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How Nigerian Entrepreneur Oke Afolabi is Accelerating Digitalization of Banks in Africa
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How Nigerian Entrepreneur Oke Afolabi is Accelerating Digitalization of Banks in Africa

Oke Kehinde Afolabi is at the helm of four businesses: tech, showbiz; hospitality, and logistics. For some, that would be too much to juggle, but to the Nigerian, “Impossible is nothing. The attitude of Nigeria is of a go-getter country. The attitude of, why not have this and why not have the tallest, boldest, loudest?” he says. “That entrepreneurial spirit is in this country’s DNA. Oke Afolabi, an Associate member of the Business Continuity Institute UK, is a result-oriented Marketing Professional with a proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive marketing strategies in support of business goals and objectives. In his current role at Global InfoSwift Consulting Limited (GICL) as a co-founder and CEO, he provides strategic direction, articulates corporate vi...
Luxury living at Dubai’s five-star Palazzo Versace
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Luxury living at Dubai’s five-star Palazzo Versace

If you wanted a sneak peek into Donatella Versace’s mind, a stay at Dubai’s five-star Palazzo Versacein Al-Jaddaf Waterfront is the closest thing. It’s exactly what you’d expect from the luxurious Italian designer — opulent and borderline-ridiculous in its luxuriousness. On entering the hotel, you are greeted by a massive, 3,000-kilogram crystal chandelier imported from the Czech Republic, flanked by a 1.5 million-piece mosaic of Medusa set into the Italian marble floors. The interior of the lobby is decorated with sofa chairs — upholstered in Versace silk — and plump cushions, evoking a wealthy woman’s posh (or, depending on your taste, gaudy) living room. The high ceilings top a corridor lined with framed sketches of supermodels sporting Donatella’s couture creations, limited-edit...
Amina Muaddi debuts jewelry and bags with new collection
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Amina Muaddi debuts jewelry and bags with new collection

Amina Muaddi has made her foray into jewelry and bags in her quest to dominate the accessories closets of her A-list clients. The Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer, who is known for her signature flared heels, unveiled two entirely new creations, a satin handbag and crystal-embellished earrings alongside her Fall 2020 collection of shoes — just in time for the holiday season. The Paris-based designer — beloved by A-listers — first revealed that she would be expanding her footwear empire with a range of handbags titled Aminis in September via a series of images of the new bags being manufactured. The Amini bag is rectangular and boxy and comes in multiple colorways and textures, including leopard print satin and sleek black leather. The handbag features various hardware options...
Venus Aesthetics: Rebuilding Your Looks, Self-esteem with Evidence-based Treatments
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Venus Aesthetics: Rebuilding Your Looks, Self-esteem with Evidence-based Treatments

The cosmetics sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years. Overall, the African beauty and personal care market was estimated at €7.5 billion in 2018 and it currently increases between 8% and 10% per year against a global market growth rate of close to 4%. It is expected to reach over €12 billion in 2022 when the continent's total population, the fastest growing in the world, will reach 1.5 billion inhabitants. The largest market in the Sub-Saharan region, South Africa, represented €3.5 billion in revenue in 2018. The majority of sales in the country are made within structured distribution channels. By comparison, in other countries such as Kenya, only 15% of beauty and personal care products are sold in supermarkets. In Nigeria, the beauty and p...
Best-performing, Largest Aircraft In Private Jet Industry, Gulfstream G700 Covers Pleasures Magazine Nov/Dec 2020 Issue
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Best-performing, Largest Aircraft In Private Jet Industry, Gulfstream G700 Covers Pleasures Magazine Nov/Dec 2020 Issue

You can have it all: The new Gulfstream G700, which is the world’s largest private jet headlines Pan-African Entrepreneurial and Luxury magazine, Pleasures magazine's November/December 2020 issue. In an exclusive with the Vice President (sales and marketing) of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Scott Neal talks to Pleasures magazine about Gulfstream’s all-new 19-passenger business jet G700 and other new line of models. And how the Corporation is giving back through the partnering with local public-school boards and higher education institutions to expand learning beyond the classroom and provide opportunities for students to see how the skills they learn in school can translate into careers. Let's talk about Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, please walk us through the company‘s b...
At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu
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At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu

Urban Shelter Limited (USL) is redefining the real estate sector with a culture dedicated to service, finding opportunities and creating value. USL, a property development company, with headquarter in Abuja, Nigeria, has 3 decades of experience in property development and management. The company is driven to make itself a household name in the country and Africa as a whole. Urban Shelter has to its advantage an immense reserve of resources, both financial and human capacity, which gives the company the ability to deliver projects effectively. USL has developed and managed properties for individuals, corporate organizations, state and federal government establishments, while strategically consolidating its activities across Nigeria, Ghana, UAE and the entire West African sub-region. The...
Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue
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Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue

Trust and integrity are the two most important ethical traits in the corporate world. When surveyed, employees, middle managers and executives typically cite these two concepts as important to their overall view of the company, their job and their commitment to compliance with the company’s code of conduct. For Nigerian foremost banker, financial analyst and politician Dr. Dauda Lawal who was featured on the cover of the September/October 2020 edition of PLEASURES Magazine, he simply said the key to achieving greatness individually and collectively as a nation is to have a good reputation which shows your true character. “This is one of most inspiring entrepreneurial features of the year for Pleasures Magazine. If even one young African reads it and is inspired, the goal of the magaz...
Le Rouge Living: Revolutionizing Interior Design
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Le Rouge Living: Revolutionizing Interior Design

For Fatima Amma Indimi who is the Chief Executive Officer at Le Rouge Living, an interior design firm specializing in luxury interior architecture and design for both private clients and developers, she reveals that her vision started out as a burning passion for beautifully designed spaces, then it moved on to be a conviction. She remains committed to redefining the soul of the interior design industry. She speaks with PLEASURES MAGAZINE on how she is revolutionizing interior design for residential and commercial spaces. Today, Amma is a leading figure in interior designs and her brands remain eye-popping for their timeless and artistic interiors targeting residential, hospitality and commercial projects. To achieve the massive success that she has, Amma says she works with the lo...
We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi
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We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi

The Founder/CEO Pennek Group, Kennedy Nnadi speaks extensively on the renewed commitment of his firm aimed at providing affordable housing and respite for all Nigerians. The need for affordable and qualitative housing has always been a serious concern for most Nigerians, however, considering the bottlenecks in property acquisition, Pennek Nigeria Limited, a leading real estate company in Lagos has changed the dynamics of the industry and eliminated the bottlenecks in achieving such a feat via creating real estate investment opportunities for individuals and organisations. Nnadi spoke to PLEASURES MAGAZINE. Meet Kennedy Nnadi Nnadi is a man with many aspirations and believes some of them have been achieved and some are yet to be. His greatest dream is to provide free and affordable s...
Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business
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Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business

Someone once said, “Setting goals is turning the invisible into the visible.” But being totally in love with your goals is one of the most beautiful things any human can do for his/her self. Precious Okechukwu, the Chief Executive Officer, HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide is one woman, who loves her dream and allows her passion to shine through it unapologetically. At 25 years old she has become a major player in the real estate business, and a voice to reckon with in the real estate industry. With a revolutionary real estate company, the CEO HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide said she has been very assertive in the male-dominated industry and opined that it’s high time Nigerians change the conventional ways of doing real estate business to avoid incidences of building collapse, as witnesse...