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Picasso and African Art

Borrowed, inspired, influenced, there have been many discussions on how much of an impact African Art had on Pablo Picasso, if any at all. Some note that Picasso never acknowledged that African Art had an influence on what has been referred to as his “African Period”  despite the fact that much of his work during […]

Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) Providing Private Jet Services

Image Source: Corporate Jet Investor On average at lest 42 private jets land in Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed Airport each day, carrying business executives and high net-worth individuals (HNWI’s) and Lagos now has the premium services to welcome these customers. Evergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN) launched their service in Lagos in 2011 providing Nigeria’s first private fixed-base operator […]

The “Africa” Agenda

By now those with an interest in Africa will be familiar with the rhetoric of Africa rising, the phenomenon that after decades of slow growth Africa is finally seeing growth and development, resulting in publications such the Economist revising their view of Africa as the hopeless continent, to Africa the rising continent, sparking debate on […]

10 Luxuries from Africa we Couldn’t Live Without

We often treat ourselves to luxuries without thinking about where they come from. Most people are aware that although poor, Africa is also blessed with an abundance of natural resources, often seen as both a blessing and a curse, yet little thought is given to where these luxuries come from. We have chosen our 10 […]

Corruption, Excess and Debauchery: Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition

We visited the Stephen Friedman Gallery in Mayfair to view Yinka Shonibare’s POP! Exibition. The British born Nigerian artist is known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism, most of Shonibare’s work looks at the relationship between Africa and Europe, with focus on the integration between the two cultures and their economic and political histories. […]

“30 years of Black Beauty”

Source Photo by Annie Leibovitz. Models pictured: Front Row Left to Right : Gail O’Neal, Karen Alexander, Shakara Ledard, Clara Benjamin, Naomi Campbell, Iman. Second Row Left to Right: Kadra, Kara Young, Cynthia Bailey, Tyra Banks, Liya Kebede, Beverly Johnson. Third Row (standing) Left to Right: Oluchi, Katoucha, Adia, Noémie Lenoir In 2001 Vanity Fair […]

Luxury Gives Back: Montblanc Supports UNICEF

Montblanc are a global brand renowned for luxury, providing a collection of prestigious writing instruments, watches, jewelry and leather goods. Their meticulously hand-crafted writing instruments and master timepieces are created in accordance with the luxurious world of Swiss craftsmanship which has been used to create a heritage brand dating back to almost 100 years.”Signature for […]