The spate of domestic violence reported (as thousands would go unreported) since the beginning of the year has been alarming. There has been a prevalence of spousal abuse and violence resulting in some women being badly maimed while others lost their lives. Everyday we wake up to terrifying headlines that leaves you not only gob smacked but completely distraught and agitated.
In view of this, The AMAZING AMAZON INITIATIVE a support group for women from all walks of life living in different countries across the world, dedicated to their empowerment, enhancement, uplifting, personal growth and development, is putting together a conference to educate women on domestic abuse, its signs, causes and help available.
The conference is themed “LAGOS AND THE WOMAN”. In Partnership with the Lagos State Ministry Of Women Affairs, the programme will educate women on the provisions of the law in Lagos State for the victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
“We would also hear from women who are survivors of domestic abuse and how they rose above their situation'” said Mercy Makinde, founder of Amazing Amazon Initiative and the convener of the conference.
“Other issues affecting women who are resident in Lagos that would make them well-rounded individuals, help them live a fulfilled life and compete favorably with their contemporaries in other parts of the world would also be discussed,” Makinde added.
The Commissioner of Women Affairs Lagos State, Honorable Lola Akande will be delivering the Keynote Address. Other Speakers include Nigeria’s foremost advocate against domestic violence, Mrs. Josephine Effah of Project Alert, Mrs Ini Onuk, the Founder/Group CEO, Thistle Group – a leadership, change management, projects and innovations management icon.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde one of Nigeria’s foremost Actor; exemplary wife and mother will be also be one of the speakers at the conference amongst other notable women leaders and captains of industry.
The date for the event is Saturday, September 24, 2016 and will be held at Best Western Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Lagos And The Woman Conference is proudly supported by Helping Hands International, Unity Bank, Beko Electronics and of course the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs.
Media Partners are Guardian Woman, Nigerian Women Diary and Iaspire Radio.
Kenneth Ize Pays Courtesy Visit To Zenith Bank
Mr. Kenneth Ize, a joint winner of the Arise Fashion Week Award for “Designer of the Year” paid a courtesy visit to Zenith Bank Head Office in a show of appreciation for its support to the Fashion Industry.
He was received by the GMD/CEO (Designate), Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu and Executive Director, Mr. Dennis Olisa.
The GMD/CEO (Designate) congratulated the organizers of the show (Thisday Arise Team) for putting together an outstanding show and commended the designer for a comprehensive show of talent and creativity.
He announced that Zenith Bank is proud to be part of the partnership and willing to offer credit facilities and business advisory services to further grow the creative industry.
He assured that the partnership will continue and advised that creative entrepreneurs can kindly contact Lanre Oladimeji/Group Head, Retail Banking on his Mobile Number; 07040000336 or Email Address: Emmanuel.Oladimeji@zenithbank.com to complete all necessary documentation to enjoy our services.
Signal Frabrics Opens New Branch In VI, Lagos [PHOTO]
Labake Adeola, the industrious fashion entrepreneur has carved a niche for herself among fashion buffs. According to her, being rich shouldn’t be confused with possessing panache but many a deep-pocket mistake extravagance for elegance.
“You do not have to be extravagant to be elegant. At Signal Fabric, everyone is classic. Its not the price of your fabrics that stands you out, its what you make with it and how you can spice it up that translate to elegance; it is what differentiates the commoner from the classical.”, and that’s what SIGNAL FABRICS is known for.
Style becomes the essence of every woman, according to Labake. Thus like an emperor of immeasurable chic, her fascination with good fabrics and elaborate lines comes alive in her range of bespoke latest and talk of the town attires. Although her specialty encompasses formal and informal female clothings.
There is no gainsaying Labake’s love for classy couture blossomed quite early in her youth; according to her, she developed a fascination with fashion when she started over 20 years ago and have customers across board. “We started over 20 years ago and have customers across board and we have been able to keep them all these years”.
“Anything you do it’s always best to be upright, sincerity, openness and customer satisfaction has been our key factors for sustenance”.
Labake’s love for fashion and taste for quality was copied from her mum, whom they both started Signal Fabrics from Alade Market in Ikeja Lagos, but the mother did not live long to see it blossom.
Signal Fabrics officially opens its new branch to clients from all over, penultimate Sunday, located on Ajose Adeogun street, Victoria Island Lagos, with its head office at Martins Street, Lagos Island.
The event had in attendance her family, friends, long time customers, society women, and well-wishers who came out to celebrate with the mother of three wonderful boys.
Amongst the guests were, Yeye Yetunde Ogbemudia of Nodony Fashion House, Olori Tokunbo Eko, Socialite Wosilat Seriki, among other several faces at the event.
American Singer, Bobby V, Arrives Nigeria For ‘Style By Zenith’ Fashion Fair
Bobby Wilson, an American singer better known as Bobby V, is in Nigeria to perform at a fashion fair tagged ‘Style by Zenith’.
Bobby V arrived Lagos on Thursday alongside members of his crew ahead of the fair scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
The fair, which will take place at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, is a two-day lifestyle, beauty, fashion, accessories, and entertainment fair.
‘Style by Zenith’ is a collaboration between Virtual Xchange Limited and Zenith Bank Plc.
Speaking of the event, Kaycee Kennedy, CEO of Virtual Xchange Limited said: “The collaboration with Zenith Bank to develop the ‘Style by Zenith’ platform not only emphasizes our resolve to build and strengthen the fashion ecosystem but to drive the business of Fashion.
“We need to heed the call to focus on Fashion Trade, by making fashion Africa’s biggest export to the world.”
‘Style by Zenith’ will feature runway shows headlined by Nigerian and international models who will be accessorised by top designers and beauticians.
There will also be an exhibition of beauty and lifestyle products, food and confectioneries, as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes.
The Zenith model search, an initiative billed to unfurl in 2019, will also be launched at the fashion fair.
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