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THE MAKING is a fashion project platform aimed at discovering new fashion talents in Nigeria.  Currently in Season 2, the project brings together 10 promising fashion designers with aim of 1 winning finalist in 13 episodes per season. The winning finalist gets the ultimate exposure with the help of some of the industry’s movers and shakers. The Designers go through auditions, presentations, photo-shoots with some of the best and well-known stylists, make-up artists and photographers in the Nigerian fashion industry. The 10 Designers in THE MAKING also get a chance to have mentors who discuss how the designers could improve or show case their designs in a better way.

Mentors on the project includes seasoned designers, stylists, magazine editors and writers in the Nigerian fashion industry who share their views from artistic and business aspects- Mai Atafo, Veronica Ebie-Odeka, Franka Asindi, Lisa Folawiyo, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Omoyemi Akerele, Folake Coker, Ezinne Chinkata, Ono Bello, Tope Adeboye, Bola Balogun and Mobowale Biobaku.

With stylists like Ezinne Chinkata, Make-Up artistes like Banke Meshida-Lawal, David Onyedike and well-known fashion photographers – Kola Oshalusi, Tobbie Maguire, Obi Somto and more. The Designers from The MAKING get access to a great creative force and its how they make this group of creative and innovative individuals work for them all through the ‘competition’ and possibly after that matters.

For more information on THE MAKING and how to be a part of the next Season’s selection process, visit or REGISTER HERE

Here is the photoshoot of JOSH SAMUELS.

Josh Samuels Clothing provides the platform for creativity to meet harmonious coordination and superior craftsmanship producing a masterpiece every-time leaving our customers Bold and Sophisticated.

VISION – To redefine and edify the status quo and become a lasting legend in the fashion industry through the intricate representation of self, using Fabric and Art.

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Name: Udiminue Joshua Samuel
Phone No: 08060297414
Twitter: @joshsamuels_
Facebook: JoshSamuels Clothing Company

Photo-shoot Credits: Photographer Kola Oshalusi | Stylist Yolanda Okereke | Make-Up Artiste Bisola ASHABEE & Make-up by Kuddy Cosmetics | Models Kevwe & Victor (Beth Models) | Location Porsche Centre Lagos 

So what do you think of this collection from Josh Samuels?

Watch a bit of THE MAKING: Season 1 on STV’s page3 

Watch a bit of THE MAKING: Season 2  

THE MAKING series is  a production of Insigna Media productions Ltd –



Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.