where people suffered water shortages, with photos of drought-hit areas strewn across the table in front of him, or conferring over which scholarships to invest in to gain the most impact. These childhood experiences shaped her adult perceptions of the importance of giving and of developing a solutions-led mindset. “My father was always the driving force behind these projects, many of which started happening many decades ago,” says Aisha Bagudu. “It was a natural progression for me to also be passionate about philanthropy.” While playing the role of a mother and wife, philanthropy has always ...
Could you be the next big entrepreneur?
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Could you be the next big entrepreneur?

The Entrepreneurship World Cup could change your business forever • A Life-changing Experience • Any entrepreneur • All stages • Everywhere • This is the Entrepreneurship World Cup by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sponsored Misk Foundation Initiative The Entrepreneurship World Cup started out as an idea, much like your business, that three teams deeply believed in and scaled it out to what you see now, 198 countries and more than 150,000 entrepreneurs! The Misk Global Forum is a flagship ongoing platform of the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, established to discover, develop, and empower the youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy. The Misk Global Forum brings young leaders, creators an...
RAHMA INDIMI: A Heart That Continues To Beat For The Less Privileged
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RAHMA INDIMI: A Heart That Continues To Beat For The Less Privileged

The Yakolo Indimi Foundation under the leadership of Hajia Rahma Indimi has continued to blossom through every obstacle the organisation has encountered. Unlike many, the COVID-19 global pandemic has not stopped this philanthropist who has refused to back down from the social good that she set out to accomplish through the Yakolo Indimi Foundation. After her May/June 2019 feature in PLEASURES MAGAZINE, she reckons that the global exposure garnered has made raising funds for the foundation’s projects much easier and better access to even more resources to reach out to the disadvantaged in society. ‘’This led to carrying out greater projects which earned her global recognition and a United Nations award that has put her in the map of global philanthropy. The foundation also experie...