Jul 13, 2016
When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world. Zuvaa is estimated to make $2 million in sales in 2016.
After receiving a compliment on her outfit, the tech savvy 24-year-old bought a domain name and started social media accounts.
"I didn't really know what I was getting into, I just had a vision and I was excited about where that would take me," New York-based Anyadiegwu told CNN in an interview.
"As a women of Nigerian descent, I grew up with African prints and fabrics. I loved wearing African inspired designs, and whenever I did wear these pieces, people wanted to know how they could also shop African inspired prints."
Instead of just referring these curious customers on to the designers she knew, Anyadiegwu saw a business opportunity.
"I decided to use my skills in social media marketing and online community building, to create a platform that would provide more exposure for the talented African-inspired fashion designers I knew existed around the world," she said.
Her success has already landed her on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Passion x expertise = a winning formula
While the path of a tech entrepreneur is not an easy one, Anyadiegwu's education set her up for success.
After studying User Experience Design in the U.S., she combined her passion for representing Africa on the world stage, her keen eye for design and tech expertise.
"I've always been a techie. I'm very interested in how technology and design could be used to change lives.
"Zuvaa brought together everything I was ever interested in. My love for Africa, my interest in fashion and my skills in technology."
Apr 24, 2016
Kemi Nekvapil: Life-Coach: Speaker: Author. Empowering women to nourish themselves and each other to create lives that make a difference.
Kemi Nekvapil is a life-coach and motivational speaker who has a Nigerian background, raised in the UK and now lives in Australia.
Apr 23, 2016
No doubt personal hygiene is important to you, so it makes sense that you’d want to keep your vagina clean too. But experts say you should proceed with caution when it comes to scrubbing up below the belt.
“The vagina is pretty good at cleaning itself,” says Nancy Herta, M.D., an ob-gyn at Michigan State University. Here’s why: Your vagina has a low pH, which prevents the growth of bad bacteria. “It’s a delicate balance that makes the vagina hostile to bacteria,” Herta says. “If you put stuff in there that changes the pH, you can allow bacteria to overgrow.” And that can cause yeast or other vaginal infections to form.Herta points out that it’s completely normal to have a vaginal discharge, sometimes with a slight odor, that gets heavier and lighter throughout your cycle. “A lot of women think they need to do something about it, but it’s part of how your vagina cleans itself,” she says. You might also notice a slight odor after sex which, again, Herta says is normal. “The sperm can change the pH,” she explains. “But the vagina will take care of that.”While you’ve probably seen different products at your local drugstore that swear they’ll help keep you squeaky clean down there, Herta says it’s best to avoid them altogether—especially when it comes to douches. “If you douche, it changes the pH, making it higher and allowing other kinds of bacteria to overgrow” she says. Douching can also dry out your vagina and make sex more painful, she says, making this a hygiene habit you really want to avoid.So, how should you clean your vagina? Herta discourages sticking anything up there, but says you can use a really mild soap for your labia while you’re in the shower. When you’re done, pat the area dry with a towel and make sure it's dry before you put on your underwear since excess moisture in the vaginal area can lead to a yeast infection.But, overall, Herta says it’s best to think of your vagina like a self-cleaning oven and let it do its thing.
Apr 21, 2016
A middle-aged man said to be part of China’s nouveau riche circle has made local headlines after he was photographed shopping in Guangzhou while escorted by eight robots dressed like maids on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2015
1. Stocking the fridge with his favorite drinks. Bonus points: Bring him back to his fraternity days by handing him a cold one as he steps out of the shower.
2. Making him a snack after sex. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal—a simple grilled cheese or milk and cookies will do.
3. Emailing him the latest online gossip about his favorite TV show. You don’t have to have a BFF at HBO. Just share applicable links from your Twitter feed and pat yourself on the back.
4. Bragging about him to your friends, family, the stranger on the street corner—whomever. Proclamations of pride will make his chest puff out and his heart swell.
5. Answering the door in a negligée—or, better yet, naked.
6. Being open to what he wants to try in the bedroom and out. An open mind is attractive no matter your playground.
7. Letting him help solve your petty work problem. Many men don’t do gossip, but they do like to fix things.
8. Spitting out sports stats for his favorite team. Showing an interest in his favorite players will earn you points on and off the field.
9. Making a big deal out of his favorite meal. Does he like hot dogs cut up into his boxed mac-and-cheese? Serve it on a fancy tray in bed to really see him smile.
10. Treating his friends as well as you treat your own. If you win their affections, you’ll win his heart.
11. Sitting side-by-side while he watches his favorite TV. It may not feel like quality time to you, but it’s the best time to him.
12. Giving him a massage—happy ending completely optional. In fact, a foot rub works just fine.
13. Taking him back to third grade with a gentle tease over anything from how you’ll dominate him on the basketball court to the weird way he just styled his hair.