There are different definitions to what beauty is and Majiri Otobo, the founder of Kui Care, found her definition in natural hair. It all started when she had to stop wearing hair extensions at work, as she worked in a food factory as a process engineer. She had to wear her natural hair constantly and in the long run discovered the beauty and versatility of the natural hair. But most importantly how completely underappreciated it is. This changed everything for Majiri and with the passion to aid others on their own natural-hair-journey in the African market, she birthed Kui Care. Kui started as an idea in 2013 and came to life on the 19th of August 2015. Read more
Thrive Agric was officially launched by Uka Eje and Ayo Arikawe in July 2017, after its beta launch towards the end of 2016.
Thrive Agric is a “technology-driven agricultural company” with a passion for growth in agriculture, putting farmers first. The idea is to get smallholder farmers who need investment to help their business thrive and then provide them with the best equipment for their farms. This includes machinery, data-driven advisory and free access to premium markets. They get the funds by crowdfunding from people who show interest in supporting agriculture. Read more
Arami, translated as ‘my body’ in Yoruba, is a Nigerian based Beauty brand founded in October 2016 by Ore Runsewe, with a major purpose to provide natural beauty essentials for a simple, fuss-free routine. Arami is really particular about treating the mind and body right and keeping it free from junk or stress, which is why it has the tagline “your body is a temple”. That sounds religious at a first glance, but it only signifies how much Arami cares about the body.
Namaste Organics is a Nigerian natural product line founded in 2010 in Lagos Nigeria. It is both a skin and a hair care company created to help protect and restore the skin to its natural and healthy state with natural products such as Shea body butter, African black soaps, oils, scrubs, Aloe vera and body polish, by combining natural oils with pure plant botanical essential oils.
Laide Fash is a contemporary women’s wear line launched on the 23rd of September 2017 by Laide Hazeez-Agbaje and has since served quality bespoke wears for the average woman. Laide Fash seeks to create functional, contemporary pieces that can be worn in multiple ways without degrading its top-notch quality. The reason for this is to make a particular piece serve different purposes. Read more
Eyo Bassey is the Founder of Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce company- Payporte, arguably “your preferred online store”. PAYPORTE seeks to deliver quality and affordable products, including fashion and accessories, fabrics, furniture, home appliances and tech gadgets. It is also known to cater for youths and young urban professionals who need the online service the most.
Perlicious was founded in 2010 by Sara Codjo, a young Beninese entrepreneur with a deep passion for African fashion. A line of handmade jewelry made of beads, pearls, and stones and of handmade beaded reception dresses. Perlicious has over the years consistently produced bracelets, beaded bags, and complete jewel sets for weddings and big occasions.
Monapay , founded by Hugo Obi in November 2016, is an airtime payment solution in Nigeria that enables Nigerian digital content producers to earn money for their content via airtime. This includes games, music, comics, e-books, and the likes.