The National Association of liberation Tigers (NALT); a civil society social movement of over 10,000 Nigerian
citizens from different disciplines across the globe, joins the rest of the world to condemn the recent attacks on
foreigners especially Nigerians and other Africans nationals in South Africa.
This sad turn of events is a departure
from the continent's ongoing re-visioning of African integration as a panacea for African solutions to African
NALT decries that this is a set back to our collective will as Africans in stretching out hands of friendship and
goodwill across borders.
This further undermines the position of our continent as the new investment destination
of the world as well the emerging global power block.
We haven’t worked together for
almost a decade, but Christina was my first – and best – work wife. She picked
me up when I fell backwards off the stage at the office Christmas party, and
let me crash on her sofa the following year when I lost all my possessions and
couldn’t get into my flat. We’ve travelled from Caracas to Kiev together and
still go on holiday when we can, children and partners allowing. When she got
married I was her bridesmaid. But the defining moment when I
realised she was my work wife happened eight years ago when I was made
redundant from the company we worked at together. It was my first job, and I’d
been there almost four years. I kind of knew it was time to leave, and it
wasn’t the biggest shock in the world but, still, no one really expects that
conversation on a Monday afternoon. I wouldn’t have bought all my lunches for
the week from the supermarket next door an hour earlier if I had. After being told I was probably
losing my job, I went straight to the pub …
So sorry i have not been able to update this blog for a while now , i have been extremely busy (announcement coming soon), Part of my activities have been in the exciting world of fashion.
The Economic recession that we are currently coming out of seems to have brought out the creative genius in a lot of youths, the Fashion industry is currently booming, with people patronizing made in Nigeria products almost as much as foreign attires.
I have decided to share this article featured on www.forbes.com for all my fashion enthusiasts.
Nigerian entrepreneur Chekwas Okafor is the founder and CEO of ONYCHEK.com, an e-commerce platform for luxury fashion from Africa.
The creation of ONYCHEK.com was inspired by a simple, yet magnificent
idea: To showcase and promote the luxury African fashion to the rest of
the world. ONYCHEK aims to be the leading retail portal for African
fashion and is building a reputation for stocking only the best of
African couture from some of the conti…