Ezinne Alfa is a Beauty Expert & Communications Strategist, with a passion to spotlight her industry to the world. She is the Founder of BeautyInLagos(BiL).
Exhibition Manager Beauty West Africa
Assistant Director Lagos State Safety Commission
Abiola Abiola Mary hails from Ado-Ekiti In Ekiti State,
she obtained her Higher National Diploma from Federal Polythechnics Ado-Ekiti in 1998 and also possess a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Lagos State University, Lagos. And other Safety certification
She joined the Lagos State Civil service in
year 2002 and has worked in various
Ministry as a regulator in both Mining
and Dredging sectors across the State.
She was redeployed to Lagos State Safety Commission in 2020 and
currently an Assistant Director and Head of Spas and Gym Sector in Public
She is happily married with children
General Secretary Cosmetics Association of Ghana
Wet Hair Brand Consultant Lush Hair
Hair Brand Consultant – Lush Hair
Ukadike is a versatile professional with a background in Accountancy and a
remarkable 12-year journey in Marketing, specializing in premium and luxury
brands as well as FMCG. Her expertise spans across marketing strategy planning,
product development, creative design, and brand training within the beauty and
is driven by a passion for crafting unforgettable brand experiences that
resonate with consumers and achieving business success. Her unique blend of multi
segment experience and marketing creativity sets her apart in the industry.
CEO/Founder Blot Beauty Cosmetics LLC
Olufunke Tonye-Preghafi is the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of Blot Beauty Cosmetics LLC, a company she established in 2016 to cater to the needs of multicultural women. With a background in Banking & Finance, Accountancy, and an MBA in Business, she possesses a strong academic foundation. Olufunke has also obtained various certifications in Beauty Therapy and Permanent Makeup from prestigious institutions.
Over her 10-year professional career, which included working in the Oil, Energy, and Maritime industry, she simultaneously built her beauty company, Gifty's Daughter Beauty Ltd. Her exceptional achievements, such as winning the 'Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year 2019' award, reflect her expertise in the beauty industry and her dedication to excellence.In 2016, Olufunke founded Blot Beauty, a brand known for its innovative beauty technology and commitment to inclusivity. The brand has received accolades and recognition globally, including being a finalist in the Pure Beauty Global Awards. Olufunke's leadership and contributions to the beauty industry have earned her awards for entrepreneurial excellence.
Notably, she was the only African Beauty Brand to participate in the Credo 2022 cohort, a beauty accelerator focused on retail and sustainability. Olufunke Tonye-Preghafi's journey in the beauty industry showcases her dedication to shaping the future of beauty in Africa through inclusivity and cutting-edge technology, setting new industry standards and paving the way for a more inclusive and tech-driven future.
Founder House of Coco Skincare
Business Development Executive Director Youaps, France Youaps
President Cosmetics Association of Ghana
SMB Lead Aleph Nigeria
Country Manager Youaps Nigeria
Co-Founder & CEO Youaps Africa Youaps Nigeria
Representative, Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
Marketing Manager Essenza Intl.
Temitope is a passionate marketing professional & Leader with over a decade in luxury retail specializing in cosmetics, With a strong track record and deep understanding of the African luxury cosmetic retail market.
Member Board of Trustees (POSBANN)
Daisy Obiano Holds a degree in Biochemistry Edo state University Epkoma. She Holds a degree in Hair Therapy from the hair Academy of South Africa and a certificate (in view) from the USTI ( United State Trichology Institute) She is a certified trained therapist with City and Guilds London . Daisy is a certified Brand Stockiest and Salon Expert with L'Oréal Professional/ Mizani. She was also the professional Instructor for this Brand in Nigeria for 3years before she moved on to Establish the Capelli Institute of trichology She is the Ceo Capelli Salon and Beauty Parlour and the founder and Senior instructor at the Capelli institute of trichology
Founder GLITZ’N’FOY / Foyreviews
Name is Anita Foy, founder of GLITZ’N’FOY makeup artistry and Foy reviews.
close on a decade of experience, I have :
Photographed and beautified hundreds of women.
Tutored over 1000 individuals globally during my course of experience.
Held 5 masters classes in Nigeria and Ghana.
beauty brand influencer and influenced for about 15 beauty brands (African and
international beauty brands).
Beauty research developer for African beauty brands.
certified cosmetologist at the prestigious BEAUTY THERAPY INSTITUTE, SOUTH
time nominee, 2 time award winner as makeup artist of the year and bridal
makeup artist respectively.
Beauty brand liaison and lastly,
beauty public speaker.
have contributed (still contributing) to the growth of the beauty industry in
Nigeria and Africa at large through my work and ensuring that proper sensitized
education is made available.
Founder Moore Organics
Odeleye is a Multi Award Winning Entrepreneur and Gender Equality Advocate. She is
passionate about youth/women empowerment and financial inclusion of women. This
has formed her core focus in the past 10 years.
has worked with both government and private sectors in empowering
Internationally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North East Nigeria. In 2016, she
founded Moore Organics a leading Sustainably Sourced Skincare organization in
Nigeria. Through Adebisi's leadership skills, Moore Organics won a World Bank
Scholarship and a seat at the SME Boutique Women’s Exclusive Club (SWEC) Start
Up Incubator Programme. In 2019, her organization was identified as one of the
100 female-led businesses that has high growth rate potential and was given
another scholarship into the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs which is a White
house project where she won her first business grant.
