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  • 8 Start up Marketing Strategies that Always Work!

    A start-up without a strategy is like a journey one doesn’t have a map for. So the aim of our today’s blog post is to share some tips that can guide you to start your company on the right track.1.    FOCUSChoose your targeted audience. Don’t try to please everyone as this is the road leading nowhere. Icebergs don’t freeze overnight and you don’t have to be for everyone immediately. Start with something smaller, focus, and then broaden later. By the way, Facebook once was for Read more...

  • BRITISH COUNCIL LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL

    The British Council Lagos Theatre Festival ‪#‎LTF2016‬ is the largest outdoor theatre festival in Nigeria. It will kick off in grand style from 23rd to 28th February, starting at 10:00am daily. Get your tickets and get ready for a memorable thrill. Over 100 thrilling performances have been lined up for you for 6 days, across 20 venues live in Lagos. Tag your friends, mark your calendar, come out experience the very best in theatre, dance, music, poetry and culture from Nigeria and the Read more...

  • Helpful Tips In Building a Startup - PT 2

    Serve your customer, not yourself  While you should rightfully feel ownership of your startup, remember that ultimately it’s there to serve your customer and not you—vanity projects won’t last long. Keep the customer in mind with every decision you make, and you’ll build a product or service they can get excited about.Raise the right amount of capital.While you need enough money to give your startup every chance of success, bear in mind that having too much can make you lazy and all Read more...

  • Helpful Tips in Building a Startup - PT 1

    “Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid-air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.” – Rich Dad We know that starting a business can be very scary. The uncertainty, lack of security, and other challenges can be very daunting and often times, people back out before they even hit the ground running. Being a startup ourselves, we are sharing a few brilliant tips to help in building a successful Read more...

  • Save Big This Year For Your Event or Entertainment Company.

    So it’s the beginning of the year and as the CEO or owner or creative director or manager of an event or entertainment company, you are saddled with the responsibility of increasing your profit margin this year to keep all your stakeholders happy at the end of the year. There are many ways to achieving this feat, however, we will propose to you one way we can help you save more money this year.Question: How much do you spend yearly on travel and logistics cost for your creative vendors? By Read more...

  • TEN CREATIVE PEOPLE TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2016, COMPILED BY 54ARTISTRY

    While the year 2015 has brought with it some of the most amazing talents and we have continually seen a wave of remarkable creative entrepreneurs, incredibly skilled professionals and talented enthusiasts who have set out to change the game in the Nigerian creative sphere (art, fashion, photography, designers, makeup, etc.)We are indeed glad that the Nigerian creative industry is progressively improving and at a tremendous pace and creative talents (who have usually been overlooked in the past) Read more...

  • LOVELY PROJECTS THIS WEEK

    This week, we’ve had an amazing number of incredibly awesome works uploaded by our many different talented and creative members and we truly appreciate you for this and we must confess, it’s been quite hard selecting, but we still had to choose. So, here our 54artistry’s Top Five Projects for the Week! Please feel free to drop your comments and don’t forget to share! Creative people need love too!Seye Kehinde, PhotographerProject Name: DestinambariProject Description: Created and Read more...

  • TOP FIVE PROJECTS FOR THIS WEEK

    Here our 54artistry’s Top Five Projects for this Week! Please feel free to drop your comments and don’t forget to share!I AM K0D3D, PhotographerProject Name: Epitome of BeautyProject Link: http://goo.gl/XTSuHZProfile Link: 54artistry.com/iamk0d3d The Photographer: Kayode is a lover of art. Sometimes he writes, sometimes he photographs, other times, he designs.Why we love the Project: With hairstyling and makeup done by Book of Glam stories, this project features two models with Read more...

  • THIS CREATIVE HUSTLE - VALUE WHAT YOU DO

    Sometimes, as an artist, or generally, a creative person, we often get belittled about the type of work we do or there are usually people easily dismiss the value or importance of our work. So we hear people making comments like: ‘Is he not just a photographer/artist/designer?’This could sometimes make a person doubt himself/herself about the value that one is adding or contributing to the society. We may think then that what we do doesn’t necessarily/directly change the world or solve a Read more...

  • Top 5 Projects for This Week

    Here our Top Five Projects for the Week! Isimi Taiwo, Artist Project Name: What My Eyes Have SeenProject Description: What my eyes have seenProject Link: http://goo.gl/FY7AMGProfile Link: 54artistry.com/isimi.taiwo The Artist: Isimi Taiwo aka Isimism is a versatile artist whose works exhibit great precision and details.Why we love the Project: ‘What My Eyes Have Seen’ is an incredibly captivating and breath taking art work by the incredibly talented and versatile artist: Isimi Read more...

