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There’s so much to celebrate about the phenomenal African woman – from the richness of her mind to the vastness of her dreams. We hope these quotes help to inspire and unleash the greatness that lies within.

More inspo awaits you on our Instagram page by the way. We just kicked off a Women’s History Month series, remembering Nigerian women of old who caused impact in different fields. Make sure you follow and tune in:

“I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us not only  get down but to get up, to get through and to get over” – Janet Jackson

As the love month comes to an end, here are some special ways to show your customers you care as a businesswoman on the rise:

1. Include a goody bag in their order:

Who doesn’t love receiving extra gifts? You don’t have to go all out and empty your bank account. A thoughtful gift that will put a smile on your customers face is not too much to do. They’ll feel valued by you and they’ll be more likely to become a return customer.

It’s a topic most Nigerian women know too well, the art of patronising a friend’s business, just to show support. Whether it’s a bakery, a catering outfit, a tailor’s shop, a wig store… the list of small businesses young Nigerians start these days is endless, and we each have at least one friend who spearheads such.

Now there are businesses, and there are businesses. Some offer products/services of excellent quality, while others do the exact opposite. If your friend’s business sadly falls into the latter category, it can be an awkward place to find yourself in. After all, you genuinely want this person to succeed but also don’t want to say or do the wrong thing that could ruin the friendship.

What’s a Naija woman to do? Read on for some tips on handling the situation if you’re in one right now:

Resist pressure to patronise: For the love of you, especially in these dire economic times, “suffering” with a product or service, just to appear supportive, isn’t fair to you. Business is business, and if there are other service providers offering the same product or service at a more affordable rate without compromising on quality, then by all means, go for theirs.

 

Sometimes, it happens, we run into that person;

that person who seems to be all: all that we have ever wanted in a partner.

The conversation is good, mind as good as he looks, the chemistry is tight;

and to crown it, the feeling seems mutual.

Then the “but;” there is a Number One somewhere; and he is dutifully committed.

Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but remember it’s still the season of love! Make it a season to remember with these fun challenges with your significant other. Try your best not to miss any day and share your thoughts on the outcome of each day.

Day 1: Heard of the five love languages before? Take the test with your partner on Dr. Gary Chapman’s website. This will help you discover each other’s love language and start developing ways to adopt it.

Day 2: Tell him three (random) things you appreciate about him. This will go a long way in his eyes, especially if his love language is “words of affirmation”. Be honest and don’t throw in words you don’t mean. 

Day 3: Go on a date to one of your favourite places, somewhere you’ve both been before. This will bring back fond memories and offer more opportunities for connecting.

We bet you didn’t know you could make pancakes without flour and without sugar.

Amazing right? This pancake recipe is sugar-free, flourless, simply delicious and it is also very filling. Plus, it is made in minutes and It can be served with any fresh fruit of your choice. If you are looking to maintain a healthy nutrition this year, then, you shouldn’t miss this recipe.

Ingredients

Note- The ingredients below are for two servings of pancakes.

2 bananas

Wondering what to wear for your Valentine’s Day date?

Scroll through for some fab outfit ideas, ranging from nice and casual to sexy and formal. Our One Woman Card partners are on standby to get you great discounts, as nice as 50%. Check them out too!

1. Sultry yet laid-back:  We absolutely love Zainab Balogun‘s two-piece number with a black crop tee in tow, just right for a night out at a lounge or laidback jazz club.

With Valentine’s day around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse to show some love. With each one of us running our daily lives and trying to thrive in this curveball-filled life, we so often seem to forget to show love to ourselves and even the people around us.

I never really got the hang of this day because I was confused about what we were actually celebrating. Were we celebrating an execution or were we celebrating love? But four February 14ths later, I’ve realized that contrary to popular belief, Valentine’s Day isn’t only about exchanging gifts, sweet messages and wearing red. It has gone beyond just a day to a month and is now a constant reminder of the art of showcasing, celebrating and living in love. February is now known as the month of love and I’ll keep rooting for love till love is life itself.

A handy pepper spray bottle is officially a security must-have for the One Woman. You can either buy a ready-made spray from stores like Dealdey and Jumia, or alternatively, make yours at home with this useful guide.

Remember to share with other ladies!

What You Need

Peppers (grounded) or chilli powder
Water
Cup
Empty 20ml plastic spray bottle or perfume spray bottle (cylindrical)
Plastic cling wrap