Ronke Ademiluyi, Founder of AFWL & AFWN
Abiola Okoya Africa Fashion Week’s Good Will Ambassador and Partner
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May, 2014, the city of Lagos will witness the biggest fashion festival yet to occur within the Nigerian clime. Spread into two days and happening in two separate venues, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria will indeed be an African fashion celebration, coming in continental dimensions and depths of professional panache and finesse, fit only for a world class fashion event.
Africa Fashion week Nigeria will feature over 50, fashion designers, showcasing in two days of absolute fashion glitz and glamour. Saturday 17th May will break the event with the best of Nigeria’s up and coming designers who have been sponsored to showcase.
The event is the primary objective of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, which is to create a platform that will give much needed visibility and exposure to the best of emerging creative talents in the Nigerian fashion industry. This is to enable them to be discovered and to network with high net worth individuals in order to form clientele quality and develop strong revenue base that will convert their fashion creativity into economic sustainability.
The event will feature catwalk shows, exhibitions, celebrity runways, stunning models, A-list contemporary music, combining runway with classy entertainment in a night of fashion blitz such as has never been witnessed in Lagos before. There will be strong African background, enhanced by poetic renditions by seasoned orators of the Nigerian theatre. It will be a night best witnessed than narrated.
Sunday 18th May event will be at Eko Hotels, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island Lagos. The Sunday event will be the mother of all fashion events, featuring the cream of African and Nigerian fashion brands from both home and in the Diaspora, such as JOHN KAVEKE from Kenya, LOPEZ from Angola, POLIKEM from Ghana, QUEENE From New York USA and our Darling Nigerian Fashion A-Listers, such as EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI, ZIZI CARDOW, and HOUSE OF MARIE, just to mention a few
The high point of the event will be a grand out coming by Hajia Abba Folawiyo, the doyenne of Nigerian fashion, in an inspiring show, for the current and future generations.
Among our grand patrons, who also form our guest list, include the best that Nigerian society has to offer in the personalities of Chief Molade Okoya Thomas, Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Chief Oprah Benson among others.