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Tida and Ak’s Sierra Leonean’s Mosque Wedding in Maryland
Events

Tida and Ak’s Sierra Leonean’s Mosque Wedding in Maryland

Tida and AK’s love story began during the spring semester of 2012 when both had recently transferred to the same university. To this day AK can’t recall what the topic of the class lecture was, but what he will never forget is the first time he laid eyes on Tida as she located a seat. After weeks of building up his confidence, AK decided to introduce himself. The connection between them was instantaneous, quickly becoming friends and study partners as they supported each other throughout their academic pursuits. Despite the long-distance between them following graduation, Tida and AK’s bond never wavered and it became clear that they were meant to be together always. Bride & Groom: Tida & AK Occupations: Accounting & Law Enforcement Wedding Location: Lanham, Maryland ...
Doing things right as it should be done: Meet Otemu Igho –The Aviation Refueling Expert
Interviews

Doing things right as it should be done: Meet Otemu Igho –The Aviation Refueling Expert

When you’re in the business of aviation refueling, like Stein Energy CEO's Otemu Igho, safety isn’t just the primary measure of success, it’s the top priority. In his words – “The one thing we lay emphasis on at Stein Energy is the constant need to adhere to aviation fuel handling, safety and to continually operate within acceptable standards. In a nut shell, it’s been a good run so far.”, the Nigerian recounts to the Pleasures Magazine. Engr. Otemu Igho is a Petroleum Engineeringgraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Discipline, diligence, hard work and honesty are his driving force as a successful entrepreneur that he is today. “My Father was in the Army and of course, you know what an average military family would look like, discipline was the order of...
Austrian-Nigerian Designer Kenneth Ize Makes Spectacular Debut at Paris Fashion Week
Fashion

Austrian-Nigerian Designer Kenneth Ize Makes Spectacular Debut at Paris Fashion Week

The designer topped off his debut by having supermodel Naomi Campbell walk the runway. Austrian-Nigerian fashion designer Kenneth Ize debuted at Paris Fashion week and put on an undeniably spectacular show. The designer wowed with his Autumn/Winter '20 collection and then topped it all off by having international supermodel Naomi Campbell walk the run way last and bring the show to a close. Ize, who is also a 2019 LVHMH Prize finalist, brought to life the vibrant colors and rich textures of the aso oke material that he's become known for when creating his signature ensembles.
Meet Akunna Nwana-Akano , Africa’s leading hair entrepreneur
Lifestyle

Meet Akunna Nwana-Akano , Africa’s leading hair entrepreneur

Nigeria has moved up the rank in entrepreneurship, thanks to entrepreneurs such as Akunna Nwana-Akano, who believes it is time home-grown successful entrepreneurs began to invest their knowledge, expertise and experience in helping young businesses. From the humblest of beginnings, Akunna has built her hair business, Kuku’s hair into one of the continent’s fastest growing African hair brand to emerge from a developing nation. She has created job opportunities, and empowered her community and country, whilst presenting a galvanized, dynamic face of African creativity to the global market. The lawyer turned business leader is a Nigerian-born leading hair and beauty entrepreneur. She started her business, Kuku’s hair in 2009 from the trunk of the car and today, she has gone on to launch...
Guerlain Muguet 2020 Millésime fragrance celebrates the rebirth of nature
Business, Featured

Guerlain Muguet 2020 Millésime fragrance celebrates the rebirth of nature

Spring is here! And in following its annual tradition of honoring the Lily of the Valley, Guerlain perfumers have unveiled the Muguet 2020 Millésime, an exotic new fragrance created in collaboration with Maison Massillon. This year’s limited and numbered edition captures the essence of the Muguet with zesty bergamot top notes, followed by lush green vegetal notes. At its heart, the perfume envelopes the floral lily of the valley character, accented with hints of rose and jasmine. The 2020 Millésime comes in a Bee- Bottle decorated with flowers: a floral and poetic rendition designed by French jewelers – Maison Massillon who specialize in porcelain and 24-carat gold-plated wire. Commenting on the creation, Alizée Méhats, founder of Maison Massillon said, “When Guerlain asked me to d...
Racheal Salisu is dedicated to creating high quality epicene scents with Real & Davis Brand
Business