MD/CEO CENGSSUD Sustainability Services LTD
Jennifer Uloko is a dynamic
beautypreneur renowned for her remarkable ability to address diverse beauty
needs with finesse. With an impressive career spanning over a decade, she has
honed her expertise in the beauty industry and distinguished herself as a
proficient expert in structure and scaling. Jennifer embarked on her journey at
Exxon Mobil Nigeria in 2011 and seamlessly transitioned into the realm of
beauty entrepreneurship, dedicating herself wholeheartedly to building and
scaling companies that empower beauty enthusiasts, instilling confidence and
radiance within them.
Conference Chairwoman Founder BeautyInLagos
Ezinne Alfa is a Beauty Expert & Communications Strategist, with a passion to spotlight her industry to the world. She is the Founder of BeautyInLagos(BiL).
A beauty resource and consultancy with a vision to be the global voice for beauty & wellness on the African continent. BeautyInLagos (BiL) has evolved into the No.1 digital beauty platform in Nigeria offering marketing, promotional and advisory services.
BiL has been listed as one of SME100’s “100 Most Innovative Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria” and in November 2021 became the official Conference Partner for Africa’s Largest Professional Beauty Exhibition, Beauty West Africa.
An Entrepreneurial Influencer, Ezinne has been featured in different media publications (Guardian Life Magazine, Mania Magazine, Ndani Lifestyle Magazine), was included in Lancome’s first-ever digital African campaign and interviewed on CNN Marketplace Africa.
Founder E.A.T.O.W Makeup Club
Freemantle, a luminary with over 35 years of business and beauty industry
Her journey began as
a makeup artist, catching the attention of Island Records and catapulting her
into collaborations with A-list celebrities. Eryca is not only an accomplished makeup artist
but a leading expert, diversity champion, educator, public speaker, and
conscientious businesswoman. She connects professionals and high achievers to
invaluable networks, profound insights, and inspiring opportunities.
Founder and MD ORIKI Group
Founder Skin by Tej
Founder Hillary Says
Founder Greenhill Recycling
Mariam Lawani is a multiple award-winning environmental enthusiast. She is the founder of Greenhill Recycling, a social enterprise addressing poverty, unemployment and climate change challenges in Nigeria, using recyclable plastic waste as the currency to exchange value. An Alumnus of the U.S. State Department program, Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE),Cherie Blaire Foundation for Women Alumnus, United States Carrington Youth Alumnus, Fate Foundation Alumnus, amongst others, Mariam continues to lead, social and environmental impact interventions focused on mitigating health risks in indigent communities. With almost 7 years’ experience as an active recycler, her work and impact are far reaching and have enjoyed attention both from national and global media publications such as CNN, Lioness of Africa, Empower Africa, amongst others.
Founder Jagabeauty and SKINN Aesthetic Clinic,
Ezeka- Atta is a licensed Cosmetic Scientist/ Chemist, Medical Aesthetician and
the founder of Jagabeauty and SKINN Aesthetic Clinic, a leading skincare brand
in Nigeria. She is a graduate of English Literature from Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria- Kaduna state, Nigeria.
began her career as a makeup artist in 2007 and established the Jagabeauty
Makeup Studio & Academy in 2010, training over 500 individuals as makeup
2014, she created her first beauty product, "Brush Love," a makeup
brush cleaner, and has since expanded her product line to include other beauty
Zainab Mohammed, a certified aesthetician, has pursued
extensive studies in the fields of beauty therapy and
Ayurveda in India. She holds a Bachelor's degree in
Business & Communications, complemented by a Masters
in the Creative and Cultural Industries. Zainab is a
passionate advocate for the utilization of nature-inspired
skincare treatments. In addition to her commitment to
skincare, she is the CEO of Zimtopia Spa and concurrently
fulfills the role of Project Manager for the Niger State
Government in Nigeria
Medical Aesthetician/ Founder Hello Perfect Aesthetic & Laser clinic
Onyeka Michael-Ugwu is a highly
trained and licensed Medical Aesthetician and Senior Laser Technician with a
decade’s experience in the skincare industry. She is the founder of Hello
Perfect, a leading skin aesthetics and laser clinic in Nigeria, known for
delivering cutting-edge treatments and notable results. Onyeka holds multiple
advanced aesthetic treatment licenses from reputable boards in the US and
Europe, as well as a degree in Management in Business Innovation from Queen
Mary University, London. Her mission is to empower individuals by
rebuilding self-esteem and restoring confidence through her work at Hello
Perfect. She has pioneered services
and initiatives in the beauty space that have given more people access to
aesthetic treatment, including her latest endeavour, Pay Perfect, which makes
essential beauty treatments more accessible and affordable for women in
Founder The MakeUp Fair Series
is a seasoned Beauty & Events entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience
in various industries. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the
University of Abuja, a certification in Innovation and Strategy from Harvard
Extension School, and is a member of the International Association of
Exhibitions and Events.
