Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.
The first edition launched in May 2014, was created by Ronke Ademiluyi, also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London.and her Team. The core mission of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is empowerment through fashion, to create jobs through fashion, to support education in fashion and develop skills training and capacity development in the fashion industry. To see fashion in Nigeria grow and be recognized as a multi-million pound industry as it is in the UK, They hope that it contributes to GDP like in the UK where fashion is a million pond industry. Their core aim is providing visibility platforms for new talent, who would otherwise not have the means to gather attention and awareness on their own.
Their platforms allow the global audience to see what Nigerian and African Fashion is all about, and then they can contribute to its growth as we believe that for creativity to grow there needs to be a platform that supports and contributes to its growth. They have plans to open a fashion hub in Nigeria, to host student workshops, provide internships, scholarships and short coursework to develop talent and also help designers produce their fashion collection and build their own design business.
Date – The African fashion week Nigeria (AFWN) is set to hold from the 1st of july to the 3rd of July 2016.
Venue – The Eko Hotel & Suites.
AFWN 2016 Will Include 5 Catwalk Shows | 50 Designers | A Fashion Gala & Awards Night & Panel Discussions Aimed At Promoting Nigeria As A Production Hub.
Known to the world as Mama Africa, the incredible and talented singer known to us as Yemi Alade, is the 2016 AFWN & AFWL brand ambassador. 👏👏
Ronke Ademiluyi founder of AFWN said at the recently held press conference and unveiling of brand ambassador “This year, we chose someone who embodies the true African woman. A strong, intellectual and musically inclined woman; her music reflects what’s good, what’s great and what’s best about the motherland. We couldn’t have chosen anyone more suitable to be our brand ambassador”
The newly unveiled brand ambasador said in her gratitude message “Firstly, I want to start by saying thank you to AFWL and AFWN for taking the time to select me as their brand ambassador.
Words are not enough, but the idea is to portray AFRICA in positive light to give us all HOPE AND FAITH in this GREAT CONTINENT.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.
GOD BLESS AFRICA.
GOD BLESS US ALL.”
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