Category Archives: Meet The Craftstars

Interviews that feature uniquely creative persons from different fields

Craftstar Alert: How Tosin Lawson Revolutionizes Ankara at African Things

Permit me to introduce you to Tosin Lawson, the courageous young woman entrepreneur, who is currently making waves on the fashion accessories and design scene in Nigeria and beyond with her afrocentric label – African Things. Having been inspired after a spin abroad that exposed her to the need for quality home-spun designs, she sprang into action to… Read More »

Proverbs Creations CEO, Bukola Adenuga Talks About Starting ‘Extremely Small’

The first thing that struck me on locating the Proverbs Creations outlet at Surulere was how small it was compared to the image of leadership and professionalism that the brand name and its activities conjure. It wasn’t long too, before I found out the reason for this. 15 years strong, the handmade fashion accessories brand has stood itself… Read More »

CRAFTSTAR ALERT: Meet Ngozi of Zi’s Concept

For a lot of Creatives, it starts and ends with churning out amazingly beautiful works of art for money or for pleasure; and I absolutely love them! But then there’s this other class of Creatives that go above and beyond all of that by giving their business a social angle and targeting vulnerable groups. I call it ‘impactful… Read More »

Hyacinth Handicrafts… From Mitimeth With Love

Mitimeth is on my radar this week! It is totally exciting that somebody found a way to create beautiful accessories and useful decor items out of the nuisance water weeds that grow everywhere on our water bodies in Nigeria. Yes, that pretty-looking water hyacinth is a major headache source for the people that live around water! Because of… Read More »