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The New Overfince , a Range Rover enhancement
Lifestyle

The New Overfince , a Range Rover enhancement

Overfinch has been setting the style in Range Rover enhancement since 1975. The New Overfinch is its most impressive yet. If you’ve been the leader in a highly competitive business for 43 years, you’re clearly doing something right. Since 1975, Overfinch has carved itself a niche as the ultimate Range Rover, with a roll of honour that even includes victory in the Paris-dakar rally. From Manhattan to Mayfair, dubai to deauville, those jewelled enamel letters across the bonnet attract smiles of appreciation from people who know their luxury brands. And one look at the Overfinch package for the latest Range Rover tells you why that is. It is, quite simply, the iconic Range Rover taken to the next level of exclusivity and individuality, executed with precision and attention to detail tha...
When Hamptons meets African Hills at Skydance Villa
Featured

When Hamptons meets African Hills at Skydance Villa

Skydance villa lays sprawled out in splendour on the highest hills of Bishopscourt, a wellto- do suburb next to Kirstenbosch Gardens. ‘In the day-time, you felt that you had got high up, near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful.’ These famous words by Karen Blixen perfectly describe that almost-in-thesky feeling one has when at Skydance. Private dancer Reminiscent of the Shingle-style holiday homes that accentuate the Long Island coastline, Skydance villa boasts generous social spaces with multiple large windows and porches that encourage residents to enjoy each others’ company and engage with the natural beauty of this lush estate. very much like its Hamptons’ cognates, this six-bedroom villa is opulently appointed with a sense of informality and ...
Rolex Yacht-Master 37 ‘Rolesium’
Fashion

Rolex Yacht-Master 37 ‘Rolesium’

Rolex has a long and illustrious connection with a wide range of sports and since the 1950s the world of sailing has been a powerful inspiration for the global super-brand. Rolex is presently the Title Sponsor of 15 major international events, from leading offshore races, such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Rolex Middle Sea Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, through to the highest-level grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. Rolex maintains close relationships with the most prestigious yacht clubs around the world, such as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Yacht Club Italiano, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Italy, the New York Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron...
Aston Martin Vantage Review
Lifestyle

Aston Martin Vantage Review

I know the 4.692km Portimão racetrack, in the Algarve region of Portugal, fairly well having tested numerous GT and racecars there over the years and I love it. It’s among the top three tracks alongside Spa- Francorchamps in Belgium and Mount Panorama, Bathurst in Australia. In my eyes, they are equally first with none better than the other. I thought that I also knew the weather reasonably well, being fine and sunny every time I’ve been there, so the prospect of spending a good eight hours on track with the all-new, twinturbocharged, v8 Aston Martin vantage had me salivating for weeks in anticipation. What I wasn’t prepared for was arriving at a damp and rainsoaked Algarve with thunderous black clouds overhead which had dumped buckets of rain over the region for 23 days straight. With the...
Akunna Nwala-Akano: The Hair Giant Taking Nigeria’s Beauty Industry to a New Level
Lifestyle, News

Akunna Nwala-Akano: The Hair Giant Taking Nigeria’s Beauty Industry to a New Level

In person, Akunna Nwala-Akano, the driving force behind one of today’s fastest-growing beauty brands in West Africa, Kukus Group, radiates steely self-assurance. Not that this reporter has expected anything different from a woman who is one of the main players of the booming beauty industry in Africa. On a visual interaction at the brand’s headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, she looks as striking as seen on the front cover of this issue. The abundant curls of black hair frame her flawless face, complete with immaculate makeup, and she is dressed for not just any but exactly the type of success she wants in a sequined power suit. During the interview session, she wants to broach the topic I least expect on human empowerment when she said: “When you hit a certain level of success, you realize th...
How Former Benue’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam Is Raising The Standard in the World of Architecture
Lifestyle

How Former Benue’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam Is Raising The Standard in the World of Architecture

For women in Africa, especially in Nigeria, setting up your own business comes with a unique set of challenges. However, as more take the plunge, the rewards are starting to be reaped. For the few who rise to nationwide or global prominence, the trail they blaze opens up a door for many to follow through in their paths. They become reference points to the small and the great, and their achievements change the narrative of folk tales that once told us “a woman can’t do that”. Women in Nigeria now have a favourable circumstance to set their dream projects in motion and fully own the sense of personal and professional satisfaction that comes with it. Life does give you more than a few opportunities, why waste any that come your way? Women are increasingly gaining influence in the corpo...
Former Benue State’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam and Nigerian Hair Entrepreneur Akunna Nwala-Akano Covers Pleasures Magazine July/August 2020 Issue
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Former Benue State’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam and Nigerian Hair Entrepreneur Akunna Nwala-Akano Covers Pleasures Magazine July/August 2020 Issue

ABUJA,NIGERIA JULY 4, 2020 –It is time once again to unearth the July/August 2020 edition of your favourite Pan-African Entrepreneurial magazine PLEASURES Magazine. This edition presents an exclusive story on how Female entrepreneurs are shaping Nigeria’s economic future, across a variety of industries, as they are creating successful businesses and contributing towards the economy and leaving their mark in the most impressive way as emerging leaders.  It features a special highlight on the former First Lady of Benue state, Arch Yemisi Suswam, an Architect by profession and CEO of All Purpose Shelters Limited. And a cursory look into Africa’s booming business of cosmetologists and beauty products especially hair products, an industry that is experiencing a significant boom, valued at ...
4 Steps Women Should Take When Considering a Career Transition
Opinion

4 Steps Women Should Take When Considering a Career Transition

Opinions Expressed by Entrepreneur Contributors Are Their Own. By Jenny Galluzzo First, figure out what you want from your career. "I leave at 7 a.m. and get home at 7 p.m. to see my children for 30 minutes a day." "My partner is taking a job across the country and I am terrified about starting over." "I don't see a current ladder to success that I am excited to climb." "I want to work and love my industry, but need more flexibility." Sound familiar? These are just a sample of the reasons why women feel a pull to leave their jobs, yet 80 percent of those who plan to leave their current position in the next two years, intend to remain in the workforce. But, what next? For many women, this is the most daunting question. It was for me five years ago. I had two toddlers and I k...
Be a Selina Beb Woman
Fashion

Be a Selina Beb Woman

Selina Beb is a multiple award-winning fashion brand from Ghana that specializes in top of the range items for men, women and children. The brand produces quality bags, comfortable footwear, beautiful jewelry and modern accessories all handmade in Ghana. From the simple and understated man to the bold, colourful and risk-taking lady, Selina Beb has something to suit you perfectly at our flagship shop in Osu, Accra. Ghana. Contact Details: Tel: +233 54 345 9000 , +233 20 886 8652 Facebook:@Selinabeb Instagram:@Selinabeb Twitter:@Selinabeb Email: Selinabebgh@gmail.com Website: www.Selinabeb.com
Jet Li on supporting African entrepreneurs
Interviews

Jet Li on supporting African entrepreneurs

As a board member of the Jack Ma Foundation, martial artist, actor and philanthropist Jet Li has been involved some of the foundation's key campaigns, including its Africa's Business Heroes competition. Now in its second edition, the ABH competition aims to provide entrepreneurs across Africa with a platform to showcase their business ideas as well as the chance to win a share of the US$1.5 million prize in grant funding. To date, the foundation has received 18,000 applications from candidates representing all 54 countries across the continent. This week, it also extended the deadline for applications to June 22 in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances facing small businesses due to Covid-19. Ahead of this year's competition, we spoke to Li about his experience participat...