Racheal Salisu is dedicated to creating high quality epicene scents with Real & Davis Brand

There is something very evocative about the world of perfumery, taking its inspiration from nature and creating a scent that makes the wearer experience a particular sense of wellbeing and confidence. Pleasures Magazine now has another African perfumer to celebrate, Racheal Salisu, founder of Real and Davis in Dubai, who is creating something really special and unique to Africa and the rest of the world. Her background lies in business management, which she studied at the University of Jos Plateau state Nigeria. To further communicate her work, she began experimenting with the sense of smell as an added medium. Inspired by her elder sister who was a perfume collector, Racheal set out to capture, by way of scent. “She had over 30 bottles of different perfumes in her closet and I usually...
Meet Hassan Al Najjar, an Emirati cancer survivor who became a successful entrepreneur in UAE
Lifestyle

Meet Hassan Al Najjar, an Emirati cancer survivor who became a successful entrepreneur in UAE

He started his own venture as employer gave him cold shoulder upon return from treatment. When Emirati national Hassan Al Najjar beat intestine cancer back in 2016 he expected a warm welcome when he returned to his office — a bank at which he was a top-performing employee — but instead of being congratulated on his recovery he was asked to produce his medical documents to prove that he was indeed sick. That cold welcome made Al Najjar think twice about his career path, and after having just defeated cancer, Al Najjar decided to embark on a new venture, one that would see him go on to create his own successful business. “The fact remains that today in most companies employees are numbers only. When I arrived back home in the UAE after my cancer treatment I went to the office smiling ...
A Strong Voice in Women Leadership in Africa: Meet Ghanaian Young Politician Gifty Oware-Aboagye
Lifestyle

A Strong Voice in Women Leadership in Africa: Meet Ghanaian Young Politician Gifty Oware-Aboagye

In a male-dominated society, brave women are taking a stand against popular stereotypes and are becoming role models in today’s world. Since the dawn of man, women’s social status has relied on their ability to take care of the kids, do house chores, and make dinner for the family. However, amid the cultural expectancy came anger and intolerance, with obstacles to women’s suffrage, unequal pay of women in the workforce, and the lack of female politicians provoking change in a woman’s role in society. As these women take a stand, the impact of their actions becomes more evident in changing times. One of such women is Gifty Oware-Aboagye, a true definition of a model global citizen, Ghanaian-born educationist and transformational speaker, the Deputy Executive Director of Ghana’s Nation...
Feyisola Adeyemi: Favourite fashion designer of Hollywood celebs
Fashion

Feyisola Adeyemi: Favourite fashion designer of Hollywood celebs

Feyisola Adeyemi, Nigerian London based Surrealist Couture Artist. FEYI, as she is best known and often referred to as “D Red Carpet Queen” is a multiple award-winning fashion designer and media personality. Feyi is the Founder / Creative Director at the top notch glamour women wears brand “LuxuryByFeyi”. Feyi’s passion for art and design coupled with her innate sense of style led in creating the uncommon embellishing of clothing which combines old school Hollywood glamour and Nigerian craftsmanship. Thus, her creativity has now become a global phenomenon to reckon with. Feyi consistently displays her love of the world since the launch of her eponymous fashion house by ensuring a nod to nature, be it through wildlife, safari or the elements. Her studio in London is made up a team o...
How Nigerian Chef Fatima Is Continuosly Raising The Bar
Lifestyle

How Nigerian Chef Fatima Is Continuosly Raising The Bar

From daughter of a medical practitioner and restaurant owner to a world renowned chef, the story of Chef Fatima the CEO of Chef Fatima Nigeria Limited, is one that continues to inspire many in Nigeria and across the world. This tale which began with a passion for all things food, and dissatisfaction with the status quo in catering, has culminated into outstanding success that all can see. Showing many the possibilities that abound irrespective of the challenges facing women in business globally, Chef Fatima is a success story that the world will continue to tell. Chef Fatima is a grounded entrepreneur who started her tertiary education at the Bayero University Kano, where she acquired a Diploma in Accounting and Audit, an Advanced Diploma in Educational Management, an Advanced Diploma i...