  • Why People Don’t Like to Pay for a Creative Job and What You Can Do About It!

    Everybody wants the perfect photograph, the most exotic designs, the best outfits, but few people like to pay for these services. We all want free jobs; your friends, your family, those you’ve just met and even big clients. The truth is many non-creatives just don’t see what the big deal is about your creative work, and they’ll often go for the cheapest, rather than the best. So except you help them see how much you are worth, you may always have a problem calling your price. Here, Read more...

  • 8 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

    As an architect, a designer, a photographer, a model, an illustrator, basically someone involved in a creative hustle (Yes there are many of us that are hustlers), the need to have a portfolio cannot be overemphasized.  Creative work is unique and people need to see what you are able to do or what you have done. So, having a great portfolio can help you land clients and build your network and brand. However, it can be quite challenging creating a portfolio.Also, in today’s digital world, Read more...

  • Top Five Project Entries For This Week

    Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be putting out the top five most creative and interesting projects published on 54artistry.com and upload on our Instagram page. These projects will be carefully selected by our awesome 54artistry team!You can send in your suggestions throughout the week and why you think that project should be listed among ‘top five’ (except the project owner of course).The selected projects would have their links included as such you can also follow the Read more...

  • 23 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Creativity

    Recently, we asked a couple of people what their tips for staying creative were. Sometimes creativity flows from the heavens, but other times, as we all know, it’s like drawing water from a stone. The following are a compilation of tips we received;1. Surround yourself with creative people; Hang out with writers, musicians, poets and artists. Often, just being in a creative environment will inspire you and refresh your creative mind.2. Start somewhere; If you create a load of crap for a few Read more...

  • Diary 55: Green White Dreams

    Diary 55: A Compilation of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria We are extremely proud to present to you our DIARY 55: GREEN WHITE DREAMS! Diary 55 is a compilation of 55 creative Nigerian works done by passionate, patriotic and extremely talented Nigerians portraying a variety of different Nigerian elements, using different mediums and making expressions through different artistic and creative means to tell their beautiful Nigerian stories.   www.54artistry.com/eftinzz.francisca\Thanks to Read more...

  • Diary 55, a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55

    54artistry presents Diary 55; a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55 This is open to Artists, Photographers, Writers, Models, MUA, Fashion Designers, Stylists, Caterers and many more.  To participate; Upload your creative work (pictures only) on your Instagram and/or Twitter page(s) celebrating Nigeria at 55 and use #Diary55 and #54artistry.If you wish, you can also upload your work on 54artistry.com and use GWD as your project title. On the 1st of October, we will Read more...

  • 8 Practical Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    Many of us don’t even realise how creative we are sometimes until someone else points out what we have done. Some people might blame this on our stereotypical educational or schooling system.Who are Creative People?When creativity is mentioned, majority of people think of Artists, Musicians, Writers etc. The truth is, we all can be creative even as some of us go about our daily 8-5 jobs (Yes, 8-5 not 9-5 that’s a rip off especially for people in Lagos if you know what I mean).Why Should You Read more...

  • Team Fest Africa Astute Professionals Brunch with Alibaba and Others

    The Brunch With Astute Professionals held on Friday July 19, 2015 at the Morning Side Suites at 200c Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. The brunch kicked off with an introduction by Joseph Adamu, principal of Olsen-Decker Limited, creators of Team Fest Africa. Mr Adamu spoke about the idea, the event and the purpose behind TeamFest Africa which is to provide an avenue to help business owners; established and start-ups, grow their businesses. In contrast, business owners of whatever Read more...

  • HOW TO GET INSPIRED AND OVERCOME CREATIVE BLOCKS

    Many times we get stuck and feel a certain lack of motivation or inner energy (inspiration) to do creative work or simply to get anything done at all (this probably happens with everybody), but mostly with creative people. Where do you get your inspiration from? Even after we might have gotten over this feeling for a while, they always seem to come back. So the key is knowing what to do every time we feel like that. Some of tips or points here might sound cheesy or simply like common sense, and Read more...

  • We Are Ugly, But We Are Here - A Must Read

    There is a Haitian saying which might upset the aesthetic images of most women. Nou lèd, Nou la, it says. We are ugly, but we are here. We like the modesty that is somewhat common in Haitian culture, this saying makes a deeper claim for poor Haitian women than maintaining beauty, be it skin deep or otherwise. For most of us, what is worth celebrating is the fact that we are here, that we against all the odds exist. To the women who might greet each other with this saying when they meet along Read more...