BlackNBold Fashion House has taken another huge step towards Youth Empowerment and Development in Nigeria by creating the first ever skill acquisition and trade fair platform for youths in high schools, higher institutions, youth corpers and the unemployed in Osun state, Nigeria.
Omoluabi Youth Art Culture and Fashion Expo which is in partnership with the Osun State Government shall provide a unique platform for these youths to acquire skills in creative fields such as fashion designing, makeup training, hair dressing, photography, craft making, sculpturing, making of ankara shoes and bags, painting to mention a few.
The event will take place for three days at the Centre For Black Arts, Osogbo. The first two days have been set aside for the skill acquisition while the third day is for exhibition/showcase. Trainees will afterwards be registered with the Omoluabi Life Academy and other private institutions in the State for intensive training in selected fields .
According to the founder of the initiative Mr. Abiola Orimolade (CEO of BlackNBold Fashion House) who is also the founder of the biggest student fashion week in Africa; Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week said, "We realised that if proper attention is placed on youths at the grassroot, then the problem of unemployment, poverty and crime will be easily combated". Mr Dipo iluyemi, a member of the planning committee also believes that Gov. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is doing all his possible best to empower youths in the state and he should be commended for his efforts. "We are calling on corporate sponsors, and individuals to support this laudable and unique initiative", says Mr. Oluwatomi Ologuntoye, the Sponsorship head.