As the founder
of West Africa's premier beauty tradeshow, The MakeUp Fair Series (TMUFS),
Omolola has revolutionized the beauty industry in Nigeria by providing a
credible platform for professionals and businesses to expand exposure and
sales. The MakeUp Fair Series has hosted 96 successful events since 2012 across
13 cities in Nigeria. She oversees strategy, partnerships and business
development for TMUFS.
CEO Glam Brand Agency
Bola Balogun is a pioneer of Nigerian lifestyle
and beauty PR. With a commitment to her craft, she has propelled herself to the
forefront of the industry. As the CEO of Glam Brand Agency, she leads a team of
dedicated professionals who are reshaping the public relations and
communications landscape for local and international beauty and lifestyle
brands in West Africa.
Bola has worked with globally recognized brands, sealing her
reputation as a trusted partner in the industry. Her portfolio boasts
collaborations with brands like Maybelline, MAC Cosmetics, YSL, Dark and
Lovely, and Giorgio Armani, reflecting her exceptional ability to connect
top-tier brands with the vibrant West African market.
Bola takes an innovative approach in her work. Her
expertise lies in crafting narratives that resonate deeply and captivate the
hearts and minds of the Nigerian audience. Through strategic media partnerships
and collaborations with top influencers, Bola amplifies her clients' messages,
ensuring that they reach their intended audience with maximum impact.
Founder & MD LILIAN COLLINS LTD
Mrs. Lilian Arigbodi is the
founder and Managing Director of Lilian Collins LTD, a leading company in the
beauty industry. The company was founded in 2011 and has since grown to become
a household name in the beauty sector. Lilian Collins LTD houses four (4)
brands; Lilian Collins Aesthetics, “specialises in Beauty and Skincare Treatment’s Skinologist specialises in “Skincare Products and Cosmetics” Beauty Agent specialises in “Beauty Equipment and Beauty workforce therapist” and Wild and Free specialises in “Home scent and Personal Care”. LB Training is an ITEC Beauty School also housed
by Lilian Collins Limited.
Broadcast Media Professional CNN
Lamide Akintobi is an award winning
journalist and television personality with over 15 years of experience in front
of and behind the camera.
She has a B.A in Broadcast Journalism &
Spanish and an M.A in International Journalism.
Having worked as a news anchor, producer and
TV host at various organizations including Channels TV, TVC News and Ebonylife
TV, she also runs a media services company called Something Special Media
Productions, and is a multi-platform producer for CNN International, producing
and managing features around Africa.
She loves travel, reading, sewing and is
currently learning Hindi on Duolingo!
Founder Pen-Shy Relations
If there's one thing to be said about Jennifer Obiwevbi,
it's that she's obsessed with bringing ideas to life. That's basically how
her career in the creative industry started. Her dreams of transferring ideas
and thoughts to paper took her to media powerhouse, BellaNaija in 2013 as its
Beauty & Style Editorial Assistant for 3 years, and later threw her into
the world of entrepreneurship where she established Pen-Shy Relations - a
boutique content creation agency designed to guide brands in bringing their
ideas to life. Along the way she found more ways to express ideas; as the
Digital Manager and later Assistant Editor of TW Magazine and today as an
Events Specialist, Social Marketing Expert and Project Manager at Huce Valeris.
If you're looking for her on a good day, she's possibly creating content for a
client, helping breathe life into an event, spending time with family or
unravelling her 'Why'.
Co-Founder & COO Sendstack
Ifeoma Nwobu is a business development and operations
strategist with multi-industry experience. Currently the co-founder & COO
of Sendstack, a company building logistics infrastructure for Africa, she is
making remarkable contributions in developing the brand and business into a
force to be reckoned with in the logistics industry. With a degree in Politics
from the University of Lagos, Ifeoma’s interests lie at the intersection of
business, politics and technology. She is a 2x founder who is passionate about
creating cultural influence & building impactful solutions that accelerate
global economic development starting from Africa. She loves to write, shop and
read self-help books in her time outside of work.
Dolapo Adejuyigbe is a
co-founder of Traction, a startup focused on empowering businesses with innovative technology
solutions that enable business owners to effectively manage and grow their
business operations. The vision for Traction is to be the growth partner
for African MSMEs in every area of their business, including payment solutions,
business tools, credit facilities and community building.
Dolapo is leveraging
his 14 years of experience across multiple sectors, including startups,
research, and consulting, with 7 of those years with McKinsey & Company
across Africa and the Middle East. At McKinsey, Dolapo focused on SME financial
services and financial inclusion across emerging markets.
As part of his
experience, he co-founded a B2C fintech in Ghana focused on savings and wealth
management. Dolapo was also the COO at Gokada - a ride-hailing startup in
Nigeria. Dolapo’s interests mainly lie in financial inclusion, platform
aggregation, and distribution optimization, leveraging innovation and
Dolapo holds a BCom
(Hons) in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of
Cape Town, and a BA degree in Psychology and Communications.
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