The organizers of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria have named Big Brother stars, Pokello and Elikem, as its new ambassadors. The event which is scheduled to take place in May at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island is set to provide equal opportunities for new and top designers and also create a platform that would help to promote African fashion and it’s potential.
“The event aims to bind emerging talents in the fashion industry, connect them to the right people, showcase them to their customers and provide them with a platform to grow and create awareness. Interested participants can register on our websitewww.africafashionweeknigeria.com,” says AFWN founder, Ronke Ademiluyi.
The two-day event will host patrons like Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, Hon. Abike Dabiri, Senator Daisy Danjuma and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija.
Fashion lovers, celebrities, fabric manufacturers, printers, jewelers, models, make-up artistes, buyers and potential designers are also expected to grace the event. This medium which celebrates and supports African fashion and creativity was last held in London in 2011 and had over 100 UK and non UK designers who showcased their collections.
This year the event will be wrapped-up with a gala fashion show by veteran fashion designer Hajia Abba Folawiyo.