The 2nd edition of the Annual Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) will take place on Saturday, the 28th of April by 9am at DVenue, Water Corporation Drive, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

More than 4000 participants from different states in Nigeria and from other parts of Africa will gather for this laudable event; Captains of Industry, Upwardly Mobile Youths, Marketers, Trade Delegations & Missions, Procurement Officers, Brand and Business Managers, Art Lovers, Investors, Governmental Representatives as well as policy makers will meet at the one day event which is aimed at celebrating creativity and Innovation.

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Creative entrepreneurs and top-level personalities have confirmed their participation at this year’s ACE Awards. Some of these to include: Hon. Commissioner Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, Mrs Ini Abimbola, Mr Lanre Adisa, Prince Adeyemi Adefulu, Mr Tobi Asehinde, Ms Geraldine Oku, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, Ms Sade Bembatoum Young, Mrs Teju Abisoye, Ms Tricia Ikponmwonba, Mr Adedunmade Onibokun, Mrs Olanrewaju Oniyitan, Rez Tha Poet, Atela and many more

To promote more creativity in Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole, Bellafricana has come up with the ACE Awards initiative to reward innovation and encourage consumers to shop locally made products of good quality.

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On what the goal of ACE Awards is, the community Manager at Bellafricana, Gbemisola Afolabi said “Small businesses need encouragement every day, not just one day a year. By giving local producers our support and rewarding their creativity, we positively impact our communities and encourage them to produce more globally acceptable brands”

 The most interesting thing to look out for at this event is the over 60 amazing selection of creatives and other MSMEs including 15 beneficiaries from LSETF. To preserve the African culture they are theming the dress code and aesthetics old school.

The event is endorsed by the Lagos State Government, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigeria-Britain Association.

ACE Awards 2018 has also received backings from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), ASteven Group, Zenith Carex and supported by other organisations such as Sovereign Guards, Digital Marketing Skill Institute, DODO Agency, Noah’s Ark, Labule, Swift Network, Uber, ASSETS, Lara Rose, Bella Naija, The Guardian, Inside Watch Africa, Metro Woman, Pulse Nigeria, Connect Nigeria, Woman.ng, The Entrepreneur Africa, Africa on Rise, BEN TV, NTA, Lost in Lagos, Farabale, DHL, Boulos, Mamahz model and much more.

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The event is in 3 phases in which two of the phases (Exhibition and Conference) will run simultaneously while the third phase (Awards Dinner) will be held as the peak of the event.

The Exhibition is open to everyone, there would be lots of vendors to shop from, amazing throwback music, face painting, arts and craft, games, lots of food and drinks, yummy BBQ, grilled fish, cocktails, mocktails, snacks, ice cream and so much more

 EVENT FACTS

Theme: “Celebrating Creativity and Innovation”

Conference Theme: “Creativity and Innovation in Nation Building”

Date: April 28, 2018

Venue: DVenue, Water Corporation Drive, Off Ligali Ayorinde, Oniru, Lagos, Nigeria.

Time for Exhibition: 10 – 4pm

Time for Awards Dinner: 5 – 9pm

To see the official top 3 Nominees List for ACE Awards 2018: Click here

For partnership and sponsorship details, please contact the organisers;

Call: +2348086363970

Email: info@bellafricana.com, community@bellafricana.com

Register: event.bellafricana.com

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