Black Market Tour to showcase Black-owned business at Ohio Union

Promotional flyer for Black Market Tour vendor event being held at the Ohio Union. Credit: Courtesy of Nkem Osudoh

Members of the Columbus community looking to spice up their wardrobe, touch up their nails or window shop from local businesses can find it all at the Black Market Tour.

The free pop-up event aims to showcase examples of Black excellence. It will consist of nine local Black-owned businesses, taking place July 17 from 1-4 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Ohio Union.

Nkem Osudoh, the pop-up’s coordinator and a fifth-year in economics, said she wanted to host the event to provide a platform for Black creatives and business owners, paying back the support she received when she opened her business, Nail Empire. She said she also has a passion for event planning. 

“I wanted to showcase not only my own entrepreneurship but others as well,” Osudoh said. “A lot of other people that I met here have their own businesses and their own brands…

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