How these 4 Nigerian Entrepreneurs are using Online Marketing to get more customers

Last Saturday was the 3rd edition of VConnect’s SME conference. Just like the previous two editions, the conference was held in conjunction with Facebook. This edition trained businesses on how to build websites for themselves using VConnect Sites, Boosting their Business with Facebook and Online lead generation. I was there to take pictures and give social media updates, I was filling in for Abdulkareem our social media guy who isn’t feeling well at the moment, get well soon bro. The event was a great time for Nigerian entrepreneurs present at the event to share and gain new insights about online marketing. As the event was wound up, I cornered some these Nigerian entrepreneurs to ask them about their business and their impressions of the conference. Who they are [caption id="attachment_19617" align="aligncenter" width="785"]

Kemi Ajiboye of Crystal Shine Skin Clinic’s mission to fix Nigeria’s bleaching menace

The name Crystal Shine struck a nice note with me. It reminded me of porcelain clear skin, or in my case, more like ebony wood or onyx. What I am saying is the name inspired thoughts of naturally beautiful skin. So when I got to the Opebi office of Crystal shine beauty care I knew I was going to learn more about skin than I had ever known. I mean, you don’t give your outfit that kind of name without knowing what you are doing, do you? My conversation with Mrs. Oluwakemi Ajiboye, who is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Shine was quite the eye-opener. The mother of three daughters has extensive experience in skin care therapy. Armed with a first degree in Biochemistry and post graduate degrees in Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic Chemistry, ...

The real cost of getting an apartment in Lagos

My friend Gbolahan moved to Lagos last year, needing a place to stay. He set about looking for an apartment. His experience while searching for a new place inspired this post that looks at all the hidden costs and struggles of getting an apartment in Lagos. 1. Agents can be expensive Depending on the kind of real estate agent you use, you will sometimes pay a one-time fee or you would have to pay a fee every time you go over to check a place. Bigger real estate firms charge a one-time fee and are usually more committed to finding you a place. However, the downside with them is that they will sometimes have to split the agency fee with other agents and this often causes an increased agency fee. So, ask if the consultancy fee you are ...

How To Make Your Makeup To Last All Day

As a Nigerian woman, you probably understand the struggle to balance your career or school with looking good. The struggle is very real. It takes a lot of bravery to take your time to apply makeup and face the Nigerian weather. So it is very annoying when just a few hours into your day, your makeup has melted off. We’ve compiled a list of things to help you beat this and keep your makeup on longer. Enjoy! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliation is important. It’s even more important if you're an everyday makeup person. If you apply makeup quite often, there is a great chance that there will be product build-up on your skin.  Product build-up clogs your pores, promotes acne and rough skin. In the bid to cover up acne bumps or scars, you’re more likely to apply ...

10 Relaxing Spa Treatments for Men

As a man, a spa day is probably the last thing on your agenda. It gets really confusing when you see the different spa treatments offered. Knowing how a hydro massage differs from aromatherapy might seem hard. Services like massages, facials, and body treatments are examples of spa treatments. In Nigeria today, there is a shortage of spas offering spa services exclusively for men. Spa treatments range from as low as N2,999 to over N300,000 depending on where the service is offered. A spa treatment is a way to relax and uplift your mood. Here are 10 spa treatments for men: 1. Deep Tissue/Sport Massage This type of massage focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissues and tendons. It is mostly beneficial for muscle pulls. A sports massage is great to treat repeated ...

DIY Painting Tips to help you Paint like a Pro

So you’ve decided to forgo the painters and do the painting job yourself. You feel like you can do a good job, even if it’s not going to be perfect or as professional as pro painters would do it. Regardless, that shouldn’t deter you. Even if you aren’t a pro, you can still do a pretty good job and end up with a result that would leave you feeling really proud of yourself. Here are some DIY painting tips to help you out with that paint job you’re gearing for. Try samples on the walls Usually, when deciding what colours to use for walls, professionals make use of ‘swatches’; these cards that have colours and their different tones on them. But frankly, this isn’t always an efficient way of deciding what the paint will look like ...