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‘African luxury market has benefitted immensely from the rise of e-commerce’

Born in Lagos and raised in California, USA, Abisola Kola-Daisi is the founder and CEO of FH Luxury. An astute entrepreneur, she earned her first degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. Her work experience has spanned the banking, oil and gas, and shipping industries before deciding to follow her passion for fashion and founded FH Luxury 2012, one of Nigeria’s leading luxury retailer brands. In this interview with TOBI AWODIPE, Abisola, who is positioning her outfit to be Africa’s foremost luxury brand, spoke on Nigeria’s emerging luxury market and how young people are driving the trend. -- The Guardian Nigeria

Sacreah Becerra: Inspiring Positivity Though Art with Inspirah

Her lifelong path as an artist began in California, having grown up in Los Angeles and graduated from California State University Northridge with her bachelor’s degree in art. Over coffee, Sacreah tells me about how much she enjoyed practicing something that she loves in college, and that from her undergraduate program, she was recruited to graduate school to study education. After graduating with her master’s degree, Sacreah found a passion for business, and worked in the field for over 10 years, holding many different positions, such as working as an executive assistant, working in financial industries, and working in import-export. During this time in her career, Sacreah was able to work alongside many talented and motivated entrepreneurs. -- Thurston Talk

CSUN Awarded $1M Grant to Improve Its Baseball Facilities

The joint MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) announced Tuesday a $1 million grant to upgrade the school’s facilities to help provide better opportunities for underserved young players and their families in the Greater Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley communities. -- SCVNews

Expressing Myself Through Clothing Has Helped Me Deal With Depression

Other experts offer similar ideas. Obsessiveness could be a sign that a person’s relationship to clothing is veering into unhealthy territory, says Carolyn Mair, a cognitive psychologist, consultant, and former professor of psychology for fashion at University of the Arts London. Abraham Rutchick, a professor of psychology at the California State University Northridge, encourages me to look out for whether clothes become my sole source of enjoyment, as opposed to part of diverse portfolio of joy in life. -- VICE-Tonic

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

Cal State Northridge Art Galleries: “Jeffrey Vallance: Blinky the Friendly Hen: 40th Anniversary Exhibition.” Artist walk-through, 1 p.m. Feb. 16. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Exhibit runs through March 16. Use parking lots D6 or E6. Art and Design Center on the CSUN campus, on North University Drive between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues. 818-677-2156. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Love Stories

“I had to turn them down and scramble and go to my second choice, California State University in Northridge,” she said. -- Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News