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African Union Hosts Africa Fashion Reception

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The African Union Commission is set to host the Africa Fashion Reception at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The event scheduled for 13th – 15th September, 2016 will be presenting fashion designers from about 30 African countries. Only 1 top designer has been nominated to represent each of the participating countries by the Executive Board of the Africa Fashion Reception.

Activities lined up during the AFR in Addis Ababa will include an international press conference 13th, African Fashion Business Summit and Exhibition by participating countries on the 14th and the gala event on the 15th September. The gala night will present the collection of all participating countries.

The Africa Fashion Reception (AFR) is a Pan African initiative. This year’s event will gather fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline with the proud theme ‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’

Goals of the Africa Fashion Reception include:

  • To build bridges by creating free trade and partnerships among fashion practitioners throughout the African continent
  • To attract global attention to Africa’s very rich and diversified dress culture which can be explored as a catalyst for the social economic growth of the continent’s garment/textile industry.
  • To expand the potential power of fashion as a tool of fighting poverty in Africa by creating wealth through the empowerment of women and youths in the various fashion vocations through training, capacity building schemes, workshops and setting up of medium/small scale businesses thereby supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063
  • To bring about self-reliance as this initiative will create millions of jobs across the continent for Tailors, Creative Directors, Textile designers, Models, Cutters, Pressers, Fashion Photographers & Writers, Hair Stylists, Make-up Artists etc
  • To contribute in bringing the much desired peace and stability to our continent by positively engaging the youths as stated above.
  • And to further develop African economies by creating the biggest and most profitable African fashion and lifestyle trade and investment initiative for global patronage

The Africa Fashion Reception was officially launched in Paris in 2013 with the participation of 16 African countries. The 2nd edition saw participants from 24 countries.

The first African Fashion Business Summit which will be held on the 14th has the theme ‘Creating Wealth for African Economies through its Fashion, Garment and Textile Industry’.

After the African edition, all participating countries will be presented at the international edition of the AFR in Paris end of October, 2016.

Partners of the Africa Fashion Reception Addis Ababa includes Africa Magic, motherland Beckons, Atunda Entertainment, Femaz Micro Finance Bank, Design Essentials, AIT, Planet TV, Ben TV, Busyminds Entertainment, Ovation International, Amina Magazine, New African Woman, Europa Regina, Goge Africa, African Royal Kingdoms – ARK.

According to Lexy Mojo-Eyes, CEO of Africa Fashion Reception ‘the textile, garment and fashion industry all over the world is reputed to be the highest employer of labor after government. It led to the industrial revolution and infrastructural development in America, Europe and the Asian countries at different times. It can also be a catalyst for Africa’s economic revolution’ he said. ‘With a population of over 1.2 billion people, Africa must learn how to do business with itself before venturing out of the continent. This is why we are beginning from Africa’ He concluded.

Some of the participating designers representing their countries includes Lisete Pote – Angola, Paradise Fashion – Ethiopia, Khosi Nkosi Fashion House – South Africa, Chizo – Zambia, David Alford – Zimbabwe, Hall of Peters – Ghana, Alphao Fashion – Guinea, Botocy Clothing – Botswana,  Fall Prov – Senegal, Inkanda – Rwanda, Les Peches Mignons – Mali, Kaz ’O’ Zah Art – Burundi, Walove by Design – Kenya, Kokonut Stylist – Swaziland, Yaw’s Creation – Gambia, Classic Fashion Namibia, Keto Couture – Nigeria, FKK Fashion – Togo,De La Sebure-Burkina Faso and Kokonut Stylist Swaziland etc.

 

For details, log on to www.africafashionreception.com

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Glitz and Glamour At The All Colour Awards 2019

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It was colourful event with glitz and glamour at the just concluded exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA), an event-project to honour and recognize leadership in different sectors in Nigeria from the stable of Kanbitoons Company which took place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Abelinis Hub, located at No. 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba Lagos, Nigeria.

The talk of the town award ceremony made in grand style was witnessed by who-is-who in different sectors.

Those who should know disclosed that it was not just to organize an award but a memorable event that will surely help the recipients/winners gain strong recognition and consumer empathy.

The laudable event- All Colour Awards with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity and positioned to soar winners beyond known boundaries is definitely an event in December to remember right from the colourful red carpet anchored by Ajoke Oseni, the new queen on the red carpet to beat and copy.

No doubt All Colour Awards (ACA) took the centre stage as a spectacular event for all tradition, all costumes and all glamour in grand style with a great performance from the reputable hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Dammy.

The recipients/winners at the exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA 2019) are;

 

  • Sifax Group

Best Indigenous Conglomerate Brand of the Year.

  • Creativexone Limited

Brand Management Advertising Agency of the Year.

  • Wall & Ace Legal Practitioners

Most Outstanding Law Firm on Regulatory and Contractual Legal Issues of the Year.

  • Zebra Insurance Brokers Limited

Most Resourceful Insurance Broker of the Year.

  • 12 Baskets Foods Limited

Best Innovative Finger Foods Brands of the Year.

  • Abelinis Limited

Best Innovative Event-Marketing Company of the Year.

  • Brand Vision Media Limited

Best Creative Branding & Printing Company of the Year.

  • Z-Edge Consulting

Most Innovative Consulting Service Provider of the Year.

  • Samson Adewale (Mr. Miracle)

Best Afro Rock Musician In Diaspora of the Year.

  • The Architects Place Limited

Best Architectural Design & Construction Company of the Year

  • Laffmatazz

Most Outstanding Comedy Brand of the Year.

  • Pele Adesoji Clement

Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year.

  • Olatokunbo Foundation

Most Outstanding Humanitarian Foundation of the Year.

  • Adedeji Michael Ademola

Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year.

  • Eye Candy Innovative Concepts

Best Innovative Ushering & Event Management Brand of the Year.

The creator of the All Colour Awards Kanbi Owolabi is very thankful and appreciates the reputable individuals, brands and organizations that made the event a huge success and he looks ahead to a bigger and better edition in 2020.

 

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Kano Govt Officially Accepts BON Awards Hosting Right, As Peugeot, Max Air and LaCasera Declares Support [PHOTOS]

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The executive governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, officially unveiled the right to host 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.

The event, which took place at the government house, witnessed the presence of notable members of the Kano State government.

The governor, during the presentation of the certificate to him by the Chief Executive of Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, said, “We’re are excited that Best of Nollywood is taking here and this is history in the making for the good people of Kano State.”

Ganduje also used the opportunity to welcome the industry players to Kano State while promising them a peaceful and enjoyable stay.

The city of Kano State will be agog on December 14, 2019, as crème de la crème of the make-believe industry will storm the state for the 2019 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.

In a related development, the makers of the luxury car brand, Peugeot, among others, has also thrown its weight behind the awards.

The French automotive manufacturer will be joining the likes of Max Air, LaCasera and others.

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Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arrives Court Ahead of His Arraignment By EFCC For ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’

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Popular internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha has arrived at the Lagos Federal High Court, ahead of his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mompha is expected to be arraigned on a 14 counts charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering.

EFCC had arrested Mompha for alleged internet fraud and money laundering recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets titled: “Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.

Following the declaration in his arraignment, Mompha had on Thursday dragged EFCC before a High Court in Lagos State

Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.

In the suit filed by his lawyers, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, the businessman is demanding the sum of N5m as damages from the anti-graft agency.

The self-acclaimed Bureau-De-Change operator also sought a court order directing the EFCC to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.

Mompha is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC or any person whatsoever acting for or on behalf of the agency from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject of the suit without recourse to due process of law.

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