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On Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 4pm-9pm, The Ankara Festival was designed to showcase upcoming and established designers who specialize in using traditional African fabrics and prints to create contemporary clothing in a fashion show.

The show Event Hosts are Duain Richmond (FELA! On Broadway) and Yvonne Orji (Actress and Comedienne), plus the  Featured Headlining Fashion Designer is Korto Momolu (Liberia & Project Runway, Season 5 & All Stars)Featured Fashion Designers: Afriq Expression (Nigeria); Dewan Apparel (Nigeria); Nice Trads (Nigeria); Nsaa House of Designs (Ghana); OYATO Designs (Nigeria); Solome Katongole (Uganda); Sumahrie Collections (Sierra Leone); Tee Designs (Nigeria)

Featured Performing Artists: Chibbz, Lola Savage, Naomi Wachira, Rahab, Stylzz, Titi Lo’Kei

THE VENUE: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA

The mission is to enhance awareness about Africa’s rich culture in society. Ankara Festival Los Angeles is unique platform to bridge the gap between generations of the new Age African Africans and the western world through fashion and music. Through entertainment and various partnerships, this production aims to foster unity.

The 2013 Ambassadors for The Ankara Festival Lara Okunubi (Philanthropist), Monalisa Okojie (Celebrity Jeweler), Sammi Rotibi (Actor)

Event sponsors include Arik Airlines, CURLS, Luxe Therapy, MUD Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell Sherman Oaks, Sweet Dreams Cakes n Things. The event partners are Primo Arts, Royal Dynamite, SPICE TV, TOMS, Twin of A Kind

Exhibiting at the event would be  1st Class Fashion Photography, Araali Designs, Kiki Lee, Klutch It, Patsie Girl

The Ankara Festival is produced by Peter “Lentini” Efezokhae (Founder & Creative Director) Bimpe Efezokhae (Founder& Executive Director) Dunnie Onasanya (Special Events Producer & Public Relations) Demola Ogunnaike (Co- Director)





Our team consists of a mix of the GOOD, the NAUGHTY and the most BEAUTIFUL people, just the way YOU want it served. We always have something to say whichever way you look at it. Appreciate us, Love us, Hate us (NOT) we are bound to crack you up whichever way.


  1. @ Tolu and Martin: If anything, we should be glad that there hard working goal oriented Nigerians and Africans promoting our culture outside our shores. There are tons of shows in Nigeria/Africa and taking this to the center of the world’s entertainment industry calls for celebration. So, please join the organizers in celebrating their achievement in Hollywood, California. E no easy but Baba God dey on their side to put together such huge show. They need your prayers and support. Thank you.

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