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Nigerian fashion arrives in London

Nigerian fashion arrives in London

Breaking News, Culture, DontUse, Fashion
The fashion of Gele, a traditional head wrap from Nigeria, has arrived in London, as a group of African women organised a workshop on how to tie it. Around 20 women joined the workshop, bringing cloths and drapes and wearing typical colourful clothes for the occasion. The majority of them were from Nigeria, but also some English and German women took part in the event. The workshop took place on Sunday 29 October in Dalston, North-East London, during the Black History Month celebration party of the social centre for migrants, Akwaaba. The workshop involved around 20 women from different countries (photo: Alice Facchini) During the workshop, the participants explained that they wear Gele not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it has an important meaning in Nigerian cultu...

Nigerian Delivery Service among top start-ups at the Annual TechCrunch Disrupt Conference

News, ReportingWeek1, Tech
This year, an African Start-up is competing for the first time in Disrupt TechCrunch history and is ready to go head to head with Europe’s crème de la crème of technology developments. The TechCrunch Disrupt conference was all abuzz at the Copper Box Arena in Olympic Park. Tech gurus and nerds alike had gathered around to see what is new this year in the technology world and to scope out the start-ups battling it out on the Start-up Battlefield for the top prize of €30,000 and a shiny new disrupt trophy. The conference is held every year in different cities in the world. This year London is a proud host to the innovative event and it is about time as most start-ups that compete at Disrupt TechCrunch hail from right here in London and various cities in Europe like Germany, France and Th